- Associated Press - Sunday, November 12, 2017

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Akim Mitchell and Jermaine Marrow each scored 18 points and Hampton picked up its first win of the season, knocking off NAIA Bluefield College, 85-68 Sunday night.

Hampton dropped its opener to Rider, 90-75 Friday.

Bluefield led at intermission after Ty’quon Reid drilled a 3-pointer as time expired. Akim Mitchell hit two free throws a minute into the second half to give the the Pirates the lead for good, 38-37, but the Rams stayed within single digits through most of the second half until A.J. Astroth’s layup with 8:49 remaining made it 61-53.

Hampton shot 52.6 percent from the field (30 of 57), including 2 of 10 from distance, and held a commanding advantage on the board, outrebounding the Rams 44- 29.

Jorge Concepcion III had 16 points in 5-for-15 shooting to lead Bluefield. Jeremiah Jenkins added 12 points.

Hampton plays at William & Mary Wednesday.

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