Lady Vikings knock off Apprentice; MACU men fall to N.C. Wesleyan


Jalyn Brown (with ball) led the Elizabeth City State women's basketball team to a win over Apprentice, Wednesday.


From staff reports

Thursday, December 1, 2016

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Jalyn Brown scored a game-high 12 points as the Elizabeth City State women’s basketball team defeated Apprentice School 45-35 on Wednesday.

ECSU (2-5) held an 11-point lead in the second half. The Lady Vikings held Apprentice (2-4) to 20.6 percent shooting from the field.

Apprentice cut ECSU’s lead to 32-28 with 6:41 remaining in the fourth quarter, but consecutive baskets by Chalise Greenwood and Brown extended the lead to nine points for ECSU.

Greenwood finished with eight points, six rebounds and four assists, while D'Asya Wilson led the Lady Vikings with 10 rebounds.

Ylexzis Traeger led Apprentice with nine points.

ECSU committed 20 turnovers in the contest.

The Lady Vikings’ next game will be on Dec. 13 as they host Shaw in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association contest.

MACU men fall to Wesleyan

ROCKY MOUNT — The Mid-Atlantic Christian men’s basketball team trailed by more than 30 points in the first half and was unable to recover as North Carolina Wesleyan defeated the Mustangs 92-68 on Wednesday night.

Markel Ming led MACU (2-5) with 14 points and went 4 of 4 on 3-point shots. Alvin Williams followed with 11 points off the bench for the Mustangs.

MACU shot 47.8 percent from behind the 3-point line. Wesleyan (3-3) hurt the Mustangs inside with 52 points in the paint and 28 points off of 23 MACU turnovers.

Even with the first-half struggles, MACU outscored the Bishops 46-41 in the second half.

Chris Sause led N.C. Wesleyan with 18 points in the win.

After concluding a four-game road trip, MACU returns home to Chesson Gym on Saturday as they face Warren Wilson College at 3 p.m.