Suffolk graduates stand out on collegiate level

Published 11:01 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012

McDaniel College’s Bryan Nuckles of Suffolk, a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, finished second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.41 seconds during a swim meet loss to Dickinson College on Saturday.

Dickinson won the first eight events of the day, setting a pace that McDaniel could not overcome.


Junior Quinton McDuffie, a Nansemond River High School graduate, tallied 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting and had a team-high two blocked shots for the Chowan Hawks during that team’s 103-89 loss to Shaw University on Saturday.

Shaw scored 64 points in the paint and shot 68.3 percent from the floor to secure the victory.


Chowan College’s Ransheda Jennings, a junior and a graduate of King’s Fork High School, dished out six assists for the Chowan Hawks in that team’s 72-47 loss Thursday to Winston-Salem State.

The Lady Hawks also dropped Saturday’s game against Shaw University.


Freshman Ashton Moore, a Nansemond River graduate, scored six points for the Citadel on two three-pointers during a 67-66 heartbreaker at home against UNC-Greensboro on Saturday.


Old Dominion University junior Nick Wright, a Nansemond River graduate, had two steals and blocked three shots on Saturday to help hold back Hofstra and give the Monarchs a 69-61 win at home. Wright also contributed five rebounds and two points to the effort.

On Monday, Georgetown University junior guard Sugar Rodgers, a King’s Fork High School graduate, earned her third nod to the Big East Honor Roll this season. Rodgers averaged 18.0 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Hoyas. In a loss to Notre Dame, Rodgers had 13 points. In a win against Syracuse, she had 23 points and five rebounds, shooting 53 percent from the floor and 57 percent from behind the arc, making four 3-pointers.

Rodgers spent two consecutive weeks on the Big East Honor Roll in December. She also has earned Big East Player of the Week honors on three occasions this season.


Loren Farris, a King’s Fork graduate and Christopher Newport University senior, chipped in four points for the Captains during a big win on Saturday over Ferrum University, 107-79.


King’s Fork grad Davante Gardner, a sophomore at Marquette University, hit a couple of key free throws with 18.1 seconds left in the game, to help the Golden Eagles hold their lead over Pittsburgh on Saturday in Wisconsin. Gardner was 3-of-4 from the free throw line and dropped two buckets to help lift Marquette to a 62-57 win.


Jaquon Parker scored seven points off the bench, including 1-of-2 from three-point range to help lift the University of Cincinnati over Villanova’s Wildcats 82-78 at home. Parker, a junior and a King’s Fork graduate, is shooting .577 (15-of-28) from three-point land this season.


South Carolina State University junior Trinese Fox, a Nansemond River graduate, scored eight points to help lift the Bulldogs, 71-60, over homestanding Bethune-Cookman on Saturday. Fox also had three steals in the game.


Lakeland High School alum Terika Lunsford hit two jumpers and two free throws to contribute six points to a blowout effort by the Liberty University Lady Flames at Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Liberty gave the Chanticleers their first home loss of the season, posting an 82-45 effort.


Junior Andrea Jones, a Nansemond River alum, contributed 13 points, including a pair of baskets within 25 seconds, to a Mount Olive College win over Lees-McRae on Saturday. The Mount Olive win extended the Trojans’ win streak to seven and kept them unbeaten in conference play and in sole possession of the lead in their division.


Winthrop University’s Andre Jones, a Nansemond River graduate, finished the game with 14 points, scored the tying basket with six seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime and then hit the two clinching free throws in the extra period with three seconds remaining to give the Eagles the win Saturday over Liberty University.

With his 14 points, Jones moved ahead of Eddie Gay into 15th place on Winthrop’s career scoring list, with 1,093 points.


Elizabeth City State University senior Marquie Cooke, a Nansemond River alum, contributed a three-pointer and a couple of defensive rebounds in a hard-fought loss to Winston-Salem State on Saturday. The Vikings fell 63-60.