Wake Forest beats Winston-Salem State 76-52

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —  Ishmael Smith and C.J. Harris scored 16 points apiece to help Wake Forest cruised to 76-52 win over Winston-Salem State on Tuesday night.

Al-Farouq Aminu and Ari Stewart added 13 points each for the Demon Deacons (4-0), who led by as many as 29 points in the second half in beating their smaller in-city rival for the fourth straight year.

Brian Fisher scored 12 points and Andrew Jackson added 11 for the Rams (1-4), who shot just 32.2 percent from the field.

Wake Forest shot 52.6 percent and used its size advantage inside to outscore Winston-Salem State 44-18 in the paint.

Still, the Rams hung with their bigger rival through the first 7 minutes of the first half, leading twice and tying the score twice. But Winston-Salem State would falter, shooting just 26.5 percent in the half, and Wake Forest pulled ahead to lead by as many as 17 points.

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