For the Week oF April 9 - 15, 2013
© AZEEZ Communications, Inc. Vol. XIX, No. 36
BCSP UNVEILS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S 'BAAD
TEAM' OF BLACK COLLEGE HOOPS ALL-STARS
HOOPS
WRAP
SI X: Wi nni ng f ourt h
straight MEAC women's
hoops title gives Hampton
head man nod as 2013's
top women's coach.
Hampton Sports Photo
BCSP Notes
Livingstone's Stinson, Harvard's
Amaker win Gaines Awards
SALISBURY, NC – Head coach James
Stinson of Livingstone College has been
named Division II winner of the third annual
Clarence 'Big House' Gaines College Basket-
ball Coach of the Year Award, presented to the
top minority college basketball coach in NCAA
basketball. Harvard's Tommy Amaker won the
Division I award. The announcement was made
by Dave Goren, executive director of the Na-
tional Sportscasters and Sportswriters Associa-
tion & Hall of Fame (NSSA).
Stinson's recently-completed ninth season
as head coach at Livingstone was the best in
school history. The Blue Bears won their frst
CIAA Southern Division Championship, set a
school record for most wins (22), reached the
championship game of the CIAA Tournament,
and qualifed for their frst NCAA Tournament
appearance.
In the six seasons since taking over as head
coach of Harvard's century-old men's basket-
ball program, Amaker has turned the Crimson
into an Ivy League and regional power. He has
directed Harvard to a period of unprecedented
prosperity in the form of back-to-back NCAA
tournament appearances, three consecutive Ivy
League championships and four 20-win seasons
in a row.
The Gaines Awards, honor the last Win-
ston-Salem State head coach who amassed 828
wins in 47 seasons leading the Rams including
the 1967 NCAA Div. II national championship.
Gaines is a former president of the National As-
sociation of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and
was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall
of Fame in 1982. He died in 2005.
The awards will be presented as part of the
53rd Annual NSSA Awards Banquet, June 11th,
at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC.
Grambling legend Hopkins in
Basketball Hall of Fame
GRAMBLING, La. (GSU Sports Informa-
tion) – Grambling State University (GSU)
basketball legend Bob Hopkins has been named
as a member of the National Collegiate Basket-
ball Hall of Fame induction class of 2013.
As a player, Hopkins averaged 30 points
and 17 rebounds a game for the Tigers from
1953-56. He was a two-time National Associa-
tion of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American
under Eddie Robinson – who was not only
Grambling's football coach but also the Tigers'
basketball coach at the time – and was inducted
into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1961. Hopkins,
who helped to lead the Tigers to two conference
championships, is GSU's all time leading scorer
and rebounder.
"This is a true honor," said Hopkins.
"When I got the call I thought they were pulling
my leg at frst. I am truly honored by this."
While at GSU, Hopkins re-wrote the uni-
versity and national record books. Hopkins
was the frst 1000-point scorer in NCAA his-
tory. While in college Hopkins led the team in
HOPKINS: Grambling hoops legend headed to
College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ruland
scoring all four years. He had 3,759 points and
2,191 rebounds while at GSU.
As a 6-8 freshman in 1952-53, Hopkins
averaged 28 points and 17 rebounds per game.
The following summer, Bill Russell, then at-
tending the University of San Francisco, tried
to pursuade Hopkins to transfer. Robinson and
Grambling PR legend Collie Nicholson, talked
him out of it.
After his career at Grambling, Hopkins
played in the NBA for the Syracuse Nationals
for fve years.
Not only was Hopkins a success on the foor
as a player, but he was also a success as a coach.
He won SWAC titles while at Alcorn, South-
ern and at Grambling and had several 20-win
seasons at Xavier. At GSU he won the SWAC
regular season title in the 1988-89 year. He later
joined Russell's staff with the Seattle Superson-
ics. Hopkins was inducted into the Louisiana
Sports Hall of Fame as a player and as a coach.
