Winston-Salem State defeats Morris 84-75

AWinston-Salem State extended their winning-streak to three with a 84-75 win over Morris. The first ten-plus minutes of the first half was a back-and-forth affair with Morris taking their largest of the half at five points points on two separate occasions and Winston-Salem pushing their advantage to seven during that time at 29-22 on a three-point shot by Julius Barnes. Morris would fight back to within one at 31-30 when Ahmad People knocked down a three. Winston-Salem would push the lead back to eight , 38-30 on William Crandell’s layup…

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Virginia Union falls to Queens University of Charlotte 92-72

From vuusports.com:   Virginia Union University’s Demarius Pitts scored a team-high 17 points, but 25th-ranked Queens University of Charlotte defeated the Panthers 92-72 on Monday, December 3, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va. Pitts hit seven of 16 shots from the field including a three-pointer. VUU’s Raemaad Wright scored in double-figures for the first time in his collegiate career by adding 11 points in the game. Virginia Union’s Will Jenkins scored 10 points while tying Wright in leading the team with five rebounds apiece. VUU’s playmaker, Jemal Smith, dished off…

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Virginia State dominant in 95-67 victory over Piedmont International

From govsutrojans.com: WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (December 3, 2018) – Virginia State University senior forward Jahmere Howze led the way for the Trojans securing 20 points and six rebounds tonight to lift the Trojans to a 95-67 victory over Piedmont International University. VSU improves to 5-3 on the year, while the Bruins fall to 4-7 overall. KEY STATS – VSU shot 56.7 percent from the field; Piedmont International shot 29.6 percent – Virginia hit 11 triples (47.8 percent); PIU knocked down eight threes on 34.8 percent shooting – The Trojans were 8-for-13 at the free throw…

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Elizabeth City wins CIAA opener 77-69 over Claflin

From ecsuvikings.com:   ELIZABETH CITY, NC (Dec. 3, 2018) – Elizabeth City State rode bullet-proof free throw shooting down the stretch and 3-point field goal accuracy to a 77-69 win over Claflin in the Vikings’ CIAA opener in the Robert L. Vaughan Center. Junior forward John Maynor, who netted a game-high 22 points, connected on six of 11 jumpers from beyond the arc, while senior guard Shyheid Petteway sank 12 of 14 free throws on his way to 20 points and a team-high seven rebounds as ECSU (3-5, CIAA 1-0)…

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Claflin stuns Elizabeth City State at buzzer 47-45

ELIZABETH CITY, NC (Dec. 3,2018) – Claflin University guard Ashley Fields tossed in a buzzer-beating desperation jumper as Elizabeth City State lost its CIAA opener, 47-45, in the Robert L. Vaughan Center. Deadlocked at 45-45, Claflin inbounded the ball of the left side with 10 seconds remaining.  Senior guard Deja Dickens launched a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining from the right side of the key.  Fields and a pair of Vikings went after the long rebound which came down right of the free throw stripe.  Fields controlled the ball and…

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Chowan University Men’s basketball ranked #6 in D2SIDA Region Poll

From gocuhawks.com : MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Off to their best start in Division II history, the Chowan Men’s Basketball team enters the D2SIDA Atlantic Regional Poll for the first time in program history. Chowan is soaring high with a 6-0 record after coming off the win against Claflin on Saturday afternoon in CIAA action. The Hawks are averaging 85.0 points a game with a scoring margin of 17.8 points a contest.  CU is shooting a blistering 51.8% from the floor to rank in the top-15 in the country in field goal…

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#1 Valdosta State uses big second half in 66-16 blowout of #4 Bowie State

From bsubulldogs.com:   VALDOSTA, Ga. – Big plays and second half surge leads #1 Valdosta State to 66-16 NCAA Super Region 2 (Second Round) victory over #4 Bowie State. The was Bowie State’s deepest post season run and wraps up the Bulldogs exception season at 10-3. Senior Amir Hall threw for a game-high 287 passing yards, completing 20-of-36 and two touchdowns. Redshirt sophomore Montez Clay and senior Lansana Sesay led all receivers with 92 reception yards each and redshirt senior Gilbert Lunsford accounted for 73 reception yards. Defensively for the…

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Virginia Union Football now #2 in nation

by Panthers Sports Information Department : Richmond, VA- Virginia Union University’s football team has moved up to being ranked second in the nation in Dr. Henry Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Football Poll, released on Wednesday, October 10. Langston University is ranked #1 with a 5-1 record while VUU is second with an identical 5-1 record. Benedict, Morehouse, Fayetteville State, Bowie State, Tuskegee, Albany State, Edward Waters and Virginia State round out the Top 10. Virginia Union is 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the CIAA. The Panthers are coming off a…

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2018 CIAA Football Championship makes its return to Salem Football Stadium

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced it will host its 2018 Football Championship game Saturday, November 10 at Salem Stadium located in Salem-Roanoke, VA. The game pits the Conference’s Northernand Southern Division Champions against each other and  is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff. The attendees to the game will have many family friendly activities-  a free Fan Zone including giveaways, interactive events, the Coca-Cola/Food Lion Tailgate Cook Off and appearances from drum lines and cheerleading squads from rival schools. Tickers for the game go on sale Monday,…

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Benedict and Fayetteville State game canceled due to Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence tracks toward the East Coast, it has progressed from a Category 1 storm( 90 mph winds) to a Category 4 ( 130 mph winds )in a span of just thirteen hours. In South Carolina alone, more than 1 million people residents and visitors are expected to evacuate coastal areas.  In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper said the state is “bracing for a hard hit.” Governor Cooper has already asked President Trump for federal disaster declaration ahead of the hurricane. In getting out in front of the situation,…

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