Claflin Track and Field posts multiple school records and personal bests at USC Gamecock Invitational

Romanda Noble-Watson, Claflin U. SID Columbia, S.C. (Apr. 13, 2019) – With just over two weeks remaining before heading to their first-ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to improve Saturday (Apr. 13), when they competed among a field of over 1,000 student-athletes from the NCAA Division I, II, and III ranks as well as the NAIA and the NJCAA, at the USC Gamecock Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina on Saturday, Apr. 13. The Claflin…

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Johnson C. Smith gets last second victory over Claflin

From theciaa.com : Romanda Noble-Watson contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (February 2, 2019) – In its first-ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament appearance, the Claflin University men’s basketball team suffered a tough overtime loss at the buzzer, falling to Johnson C. Smith University, 83-80, in the quarterfinal round in Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers finished 13-14 overall in their first-ever CIAA season.  Johnson C. Smith improves to 10-17 and move on to face the No. 2 seed in the North, Virginia Union University in another quarterfinal…

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Fayetteville State uses defense to end Claflin’s season

From theciaa.com: Trevin Goodwin contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, NC (February 27, 2019) – The Fayetteville State Broncos (20-7) used a stifling defensive effort to claim a 55-42 win over the Clalfin Panthers (15-14) in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The Broncos utilized a stifling defensive effort to claim the win and advanced to the semifinal round of the tournament. “I think we started the game a little tight. We started the game a little slow but we were able to…

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Winston-Salem powered by bug second half defeat Claflin 96-79

From wssurams.com: WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (6-5) used a big second half to take a 96-79 win over the Claflin Panthers (5-9, 4-5 CIAA), Friday afternoon. After scoring just 38 first half points in the game, the Rams broke out for 58 second half points to claim their first conference win of the season. The Rams utilized a balanced offensive attack to claim the win. As a team, the Rams shot a scorching hot 56.5% (35-of-62) from the floor. The team was especially impressive from the three-point…

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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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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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