The Class of 2013 will be inducted into the
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the Midland
Theatre in Kansas City as part of a three-day
celebration of college basketball. The hall of
fame is located in the College Basketball Expe-
rience, a world-class entertainment facility that
provides a multi-faceted interactive experience
for fans of the game.
Reid-Geckeler leaves
Howard for Towson
TOWSON, Md. – Niki Reid Geckeler,
who led Howard University to back-to-back
20-plus-win seasons and three post-season tour-
nament appearances, has been named as the new
head women's basketball coach at Towson Uni-
versity.
Prior to Geckeler's frst season with the
Bison in 2008-09, Howard had won just four
games. In 2011-12, Geckeler compiled a 24-9
mark, tying the program's all-time record for
wins in a season. She amassed 85 career wins
at Howard, including 44 in the last two seasons
alone. Under her guidance, the Bison earned
two straight post-season invitations and the frst
ever preseason WNIT berth, going to the post-
season WNIT twice (2011, 2012) and the 2013
Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI).
Geckeler had a 100 percent graduation rate
at Howard with eight student-athletes earning
spots on the MEAC All-Academic team. Assis-
tant coaches Brian Johnson and James Sim-
mons will be joining her at Towson.
Prior to Howard, Geckeler served as an
assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at
Georgetown (1996-2002; 2004-08) and as an
assistant and associate head coach at Fordham
(1995-96; 2002-04). Geckeler, a 1993 graduate
Van Norden Reid-Geckeler
Stinson
SIAC
SOUTHERN ÌNTERCOLLÌGÌATE
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
DIV ALL
EAST W L W L
Albany State 10 3 12 20
Benedict 10 5 21 8
Clafin 7 5 14 20
Paine 5 4 11 19
ClarkAtlanta 3 7 8 17
Morehouse 1 9 2 27
WEST
Stillman 10 2 19 13
LeMoyne-Owen 5 3 10 11
Kentucky State 7 7 10 22
Tuskege 6 6 12 17
Miles 5 6 8 16
Lane 0 15 0 18
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Ben Schroeder, So., KSU - 7 hits in 17 atbats(.412)
with a HR, 6 runs and 6 RBI in 2-3 week. Also stole 5
bases in 6 attempts.
PITCHER
Tyler Vails, Jr., STILLMAN- Pitchedsixinningsallowing
two runs for a 3.00 ERA. Struck out six with 1-1 record.
CENTRAL ÌNTERCOLLEGÌATE
ATHLETÌC ASSOCÌATÌON CIAA SWAC
SOUTHWESTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
DIV ALL
EASTERN W L W L
Jackson State 12 3 18 15
AlabamaState 10 5 19 15
Alcorn State 8 6 8 26
Miss.ValleyState 1 8 4 27
AlabamaA&M 1 10 3 27
WESTERN
Southern 8 7 12 12
GramblingState 7 7 13 17
Prairie View 6 6 15 13
TexasSouthern 6 6 14 14
Arkansas-PineBluff 5 6 10 19
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Darren Farmer, Sr., LF, GSU - Finished 8-12 at the
plate (.667) in three-game sweep of Prairie View.
Went3-4 in 10-0 win,and 2-5 with 2 RBIin 9-1 win.
PITCHER
Jim Ploeger, Jr., LHP, UAPB - Pitched complege
game in 9-1 win over Southern with 8 Ksgiving up
fve hits and 1 earned run.
MÌD EASTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE MEAC
CONF ALL
NORTHERN W L W L
DelawareState 10 2 19 9
Norfolk State 6 6 11 18
CoppinState 6 6 9 19
Maryland-E.Shore 2 10 5 29
SOUTHERN
Bethune-Cookman 10 5 17 16
SavannahState 7 4 18 11
NCCentral 9 6 21 14
NCA&T 7 7 11 20
Florida A&M 2 13 2 31
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Zach Markel, Jr., 1B, NSU - Batted .444 (4-9) with
2 HRs, 1 double, 3 runs and 5 RBI in 2-1 series vs.
DSU. Had 1 steral and 28 putouts.
