Cavs play big part in Chowan W
Chowan’s men’s basketball team squeaked by Barton College this past Tuesday, 78-74.
Leading the defensive effort for the Hawks was senior forward Marcus Artis (Lakeland).
Artis collected eight rebounds, seven blocks and six points in the win.
Freshman guard Jaleel Nelson (Lakeland), playing in his second game of the season, played 17 minutes and score seven points for Chowan.
For the season, Artis is the second-leading scorer on the team with 11.4 points per game.
Artis is also averaging 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.
Chowan is 3-4.
The Hawks host UNC-Pembroke on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Belmont Abbey on Saturday (3 p.m.).
Apprentice takes tourney in PA
Newport News Apprentice improved their season mark to 6-2 (1-1 in conference) with a 2-0 trip over the weekend in the R1 Sports Blue Jay Classic in Elizabethtown, Pa.
On Friday, Apprentice broke the century mark for the first time since the 2001-02 season with a 103-62 win over Penn State-Harrisburg.
On Saturday, Apprentice trailed the host school, Elizabethtown College, by 16 points with 16 minutes remaining in the game.
Apprentice rallied to take the lead with 3:02 left and take the win, 64-62.
In the tournament, junior Shameka Warren (Nansemond River) scored 15 points in the two games and senior Whitney Lassiter (Lakeland) scored 10 points.
For the season, both Warren and Lassiter have played in each of Apprentice’s eight games.
Warren, at center, is averaging 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 points and 1.5 blocks per game.
Lassiter is averaging 3.3 points and 1.0 steals per game.
Apprentice’s men’s basketball squad wasn’t so fortunate up north this past weekend.
In the Rowan University Invitational in New Jersey, Apprentice lost Friday night to the hosts, 86-76; then again on Saturday against Valley Forge Christian, 91-84.
Sophomore Fred Spratley (Nansemond River) is averaging 25 minutes played, 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Builders.
Apprentice hosts Virginia Wesleyan this Friday at 7 p.m.
The next home game for the women’s team isn’t until Jan. 12 versus Chowan.