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Hofstra: Not dead yet

Charles Jenkins drives down the court in a

Charles Jenkins drives down the court in a game last season against George Mason. (Jan. 19, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday / Frank Koester

Hofstra's Charles Jenkins

Hofstra has been the forgotten team over the last few weeks. After a five-game losing streak dashed any hoped at a top-four finish in the CAA, who could blame anyone? 

The Pride (10-12, 3-7 CAA) made a big comeback with a 93-54 thrashing of UNC-Wilmington at the Mack Sports Complex on Wednesday night.

Check Greg Logan's game story on later tonight or pick up a copy of the newspaper on Thursday.

It was Hofstra's best offensive showing of the season as the Pride had five players score in double figures. Charles Jenkins led the way with 24 points. Cornelius Vines had 15 points, while freshman Halil Kanacevic and Greg Washington added 14 points each.

In addition to his offensive contributions, Washington tied a school record with 10 blocked shots. Greg Springfield set the record in the season-opener against New Mexico in 1999. Washington, with 170 rejections, is eight blocks away from becoming Hofstra's all-time leader. David Taylor (1979-1983) had the record with 177.  

Hofstra still has a long way to go, but sometimes a win can re-energize a season.

Photo credit: Newsday / Frank Koester

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