Anthony Stokes, Jr., 1B, B-CU- Hit.444 (4-9) with
1 HR,1 triple,1 double and 7 RBIand scored twice
in two wins vs.FAMU.Hit.600 (3-5) with a grand
slam,7 RBIand 1 run in 16-3 win.Had 16 putouts
and 4 assistsin two games.
PITCHER
Scott Garner, Jr., P, B-CU - 1.00 ERA in complete
game win over FAMU with 7 Ks and 1 BB.
ROOKIE
Eric Kimber, r-So., OF, NCCU - Hit.556 (5-9) with
1 double, 1 run and 2 SBs in three games. Was
3-4 with 1 run in series clinching win over NC A&T.
CONF ALL
W L W L
Winston-SalemState 14 1 31 8
St. Augustine's 12 3 25 16
VirginiaState 9 6 16 12
ElizabethCityState 7 7 11 11
Chowan 7 7 16 25
Lincoln 2 13 4 21
Shaw 1 15 8 25
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
German Reyes, Sr., OF/2B, WSSU - Hit .438 (7-
for-16) with 1 HR and 10 RBI. Was 3-for-5 vs. St.
Andrewswith a HR and RBI.Ramshad 4-0 week.
PITCHER
Ryan Moore, Jr., RHP, CHOWAN - Threw second
straight shutout with 10 Ks. Was 2-3 at the plate in
second game as DH.
OFFENSE
Clarence Peace, Jr., C, ST. AUGUSTINE'S - Hit
.600 with a doube and 4 RBIin three games.Was
2-3 with a double and 4 RBIvs.Lincoln.
DEFENSE
Rafael Gonzalez, Jr., 2B/3B, WSSU- 6 putouts and
12 assists in 18 attemptswith no erros in 4-0 week.
Also hit.333 (5-`5) with a double.
COACH
Kevin Ritsche, WSSU- Ramshad4-0weektomove
to 29-8 overall,12-1 in CIAA.
MÌD EASTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE MEAC
CONF ALL
NORTHERN W L W L
Norfolk State 8 1 15 18
Hampton 5 1 18 19
CoppinState 6 3 11 17
DelawareState 3 2 9 20
Maryland-E. Shore 3 6 11 21
Howard 1 8 3 22
Morgan State 0 5 2 23
SOUTHERN
Bethune-Cookman 5 0 11 28
SavannahState 4 2 20 14
FloridaA&M 3 2 10 27
NCA&T 2 3 4 22
S.C.State 2 4 14 16
NC Central 0 5 2 23
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Chloe Ore, Fr., INF, DSU - Hit.588 (10-for-17) with
1 triple,1 double,7 RBIand 10 runs with 5 SBsin
Hornets 5-0 week. Was 3-3 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and
2 SBs in 8-5 win over MSU.
PITCHER
Shanel Tolbert, Jr., P, B-CU - Posted 1.15 ERA
with 12 Ksin 3-1 record for week.Had frstcareer
no-hitter in 8-0 win over SC State.
ROOKIE
Amanda McDowell, Fr., P, SSU- Pitched complete
game in 5-1 over NCCU. Allowed 3 hits, no earned
runs and struck out six.
SWAC
SOUTHWESTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
DIV ALL
EASTERN W L W L
JacksonState 9 1 22 22
Miss.ValleyState 4 2 13 22
AlabamaState 5 4 6 27
AlabamaA&M 4 7 11 20
AlcornState 0 7 7 28
WESTERN
Texas Southern 8 1 23 11
Arkansas Pine Bluff 8 1 10 20
PrairieView 5 3 13 9
Southern 2 8 5 26
Grambling State 0 10 5 30
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
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PITCHER
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CENTRAL ÌNTERCOLLEGÌATE
ATHLETÌC ASSOCÌATÌON CIAA
DIV CONF ALL
NORTH W L W L W L
Chowan 8 0 14 0 20 20
VIrginiaUnion 5 0 7 4 7 4
Virginia State 5 2 10 3 10 11
BowieState 2 6 4 10 6 22
Lincoln 1 6 2 12 6 16
ElizabethCityState 1 8 1 14 3 18
SOUTH
W-SalemState 9 1 14 1 25 15
St.Augustine's 7 3 11 5 15 10
FayettevilleState 6 4 10 6 12 28
Shaw 4 6 6 11 14 20
J.C.Smith 4 6 6 11 8 23
Livingstone 0 10 1 15 11 17
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Courtney Baker, Jr., INF, CHOWAN - Four hits in fve at
bats in two games including a HR. Two hits in two at bats
vs. Lane with 3 RBI.
