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FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 4, 2013

2 0 1 2 - 1 3 B L A C K C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L (Men's Results, Standings and Weekly Honors thru 2/25/13)

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Morehouse Sports Photo

DOUBLING DOWN

DARRIUS WILLIAMS: Morehouse football standout named top newcomer to basketball in SIAC.

CIAA, SIAC HOOP TOURNAMENTS UNDERWAY; MEAC, SWAC HOOPS RACES ENTER FINAL WEEK

CIAA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR PLAYER Angelo Sharpless, 6-4, Sr., F, ECSU - Averaged 19.0 points (3rd in CIAA), 8.8 rebounds (1st), 1.0 steals (7th) and shot 51.4% from the field (8th) leading Vikings to second in North Division. DEFENDER Marcus Wells, - Topped the league in steals (2.6 spg.) ROOKIE Kortez Smith, 5-7, Fr., G, CHOWAN - Averaged 9.3 points with 42 rebounds, 74 assists (3.2 per game) and 19 steals.

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MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Adrien Coleman, 6-5, Sr., F, B-CU - Averaged double-double of 23.5 points and 11 boards in two wins.Scored 26 points with 11 rebounds in win over SC State. Added 21 points with 11 boards in win over Savannah State Monday. ROOKIE NA DEFENSE NA

SIAC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Xavier Collier, 5-11, Sr., PG, BENEDICT - Averaged 15.0 ppg., topped SIAC at 4.5 assists per game also got 1.4 steals pg. NEWCOMER - Darrius Williams, 6-4, Jr., G, MOREHOUSE - Scored 18.1 points (1st) and grabbed 8.3 rebounds (2nd) per game. FRESHMAN - Shaquille Cook, 6-7, C, TUSKEGEE - Led freshmen at 10.3 ppg., and got 1.8 blocks pg. DEFENDER - Torrean Walker. 6-7, Jr., C, STILLMAN - 7.4 rgp. (), 2.8 blocks pg. (1st)

SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Fred Sturdivant, 6-7, Sr., F, TEXAS SOUTHERN - Averaged double-double of 16 points, 10.5 rebounds in two wins. Scored team-high 22 points on 11 of 15 shooting and pulled down team-best 13 rebounds in win over Alabama State. Also scored 10 points with 8 boards in 64-62 win over Alabama A&M. Sturdivant leads SWAC in FG% (.612), and is second in rebounding (8.3 pg.) NEWCOMER Malcolm Miller, 6-5, Fr., G, SOUTHERN - Made five 3-pointers in nine attempts and finished with game-high 22 points as Jaguars defeated Alcorn State and avenged a Jan. 26 loss to the Braves. Miller, a freshman, has scored in double figures in 25 of the Jags' 28 games. His 16.3 points per game average is tied for second in the SWAC.

UNDER THE BANNER
WHAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS

Unique top seeds in CIAA, SIAC Tourneys
LUT WILLIAMS There are curious and unique circumstances to the top teams in this week's SIAC and CIAA basketball tournaments that got underway early this week in Atlanta and Charlotte respectively. Benedict and Tuskegee are the top seeds in both the men's and women's SIAC Tournaments that began Monday at Morehouse's Forbes Arena in Atlanta. Livingstone in the South and Lincoln in the North won their respective divisions and earned top seeds for the first time in the CIAA men's tournament that kicked off Tuesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Earlier Tuesday, the women's CIAA Tourney got started with Elizabeth City State from the North and Fayetteville State from the South as the top seeds. Of the top seeds, its the Tuskegee women, champions of the West Division, who have been most dominant this season though the Lady Tigers had just one player on the all-SIAC team, 6-2 senior center Nneena Eze (see UNDER THE BANNER). Under head coach Belinda Roby, the Lady Kittens have won 16 conference games without a loss including a 61-53 decision over East champion Benedict on Jan. 17. That pegs the Lady Tigers as the favorite for this year's crown. After their bye thru the first round, Tuskegee played Fort Valley State Wednesday, a fourthseed from the East that won its first round game over Paine. Roby's troops are ranked third in the NCAA Div. II South Region and will likely get a playoff berth regardless of the outcome of the tournament. Benedict (13-3), under firstyear head coach James Rice, received a bye after winning the East Division. Besides the loss to Tuskegee, Benedict has fallen to Clark Atlanta (71-70) and Stillman (67-59). The Lady Tigers are the second favorite. They faced Albany State in Wednesday's quarterfinals Clark Atlanta (12.4), who finished just a game behind Benedict in the East, and Kentucky State (10-6), who finished second to Tuskegee in the West, also received first-round byes and were to play in quarterfinal games Thursday.
BCSP Editor

TOURNEY TIME

Sharpless

Hanzer

Wells

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Hampton, VA - Elizabeth City State senior forward Angelo Sharpless and Fayetteville State senior guard Kristen Hanzer earned player of the year honors as the CIAA unveiled its 2012-13 all-conference team. At 6-4, Sharpless averaged 19.0 points per game, third best in the league, led in rebounding (8.8 rpg.) and was seventh in steals (1.0 pg) while leading the Vikings to a second-place North Division finish. Hanzer topped the league in scoring (19.1 ppg.) was 12th in rebounding (6.4 rpg.) and was seventh in field goal percentage (.474). FSU will enter the CIAA Tournament as the top seed from the South Division. Winston-Salem State guard Marcus Wells, the league's steals leader (2.6 pg.) was named the men's top defender while Lamesha Deal of Virginia State topped the league in rebounding (9.4 rpg.) and was fourth in blocked shots (1.1 pg.) to earn the women's award.
2013 All-CIAA Women’s Basketball Team FRONT COURT - Stephanie Harper, 5-11, Sr., F, ECSU; Bria Robinson, 5-9, So., F, BSU; Lamesha Deal, 5-10, Jr., F, VSU; Shuanda Ashford, 6-1, Sr., F, FSU; Tierra Coleman, 6-1, Sr., F, FSU; Tahlar McIntosh, 5-8, Sr., F, Lincoln; Jasmine Murray, 5-10, Sr., C, Livingstone BACKCOURT - Shatara Jackson 5-9, Sr., G, ECSU; Brittany Dorsett, 5-8, Sr., G, JCSU; Talaya Lynch, 5-9, Sr., G, Chowan; Kristen Hanzer, 5-10, Sr., G, FSU; Ashle Freeman, 5-6, So., G, VUU PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Kristen Hanzer, FSU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Lamesha Deal, VSU 2012 All-CIAA Men’s Basketball Team FRONT COURT - Quinton McDuffie, 6-5, Sr., F, Chowan; Wykevin Bazemore, 6-4, So., F, WSSU; Kenny Mitchell, 6-9, Sr., F, VSU; Angelo Sharpless, 6-4, Sr., F, ECSU; Emilio Parks, 6-6, So., F, JCSU; Tyreel Tate, 6-5, Jr., F, FSU; Byron Westmoreland, Sr., 6-4, F, BSU BACK COURT - Kenny Sharpe, 6-3, Sr., G, Lincoln; Justin Glover, 6-3, Sr., G, WSSU; Trevin Parks, 5-11, Sr., G, JCSU; Mark Thomas, 5-10, Jr., G, Livingstone; Percy Woods, 5-10, Sr., G, St. Augustine's PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Angelo Sharpless, ECSU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Marcus Wells, WSSU

2012-13 ALL-CIAA HOOPSTERS:

GAME SCHEDULES
Tuesday, Feb. 26 WOMEN - FIRST ROUND #4S St. Augustine's vs. #5N Chowan - 11a #3N Virginia State vs. #6S Livingstone - 1p #3S W-Salem State vs. #6N Bowie State - 3p #4N Lincoln vs. #5S J. C. Smith - 5p MEN - FIRST ROUND #5N Virginia State vs. #6S Fayetteville State - 7p #5S Shaw vs. #6N Chowan - 9p Wednesday, Feb. 27 WOMEN - QUARTERFINALS #2N Virginia Union vs. VSU/Livingstone - 11a #1N Elizabeth City State vs. SAC/Chowan - 1p #1S Fayettevile State vs. Lincoln/JCSU - 3p #2S Shaw vs. WSSU/BSU - 5p MEN - SECOND ROUND #4S St. Augustine's vs. VSU/FSU - 7p #4N Bowie State vs. Shaw/Chowan - 9p Thursday, February 28 MEN - QUARTERFINALS #2N Eliz. City State vs. #3S J. C. Smith - 1p #2S W-Salem State vs. #3N Virginia Union - 3p #1S Livingstone vs. SAC/VSU/FSU - 7p #1N Lincoln vs. BSU/Shaw/Chowan - 9p Friday, March 1 WOMEN - SEMIFINALS 1p & 3p MEN - SEMIFINALS 7p & 9p Saturday, March 2 WOMEN - FINALS - 5p MEN - FINALS - 8:30p

GAME SCHEDULES
Monday, Feb. 25 W: #4E Fort Valley State 100, #5W Paine 61 M: #4E Claflin 79, #5W Lane 68 W: #5E Albany State 73, #4W Miles 51 M: #5E Albany State 67, #4W Miles 63 Tuesday, Feb. 26 M: #3E Paine vs. #6W LeMoyne-Owen - 12n W: #3E Paine vs. #6W LeMoyne-Owen - 2:15p M: #3W KSU vs. #6E FVSU - 4:30p W: #3W Stillman vs. #6E Claflin - 6:45p M: #2W Stillman vs. #7 Clark Atlanta - 9p Wednesday, Feb. 27 W: #1E Benedict vs. Albany State - 1p M: #1W Tuskegee vs. Claflin - 3:15p W: #1W Tuskegee vs. FVSU - 5:30p M: #1E Benedict vs. Albany State - 7:45p Thursday, Feb. 28 W: #2W Kentucky State vs. Paine/LOC - 1p M: #2E Morehouse vs. KSU/FVSU - 3:15p W: #2E CAU vs. Stillman/Claflin - 5:30p M: Paine/LOC vs. Stillman/CAU - 7:45p Semifinals - Friday, March 1 M: 3:15p W: 5:30p M: 7:45p Finals - Saturday, March 2 W: 5:30p M: 8:30p

divisions received first-round byes in the CIAA Tournament that tipped Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. On the women's side, Elizabeth City State posted a 10-0 division record to claim the North title, top seed and first-round bye. Virginia Union (6-4) finished behind the Lady Vikes and claimed the second bye. Fayetteville State tied with defending Div. II national champion Shaw in the South Division with an 8-2 mark, but earned the top seed by virtue of a better conference record (14-2 to 13-3). FSU and Shaw grabbed the other two byes. The women's quarterfinals are set for Wednesday in Charlotte. The biggest news was perhaps on the men's side where two upstarts – South Division champ Livingstone and North Division champ Lincoln both posted 8-2 records in their division to take the titles, top seeds and first-round byes. James Stinson's Blue Bears of Livingstone held off Bobby Collins and his defending champion Rams of Winston-Salem State (7-3), knocking off the Rams on Saturday, the last day of the regular season. The Rams earned also earned a bye into Thursday's quarterfinals along with Johnson C. Smith (5-5) who won a tie-breaker with St. Augustine's (5-5) for the fourth spot and first-round bye. Head coach John Hill led Lincoln (8-2) to its first North Division crown since the Lions returned to the conference in 2009. The Lions along with Elizabeth City State (7-3) and Virginia Union (6-4) received the first-round byes into Thursday's quarterfinals. Two quarterfinal games Thursday are set with Elizabeth City taking on J. C. Smith at 1 p.m., WSSU

