Virginia Union’s season ended by Indiana (PA) in NCAA second round

From Virginia Union Sports Information: Virginia Union University’s Jasmine Carter had a double-double while teammate Rejoice Spivey scored 20 points, but Indiana University of Pennsylvania defeated the Lady Panthers 66-58 in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 16, in Glenville, W.V. Carter scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the game.  It was the 10th double-double of the season for Carter. “I was really excited about playing IUP, which is a really good team,” said VUU Head Coach AnnMarie Gilbert.  “They execute well and have…

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Virginia Union’s Rejoice Spivey wins Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Women’s Basketball

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – Virginia Union University guard Rejoice Spivey has been named the winner of the 2018-19 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s basketball. The award, chosen by a combination of votes from CIAA women’s basketball coaches, CIAA media and fans, is awarded to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in CIAA women’s basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the national Senior CLASS Award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remained committed to their…

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Virginia Union smokes Fayetteville State to win second consecutive CIAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

From theciaa.com : Bob Heller contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (March 2, 2019) – Shareka McNeill broke the CIAA Tournament scoring record with a 37-point effort as Virginia Union University won its second consecutive CIAA Women’s Basketball Championship with a 75-41 win over Fayetteville State Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center. With the win, the Panthers (27-2) receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament where the team is expecting to be the #1 seed in the Atlantic Region. The back-to-back championships are the Panthers’ first since they…

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Shaw gets into CIAA Championship game by defeating Virginia Union

From theciaa.com John Westbrook contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, NC (March 1, 2019) – Alex Owens 22-point,15-rebound performance helped propel Shaw University past the Virginia Union Panthers, 70-58 in the 2019 CIAA semifinals Friday evening in Spectrum Arena.   With the victory, #1 seed (CIAA South) Shaw advances to the championship for the first time since 2011 and will face #1 seed (CIAA North) Virginia State University Saturday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. here in Spectrum Center.   SU ignited a quick 14-6 run going into the first media timeout of the…

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Virginia Union ends Johnson C. Smith’s run in the CIAA Tournament

From theciaa.com: Bob Heller contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (February 28, 2019) – The Johnson C. Smith men’s basketball team’s dream run at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament has come to an end as the Virginia Union Panthers held off two second half rallies by the Golden Bulls to earn a 78-71 victory. The Panthers (19-10), the #2 seed from the North Division, will advance to the CIAA Tournament semi-finals on Friday, March 1, 2019 where they will play the top seed from the South Division Shaw…

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McNeill’s historic night too much for Livingstone

From theciaa.com : Jolisa Williams contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Virginia Union’s Shareka McNeill tied the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Basketball Tournament record with 59 points as the Lady Panthers cruised to a 91-57 victory over Livingstone College Wednesday, Feb. 27 during the 2019 Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal Round at the Bojangles Coliseum. Shareka McNeill ties the record with North Carolina Central’s Cassie King who set the tournament record in 2005 against Bowie State. As the winner, Virginia Union (25-2) advances to the semifinal round to face the…

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Jasmine Carter’s big night leads Virginia Union over Lincoln 76-40

From theciaa.com: JUAN MCCALL PHOTO GALLERY | Virginia Union University’s Jasmine Carter scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as VUU downed Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 76-40 on Saturday, January 26, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va. Carter’s 18 boards tied her career high.  She also had 18 rebounds against Edinboro University earlier this season. “It feels exciting to be able to do the things that I do for my team,” Carter said.  “I’ve had a couple of rough games, where I would score just four points or get four rebounds, so…

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Clark’s career-high not enough for SAU to overcome Virginia Union

by Falcons Sports Information Department RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 4) – Shankia Clark (Jr./Orlando, FL) scored a career-high 18 points in 16 minutes for Saint Augustine’s University in a 109-49 women’s basketball loss to nationally-ranked Virginia Union University at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va., on Friday. Clark was 5 of 9 from the floor and 8 of 12 from the free throw line off the bench. Her previous career high was 11 points against Claflin University on Nov. 19, 2018. Angela Caraballo (Jr./Richmond, VA) added nine points and Kamya Renwicks (Jr./Baltimore,…

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Virginia Union falls at no.17 Queens University 102-85

From queensathletics.com: Box Score  Highlights CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Shaun Willett scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, as the 17th-ranked Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team (13-2, 5-0 SAC) defeated Virginia Union University (5-7, 2-1 CIAA), 102-85, on Thursday night at the Levine Center. Willett’s double-double was his NCAA-leading 12th of the season, as Queens earned its eighth-straight win, and its sixth in a row by double figures to complete the season sweep of VUU. Daniel Carr followed with 17 points, while Lewis Diankulu and Blake Morrow each scored 11. Kenny Dye added 10 points as Queens…

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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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