PITCHER
Brittany Lane, Sr., WSSU - Held St. Aug's to just one
hitin fve inningswhile getting win in onlyappearance.
OFFENSE
Liz Hipple, Jr., OF, CHOWAN - Five hits in six at bats in
two games with 3 RBI and 2 doubles.
DEFENSE
Sierra Henderson-Holmes, So., C, FSU - Led FSU
with 11 putouts and 3 assists, no SBs while 2-for-2 in
throwing out runners.
COACH
Mandi Balduf, CHOWAN - Two wins vs. Lincoln.
SIAC
SOUTHERN ÌNTERCOLLÌGÌATE
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
DIV ALL
EAST W L W L
AlbanyState 17 2 24 13
Clafin 15 6 25 12
FortValleyState 7 5 9 25
ClarkAtlanta 14 12 21 16
Benedict 6 21 8 30
Paine 2 15 5 17
WEST
Miles 20 2 23 16
Stillman 18 5 19 14
KentuckyState 7 8 11 20
Tuskegee 9 11 12 18
LeMoyne-Owen 4 12 6 12
Lane 0 20 0 21
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Markea Sheppard, So., CLAFLIN - Was 8 for 13
(.615) in 4-0 week.
PITCHER
AManda Talley, Sr., MILES - Pitched two shutouts
(6-0, 8-0) and an eight-inning thriller last week. Al-
lowed fve runs and posted a 2.82 ERA. Improved to
7-4 on the season.
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of Georgetown, was a four-year starter at point
guard for the Hoyas. She served as team captain
and led Georgetown to the 1992-93 Big East
Conference co-championship and a berth in the
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
Ruland out at UDC
WASHINGTON, DC – The University of
the District of Columbia has announced that
Jeff Ruland will not return as head men's bas-
ketball coach.
Ruland, who had one year remaining on his
fve-year contract, coached the Firebirds to a 40-
61 record in four seasons, including one NCAA
Division II Tournament appearance in 2011-12,
the frst such appearance in 25 years. The Fire-
birds joined the East Coast Conference (ECC) in
July 2011, and they compiled a conference re-
cord of 18-16 over two seasons.
In their inaugural season in the conference
in 2011-12, the Firebirds fnished with a 22-6 re-
cord (13-3 in ECC play) and were ranked as high
as 18th in the country in Division II.
Van Norden named new
UMES volleyball head coach
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.—Director of Ath-
letics Keith Davidson has announced that Milli-
cent Van Norden has been named the new head
coach of the University of Maryland Eastern
Shore's women's volleyball team.
In 11 seasons as a collegiate head coach
at Alcorn State, North Carolina A&T, South
Carolina State and most recently Coppin State,
Van Norden has amassed a career record of 176-
206, earning 20 wins in a season three times and
receiving two Coach of the Year honors.
Last season, Van Norden served as an assis-
tant coach at the University of Pittsburgh under
former Hawks' head man Toby Rens. She was
at Coppin State for the 2011 season and at South
Carolina State from 2007-2010. There, she led
the Bulldogs to their frst MEAC Volleyball title
since 1990. She was named the MEAC Coach
of the Year in 2008. Van Norden was the head
coach at North Carolina A&T for three seasons
compiling a 49-52 record. She was named the
conference Coach of the Year in 2005.
Van Norden began her coaching career at
her alma mater Alcorn State where she was 71-
42 with two SWAC Eastern Division titles and
two SWAC championship match appearances.
