Thursday's multi-sport local college roundup: Reddic, VCU continue rolling by beating Rhode Island

Staff, wire reports

Men’s basketball:

Senior Juvonte Reddic had 14 points and 11 rebounds -- his third consecutive double-double -- to lead VCU past Rhode Island 68-52 Thursday night at Siegel Center.

Jordan Burgess added 11 points for the Rams (19-4, 7-1 Atlantic 10), who easily won their 17th straight home game despite going 9 1/2 minutes without a field goal in the second half. They trail only Saint Louis in the conference.

Rhode Island fell to 11-12, 2-6. ...

John Bohannon had 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds as Texas-El Paso (17-6, 7-1 Conference USA) shut down East Carolina 58-47 in Greenville, N.C.

The Pirates (12-11, 1-7) got 20 points from Akeem Richmond and 12 from Paris Roberts-Campbell, but they couldn't overcome an 11-2 surge that put the Miners ahead 43-30 with 11:18 to go.

Women’s basketball:

Duke junior and Princess Anne High alumna Elizabeth Williams had eight points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 30 minutes to lead the No. 5 Blue Devils (22-2, 9-1 ACC) to a 78-51 win at Clemson (11-13, 3-7). ...

Ataira Franklin led Virginia with 15 points, but the Cavaliers (12-11, 5-5) lost 69-65 at Boston College. Kelly Hughes had a team-high 23 points for the Eagles (12-12, 3-7), who outscored U.Va. 44-31 after halftime. ...

Uju Ugoka had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Virginia Tech, but the Hokies (11-11, 1-8 ACC) lost 73-48 at Syracuse (17-6, 6-4). ...

Tyaunna Marshall pumped in 32 points and set Georgia Tech's career scoring record in a 94-91 upset of No. 13 North Carolina in Atlanta.

Marshall broke the record on a pair of free throws that gave her 1,956 career points and cemented the win with just 4 seconds left. The previous record was 1,955 set in 1997 by Kisha Ford, who went on to play in the WNBA.

UNC (17-6, 5-4) got 22 points and nine rebounds from Diamond DeShields, who led four Tar Heels in double figures. ...

Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 16 points to go over 1,000 in her career, and Len'Nique Brown scored all 14 of her points in the second half to help 14th-ranked North Carolina State (20-3, 7-2 ACC) hold off Wake Forest 74-69 in Raleigh. The Wolfpack has its highest natiional ranking since it was 10th in December 2001.

Chelsea Douglas scored 17 points for Wake Forest (12-11, 3-7). ...

Alyssa Thomas scored 19 points, climbing to third on Maryland's all-time list with 2,097, as the No. 10 Terps (18-4, 6-3 ACC) routed visiting Pittsburgh 94-46. The Panthers dropped to 10-13, 2-7. ...

Sophomore Raven Williams scored 20 as Longwood (7-16, 4-10 Big South) beat Charleston Southern 71-59 in Farmville to snap a six-game skid. Sophomore Daeisha Brown had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Buccaneers fell to 8-15, 4-10. ...

Presbyterian (6-17, 4-10 Big South) which didn't led for almost the first 36 minutes, finished with an 8-0 surge to win 53-46 at Radford (5-18, 3-11). ...

Host Liberty (13-9, 9-4 Big South) handled Coastal Carolina 64-46 to end a two-game slide, holding the Chanticleers (11-12, 7-7) to their lowest point total of the season.


Beginning its season at the Paradise Classic in Honolulu, Hampton dropped season opener 2-0 to host Hawaii as Heather Morales pitched her first collegiate shutout.

The Pirates held the Rainbow Wahine scoreless until Kristina Akiona's two-run homer with one out in the sixth, the next-to-last inning.

Women’s soccer:

Midfielder Paige Majdic of Jamestown High and the Richmond Strikers was one of 10 signees announced by VCU coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel, a former William and Mary star.


Christopher Newport was picked to finish second in the Capital Athletic Conference’s first preseason poll.

The Captains received two first-place votes and 74 points, six points behind first-place Salisbury. The Sea Gulls received eight first-place votes.

Women’s indoor track and field:

Hampton sophomore Ce’aira Brown was named the MEAC Track Athlete of the Week and HU senior Teiara Denmark was named Field Athlete of the Week.

Brown won the 800-meter run at the Penn State National last weekend in a season-best 2:09.26. Also in that meet, Denmark won the long jump (20 feet, 0.5-inch) and was fourth in the triple jump (41 feet, 0.5-inch).

Men's tennis:

William and Mary beat Liberty 5-2 at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, earning its fourth consecutive victory.

The Tribe (6-5) captured the doubles point with triumphs on line 2 by Ben Guthrie and Damon Niquet and line 3 by John Banks and Ben Hoogland. W&M then clinched the triumph on wins by No. 5 Niquet, No. 6 Banks and No. 3 Will Juggins, and Hoogland added the final point at 2.

Liberty fell to 2-1.

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