Warrior helps keep ECSU streak going

Published 11:25 pm Monday, October 31, 2011

Former Nansemond River quarterback Domonic Strand led Elizabeth City State to a 26-9 win over Chowan on the gridiron Saturday in Murfreesboro, N.C.

Strand, a senior for ECSU, was 11-for-21 passing for 150 yards. It was the second game and first start of the season for Strand.

The Vikings (7-2, 5-1) have a seven-game winning streak and had already clinched the Northern Division championship in the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association).

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ECSU finishes its regular season hosting Lincoln this Saturday. Both divisions in the CIAA are already decided. ECSU will face Winston-Salem State (9-0, 7-0) in the CIAA Championship Game in Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Norfolk State remained atop the MEAC football race with a 14-10 win over North Carolina A&T on Saturday in Norfolk.

Freshman George Riddick (King’s Fork) made his first start as a Spartan, starting as a defensive tackle in NSU’s 3-4 defense. Riddick made one tackle and one quarterback hit. Riddick’s seen action in seven games this season.

NSU’s defense shut out the Aggies after N.C. A&T held a 10-7 halftime lead. The Spartans (7-2, 5-1) are a half-game in front of Morgan State for first place in the conference.

NSU plays at Savannah State. on Saturday ahead of a trip to Baltimore to face Morgan State on Nov. 12.

The Citadel tuned up for its basketball season with an 87-60 exhibition win over Tennessee Wesleyan on Saturday in Charleston, S.C.

Freshman guard Ashton Moore (Nansemond River) led the Bulldogs with 21 points, including going 6-for-10 from three-point range.

The Citadel went 10-22 overall and 6-12 in the Southern Conference last season.

The Bulldogs open this season in the All Military Classic in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Nov. 11-12. The Citadel will meet VMI in the first round of the Classic before playing Army or Air Force.

Former Nansemond-Suffolk swimmer Bryan Nuckles finished second in two freestyle events for McDaniel College as the Green Terror, a Division III school in Westminster, Md., started its season against Division I opponents New Jersey Tech and Manhattan on Saturday in Emmitsburg, Md.

Nuckles finished second in the 50 free in 24.92 seconds and second in the 100 free in 55.59.

McDaniel beat New Jersey Tech and lost to the Jaspers.