Jervon Pressley scored 14 points Monday to lead Hampton University to a 67-56 win at South Carolina State in Orangeburg.
Pressley, a talented 6-foot-8 forward, is making the most of his third college. He attended Towson and Robert Morris before coming to HU.
Du’Vaughn Maxwell, who was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week earlier Monday, added 11 points and five blocks for the Pirates (10-10, 5-2 MEAC). ...
Malcolm Hawkins scored 16 points and Pendarvis Williams scored 13 in Norfolk State’s 56-49 win at Savannah State.
The Spartans (12-9, 6-2 MEAC) had lost two of their last three games before traveling to Georgia, and the Tigers have dropped two in a row. ...
Tre Benefield scored 17 points and Mike Cherry scored 13 for Christopher Newport, but the Captains endured a turnover-plagued start to the second half and lost 73-62 at St. Mary's (Md.)
CNU, which committed 20 turnovers, fell to 12-4, 5-3 in the Capital Athletic Conference. The Seahawks, ranked 25th nationally by d3hoops.com, are 12-4, 6-2.
Malia Tate-DeFreitas scored a team-high 27 points to lead Hampton to its sixth straight win, 78-47 at South Carolina State.
Alyssa Bennett, who played for Hampton High, added 17 points (all in the second half) for HU (16-4, 7-0 MEAC), which won its 37th straight conference game. That streak dates back to the 2011-12 season.
The Lady Pirates also have won 23 straight conference road games.
HU senior and Phoebus High alumna Nicole Hamilton added 10 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five blocks. Hamilton is six points shy of 1,000 for her career. ...
Christopher Newport senior and Tabb High alum Tia Perry scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Captains, 18th in Division III, to a 70-38 win at St. Mary’s (Md.). CNU (14-2, 7-1 Capital Athletic Conference) won its 10th straight game.
Camry Green added 10 points and Nicole Mitchell, who was named a conference Co-Player of the Week earlier Monday, added 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Mitchell scored 38 points, the fourth-highest single-game total in team history, in the Captains’ 116-89 win over Frostburg State on Saturday. ...
Three Savannah State players scored in double figures to lead the host Tigers past Norfolk State 79-47. Ezinne Kalu led Savannah State (12-9, 5-2 MEAC) with 24 points.
NSU’s Dominique Harper was the only Spartan to reach double figures, with 15 points.
Norfolk State (9-10, 5-3) was 12-of-48 from the field and didn’t attempt any 3-point shots. ...
Danita Whitaker, Courtney Collins and Shanae Hilliard scored 14 points each to lead the Apprentice Lady Builders to their fourth straight win, 64-52 over visiting U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association rival Southern Virginia.
Julissa Riddick added a team-high 12 rebounds and Collins had seven for Apprentice (14-4), which led 41-24 at halftime.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun