Wake Forest Cruises Past Presbyterian 69-48
Nov. 15, 2013
By Emma Lingan, WakeForestSports.com
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Codi Miller-McIntyre had his third-straight 20-point game and Devin Thomas had his second-straight double-double as Wake Forest cruised to a 69-48 victory over Presbyterian Friday at Joel Coliseum.
The Demon Deacons (3-0) went in front for good in the game's opening minutes and would lead the Blue Hose (0-3) by as many as 29 points en route to the win.
Miller-McIntyre led the Deacons with 20 points, in addition to contributing three rebounds, two assists and a steal. He is the first Demon Deacon to hit the 20-point mark in three consecutive games since Travis McKie did so during 2011-12 season.
Thomas scored 10 points and grabbed a game-best 11 rebounds in only 25 minutes of action for his second double-double of the season and the fifth of his career.
Sophomore Andre Washington turned in a strong performance in a career-high 14 minutes of action, scoring four points, grabbing a career-high five rebounds and blocking a career-high three shots. Arnaud William Adala Moto pulled down seven boards for the second game in a row
The Deacs dominated inside, outscoring the Blue Hose 30-18 in the paint and outrebounding them 46-29.
Miller-McIntyre put the Deacs up 5-3 with a 3-pointer early in the first half, and Coron Williams drained three straight 3-pointers to widen the Deacons' lead to 21-11 with 12:12 remaining in the first half sending the Deacons into the locker room at halftime with a 42-27 lead.
Presbyterian led off the scoring in the second half, but Thomas blocked a would-be layup and Miller-McIntyre followed with two straight layups of his own. The Deacs led by as many as 29 points with 6:37 remaining in the second half, thanks to yet another 3-pointer by Williams.
The Deacons will return to action on Monday when they host Jacksonville at 7 p.m. in the Joel Coliseum. The game will be broadcast online on ESPN3 and can be heard on Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.