SCORING
NAME/SCHOOL CL G FG 3FG FT PTS AVG.
PARKS,Trevin-JCSU SR 27 194 71 215 674 25.0
WESTMORELAND,B.-BSU SR 27 194 95 147 630 23.3
SHARPLESS,Angelo-ECS SR 28 205 34 130 574 20.5
USHER,Davon-MVS JR 28 158 61 149 526 18.8
THOMAS,Mark-LIV SR 26 152 48 132 484 18.6
WILLIAMS,Darius-MHC JR 27 188 0 115 491 18.2
COLEMAN,Adrien-BCU JR 34 233 8 132 606 17.8
SABB,Jason-CHEY 21 142 26 64 374 17.8
JOHNSON,Karron-SHAW SR 21 132 8 93 365 17.4
GLOVER,Justin-WSS SR 28 169 67 78 483 17.2
STRONG,Omar-TXS SR 31 164 120 78 526 17.0
COVINGTON,Robert-TNS SR 23 128 40 96 392 17.0
TATE,Tyrell-FSU 26 142 31 103 418 16.1
DAVEY,Brandon-FVS JR 26 146 67 64 423 16.3
BELTRAN,Derick-SOU SR 33 171 80 107 529 16.0
REBOUNDING
NAME/SCHOOL CL G OFF DEF TOT AVG
GOODE,Marcus-BEN SR 22 55 175 220 10.5
TABB,Demarquelle-AAM JR 31 97 209 306 9.9
MURRAY,Michael-CSU JR 31 99 178 277 8.9
SHARPLESS,Angelo-ECS SR 28 50 195 245 8.8
STURDIVANT,Fred-TXS SR 31 84 171 255 8.2
WILLIAMS,Darrius-MHC JR 27 81 139 220 8.1
JOHNSON,Karron-SHAW SR 21 42 127 169 8.0
THORNTON,Kellen-TNS SR 33 96 169 265 8.0
COVINGTON, Robert - TNS SR 23 65 118 183 8.0
LOUIS,Arnold-SSU SR 33 88 169 257 7.8
BINGHAM,Dwayne-CAU JR 27 74 137 211 7.8
WALKER,Torrean-STL JR 28 91 118 209 7.5
HEZEKIAH,Matthew-SCS JR 30 99 124 223 7.4
COLEMAN,Adrien-BCU SR 34 107 144 251 7.4
RHONE,Ledarius-STLM 28 55 150 205 7.3
MAXWELL,DuV.-HAM 31 88 135 223 7.2
REBOUNDING
NAME/SCHOOL CL G OFF DEF TOT AVG
ENGLISH, Courtney - MIL SR 26 111 205 316 12.2
JOHNSON,Kiara-PAI 22 92 162 254 11.5
LEWIS,La'Quisha-CLAF SR 28 127 168 295 10.5
AVANT,Keiara-HAM SR 34 138 207 345 10.1
HOGUE,Erin-SSU SR 29 93 191 284 9.8
GORDON,Rachel-NSU JR 26 92 159 251 9.7
ALFORD,Quentorius-ALC 26 94 157 251 9.7
WILLIAMS,Laquanda-CLAF 28 122 146 268 9.6
DEAL,Lamesha-VSU JR 26 97 144 241 9.3
CRAWFORD,Calonda-LAN SO 24 68 153 221 9.2
WILLIAMS,Latia-PV 30 90 185 275 9.2
COOPER,Kadeemya-ALB SO 24 59 162 221 9.2
WOMEN'S SCORING
NAME/SCHOOL CL G FG 3FG FT PTS AVG.
