Looking for its first win in a COVID-crazy start to the season, Presbyterian carved the Cougars of Carver College, winning 85-46 Monday night at Templeton Center.

The Blue Hose (1-1), led offensively by guard Rayshon Harrison, never trailed in the game. Harrison contributed a career-high 20 points (7-14 overall, 2-4 from 3) to the winning effort. He also snatched 8 rebounds and 3 steals on the night. Four members of the starting lineup for PC had double-digit performances.

Presbyterian shot the 3-ball at an impressive clip, shooting 8-22 behind the arc. The Blue Hose led by 16 at halftime and put the game away early in the second half, notching a 16-2 run to begin the second half and outscoring the Cougars 39-16 after intermission.

Presbyterian also played elite defense, forcing 19 turnovers. The Blue Hose gladly turned the Cougars’ miscues into 24 points off turnovers. On the night, Carver (0-9) shot a measly 29 percent from the field and an even worse 18 percent in the second half.

For Carver, guards Paul Hepburn and Antwon Ferrell dropped a team-high 11 points each, on 5-12 and 5-13 shooting, respectively. Glenn Sims grabbed 8 rebounds.

Presbyterian will look to continue its success as South Carolina State comes to town Friday night.