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Claflin's Moore drives to the basket

Claflin's Jaimik Moore drives to the basket during Thursday night's home game against Winston-Salem State University. Moore led the late scoring run that boosted the Panthers to a 69-57 conference win.

Jaimik Moore came off the bench to drop in 16 of the final 17 points on Thursday night, as Claflin University avenged an earlier season loss to Winston-Salem State University, defeating the Rams 69-57, in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association southern division men's basketball contest inside Tullis Arena.

Moore hit four 3-pointers, including three straight during the late span.

Austin Lawton was the only other Panther to finish in double figures, getting 14 points, including going 5-of-6 from the field and 4-6 from the charity stripe.

Cornellius Reynolds and Brandon Davis knocked down nine points each, while Reynolds and Lawton led the team on the boards with seven as the Panthers improved to 10-12 overall and 8-8 in the CIAA

William Crandell came off the Winston-Salem State bench to score a team-high 16 points and pull in a team-high seven rebounds.

Mason Harrell dropped in 12 and Jamel McAllister closed out the double-digit scorers for the Rams with 11.

The loss drops Winston-Salem State to 9-12 overall and 4-9 in the CIAA.

After owning the four-point lead at intermission (29-25), Claflin kept pressing in the second-half pushing its lead to as many as 13 with just over five minutes remaining before taking the 12-point win.

There were three ties and eight lead changes all in the first half.

Claflin will return to action on Monday, when they host Johnson C. Smith in a CIAA southern division contest at 7:30 p.m.

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