College Roundup | Galloway, Mustangs fall to Bruins in men's basketball
From staff, AP reports
Saturday, February 2, 2019
WINSTON-SALEM — The Mid-Atlantic Christian men’s basketball team lost to Piedmont International 101-58 Thursday evening.
Khalil Bolden led MACU (2-17) with 24 points with five assists, four rebounds and two steals, Daniel Dance followed with 14 points and Malik Galloway posted 12 points and 12 rebounds.
MACU struggled shooting from the field as it finished 28.4 percent (19-of-67) from the field and only made 9-of-31 shots from behind the 3-point line.
Piedmont International led 53-27 at halftime.
Curtis Coleman led Piedmont International (8-13) with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals, Tamir Glenn followed with 18 points and five assists, Justin Poythress posted 16 points and four rebounds, while Hysheam Weston had 12 points, six assists and five rebounds in the victory.
The Bruins shot 53.4 percent (39-of-73) from the field and connected on 11-of-26 (42.3 percent) of their shots from 3-point land.
Piedmont led by 46 points in the second half.
MACU continues its road trip with a visit to EMAC foe Warren Wilson today.
East Carolina 66, Tulane 65
GREENVILLE — Isaac Fleming scored five of his 11 points in the final four minutes to help East Carolina pull away to beat Tulane on Thursday night and snap a five-game skid.
Caleb Daniels scored five straight points to give Tulane a 54-53 lead with 5:29 to play.
Jayden Gardner answered with a layup, Fleming scored the next five points and the Pirates had a 66-54 lead with 3:02 left.
Jordan Cornish’s 3-pointer pulled Tulane to 60-58 with 2:11 remaining. East Carolina shot 6 of 6 from the line and Cornish hit a 3 at the buzzer to end it.
Gardner had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead East Carolina (9-11, 2-6 American Athletic Conference). Seth LeDay added 13 points and Dimitrije Spasojevic had 10.
Daniels had 17 points to lead four in double-figure scoring for Tulane (4-16, 0-8). Cornish finished with 10 points and five assists.
Old Dominion 72, North Texas 61
NORFOLK, Va. — Justice Kithcart had 13 points as Old Dominion topped North Texas on Thursday night.
B.J. Stith had 12 points for Old Dominion (17-6, 7-3 Conference USA), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Kalu Ezikpe added 12 points and Xavier Green had 11.
Michael Miller had 17 points for the Mean Green (18-4, 6-3). Ryan Woolridge added 17 points and seven assists. Umoja Gibson had 14 points.
The Monarchs never trailed and led 36-28 at the break.
North Texas pulled to 45-40, but Ahmad Caver hit a 3-pointer to spark a 19-10 surge and the Monarchs had a 14-point lead with about six minutes left. Caver finished six points and nine assists.
Old Dominion matches up against Rice at home today. North Texas takes on Charlotte on the road today.
Former Perquimans County High School softball player Haley Cooper was named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Preseason all-CIAA softball team Wednesday.
Cooper, who is set to begin her senior season at Chowan University this spring, was one of seven Hawks to earn preseason all-CIAA honors.
Cooper, who started 42 games last season mostly as an infielder, posted a .386 batting average with 10 home runs and 41 RBI last spring.
Chowan was selected to win the league softball championship this spring.
The Daily Advance inaccurately reported in Thursday’s sports section that the Elizabeth City State women’s basketball game against Virginia Union was played in Richmond, Virginia.
The game was held in Elizabeth City at ECSU’s Vaughan Center.