HBCU Weekend Round-up


— Savannah State 93, Oregon State 90

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Sun, December 11, 2016

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Savannah State snapped a five-game losing streak with a 93-90 overtime win against Oregon State, in a game played at Gill Coliseum, before a crowd of 4,268.

Southern 86, Ecclesia 50 | BOX SCORE

GRAMBLING, La. – Shawn Prudhomme scored 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting to lead Southern to an 86-50 win over Ecclesia College on Sunday.

The Royals were feisty early on, drawing the first points and holding the lead twice over the first six minutes. The Jaguars turned it in their favor for good following a 6-0 spurt capped by Sam’s jumper that made it 13-9 with 12:04 left in the opening half. From there, Southern steadily pulled away as it snapped a two-game slide.

Jared Sam added 14 points to go with 11 rebounds for Southern (4-5), Trelun Banks had 11 points while dishing out 11 assists and JaMarcus Weatherspoon also finished with 11 points. The Jaguars hit 36 of 70 from the field for 51.4 percent shooting.

Women’s Basketball Recap: December 11

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Sun, December 11, 2016

Sunday’s MEAC Women’s Basketball Results

Purdue 61, North Carolina Central 27

New Jersey Institute of Technology 57, Delaware State 43

Auburn 75, Savannah State 46

Morehead State 53, Florida A&M 48

Florida 67, North Carolina A&T State 38

Purdue 61, North Carolina Central 27 | Box Score

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Senior Morgan Jones and sophomore Rodneysha Martin were North Carolina Central University’s top scorers with seven points apiece in a 61-27 women’s basketball road loss at Purdue University on Sunday afternoon.

Jones and Martin accounted for six of NCCU’s 12 made field goals as the Lady Eagles scored a season-low 27 points. Senior guard Chantal Thomas contributed four points, four rebounds, four assists and one steals. Sophomore guard Dominique Adams chipped in five rebounds and two steals.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology 57, Delaware State 43 | Box Score

DOVER, Del. — The Delaware State women’s basketball team continued with recent shooting woes today, resulting in a 57-43 loss to NJIT in Memorial Hall.

NaJai Pollard was the only Delaware State player to score in double figures with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting. She also led all players with 10 rebounds to record her fifth double-double of the season and 13th in 36 collegiate games.In addition, Pollard tied her career-high with five blocks in the contest.Mikah Aldridge and Aaliyah Davis added seven points each for the Lady Hornets

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Auburn 75, Savannah State 46 | Box Score

AUBURN, Ala. — Savannah State University women’s basketball team (2-7) fell to Auburn University (7-2) 75-46 Sunday in Auburn Arena.

Senior guard Rhianna Warren led SSU with nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from the 3-point line, while graduate student Lauren “Gaby” Moss and senior center Tiyonda Davis each added seven points. Davis also added eight rebounds and two blocks, giving her 222 career blocks, two shy of setting the school record in the Division I era.

Senior guard Kenyata Hendrix added eight points and five rebounds top give her 983 career points, 17 points shy of 1,000, while senior forward Jeremica Edwards added six points on 3-for-4 shooting with three rebounds.

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Morehead State 53, Florida A&M 48 | Box Score

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Cold shooting throughout the game doomed the FAMU Women’s Basketball team in a bitter 53-48 home loss to Morehead (Ky.) State at the Al Lawson Center Sunday afternoon.

FAMU junior Florence Ouattara led all scorers with 16 points to go with six rebounds, while senior Cedricka Sweeting added 11 points for FAMU, which also got eight points and six rebounds from junior center Shalunda Burney-Robinson.


Rice 52, Texas Southern 49 | BOX SCORE

HOUSTON, Texas – Texas Southern came up short in a come from behind effort in a 52-49 loss to Rice on Sundayafternoon. Joyce Kennerson led the Tigers with 11 points along with seven rebounds in the loss.

Texas Southern (5-3) would keep the game close throughout the first half, trailing by just two points, 11-13 after the first quarter. The Tigers would trail by just four points, 24-28 at the half. Texas Southern let the game get away from them in the third quarter, being outscored 16-9 in that frame for a 44-33 deficit heading into the fourth. The Tigers would mount a serious comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring Rice 16-8. However, Texas Southern could not complete the comeback, resulting in the loss.

The statistics were very even in this contest. Rice had the better shooting percentage as a team; going 20-48 for a .417 field goal percentage compared to Texas Southern’s 14-41 performance for a .341 field goal percentage.

Texas Southern will be in action again on Dec. 18 when the Tigers travel to TCU. Tipoff is slated for 1:00PM CT.

Northwestern State 83, Jackson State 65 | BOX SCORE

NATCHITOCHES, La. – Jackson State fell to Northwestern State 83-65 on Sunday, the third consecutive loss for the Tigers. Kierra Adams recorded a game high 17 points along with four boards in the defeat.

Jackson State (3-3) fell behind early, being outscored 22-10 in the first quarter. The Tigers would answer in the second, outscoring Northwestern State 25-15 to cut its deficit to two points, 35-37 at halftime. JSU would let the game slip away in the second half, being outscored 24-17 in the third quarter, and 22-13 in the fourth, resulting in the loss.

The battle on the glass was a big factor in this one. Jackson State would be out rebounded 36-50 as a team and 18-33 on the defensive end.

Next up, Jackson State will host Southeastern Louisiana on Dec. 13 at 6:00PM CT.

The HBCU Round-Up is compiled by Phinesse Demps. Phinesse Demps can be contacted via phone: 410-366-3900 or email.: pdemps@btimes.com. Also follow on Twitter: @pdemps_btimes.