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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Claflin University wins 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament

The Claflin University took the 2018 SIAC Men’s tournament crown by defeating Clark Atlanta University 69-61 in the championship game. It was a wire-to-wire win for Claflin, who jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the early going and never looked back, leading by as much as 13 in the first half. Claflin would take a 35-22 lead into the half. An Akil Douglas for CAU three-point play lead off the scoring in the second half, to cut the lead to 10 at 35-25. Claflin would respond with four straight…

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Claflin defeats Morehouse in SIAC Semis 77-69

The Claflin University Panthers can make a claim that no other team in the SIAC, or the nation can- they have defeated the Morehouse College team this season. The Fighting Maroon Tigers were 25-2 this season and Claflin is the “2” in that record. The second defeat came earlier today in the semifinals of the SIAC tournament where the Panthers defeated the Maroon Tigers 77-69. In the early going, a Triston Thompson three-point shot put Claflin up 5-2. It is a lead they would hold until the 6:45 mark where…

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