HBCU MEAC Men’s and Women’s WEEKEND Basketball Recap

Men’s Basketball Recap: December 18

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Sun, December 18, 2016

Rider 60, North Carolina A&T State 59

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina A&T men’s basketball coach Jay Joyner had his team focused on rebounding effectively against a very good rebounding team in Rider Sunday afternoon at Corbett Sports Center. For the most part the preparation was effective. But with 8.3 seconds remaining, Rider’s Khalil Thomas putback a Jimmie Taylor miss to lead the Broncs to a 60-59 win in the Aggies’ third game in the Gotham Classic.

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Howard 67, Central Pennsylvania 60

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Solomon “Solo” Mangham scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the second half, including two key baskets and a couple of free throws to help Howard University hold off Central Penn, 67-60 in a non-conference men’s game at Burr Gymnasium. The win was the second straight for the Bison, who improve to 3-8 on the season.

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Women’s Basketball Recap: December 18

Courtesy MEAC Media Relations

Sun, December 18, 2016

Sunday’s MEAC Women’s Basketball Results

Washington 87, Savannah State 36

Clemson 56, South Carolina State 36

Omaha 70, Florida A&M 50

Robert Morris 58, Morgan State 44

Iowa State 88, Delaware State 57

Norfolk State 62, Lincoln (Pa.) 28

Old Dominion 61, Hampton 5

UNC Greensboro 64, North Carolina Central 51

Washington 87, Savannah State 36

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SEATTLE, Wash. — Senior center Tiyonda Davis of the Savannah State University women’s basketball recorded five blocks to set the school record in the Division I era as the Lady Tigers fell to No. 11 University of Washington 87-36 in Alaska Airlines Arena Sunday.

Davis has blocked 227 shots in her career, breaking Alisha Nelson’s record of 223 career blocks from 2008-12. The Athens, Ga., native also recorded nine rebounds and four points.

Junior guard Deyja Brown led SSU with nine points on 3-for-5 shooting from the 3-point line and added four rebounds, while senior guard Taylor-Ashley Shaw added eight points and senior guard Kenyata Hendrix added six points, four rebounds and three rebounds.

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Iowa State 88, Delaware State 57

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AMES, Iowa — Seanna Johnson scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Iowa State to an 88-57 women’s basketball victory over Delaware State at ISU’s Hilton Coliseum this afternoon.

NaJai Pollard and Mikah Aldridge led Delaware State with 16 points each. Pollard also had a team-high 10 rebounds to post her sixth double-double of the season and 14th in 39 collegiate games. She also had four blocks to give her nine in the last two games.

Aldridge was six-for-six at the free throw line, and also led the Lady Hornets with three assists and four steals to tie her season best.

Freshman Kia Abrams came off the beach to score a career-high nine points for Delaware State. She was three-for-six from the field, including two-of-five from three-point territory, in the contest.

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Old Dominion 61, Hampton 58

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NORFOLK, Va. — In a game that saw 12 lead changes, six in the final six minutes, the Hampton Lady Pirates had several rallies in the second half but fell short losing 61-58 to Old Dominion on Sunday.

Leading Hampton in scoring was Malia Tate-DeFreitas with 21 points and a season-high five 3-pointers to go with eight rebounds and three assists. Monnazjea Finney-Smith had her second straight game in double figures with 13 points and five rebounds. Kaylah Lupoe was a force inside with 10 points, eight rebounds and a season-high five blocked shots.

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UNC Greensboro 64, North Carolina Central 51

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DURHAM, N.C. — Sophomore forward Jayla Calhoun grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for host North Carolina Central University in a 64-51 women’s basketball loss to UNCG on Sunday evening in McDougald-McLendon Arena.

Calhoun added four points, two steals, one block and one assist to her career-high nine rebounds in 23 minutes of play as a reserve.

A trio of Lady Eagles scored in double figures. Senior Morgan Jones scored a team-high 13 points and handed out a game-high four assists despite only playing one minute in the fourth quarter. Sophomore guards Rodneysha Martin and Dominique Adams swished 11 and 10 points, respectively. Adams and classmate Deja McCain added five rebounds apiece as NCCU prevailed on the backboards by seven.

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