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Thursday's regional sports roundup: QBs Cousins, Watson to be guest counselors at W&M football camp; CNU's baseball win streak ends at 18

FOOTBALL:

Quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Deshaun Watson are the latest prominent NFL players lined up to serve as guest instructors at the Colonial All-Pro Football Camp. The camp is set for June 24-27 on William and Mary's campus.

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Cousins, the Washington Redskins' former starter, signed a free-agent deal with the reigning NFC North champion Minnesota Vikings. Watson, who led Clemson to a national championship and national runner-up finish, has starred for the Houston Texans when healthy.

COLLEGES:

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Baseball:

No. 24 Salisbury thumped No. 5 Christopher Newport 17-7 in a Division III showdown in Maryland, ending the Captains' Division III-leading winning streak at 18 games.

Connor Reeves (8-2) gained the win by holding the Captains (26-5, 10-1 Capital Athletic Conference) to three runs over eight innings. The Sea Gulls (21-7, 9-2) went ahead 6-1 with a six-run fourth and put the win away with a 10-run eighth.

Matt Padeway drove in six runs and Jack Barry five for Salisbury. Both had three hits.

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Jordan Mason and Seth Woodard each had two of CNU's nine hits.

Women's basketball:

Longwood hired William and Mary graduate Rebecca Tillett as its head coach. She is coming off back-to-back 20-win seasons as associate head coach at Navy.

Tillett graduated in 1999 from W&M, where she was a three-year letterwinner and team captain as a senior. Tillett grew up in a Nemerow household with a father who coached two sports and a mother who taught and coached for more than 35 years. She is the oldest of four children, three of whom coach, all in Virginia.

Men's tennis:

Norfolk State overcame Hampton 6-1 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference match.

Matthew Foster-Estwick and Davy Van Geerke won 6-3 on line 1 for HU in doubles, but NSU won on the other two lines to take a 1-0 lead.

The Spartans won a trio of three-set singles matches. HU's Luke Thompson won 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5) on line 4 to give the Pirates (1-11) their only team point.

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Women's tennis:

Hampton (6-6, 4-0 MEAC) shut out Norfolk State 7-0 on the Spartans' courts.

After taking the doubles point, HU swept the singles matches behind Yulia Kapitanova, Kiah Turner, Cherise Slocombe, Haley Mullins, Ana Romanova and Julia D'Auvergne.

Kapitanova edged Dajana Cvjetkovic 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in a clash of two of the conference's best players.

PIT BASKETBALL:

Virginia's Devon Hall scored 18 points and Kecoughtan High graduate Rodney Bullock added 11 to help Portsmouth Sports Club defeat Roger Brown's Restaurant 94-72 in the first round of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament at Churchland High.

The annual four-day tournament gives 64 college seniors the chance to audition for pro scouts from around the world.

Also for PSC, St. Bonaventure's Matt Mobley had 16 points, Arizona State's Shannon Evans II -- a Nansemond River High product -- 15 and Murray State's Jonathan Stark 14. Seton Hall's Angel Delgado grabbed 14 rebounds.

For Roger Brown's, Eastern Washington's Bogdan Bliznyuk and St. Bonaventure's Jaylen Adams had 14 points apiece.

In the last first-round contest, Colorado's George King and Marquette's Andrew Rowsey poured in 21 points each as K&D Round's Landscaping defeated Norfolk Sports Club 97-86.

Those two players combined to hit seven shots from behind the NBA's 3-point arc.

Arizona State's Tra Holder had 14 points and seven assists for NSC.

In consolation play, Oakland's Kendrick Nunn had 28 points to help Portsmouth Partnership overcome Cherry Bekaert 107-103.

VCU's Justin Tillman had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Cherry Bekaert, while Davidson's Peyton Aldridge scored 21.

MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL:

International League:

Despite a big night by DJ Stewart, the Norfolk Tides (3-3) fell 9-8 at Syracuse in their first road game of the season. Adrian Sanchez hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning for the Chiefs (5-2), the top affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

Stewart singled four times and scored twice, but Norfolk still lost in a rain-delayed game.

Under minor-league extra-inning tie-breaking rules, each team starts its half-inning with a runner at second base. In the 10th, the Tides' Luis Sardinas advanced to third on Jaycob Brugman's flyout, but Anderson Feliz's grounder to second and Joey Rickard's fly to right field couldn't bring in the run.

In the Syracuse 10th, Rafael Bautista started on second base. He went to third on Alex Dunlap's bunt hit and scored when Sanchez grounded a single to left field.

After Feliz scored on a groundout in the top of the eighth, Syracuse tied the game 8-8 in the ninth when Alejandro De Aza singled to drive in Chris Dominguez.

Reliever Carlos Torres (1-0) picked up the win after he struck out one over two scoreless innings. Jhan Marinez (0-1) went one inning, allowing two runs and four hits. He also struck out one and walked one.

Dominguez homered and tripled, scoring three runs while driving in two. Sanchez doubled twice and singled twice, scoring two runs.

Syracuse drew a season-high seven walks. …

Outfielder Jake Cave, a Hampton native in his first season in the Minnesota Twins' organization, singled four times in six at-bats as his Rochester Red Wings edged the Gwinnett Braves 7-6 in 14 innings in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Cave had been one of the New York Yankees' top minor-leaguers in recent years but still has yet to play in a regular-season major-league game.

SOCCER:

The new Lionsbridge FC, which soon will play in the National Premier Soccer League, announced a season launch party for 3-5 p.m. April 29 at Premiere Sports Center in Yorktown. It will be the first opportunity for fans to pick up their season-ticket jerseys and wristbands. Lionsbridge will play its home games at Christopher Newport's Pomoco Stadium.

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