Nik Biberaj had 24 points and 16 rebounds Saturday as Christopher Newport, ranked 17th nationally by d3hoops.com, gained a 79-71 win over Maryville (Tenn.), extending the Captains’ home winning streak to 19 games.
CNU (13-2, 6-1) took the lead for good against the Scots (7-9, 3-5) at 63-62 on Tra Benefield’s 3-pointer with 4:58 left, which began a 9-0 run. Benefield had 19 points, and Mike Cherry had 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Spencer Shoffner had 16 points for Maryville.
Apprentice 70, Williamson Trade 60
Tevin Andrews had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Latrone Demiel added 16 points to lead Apprentice (12-6) to a home win in the Martin Luther King Classic.
An 11-2 run gave the Builders a 68-58 lead. Apprentice is ranked seventh in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Division I coaches' poll, while Williamson is sixth in the USCAA D-II poll.
Va. Wesleyan 89, Roanoke 82
Old Dominion Athletic Conference leader Virginia Wesleyan (12-4, 8-0) trailed by 18 with 12:44 left, but bounced back for a win at Roanoke (7-10, 0-8) behind Menchville High graduate Chris Teasley’s 19 points.
Norfolk State 75, Coppin State 68
Malcolm Hawkins scored 19 points and Brandon Goode had 11 points and 11 rebounds as NSU (10-10, 5-0) maintained the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference lead before 4,011 at Echols Hall.
Air Force 91, Boise State 80
Michael Lyons, a senior from Woodside High, erupted for 37 points behind a 13- of-18 shooting effort as the host Falcons (10-6, 2-2 Mountain West) outlasted Boise State (13-4, 1-2).
Georgia State 69, ODU 54
Manny Atkins, a transfer from Virginia Tech, scored 21 points as the Panthers' earned their first victory ever at the Constant Center in Norfolk.
Kecoughtan High graduate Dimitri Batten paced ODU (2-16, 0-6) with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, and Donte Hill chipped in 13 points. The Monarchs, the only team left in the CAA without a victory in conference action, have lost six in a row.
R.J. Hunter, Panthers coach Ron Hunter's standout freshman son, had 20 points, while Devonta White had 15 points and seven assists. James Vincent added 12 rebounds and four blocks.
An 11-1 run put GSU ahead 56-44 with 6:47 to go. The Panthers hit 12 of their last 14 free throws.
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Marshall cruised past East Carolina 77-56 in Huntington, W.Va., as DeAndre Kane tallied 22 points and Dennis Tinnon added his fifth double-double of the season (11 points, 12 rebounds).
Robert Sampson, son of former U.Va. great Ralph Sampson, collected his fifth double-double of the year with 10 points and 17 rebounds for East Carolina (11-6, 2-2 Conference USA), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun