American vs. Hampton recap: Okoroba's double-double leads Pirates past Eagles

Kevin C. Cox

Emmanuel Okoroba and Jasper Williams help Hampton pull away from American late in the local matchup.

Hampton Pirates guard Jasper Williams scored 22 and center Emmanuel Okoroba pulled down a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Pirates topped the American University Eagles, 72-65, Tuesday night.

Hampton, playing at home at the Hampton Convocation Center, used a second-half offensive outburst to put away the Eagles late, nearly doubling their scoring from the first half.

American kept it close all game, as the two teams were tied at halftime. In just 24 minutes, Marko Vasic led the Eagles with 12 points, adding to forward Stephen Lumpkin's 12 points and 15 rebounds, which kept American in the game for most of the night.

Hampton finally got away from American about midway through the second half, behind Williams, Okoroba and guard Deron Powers, who added 17 points on the night, to close out the victory.

Guard Austin Carroll added 11 points in just nine minutes for the Eagles while coming off the bench.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.