Florida A&M hangs on to beat Howard 87-83

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rod Melton, Jr. tied a career-high 27 points, including going 10-of-13 from the free-throw line, as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team held off Howard, 87-83, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium.  Florida A&M (6-12 overall, 4-3 MEAC), which matched its season-long win streak with the victory over Howard, led by as many as 18 and watched it disappear in the second half. The Rattlers led 45-27 late in the first half, but the Bison (2-19, 0-6)…

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FAMU women’s hoops goes down to Howard 72-58

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Alaina Rice scored a team-high 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball team fell on the road to Howard, 72-58, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium. Rice finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals as she was 4-for-8 from behind the 3-point line. Kailya Jackson added nine points and four rebounds, while Corey Staples registered seven points, four boards, two steals and one assist. Kayla Massop led the…

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FAMU announces Ron Reeves as Associate AD for Revenue Generation

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s new VP/Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced on Friday the appointment of Ron Reeves, as the next Associate AD for Revenue Generation of FAMU Athletics. Reeves comes to Tallahassee after serving as Southern Illinois University – Carbondale’s Assistant Athletic Director for Development. “We are excited to Welcome Ron to our family and the Highest of Seven Hills,” Gosha said. “As we realign our staff, our strategic plan focuses on external affairs and revenue generation operations. Ron’s external and development experience…

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MEAC Basketball Players of the Week

from meacsports.com: NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 21, 2020 —Senior forward Jibri Blount of North Carolina Central University and sophomore center Brendan Medley-Bacon of Coppin State University have been selected as this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Co-Players of the Week, it was announced today.  Medley-Bacon also reaps the league’s Defensive Player of the Week award and freshman guard/forward Tyrese Jenkins of Norfolk State University captures the Rookie of the Week award. Jibri Blount (F, 6-7, r-Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the Eagles defeated Bethune-Cookman on Saturday before falling to Florida A&M on Monday. …

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Week 8 SIAC Basketball Players of the Week

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, Ga. (January 21, 2020) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week. For women, Le’Andrea Gillis (Savannah State) was named Player of the Week, while Victoria Blankenship (Kentucky State) earned Newcomer of the Week. For men, Chase Shellman (Spring Hill) was named Player of the Week, while Shaq Athie (Kentucky State) earned Newcomer of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Women’s Basketball PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Le’Andrea Gillis, Savannah StateGuard  |  Sophomore  |  Adrian, Ga. Le’Andrea Gillis, the top scorer in the SIAC, led the Lady Tigers to two victories this week over…

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FAMU defeats NC Central 66-57

from Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Nasir Core and Rod Melton, Jr. each scored 17 points as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team avoided the season sweep with a 66-57 victory over North Carolina Central in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Monday afternoonat the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (5-12 overall, 3-3 MEAC), which halted the NCCU win streak at two games, led 27-17 at the break and led by as many as 23 points midway through the second half. Melton finished with 17 points, on 7-of-15…

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Albany State women’s hoops comes up short against Paine College

From asugoldenrams: 62ALBW 76 PAINE Team 1 2 3 4 F ALBW 17 15 18 12 62 PAINE 18 20 14 24 76 AUGUSTA, Ga. – The fourth quarter of the Albany State University Women’s Basketball contest against Paine College was too much for the Golden Rams in an 76-62 loss in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon despite a strong third quarter performance. THE BASICSFINAL | Albany State 62, Paine College 76RECORDS | Albany State 3-13 (1-7), Paine College 6-10 (5-4)LOCATION | Augusta, Ga. (Heal Complex) INSIDE THE BOXSCOREAlexandria…

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Albany State gets in done against Paine 80-63

From asugoldenrams: 80 ALBM 63PAINE Team 1 2 F ALBM 38 42 80 PAINE 31 32 63 AUGUSTA, Ga. – Two first-half runs and a hot-shooting touch from 3-point range in the opening half from Albany State University were the difference on Saturday afternoon, as the Paine College men’s basketball team fell, 80-63, at home. Paine dropped to 1-13 and 1-8 in the SIAC, while Albany State improved to 10-8 and 7-2 in conference action.  Senior Randy McClure paced the Golden Rams in scoring, with a double-double performance tallying 18 points and 12 rebounds…

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Albany State Men’s and Women’s Hoops take on Paine College Saturday

The Albany State University Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are heading to Augusta to take on Paine College in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play. The ladies tip off at 1p.m. EST, while the men will take the court at 3 p.m. EST. Albany State UniversityWomen’s Basketball Site3-12, 1-3 SIACPlayers to Watch:Alexandria James – 15.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.5 apgCiera Norman – 14.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.1 apgAlexis Smith – 9.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 0.4 apg Paine College    Women’s Basketball Site5-10, 4-4 SIACPlayers to Watch:Keondra Archie – 16.6 ppgAkirah Robinson – 8.1 ppgJasmine…

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Bethune-Cookman pays tribute to the life of champion track athlete Summer Brown

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications  Summer Brown, whose battle with cancer was as inspiring as her accomplishments with the Bethune-Cookman University track & field program, passed away Friday, Jan. 11 at the age of 25. The 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) indoor pentathlon and outdoor long champion had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma cancer last December and had used social media as an outlet to both inform and motivate. “To God Be the Glory for the Life of Summer Brown,” B-CU Vice President Of Intercollegiate Athletics Lynn W. Thompson…

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