Former Lady Bulldog scores CIAA awards

Published 6:33 pm Monday, January 24, 2011

Chowan junior Ransheda Jennings (King’s Fork) earned CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Player of the Week honors as the Lady Hawk basketball team went 2-1 in three conference games.


Jennings, the starting point guard for the Lady Hawks, averaged 27.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in the three games. She made 38-of-48 (79.2 percent) free throws in the three games.

Chowan (6-9, 3-4) beat St. Augustine’s and Bowie St. around a loss to Livingstone. Jennings is the first Lady Hawk to win the weekly award this season.

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CU played at Lincoln (Pa.) Monday and will go to Elizabeth City State Thursday evening. CU starts a six-game CIAA homestand by hosting Virginia Union Saturday at 2 p.m.

Sugar Rodgers (King’s Fork) led Georgetown with 17 points as the Lady Hoyas beat visiting Villanova 60-44 on Saturday.

Rodgers, a sophomore guard, made 4-of-8 three-pointers and added three rebounds and two assists.

Georgetown (15-5, 3-3 Big East) hosts West Virginia Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Sophomore guard Andrea Jones (Nansemond River) scored 20 points in 22 minutes as Mount Olive (10-4, 7-1 Conference Carolinas) won its sixth straight game with an 80-49 rout over Erskine Saturday. Jones made 4-of-6 three-pointers and 7-of-13 field goals overall.

Andrea Jones

Winthrop’s men’s hoops team moved to over .500 in conference with a 77-49 win over High Point Saturday in Rock Hill, S.C.

Junior guard Andre Jones (Nansemond River) scored 11 points for Winthrop, all coming in the first half. Winthrop (9-10, 5-4) led 36-21 at halftime.

All three Suffolk high schools had top finishers during the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational indoor track and field meet Friday-Saturday.

Norfolk State’s James Taylor (Nansemond River) set new indoor personal records in the 60- and 200-meter dashes. Taylor finished second in the 200 in 21.08 seconds and third in the 60 in 6.72.

NSU’s John James (Nansemond River) and St. Augustine’s Christopher Copeland (Lakeland) each topped out at 6-feet-10.75 in the high jump, giving them a tie for third. The height is a new personal record for James, a Spartan sophomore.

Virginia Tech’s Keith Ricks (King’s Fork) placed fifth in the 60 (6.74) and ninth in the 200 (21.78).