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Hampton 74, Maine 71

November 25, 1997

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) _ Doug Belton scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half Monday, and Torrey Farrington hit two free throws in the final seconds as Hampton held off Maine 74-71.

Hampton (1-2) led 40-24 at the half, but the Black Bears (2-1) got hot from the outside in the second half hitting 9 of 19 from 3-point range. Farrington’s free throws _ his only of the game _ with 12.5 seconds remaining gave the Pirates a 3-point lead. Maine’s final shot went wide.

Farrington had 15 points, while Greg Brown added 14, and Brent Johnson had 11 points and 11 boards. Belton was 14-for-21 from the free-throw line.

Fred Meeks, who was 6-for-10 from long range, led Maine with 23 points, while Marcus Wills added 20, Allen Ledbetter 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Corey Thibodeau 11 points.

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