Junior Carlos Carter’s career night led Shippensburg’s men’s basketball team past Wilmington (Del.) on Wednesday night, 84-66.
Carter scored a career-high 26 points to lead four Raiders in double figures in Heiges Field House.
SU started the game scorching hot, opening the game on a 19-2 run by making 10 of its first 14 field goal attempts.
The Raiders took a 24-point lead into halftime and led by as many as 26 points in the half. The Wildcats made a 14-2 run to open the second half, but never got within 12 the rest of the way.
Shippensburg equaled its season-high with eight three-pointers and outrebounded Wilmington by 16. The Raiders never trailed in the game.
Carter nailed a career-high five three-pointers in the game and a few crowd-pleasing alley-oop conversions. He also grabbed three rebounds, dished three assists and had two steals while logging all 40 minutes.
Redshirt-junior Rashon Johnson poured in a season-high 21 points on 10-16 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. Fellow redshirt-junior Dom Sleva recorded a double-double with 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
Senior Kiyon Hardy ran the show at point guard totaling seven points and assists each, along with five rebounds. Junior forward Luke Nedrow added 15 points, four rebounds and two assists.
Wilmington’s Justin Thomas scored 20 points and Randy Rickards dropped in 17.
The Raiders will return to the hardwood on Tuesday when they host Cal U. at 8 p.m. at Heiges Field House.