Former Bulldog back on court after injury

Published 10:51 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010

After sitting out three games due to a shoulder injury, Marquette freshman Davante Gardner (King’s Fork) returned to action in Marquette’s 86-50 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Tuesday night in Milwaukee.


Gardner, a 6-foot-8 forward, continued posting lots of production in few minutes off the bench, getting 10 points and three rebounds in 15 minutes against the Islanders. Gardner’s averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 10.7 minutes per game.

Marquette (7-2) hosts in-state rival Wisconsin Saturday at 2:30 p.m.


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Hampton senior Predist Walker (Lakeland) placed high in two events as the Pirates opened their indoor track and field season Saturday at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.

Walker was second in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 7.90 seconds and third in the long jump at 22-feet-11.25.

Walker finished last spring’s outdoor season as the MEAC champion in the 110-meter hurdles. He was also on the HU 4×100 relay team that won the MEAC title and finished 10th at the NCAA National Championship.

Virginia Wesleyan held off Apprentice for a 75-73 men’s basketball win Tuesday in Virginia Beach.

The Marlins (9-0, No. 3-ranked in NCAA Div. 3 by led by 16 late in the first half before the Builders (5-4) fought back to a 60-60 score with five minutes to play.

Guard Latrone Demiel (Nansemond River) had 10 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Builders. Forward Steve Woods (Lakeland) had two points in 13 minutes. The Builders are coached by former Nansemond River and Nansemond-Suffolk coach Franklin Chatman.

The Builders travel to Pennsylvania this weekend to face Williamson Trade Saturday and Penn St.-York Sunday.