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Eli Pemberton scores 27 to boost Hofstra past Elon

Eli Pemberton #5 of Hofstra dribbles downcourt during

Eli Pemberton #5 of Hofstra dribbles downcourt during a CAA men's basketball game against the College of Charleston at Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead on Feb. 3, 2018. Credit: James Escher

Elon, N.C. — Eli Pemberton scored 27 points and Rokas Gustys had 20 rebounds to lead Hofstra to a 67-48 victory over Elon in a CAA matchup Thursday night. It marked the 10th time that Gustys has totaled at least 20 rebounds.

Trailing 31-24 with 19:22 remaining, Hofstra (15-10, 8-5) went on a 19-4 run to take a 43-35 lead on Stafford Trueheart’s dunk with 12:35 left.

Justin Wright-Foreman scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half for the Pride, which shot 58.6 percent from the field after the break. Hof stra’s largest lead was 65-45 with 3:25 remaining.

Tyler Seibring scored 16 points to lead Elon (14-12, 6-7).

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