Reserve Antwan Scott posted career highs with 15 points and nine rebounds as No. 25 Wake Forest held High Point without a basket for a 14 1/2-minute span in a 79-35 victory last night in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The point total by the Panthers was the lowest against the Demon Deacons (7-1) in 52 years. Wake Forest held Atlantic Christian to 30 points during the 1947-48 season.

Scott's points came in just 21 minutes. His previous high was 13 twice, and his rebound high was seven against Mercer in 1998.

Anthony Jackson led High Point (5-2) with 11 points.

However, the win may have proved costly for the Demon Deacons. Darius Songaila, the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, sprained his right knee during a fall under the basket less than a minute into the second half.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore, who averages 13.1 points and 5.0 rebounds, was helped to the locker room without putting much weight on his leg and did not return. Odom said Songaila is doubtful for Monday night's game at Arkansas and could be lost for a week to 10 days.

"Where one door closes another one opens," Odom said. "You guys have been asking for him, now you're going to get him. Here comes Antwan.

"We'll see. We'll see if he can play defense. We'll see if he can rebound against the highest level of college basketball, because that's what we've got coming."

High Point trailed 41-15 at halftime after going without a basket over the final 6 minutes 41 seconds of the half. Then the Panthers didn't score in the second half until Brooks Lee nailed a three-pointer with 12 minutes left. By that time the Panthers were down 54-15.

N.C. STATE 85, LIBERTY 50: In Raleigh, N.C., reserve freshman Marshall Williams scored 17 points as the Wolfpack improved to 7-0 for the first time since the 1981-82 season. Justin Gainey added 13 points for N.C. State, which last won its first seven games during Jim Valvano's second season at the school.


Tamika Catchings scored 21 points despite sitting out the final nine minutes with four fouls and No. 2 Tennessee beat DePaul, 100-66, last night in Chicago for its seventh straight victory. Catchings made 9 of 13 shots and had three steals for the Lady Vols (7-1), who led 15-2 five minutes into the game.

Catchings, who went to high school in a Chicago suburb, played in front of dozens of friends and family, including her father, former NBA player Harvey Catchings.

"It's great to come back here, I love it," Catchings said. "Any game where even some of them can see me play, I get up for it."

TEXAS TECH 60, S. FLORIDA 44: In Tampa, Keitha Dickerson scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half as the No. 7 Lady Raiders (8-0) handed the Bulls their first loss of the season.

UCLA 108, CAL STATE FULLERTON 75: In Fullerton, Calif., Maylana Martin led all scorers with 22 points for the sixth-ranked Bruins.