Elizabeth City State’s Justin Faison (with ball) made the game-winning basket against Winston-Salem State, Monday.

WINSON-SALEM — The Elizabeth City State men’s basketball team defeated Winston-Salem State 69-68 Monday night inside the C.E. Gaines Center.

Joseph Allen scored a team-high 15 points with 12 rebounds, Shykeef Daniels followed with 14 points and four rebounds, Zaccheus Hobbs scored 12 points with four assists and Justin Faison scored 11 points with six assists and two steals in the win for the Vikings (10-6).

With ECSU trailing 68-67, Faison made the go-ahead basket with four seconds remaining in the game.

Robert Colon led Winston-Salem State (6-8) with a game-high 25 points.

Before Monday’s game, Faison was named the CIAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

The junior guard averaged 17.3 points per game with four rebounds and 3.6 assists against Lincoln (Pa.), Livingstone College at Johnson C. Smith last week.


Winston-Salem State 56, Elizabeth City State 51: The Vikings (7-10) lost the contest to the Rams (8-9) inside the C.E. Gaines Center Monday.

Sirenna Pitts and Devona Stell led ECSU with 14 points each. Pitts added six rebounds, while Stell posted 12 rebounds.

Winston-Salem State’s Teara Johnson scored a game-high 18 points in the win.


MURFREESBORO — The Chowan basketball programs hit the road for one of their two road games this week as the Hawks travel to South Carolina to take on Limestone in a Conference Carolinas clash.

The Chowan women’s basketball team slipped to 3-11 on the season and 3-7 in league action. The Hawks are on a three game slide and look to bounce back from a home loss last weekend.

Mariah Coker leads the team with 10.6 points a night. Coker sits with 938 career points as she inches closer to her personal milestone of 1,000 points. Demetria Bland is in double-figures with 10.2 points a game. Bland will look to rebound from her low-scoring outing in which she has collected two points the last two games.

Chowan picked up the win last year in non-conference action in Gaffney, 68-57.

The Chowan men’s basketball team is coming off their biggest win this season after knocking off regionally ranked King at home over the weekend to improve to 5-8 on the season and 2-6 in Conference Carolinas play.

Freshman, BJ McLaurin, leads the charge with 16.0 points and 10.8 rebounds a night. McLaurin leads the league in rebounds per game and is 11th in scoring. Ja’Darien Wade averages 14.0 points a game, while Jaylen Dilliard chips in with 12.1 points.

Despite limited action, Khalil Ridges, Jamal Thomas, and Isaiah Lewis have been spark plugs for the Hawks lately. Thomas scored a career-high 21 points against King. Lewis also scored a career-high 21 points against Mount Olive, while Ridges continues to gain playing time with his defense.