CIAA (Men)

SIAC (Women)

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ATLANTA—Benedict senior point guard Xavier Collier (men) and Paine senior forward Courtney English (women) lead the 2012-13 SIAC all-conference basketball teams announced Monday. Collier led Benedict to a first-place tie in the men's East Division with averages of 15 points and a league-best 4.5 assists per game. English had 18 double-doubles en route to putting up 16.4 points and 12.5 rebounds per contest. Detroit native Darrius Williams of Morehouse, a 6-4 guard, who led the conference in scoring (18.3 ppg.) and was second in rebounding (8.3 rpg.), was named men's newcomer of the year. Williams is also a two-time all-SIAC football safety. Tuskegee 6-7 freshman Shaquille Cook, who averaged 10.3 points and 1.8 blocks, earned the freshman of the year award. Stillman junior center Torrean Walker pulled down 7.4 rebounds per game and led the league with 2.8 blocks per game to earn the defensive player of the year award. Grady Brewer, who led Morehouse to a share of the East Division title with a 16-2 mark was named men's coach of the year. Paine sophomore guard Ashley Watts (19.5 ppg., 3.9 apg.) and sophomore center Kiara Johnson (12.1 rpg., 2.1 bpg.) earned the newcomer and freshman awards. Kadeema Cooper of Albany State was named the top defender. Tuskegee's Belinda Roby was named top coach.
2013 SIAC MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM Jarien Harris, 5-10, Sr., G, Albany State; Xavier Collins, 5-11, Sr., G, Benedict; Marcus Goode, 6-10, Sr., C, Benedict; Darrius Williams, 6-4, Jr., G, Morehouse; Andrae Nelson, 6-6, Sr., C, Morehouse; Terrence Bowman, 6-3, Sr., G, Claflin; Mario Jordan, 5-11, Sr., G, Paine; LaDarius Rhone, 6-5, Sr., F, Stillman; Calvin Thomas, 6-1, Sr., G, Tuskegee; Brandon Davey, 6-6, Jr., F, Fort Valley State Player of the Year: Xavier Collins, Benedict; Newcomer of the Year: Darrius Williams, Morehouse; Freshman of the Year: Shaquille Cook, Tuskegee; Coach of the Year: Grady Brewer, Morehouse 2013 SIAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM Tyliesha Brown, 5-6, Sr., G, Claflin; Conisha Hicks, 5-5, Jr., G, Clark Atlanta; LaQuisha Lewis, 6-2, Sr., C, Clark Atlanta; Sharnita Lloyd, 5-6, Sr., G, Kentucky State; Courtney English, 6-0, Sr., F, Miles; Ashley Watts, 5-6, Sr., G, Paine; Nnenna Eze, 6-2, Sr., C, Tuskegee; April Thomas, 5-1, So., G, Albany State; Kedeemya Cooper, 5-9, So., F, Albany State; Shytina Harley, 5-11, Jr., F, Fort Valley State Player of the Year: Courtney English, Miles; Newcomer of the Year: Ashley Watts, Paine; Freshman of the Year: Kiara Johnson, Paine; Defensive Player of the Year: Kadeema Cooper, Albany State; Coach of the Year: Belinda Roby, Tuskegee
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2012-13 ALL-SIAC HOOPSTERS:

Fred Watson's Benedict Tigers (16-2) won 16 of their final 17 games and caught Morehouse (162) at the top of the East Division race. The only loss in that stretch was a 68-65 decision at Morehouse on Jan. 26. They avenged that loss with a 77-70 win over the Maroon Tigers on Feb. 14. Benedict got the top seed in the West by virtue of its league-best 20-6 overall record and got a first round bye. Albany State, a fifthseed from the East, beat Miles Monday and faced Benedict Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.

