Thursday's local college basketball roundup: Apprentice wins season finale

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Apprentice School closed its men's season at 17-10 with an 81-70 consolation win Thursday over Victory University of Memphis, Tenn., in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association nationals in Uniontown, Pa.

Three-time All-American Tevin Andrews had 27 points and 16 rebounds in his final game as a Builder, while Darrell Fenton and Johnnie Ferebee added 12 points apiece.

Apprentice led 18-3 and 37-18 en route to a 1-1 finish in the nationals.

CIAA men

Blake Price hit a tiebreaking layup with 29 seconds left, giving Elizabeth City State a 65-63 win over Johnson C. Smith in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association quarterfinal in Charlotte, N.C.

Miykael Faulcon led the Vikings with 17 points, while Emilio Parks paced J.C. Smith with 21 points.

The Vikings will play a semifinal against Livingstone, which beat St. Augustine's 95-70 despite Hampton High alum Chris Johnson's 11 points for the Falcons.

Winston-Salem State overcame Virginia Union 84-74 in another quarterfinal as Justin Golver and Michel-Ofik Nzege collected 16 points each.

The Rams, guided by former Hampton University coach Bobby Collins, will meet Bowie State in a semifinal.

Bowie State won Thursday night's last game, bouncing Lincoln (Pa.) 67-60 behind Byron Westmorland's 18 points.

Women

CAA:

James Madison completed a season sweep of Old Dominion (19-10, 10-7) and retained a share of second place in the Colonial Athletic Association, winning 77-61 after going on a 15-0 run for a 65-44 lead.

Precious Hall scored 23 points, and freshman classmate Jazmon Gwathmey had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Dukes (19-9, 13-3). ODU's Jackie Cook had 13 points, while Shae Kelley had 10 -- her sixth straight game in double figures. ...

George Mason (9-18, 4-12) celebrated the Senior Night of Bethel High graduate Amber Easter and her classmates with a 65-53 win over UNC Wilmington (3-23, 2-13).

Easter played a huge role with 17 points and 13 rebounds, her fourth double-double of the season. ...

Elena Delle Donne had 32 points and 10 rebounds as No. 18 Delaware (25-3, 16-0) clinched the CAA regular-season title with a 79-50 win at Hofstra (12-15, 8-8).

ACC:

Alyssa Fenyn scored 16 points as suddenly improved Virginia Tech (10-18, 4-13) won its second game in a row, winning 62-52 at Wake Forest (12-18, 5-13). ...

Host Miami upended No. 5 Duke 69-65 behind Stefanie Yderstrom's 16 points, handing the regular-season champs their first ACC defeat.

Haley Peters had 17 points and nine rebounds for Duke, feeling the effects of losing standout guard Chelsea Gray. ...

No. 9 Maryland wiped out a 17-point deficit in the final 4:31 before a lane violation gave Florida State's Alexa Deluzio a second chance to sink a game-winning free throw with 7 seconds left. Deluzio made the free throw to give the No. 24 Seminoles a 72-71 victory in Tallahassee.

Markeisha Gatling had 21 points and seven rebounds as host N.C. State won 80-59 against skidding Virginia (15-13, 7-10). Ataira Franklin netted 23 points for the Cavaliers. ...

Waltiea Rolle scored 21 as No. 15 North Carolina (26-4, 14-3) whipped Boston College 85-57.

Big South:

Liberty (23-6, 15-2) clinched the conference tourney's top seed with a 68-31 home rout of Coastal Carolina. ...

Presbyterian (18-10, 13-4) shot 57.1 percent and won 57-40 at Radford (13-13, 8-9). Ashley Buckhannon led Radford with 15 points. ...

Chelsea Coward scored 21 as Longwood (11-17, 8-9) secured a 79-73 victory over Charleston Southern (8-18, 3-14) in Farmville.

Also:

Celeste Stewart hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:13 left, and East Carolina went on to beat Alabama Birmingham 53-52 in Greenville, N.C.

Stewart had 14 points and a game-high seven assists for the Pirates (20-7, 10-4 Conference USA), and U.Va. transfer Whitny Edwards scored 14 points.

Karisma Chapman had 21 points for UAB (16-11, 7-7). ...

Host Charlotte (23-4, 12-1 Atlantic 10) surged late in the first half and went on to win 63-54 over VCU (10-18, 3-10). Robyn Parks scored 25 for the Rams.

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