YAKIMA CLIFTON AND SHANTEL BENNETT OF FAYETTEVILLE STATE EARN 2017 CIAA HONORS

Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced Fayetteville State University women’s basketball sophomore forward Yakima Clifton (Durham, NC) and freshman guard Shantel Bennett (Clayton, NC) as members of the 2017 All-CIAA and CIAA All-Rookie Teams, respectively. Selections were elected by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the Sports Information Directors Association. Clifton played in 23 and started 11 games during the regular season. She finished with…

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Men’s Basketball 5th In Initial NCAA Region Ranking

INDIANAPOLIS – While still firmly engrossed in the race for the 2016-17 Peach Belt Conference regular season crown, the UNC Pembroke men’s basketball team made an appearance in the initial NCAA Southeast Region Ranking which has heavy influence on the eventual 64-team NCAA playoff field. The Braves (19-7) are one of four Peach Belt Conference teams included in the first region listing of the season. South Atlantic Conference-leading Queens (22-2) is…

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LADY BRONCOS BASKETBALL BEATS SHAW 74-55 ON SENIOR NIGHT

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville State University women’s basketball team dominated Shaw University in a 74-55 divisional win on Wednesday, February 15th at Felton J. Capel Arena. The Lady Broncos improve 7-17 overall, 5-6 in the conference, 2-7 in the division; while the Lady Bears drop to 10-17 overall, 7-8 in the conference and 5-4 in the division.   FSU was outstanding offensively, scoring off numerous Shaw turnovers. Fayetteville State…

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ECU Women’s Basketball Falls to Memphis 72-50 in Midweek Matchup

Memphis, Tenn. – East Carolina (10-16) lost to Memphis (12-12) on the road, 72-50, Wednesday night for the Pirates tenth-straight loss in American Athletic Conference play. The Tigers were led by Taylor Williams and Cheyenne Creighton who each scored 19 points. Kristen Gaffney led ECU with 13 points marking the fourth time in five games as the Pirates’ leading scorer. Every member of the Purple and Gold’s squad scored for…

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Thomas scores 1,000th point, McDevitt picks up 75th win in Bulldog victory over Presbyterian

  ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Junior Guard Ahmad Thomas scored his 1,000th career point in the dominating 89-48 UNC Asheville men’s basketball Big South Conference victory over Presbyterian on Wednesday evening at Kimmel Arena. Asheville (21-7, 13-2 Big South Conference) led from start-to-finish in a game in which they commenced the contest on a 10-0 run. The Bulldogs would lead by 21 at 41-20 at the halftime break. The second half would also be all…

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Men’s Basketball Tops Armstrong State In Key PBC Road Tilt

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The UNC Pembroke men’s basketball team shot better than 53 percent in the second half and scored 24 points off of 20 offensive rebounds on the way to a 93-81 road win over Armstrong State on Wednesday evening at Alumni Arena. It was the fifth-straight victory for UNCP (19-7, 12-5 PBC) who moved back into a tie with Augusta atop the Peach Belt Conference standings with two…

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Armstrong State Squeaks By Women’s Basketball In Overtime

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Junior Nyla Allen knocked down a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to play in overtime to put the UNC Pembroke women’s basketball squad up two, but Armstrong State’s Machala Raymonville returned the favor at the other end with 2.9 ticks on the clock to ice the 73-72 Pirate victory Wednesday evening at Alumni Arena. The road setback is the fifth straight of its kind for the Braves (15-9,…

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Locklear Named To Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, Ga. – UNC Pembroke women’s basketball senior Avery Locklear has been awarded a spot on the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) All-Academic squad, the league office announced Wednesday. Locklear, a Landis, North Carolina native, is one of 25 league women’s basketball players laureled with 2016-17 all-academic status. She owns a perfect 4.0 GPA while majoring in history at UNCP. This marks the ninth-consecutive season at least one Black & Gold…

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Women’s Basketball to Play4Kay Thursday Against Chattanooga

GREENSBORO, N.C. – When UNCG women’s basketball laces them up this Thursday against Southern Conference leaders Chattanooga at Fleming Gymnasium, it will be doing so with a much bigger cause than moving up the conference standings in mind. The game has been designated as the Spartans’ Play4Kay game, with proceeds being donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.   Yow is more than just a women’s basketball pioneer and Naismith…

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Hot Shooting Bulldogs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Bulldogs of Samford University shot 60.4 percent from the field Thursday night to pull away from the Catamounts of Western Carolina, 82-63, in Birmingham. WCU junior Haboubacar Mutombo scored a team-high 19 points in the loss but it was not enough to overcome several scoreless minutes by the Catamounts throughout the game. WCU trailed by just 10 points with 13:57 left to play when Samford began…

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