15 VCU Too Much for Maryland Eastern Shore

The 15 ranked team in the country proved why they were scene as one of the top teams in the nation against Maryland Eastern Shore on Thursday night, as they won convincingly 106-66.  The rams started out extremely hot hitting 10 out of 11 shots.  They scored 18 points before UMES could even score their first points of the game with a three pointer.  At halftime, VCU finished shooting 61% from the field knocking 10 out of 16 three pointers in the first half.

In the second half VCU continued to have a strong game.  They had five players in double digits and thirteen players score points in the game.  Freshman Terry Larrier led the Rams with 21 points.   Senior Devon Walker led UMES with 21 points, all of which came from the three pointer.  Junior Devin Martin had 20 points as well. To read more on UMES’s match against the Rams visit:

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DSU Downs Bible Baptist!

On November 17, at Memorial Hall gymnasium, Delaware State obliterated Bible Baptist College by a score of 104-63.  DSU had four players enter double digits in scoring.  Kendal Gray recorded his 13th career double double scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.  Gray also recorded four block in the game giving him 218 on his career.  He is only four shy of the all-time blocks record at Delaware State.  DeAndre Haywood led DSU in scoring with 18 points. This was also his second straight game leading DSU in scoring, while Larey Haley came off the bench scoring 17 points. he was 3-6 from three point land, 2-2 in free throws, and 6-10 total from the field.

To read more on DSU’s high-scoring night, visit:

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Top seeds for MEAC Volleyball Chamionships are Set

Florida A&M and Hampton University take the top seeds for the MEAC volleyball championships set to start November 21st and last till November 23rd.  Hampton University(11-1) took the top seed in the North holding the tiebreaker over Howard(11-1).  Hampton is looking to uphold their title as MEAC conference champions.  In the North, Howard will be the second seed, next is Coppin State, followed by Morgan State in the fourth spot.

FAMU has won its eighth straight MEAC South title going 9-1 in the division.  Bethune-Cookman holds the second seed, followed by North Carolina A&T, and North Carolina Central will be the fourth seed.  This tournament will be single elimination.

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Lady Hornets Drop Season Opener

The Delaware State women’s basketball team opened up the season 0-1 with a 76-55 loss to Northern Kentucky.  Tierra Hawkins led the Lady Hornets with 20 points, going 8 for 15 from the field.  Raven Bankston, who was last year’s leading scorer, only scored ten point going 2 of 14 from the field.

Melody Doss led Northern Kentucky with a season high 18 points.  NKU also led in the rebouding game out rebounding DSU 46 to 35.  Faith Sanders for NKU had 11 rebounds alone. NKU shot 58 percent from the field in the second half after starting off slow in the first.

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Former NSU Spartan Goode to the D-League

Former Norfolk State Center, Brandon Goode, was selected 91st overall in the NBA’s developmental league.  In Goode’s senior year, he shot 61 percent from the field averaging 11.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks a game.  Goode finished second all-time at Norfolk State in blocks with 160.  in four years at NSU, Goode finished with 679 total points and 458 rebounds as well.  The Development League consists of 18 teams affiliated with various NBA teams. The season runs from mid-November through the early part of April. The D-League Draft this year entailed eight rounds and 122 picks. (meacsports.com)

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Bethune-Cookman defeats Norfolk State

On Thursday, an ESPN3 football game featured two meac 1st place teams in Norfolk State and Bethune-Cookman.  Bethune-Cookman has an overall record of 8-2 and they are 5-1 in MEAC, while Norfolk State is 4-6 and 4-2 in the MEAC.  Norfolk State had the lead 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter, but that was when momentum started to shift to the wildcats.  Bethune-Cookman’s Rony Barrow played a major role as he had two safeties in the fourth quarter. Both defenses ranked tops in the MEAC and defenses was definitely they key to the win for Bethune as the ended up with the victory 13-7.

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MEAC Releases Cross Country Academic Honors

On October 29th, the MEAC released its 2014-14 cross country academic honorees list.  The MEAC recognizes student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.(Meacsports.com)  Now in order for transfer students to receive honors, they must have been at the institution for at least one academic year.  Delaware State has the most academic honorees with 29, followed by Norfolk State with 15, and coming in third is Howard and Coppin State with 10.

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