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Defense shines as Winthrop defeats Presbyterian 72-57

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Hunter Hale recorded 19 points as Winthrop won its 10th consecutive game, topping Presbyterian 72-57 on Saturday. Micheal Anumba added 11 points and six rebounds for the Eagles, who forced a season-high 26 turnovers.

D.J. Burns had 10 points for Winthrop (14-7, 8-0 Big South Conference). Chandler Vaudrin added six rebounds.

Chris Martin had 13 points for the Blue Hose (8-13, 5-3). CJ Melton added nine rebounds.

Winthrop takes on Charleston Southern on the road on Thursday. Presbyterian plays South Carolina Upstate at home on Thursday.

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