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Amanda Lemons (right) and the Mid-Atlantic Christian women’s basketball team held Trinity Washington under 25 points, Friday.

The Mid-Atlantic Christian women’s basketball team defeated Trinity Washington 39-23 Friday on the road.

Judea Edmonds led MACU (4-6) with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists, Sarita Smith followed with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Amanda Lemons scored five points with nine rebounds, five steals and two assists.

Davia Cain led Trinity Washington with eight points and 14 rebounds.

Johnson C. Smith 67, Elizabeth City State 60: The Vikings (7-9) lost to the Golden Bulls (7-8) Saturday afternoon at the Robert L. Vaughan Center.

Devona Stell led the Vikings with 12 points and six rebounds. She was the only player for ECSU to score 10 or more points in the game.

Le’Zarea Bowens led Johnson C. Smith with 17 points and five rebounds, while teammate Aubriana Bonner followed with 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

King 68, Chowan 52: The Chowan women’s basketball team tallied balanced scoring in a loss at home in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday afternoon.

Monique Jones led the team with nine points and nine rebounds. Mariah Coker posted eight points, while Keibra Hopkins and Olivia Gaither chipped in with seven points each.

Brianna Copeland tallied six points in just five minutes of action.

Chowan committed 18 turnovers leading to 19 points for the Tornado.

Old Dominion 54, UNC-Charlotte 51: The Old Dominion women’s basketball team (12-3, 2-1 C-USA) went on an 11-0 scoring run in the fourth quarter to take down Charlotte on Saturday afternoon at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.

The victory marked ODU’s first win over the 49ers (10-4, 1-2 C-USA) since February 2017.

“It was a tremendous game in the fourth quarter. I thought our kids played championship basketball down the stretch,” said ODU head coach Nikki McCray after the win. “Charlotte was in control of the game the whole time and I thought we stepped it up defensively. Our defense really stepped up and got this win for us down the stretch and we made some big plays.”

ODU transfer: ODU announced Wednesday freshman Jordan Bailey stepped away from the women’s basketball program. According to ODU, Bailey decided to transfer to an institution closer to her home state of Georgia.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Johnson C. Smith 72, Elizabeth City State 66: The Vikings lost to the Golden Bulls Saturday evening at the Robert L. Vaughan Center on the campus of ECSU.

Johnson C. Smith improves to 9-5 overall.

ECSU (9-6) returns to action Monday at Winston-Salem State.

Chowan 84, King 80: The Chowan men’s basketball team knocked off regionally-ranked King at home in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday afternoon behind the play of BJ McLaurin and Khalil Ridges.

King came into the contest ranked sixth in the D2SIDA Southeast Regional poll and the nation’s leading scorer, who finished with 33 points.

McLaurin returned to form with 27 points and 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. McLaurin had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half.

Ridges added nine points and seven rebounds on a day where he was tasked to defend the leading scorer and making him earn every point.

Jamal Thomas scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half going 4-4 from the floor and 8-9 from the stripe. Thomas added eight rebounds and six assists.

Michael Kelly added 12 points, while Jaylen Dilliard chipped in with 10 points.

UNC-Charlotte 53, Old Dominion 47: The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (6-10, 2-1 C-USA) had its three-game win-streak snapped by Charlotte (9-5, 3-0 C-USA) on Saturday afternoon at Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte.

After trailing by as many as 12 in the first half, ODU pulled within two, 34-32, at the 12:15 mark of the second half, before the 49ers answered back on a 14-4 run, claiming a 48-36 advantage with 5:17 remaining in regulation.

The closest Old Dominion would get the rest of the way was the final score.

Malik Curry led the way for ODU, scoring a game-high 15 points, to go along with one assist and one block.

Also in double-figures for the Monarchs was Jason Wade, who went for 10 points on 5-6 shooting from the floor, to compliment five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Aaron Carver finished with nine points (4-4 FG), nine rebounds, two blocks and one steal.

For the game, Old Dominion held advantages for points in the paint (38-16) and steals (10-6).