- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Dante Holmes and Rashaun Madison scored 20 points each and North Carolina Central defeated Mississippi Valley State 86-79 on Thursday night.

Madison hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and Holmes 4 of 9. Jeremiah Ingram had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Jamal Ferguson added 12 points and Jay Copeland 10 for the Eagles, who shot 53.6 percent.

NC Central (2-4) had lost three straight games, all on the road, prior to Thursday. The victory extended the Eagles’ home winning streak to 37, second-longest in Division I behind Arizona.

The Eagles closed the first half on an 18-4 run to take a 37-35 lead with Madison scoring 12 points. The game was tied at 58-all before the Eagles took the lead for good with their biggest of nine coming with 14 seconds left.

Damian Young, 4 of 6 on 3-pointers, scored 25 points and Marcus Romain 22, 3 of 4 on 3-pointers, 22 for the Delta Devils (0-9).

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