GRICE,Jasmine-FAM JR 30 265 48 74 652 21.7
WATTS,Ashley-PAINE 28 184 71 132 571 20.4
THOMAS,April-ALB SO 24 167 77 68 479 20.0
DOYLE,Saadia-HOW SR 32 207 8 215 637 19.9
FREEMAN,Ashle-VUU 27 193 28 94 508 18.8
JARRETT,Bianca-MSU SR 30 162 82 156 562 18.7
HANZER,Kristen-FSU SR 28 176 19 139 510 18.2
BLANTON,Jasmine-WVS 27 158 37 133 486 18.0
MILLER,JoAnna-GSU 29 164 73 101 502 17.3
HAWKINS,Tierra-DSU SO 31 215 0 99 529 17.1
LLOYD,Sharnita-KSU SR 26 145 27 118 435 16.7
ENGLISH,Courtney-MIL 26 154 0 112 420 16.2
AVANT,Keiara-HAM SR 34 194 3 159 550 16.2
LYNCH,Talaya-CHOW 19 92 50 70 304 16.0
MEN'S STATS LEADERS
WOMEN'S STATS LEADERS
Men'S "BAAD" TeAM Of BlAck cOllege All-STARS
FIRST TEAM
Angelo Sharpless,6-4,Sr.,ElizabethCityState(20.5ppg.,8.8rpg.);Dar-
rius Williams, 6-4, Jr., G/F, Morehouse (18.2 ppg., 8.1 rpg.); MARCUS
GOODE, 6-10, Sr., C, Benedict (15.7 ppg., 10.5 rpg.); Adrien Coleman,
6-5,Sr.,G/F,Bethune-Cookman(17.8ppg.,7.4rpg.);Omar Strong,5-9,
Sr.,G,TexasSouthern(17.0ppg.,.848FT%)-TOPCOACH-Fred Wat-
son, Benedict
SECOND TEAM
Derrick Beltran, Sr., G/F, SU (16.0 ppg.); Pendarvis Williams, 6-5, Jr., G,
Norfolk State (14.3 ppg., .814 FT%); Robert Covington, 6-8, Sr., F, TNS
(17.0ppg.,8.2rpg.);JustinGlover,6-3,Sr.,G,WSSU(17.2ppg.);Trevin
Parks,5-11,Sr.,G,JCSU(25.3ppg.);
THIRD TEAM
ByronWestmoreland,6-4,Sr.,G,BSU(23.3ppg.);DemarquelleTabb,6-5,
Jr.,F,AA&M(13.9ppg.,9.9rpg.);FredSturdivant,6-7,Sr.,F,TSU(11.1
ppg., 8.2 rpg., 3.2 bpg., .607 FG%); Xavier Collier, 6-1, Sr., G, Benedict
(14.8ppg.,4.7apg.);MarkThomas,5-10,Sr.,G,LC(18.6ppg.);
FIRST TEAM
Saadia Doyle, Sr.,F,Howard(19.9ppg.,8.8rpg.);Kerara Avant, Sr., F,
Hampton(16.2ppg.,10.1rpg.);Latia Wiliams,Sr.,F,PrairieView(12.9
ppg.,9.2rpg.);Courtney English,Miles(16.2ppg.,12.2rpg.);JoAnna
Miller,GSU(17.3ppg.)-TOPCOACH-David Six, Hampton
SECOND TEAM
JacquaylaBerry,Sr.,G,NCA&T(12.3ppg.);LameshaDeal,5-10,Jr.,F,
VSU (14.0 ppg., 9.3 rpg.); LaQuisha Lewis, Sr., C, CAU (9.0 ppg., 10.5
rpg., .597 FG%); April Thomas So., G, Albany State (20.0 ppg., .365
3FG%,3.23pg);JasmineGrice,Jr.,G,FloridaA&M(21.7ppg.);
THIRD TEAM
AshleyWatts,Paine(20.4ppg.);KristenHanzer,Sr.,G,FSU(18.2ppg.,
6.5rpg.);ConishaHicks,Jr.,G,CAU(15.9ppg.);ShuandaAshford,Sr.,F,
FSU(15.1ppg.,7.1rpg);BiancaJarrett,Sr.,MSU(18.7ppg.)
WOMen'S "BAAD" TeAM Of BlAck cOllege All-STARS
Sharpless Williams GOODE Coleman Strong
Doyle Avant Williams English Miller

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