Friday's local college roundup: Apprentice grabs road victory on 3-pointer at buzzer

 Jay Melendez sank a 3-pointer at the final buzzer Friday night, giving Apprentice (15-8) a 98-95 road win against Virginia University of Lynchburg.

Tevin Andrews had 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Melendez had 18 points and seven rebounds in a game that was close throughout.

More men's basketball:

Williamsburg’s Keith Hornsby had 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists to help UNC Asheville (15-10, 9-2 Big South), which pulled away late to win 90-79 at VMI despite Stan Okoye’s 34 points and 16 rebounds.

Hornsby, one of the nation’s best free-throw shooters, was 8-for-8 at the line.

Women’s basketball:

Virginia Beach’s Elizabeth Williams, a former Princess Anne High standout, had 18 points and eight rebounds as No. 5 Duke earned a 62-41 victory at Virginia. The Cavaliers (14-8, 6-5 ACC), who led 22-13, got 15 points from Ataira Franklin. ...

Monet Tellier scored 24 as Virginia Tech (8-14, 2-9 ACC) won 63-61 at Georgia Tech.

Teller knocked down 9-of-14 shot from the field for the Hokies, including 3-of-4 from outside the arc, and hit a trio of free throws. Neither team scored in the final 84 seconds. ...

Tianna Hawkins and Alyssa Thomas scored 23 apiece as No. 7 Maryland won 73-63 at Wake Forest, which nearly overcame a 20-point deficit.

Softball:

Hampton fell 3-0 to Tulsa in the Pirates’ season opener at the LSU Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

Men’s tennis:

Norfolk State (2-3) beat Christopher Newport 6-1at Centre Court Racquet Club, but CNU freshman Chiraag Shetty — a Tabb High graduate in his college dual-match debut — upended NSU No. 1 Igor Braga 6-3, 6-3. ...

George Washington won four singles matches to overcome No. 67 Old Dominion 4-3 in Norfolk after losing the doubles point.

Women’s tennis:

No. 3 seed Southern California beat 12th-ranked Virginia 4-1 in the ITA National Indoors’ first round in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers won a pair of matches for the doubles point and were competitive at most singles spots, but USC closed the triumph by winning a third-set tiebreaker at the fourth spot. ...

Norfolk State (3-1) beat CNU 7-0 at Centre Court in the Captains’ opener, though CNU No. 3 Jodi Noland and No. 5 Jackie Gaine each won a set before falling in match tiebreakers.

It was Eric Christiansen’s first match as the Captains’ director of men's and women's tennis — his men will play another Division I opponent next weekend (George Mason) before both CNU teams will begin the Division III portion of the schedule.

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