Builders go 3-0 at MLK Jr. Classic

Published 8:32 pm Monday, January 17, 2011

Lakeland junior Anaquan Peterson, here in the triple jump during a meet earlier this season, won the long jump, was a leg in Lakeland’s victorious 4x400-meter relay team and placed fifth in the triple jump in the Suffolk Stars Indoor Invitational this weekend in Hampton. Peterson’s mark in the long jump was 21-feet-7.

After two months of nothing but road games, the Apprentice School finally had its men’s basketball home debut with three games in the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic Friday-Sunday in Newport News.

The Builders (10-7) rolled to three straight double-digit wins. Apprentice beat Barber Scotia 86-75 Friday, Rhema Bible College 76-59 Saturday and Robert Morris-Springfield 95-62 Sunday.

Former Nansemond River and Nansemond-Suffolk head coach Franklin Chatman is in his first season coaching the Builders.

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Freshman Latrone Demiel (Nansemond River) is a starting guard for the Builders, averaging 6.4 points and 2.1 assists per game. Demiel is shooting 39.0 percent from three-point range. Freshman forward Steve Woods (Lakeland) is averaging 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

After a road trip to face Southern Virginia Saturday afternoon, the Builders host Livingstone on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Two Nansemond River grads led Chowan’s hoops team with 20 points apiece Thursday night, but it wasn’t quite enough in a 65-62 Hawk loss at Winston-Salem St.

Junior guard Mark Brown scored 20 on 9-for-14 shooting. Sophomore forward Quinton McDuffie had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. McDuffie still is a newcomer to the Hawk squad after transferring from Alabama State and becoming eligible for the spring semester.

McDuffie totaled 23 points and eight boards in 22 minutes in Chowan’s 82-70 loss against Shaw Saturday.

Chowan (1-11, 1-4 CIAA) hosts Livingstone Thursday evening.

Mount Olive scored the second-highest point total for a game in its women’s basketball history in a 107-55 win at St. Andrew’s Thursday.

Junior guard Andrea Jones (Nansemond River) added 12 points in the Lady Trojan blowout. Jones is averaging 13.4 points and 3.6 rebounds a game and shooting 83.3 percent at the foul line.

Mt. Olive (9-4, 6-1 Conference Carolinas) made it three wins in five days with a 69-45 win over Coker Saturday and a 59-43 win versus Belmont Abbey Monday afternoon.

Georgetown’s women’s basketball squad survived a scare at Providence for a 49-45 win over the Lady Friars Saturday.

Providence (8-8, 1-3) held the Big East’s second-best scorer, GU sophomore TaShauna Rodgers (King’s Fork) to four points. Rodgers (18.2 points per game) trails only Connecticut’s Maya Moore (23.9) at the top of the conference.

Senior Monica McNutt led the Lady Hoyas (14-4, 2-2) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. McNutt surpassed 1,000 career points.

No. 18 Georgetown travels to play No. 12 Notre Dame Tuesday evening.

Virginia Tech junior Keith Ricks (King’s Fork) finished second in the 60-meter dash in the first event of his indoor track season, the Virginia Tech Invitational, Saturday.

Ricks finished in 6.73 seconds. Last indoor season, Ricks set a Hokie program record with a 6.65-second 60. He was All-ACC in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the outdoor season.

Virginia Tech’s men’s team enters the 2011 track and field season ranked No. 5 nationally according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Norfolk State sophomore James Taylor (Nansemond River) claimed two second-place finishes for the Spartans at the Doug Raymond Invitational at Kent State in Kent, Ohio.

Taylor finished second to teammate Sean Holston in both events. Taylor timed in at 6.81 seconds, a personal best, in the 60 and in 21.65 in the 200.