McLean comes off bench to score 21, leads PCC to third straight win

WINTERVILLE — Freshman Trel McLean came off the bench to pour in 21 points on Sunday, leading the Pitt Community College men’s basketball to a 94-61 win over Thomas Nelson Community College of Hampton, Va., for its third straight win.

The Bulldogs (3-1) built a 39-20 lead by halftime. They converted 23 of 31 free throws and knocked down nine three-pointers.

McLean, a 6-1, 144-pound guard from Kings Mountain, accounted for three of PCC’s three-pointers and also collected four rebounds.

Darian Daniels, a 6-7 sophomore from Sarasota, Fla., hit 4 of 8 from three-point range and scored 14 points. Brandon Faison, a 6-2 sophomore guard from Charlotte averaging 23.5 points per game, added 12 points and six rebounds.

Quante Smith, a 6-7 sophomore from Snow Hill, made all three of his field goal attempts and finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Antonio Freeman, a 6-7 forward from St. Paul, Minn., once again dominated the boards with 11 rebounds, raising his average to 9.8 rebounds per game.

The Bulldogs host Still Water Christian Prep from Fayetteville on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the third game of a four-game homestand.

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