Wake Forest downs Cornell 83-61 on Hoard’s career night

Wake Forest downs Cornell 83-61 on Hoard’s career night
Wake Forest Basketball (Source: Wimberly, Nate)

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).

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