Former Bulldogs in Big East meeting

Published 10:15 pm Monday, February 28, 2011

Former King’s Fork basketball teammates Davante Gardner and JaQuon Parker will be opponents when Marquette hosts Cincinnati in a Big East game Wednesday evening.


Marquette (18-11, 9-7) won its third straight game with an 86-62 rout over Providence Sunday in Milwaukee.

Gardner, a freshman forward, played eight minutes and scored four points for the Golden Eagles.

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The Bearcats (22-7, 9-7) lost 67-59 to Connecticut on Sunday.

Parker, a sophomore guard, is averaging 9.8 minutes and 1.6 points per game for UC. Gardner’s averaging 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds a game.

Apprentice finished its men’s basketball season with a 99-46 win over visiting Berkeley (N.J.) Saturday.


The Builders finish with a 12-13 record under first-year head coach Franklin Chatman, former Nansemond River and Nansemond-Suffolk coach.

Junior forward Isaih Harrison set new Builder single-season records for points and rebounds per game with 22.1 points and 11.7 boards a game.

Freshman guard Latrone Demiel (Nansemond River) averaged 23.2 minutes, 6.4 points and 2.1 assists per game. Freshman forward Steve Woods (Lakeland) had 13.6 minutes, 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds per game for the season.

Georgetown’s women’s basketball team couldn’t derail Connecticut’s undefeated Big East record as the Lady Huskies (28-1, 15-0) won 52-42 at Georgetown (21-8, 9-6) Sunday.

Sophomore guard Sugar Rodgers (King’s Fork) led GU with 16 points on 6-of-20 field goal shooting. She also had six rebounds and three steals.

The Lady Hoyas played at South Florida Monday night for their regular season finale. The Big East Tournament starts Friday in Hartford, Conn.


VMI senior James Alexander (King’s Fork) helped the Keydets to a runner-up team finish at the Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships Thursday and Friday in Clemson, S.C.

Alexander finished second in the 200 meters in 22.18 seconds and sixth in the 400 in 50.70.

The Keydets move on to the IC4A Championships Mar. 5-6 in Boston.

Boston College’s softball team went 2-3 during a three-day tournament in Conway, S.C. Friday-Sunday, winning twice against Rhode Island, losing twice to Coastal Carolina and dropping one game to Virginia Tech.

Junior catcher Brittany Wilkins (Nansemond-Suffolk) was BC’s starting catcher and third-place hitter in all five games.

Wilkins went 6-for-15 at the plate, with at least one hit in each contest.

She hit her third home run of the season and scored four runs.

BC (3-7) travels to Reno, Nev. for 10 games from March 4-13.


Chowan went 3-1 on the softball diamond in a pair of CIAA doubleheaders over the weekend.

The Lady Hawks (8-10, 3-1) swept Shaw with wins of 16-1 and 8-2, then split with Virginia State, winning 8-0 and losing 3-1.

Senior outfielder Mindy Byrd (King’s Fork) is hitting .333 (16-for-48) with 12 runs, 14 RBI and 8-for-8 stolen bases for the Lady Hawks.

On the baseball diamond, Norfolk State senior outfielder John Rasberry (Lakeland/Greenbrier Christian) hit a pair of two-run homers in a doubleheader at Savannah St. Saturday.

The Spartans (3-4) split Saturday’s twinbill and dropped the rubber game vs. Savannah St. Sunday.

Rasberry hit a two-run homer in game one, an 8-5 NSU loss, and followed with another two-run homer in an 11-6 Spartan win. On the season, he’s hitting .435 with nine RBI and a .533 on base percentage.

NSU hosts Virginia Commonwealth Tuesday at 3 p.m.

William and Mary junior Matt Davenport (Nansemond-Suffolk) pitched 8.0 innings allowing one earned run and one unearned run but got no decision as the Tribe beat Fairfield 6-5 in 10 innings Friday in Williamsburg.

The Tribe (2-7) trailed 2-1 when Davenport left the game, then tied the game in the ninth and went on to win.

Davenport’s first start of the season was W&M’s season opener at No. 5 Oklahoma.

Davenport allowed three earned runs in 5.0 innings of what proved to be a 7-1 OU win. The Sooners swept four games over the Tribe.

The Tribe plays at Virginia Tuesday afternoon.