McCoy, Shannon earn All-American status in indoor track and field; ex-area basketball players in college tournaments

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Temple forward and former John A. Holmes standout De'Vondre Perry (with ball) played against No. 11 Wichita State in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament, Friday in Orlando, Fla.


From staff reports

Monday, March 12, 2018

Two former area athletes earned All-American status for the University of Mount Olive track and field teams at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Friday in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Tedric Shannon, a former Daily Advance Area Runner of the Year and Track and Field Area Athlete of the Year, was part of the Trojans’ men’s distance medley relay team that finished 10th in the competition.

The finish secured the relay team’s status as second-team All-Americans in the event.

Shannon, who led Northeastern to state championships during his prep career, is a sophomore at Mount Olive.

Former Camden standout Sydney McCoy finished in 12th place overall in the women’s 60-meter run.

McCoy, who is listed as a freshman at Mount Olive, took third place in her heat.

The 12th place time was enough for McCoy to be named a second-team All-American.

According to Mount Olive, McCoy’s time of 7.56 seconds set a program record in the event.

McCoy is a former Daily Advance Area Athlete of the Year in girls track and field.



Three former area boys basketball players earned playing time for their respective NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs this week in conference tournaments.

Former John A. Holmes guard De’Vondre Perry played in two games for the Temple Owls in the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday against Tulane and Friday against Wichita State on Orlando, Florida.

In both games, Perry, who also goes by Dre, played nine minutes.

Against Tulane, Perry scored a point with two rebounds.

Temple defeated the Green Wave 82-77 in the first round of the AAC tournament.

In the Owls’ quarterfinal game against the Shockers on Friday, Perry, a true freshman, scored two points with a rebound and an assist.

Temple fell to No. 11 Wichita State 89-81.

With a 17-15 overall record, Temple earned a bid into the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) on Sunday night and will face Penn State in the first round.

Former Northeastern standout Trey Carver played in two games for Hampton during the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday and Friday.

Carver, a sophomore, played two minutes in games against Florida A&M on Wednesday in the quarterfinal and North Carolina A&T State on Friday in the tournament semifinal for the Pirates.

Carver didn’t play in the MEAC tournament championship game against North Carolina Central on Saturday afternoon.

N.C. Central defeated Hampton 71-63 to clinch the league tournament title and an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

Hampton (19-15) earned a bid to the NIT and will face Notre Dame in the first round.

Trey’s brother, Aaron, played in two contests for Old Dominion in the Conference USA tournament in Frisco, Texas on Thursday and Friday.

Aaron also played his high school basketball at Northeastern.

Aaron, a redshirt sophomore, recorded three rebounds in the Monarchs’ 62-58 victory against Louisiana Tech on Thursday.

ODU (25-7) lost to Western Kentucky 57-49 in the tournament semifinals on Friday.



Currituck 12, Cleveland 1: The Knights (2-0) defeated the Rams in five innings at the Sandlot Tournament at Cape Hatteras on Saturday.

Currituck’s Cannon Pickell went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Cole Bates went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Landon Gregory, a freshman, had a hit with two RBIs, Andy Krause posted a double with a RBI, William Langley went 2-for-4 with a RBI and Austin Pace had a double with two RBIs in the win.

Pace, a junior pitcher, went four innings, registered seven strikeouts, gave up two hits and did not surrender an earned run on the mound.



Wilson-Community Christian 2, Camden 0: The Lady Bruins (1-1-1) fell to the Lady Cyclones at The Brittany Willis Memorial Tournament in Wilson on Saturday.

Camden could not build off of their win against Albemarle Athletic Conference rival Manteo on Thursday at Manteo.

Camden returns to action today at league foe John A. Holmes.

South Brunswick 10, Northeastern 1: The Lady Eagles (0-1-1) suffered their first loss on the season at The Brittany Willis Memorial Tournament in Wilson on Saturday.