SIAC (Men)

Head coach Grady Brewer's Morehouse squad also received a bye and played its first game Thursday (3:15 p.m.) vs. the winner of the Kentucky State/Fort Valley State game. Leon Douglas's West Division champ Tuskegee (13-4) got the other bye and played Claflin Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. Claflin knocked off Lane Monday in a first round game. The top two seeds from each division for the women and the top three seeds from each of the men's

CIAA (Women)

Hoops Notes
Doyle breaks MEAC scoring mark
Howard senior forward Saadia Doyle scored 22 points last Monday in the Lady Bison's win over Bethune-Cookman and in the process broke former Howard standout Alisha Hill's school and MEAC scoring record. After Monday's game, Doyle, an Atlanta native, has amassed 2,197 points breaking Hill's school and conference record set during her 1994-98 career of 2,179 points. Doyle, the 2012-13 preseason player of the year and two-time all-MEAC selection, is currently second
Saadia Doyle, 5-10, Sr., F, Howard

in the MEAC averaging 21.0 points per game and is the conference's fourth best rebounder at 8.7 per game. She has led the Lady Bison (17-10) in scoring in 25 of 27 games while shooting .425 from the field and ,741 from the free throw line.

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CIAA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR PLAYER Kristen Hanzer, Sr., G, FSU - Averaged 19.1 points per game (1st), was 12th in rebounding (6.4 rpg.) and 7th in FG percentage (.474) in leading Lady Broncos to tie for South Division title. DEFENDER Lamesha Deal, 5-10, Jr., F, VSU - Averaged 13. 1 points per game (8th), led the CIAA in rebounding (9.1 rpg.) and was fourth in blocks (1.1 pg.) ROOKIE Regime McCombs, 5-6, Fr., G, ST. AUG'S - Averaged 10.9 points and was third in 3-point percentage (.348)

Hampton 13 0 22 5 NC A&T State 10 3 18 8 Howard 11 4 17 10 SC State 9 4 17 7 Coppin State 8 6 12 15 Florida A&M 7 6 10 16 Bethune-Cookman 7 6 12 13 Delaware State 6 7 9 17 Morgan State 6 7 9 17 Md. E. Shore 3 10 7 17 Norfolk State 3 10 5 19 Savannah State 2 11 7 19 North Carolina Central 1 12 1 25
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Tierra Knotts, 5-4, Sr., G, SC STATE - Had team-high 19 points as Lady Bulldogs knocked off FAMU Monday. Had 13 points in win Saturday over Bethune-Cookman. Lady Bulldogs have now won five straight games to pull within a game of third place. ROOKIE NA DEFENSE NA

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SIAC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Courtney English, 6-0, Sr., F, MILES - Averaged 16.4 points (4th) and led league at 12.5 rebounds. NEWCOMER - Ashley Watts, 5-6, Sr., G, PAINE - Second in scoring (19.9 ppg.), assists (3.9 apg.), FT percentage (.808) and third in 3s made (2.3 pg.). FRESHMAN - Kiara Johnson, Fr., Paine - Averaged 12.1 points, 2.1 blocks per game. DEFENDER - Kadeema Cooper, 5-9, So., F, ALBANY STATE COACH - Belinda Roby, Tuskegee - Led Lady Tigers to perfect 16-0 conference mark.

SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Kayla West, 5-5, So., G, TSU - Scored 12 p oints in win over Alabama State, 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds in win against Alabama A&M. NEWCOMER Joncyee Sanders, 5-8, Jr., G, MVSU - Averaged 10 points, 8.5 assists in two games. Tallied 8 points with 8 rebounds and 14 assists in win over Grambling Monday. Also had 12 points with 6 rebounds and 3 assists in win over Jackson State. Jasmyne Sanders, 5-10, Jr., F, MVSU - Scored 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 4 boards vs. Grambling. Scored 14 points with 5 boards vs. JSU.