Wake Forest downs Cornell 83-61 on Hoard’s career night
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Hoard scored a career-high 23 points and tied his career best with 15 rebounds for his third double-double of his freshman season and Wake Forest beat Cornell 83-61 on Wednesday night to close out its nonconference schedule.
Hoard scored eight points in a 13-0 run in the final minutes of the first half as Wake Forest (7-5) took control and led 37-22 at halftime.
The Demon Deacons scored the first seven points of the second and won going away after outrebounding the Big Red 50-25. Brandon Childress scored 14 points and Chaundee Brown added 12.
Matt Morgan scored 22 points, Jake Kuhn had 12 and Jimmy Boeheim 11 for Cornell (6-8).
Wake Forest: Their opposition may have been overmatched, but the Demon Deacons were dramatically better than their last time out — Saturday’s 73-69 loss to Gardner-Webb. With Atlantic Coast Conference play looming, they will have to sustain a higher level than they ever managed during their nonconference schedule.
Cornell: The Big Red’s streak of futility against ACC opposition was extended to 34 consecutive games. Cornell previously lost 63-55 at Syracuse on Dec. 1. The program’s last win over an ACC foe came over Wake Forest in 1951.
Wake Forest: Opens its ACC schedule at Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Cornell: Hosts Division III Johnson & Wales on Friday.