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Charlotte Elite edge Raleigh Revolt
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
CONCORD – Two of the top teams in the Tobacco Road Basketball League matched up last weekend in a game that more than lived up to its billing. The Charlotte Elite (8-1) were looking to get back to their winning ways after suffering a sobering loss to their crosstown rival Huntersville HoopForLyfe. The Raleigh Revolt (5-1) came to town boasting an
Trojans win first title since '02
Saturday, February 28, 2015
CHARLOTTE – The monkey is gone! In its fifth tournament appearance under head coach James Hill Jr., the Virginia State Trojans are the 2014-15 CIAA women’s basketball champions. The No. 2-ranked Trojans dominated The Lincoln 73-49. The final was the first appearance for Lincoln, but VSU had too much firepower. The Trojans defeated Shaw in the
Bears championship run ends
Friday, February 27, 2015
CHARLOTTE – For the first time in six seasons, a new women’s champion will be crowned at the CIAA Tournament. Shaw, winners of the past four and seeking an unprecedented fifth title, was upended by Virginia State 69-47 in the second women’s semifinal. VSU coach James Hill had lost to his former boss four times in the tourney, but the
Lyon leaves message for Hillside
Friday, February 27, 2015
In the four years Justine Lyon has played basketball at Hillside High, she has scored more than 1,000 points, captained the Hornets and earned a 3-star rating from ESPN scouts — all while keeping a GPA above 4.0. Not too shabby. But after this season, Lyon will be gone and off to college. Playing her last regular-season home game against Person on
NC sports legends discuss careers
Friday, February 27, 2015
RALEIGH – Learn what it takes to become a professional athlete or win an Olympic medal by the people who know. Four N.C. athletes will share their trials and triumphs March 7 at the N.C. Museum of History. Tar Heel Sports Legends: A Panel and Workshop for Youth is hosted by the Museum and Our Youth Matters from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 12 and up.
Shaw men pound J.C. Smith
Thursday, February 26, 2015
CHARLOTTE –Shaw head coach Cleo Hill Jr. could not believe his eyes when he glanced at the stat sheet. "I thought it was a typo," Hill said about the 47-16 rebounding advantage his Bears held against Johnson C. Smith. The Bears' dominance on the glass led to a 76-54 men's second-round basketball victory over the Golden Bulls in the CIAA Tournament
Men's day at CIAA tourney
Thursday, February 26, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Fayetteville State shot the lights out of Time Warner Cable Arena and dismantled a shocked Virginia State team 93-72 in Wednesday’s first quarterfinal game. The Broncos shot 69 percent in the first half, 56.5 percent in the second for a game average of 63.5 percent. FSU also hit 71.4 percent of its 3-pointers, including 81.8 percent
Defense keys Falcons win over Vikings
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Saint Augustine's University played outstanding defense in a CIAA Tournament men's first-round victory on Tuesday. Guard Anthony Gaskins 14 points as the Falcons held Elizabeth City State to 31 percent shooting in a 61-54 win at Time Warner Cable Arena. They will play Chowan, the No. 4 Northern Division seed, in a second-round game on
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