Sunday, February 7, 2016

Southern University Human Jukebox Performance @ Nyx-Pre Party 2016

The 2016 Edition of the Southern University Human Jukebox. Under the Direction of Mr. Nathan Haymer,Head Director of Bands.Mr.Brian Simmons, Assistant Director of Bands. Mr. Kedric Taylor,Assistant Director of Bands. Mr. Lorenzo Hart,Percussion Instructor.

Krewe of Femme Fatale 2016


Lincoln Blue Tigers Rack Up Eight Wins at the Mule Relays

WARRENSBURG, Missouri - The Lincoln women's track & field team won eight events and posted 18 top-five finishes at the Mule Relays, hosted by the University of Central Missouri on Friday (Feb. 5).

Yanique Ellington was a double winner, taking the crowns in both the 60m (7.63) and the 200m (25.09). In the former event, Adewumi Ademuwagun was the runner-up at 7.76 while Diana Cauldwell placed fourth at 7.84. In the 200m, Ademuwagun (26.35) came in third while Cauldwell (26.92) edged Kimona Shaw (26.93) for seventh.

Cauldwell picked up a win in the triple jump, posting a top distance of 12.02m, while Jonelle Campbell was the runner-up at 11.24m. Ademuwagun, meanwhile, was victorious in the long jump, claiming the title with a top mark of 5.49m. Tina Coombs came in second in the long jump at 5.48m and Cauldwell rounded out the top-three (5.41m).

Kissi-Ann Brown was also a two-time champion on Friday, winning the 400m in 58.23 before teaming with Jhevere Hall, Ebony Rose and Shanice Clarke to take the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:55.41. Shaw took fifth in the 400m, timing in at 1:00.37, and Tajera Lawkin came in seventh (1:03.99).

The Blue Tigers additionally swept the top-two of the 800m, with Monique Thompson taking the crown with a time of 2:15.74. Clarke, meanwhile, placed second in 2:21.57. LU's other win came in the 60m hurdles, where Nadia Harriott was the champ after finishing in 8.97. Lexanna Morgan finished fifth in the hurdles at 9.15.

Lincoln had two other notable finishes on the day, both in the 600-yard run. Ebony Rose took third in that event, clocking in at 1:28.81, while Akeeba Rose placed ninth in 1:38.21.

Up next for the Blue Tigers is the Fred Wilt Invitational, which will be hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. next Friday and Saturday (Feb. 12-13).

Complete Results

Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

Brianna Lawrence’s Buzzer Beater Lifts TSU Past MSU

NASHVILLE, Tennessee --- Senior Brianna Lawrence sank a floater at the buzzer to give the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team a much needed win over Morehead State, 78-76, Saturday night in the Gentry Center.
After Morehead State tied the game with five seconds remaining, Tennessee State had one more chance. The Lady Tigers made good on their opportunity and Brianna Lawrence knocked down the game winner just before the clock expired.
The win snapped a five-game losing skid for TSU and moved the team to 10-14 (5-6 OVC). Lawrence finished with 18 points and four steals while Jayda Johnson scored 17. I’mani Davis notched her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go with six assists and three blocks.
Miranda Crockett led Morehead State (9-16, 3-8 OVC) with 20 points while Eriel McKee (17), Brianna McQueen (14) and Natalie Greenwell (12) also reached double-figures.
The Lady Tigers got off to a fast start and made their first seven field goal attempts. A three-pointer by Diamond Beatty followed by a bucket from Jordan Brightwell gave TSU a 17-6 lead midway through the opening quarter.
Despite a 7-0 run from Morehead State, TSU led 21-15 heading into the second frame. The Eagles continued to push in the second quarter and outscored the Lady Tigers 8-3 to pull within one (27-26).
TSU once again built its lead up, 35-26, but MSU answered and sliced the deficit to one, 40-39, late in the period before the Lady Tigers went into halftime leading, 41-39.
Morehead State scored the first points of the second half and from there the teams traded buckets. The teams played to a 46-46 tie when scores from TSU including a reverse lay-up by Franceska Brown gave the Lady Tigers a, 51-46, cushion.
On the ensuing possession, however, MSU used a three-point play to make the score, 51-49. TSU created a little distance when Diamond Beatty knocked down a three-pointer near the two-minute mark. But seven consecutive points from opponent made the score, 61-61 with seconds on the clock. As time winded down, Brianna buried her fourth triple of the game at the buzzer to give TSU a, 64-61, lead heading into the final stanza.
Four unanswered points from Morehead State to start the fourth, gave the Eagles a 65-64 lead. On TSU’s next trip down the floor Asia Sims connected from long range to give the lead back to the Lady Tigers.
The next several minutes were a battle. At the final media timeout of the game, TSU was holding on to a slight, 71-70, lead. Out of the break, Asia Sims knocked down her second three-pointer of the game to make the score, 74-70, in favor of the home team with less than four minutes remaining. The score stayed close the rest of the game.
With 37 seconds remaining and TSU up by two, I’mani Davis came away with an offensive rebound that kept the possession with the Lady Tigers. After seconds ticked off the clock, TSU used a timeout to draw up a play.
TSU’s shot attempt, however, was off the mark and MSU grabbed the rebound. The Eagles burned a timeout to advance the ball with 10.9 seconds left. The Eagles were able to score with five seconds left to even the game at 76-all.
With time winding down, Brianna Lawrence drove the length of the court to drain a floater at the buzzer to give the Lady Tigers the victory.
Tennessee State returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 10 versus Tennessee Tech. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.



McCall, Chaney Lead TSU Past Morehead State, 77-76

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 23 points and Armani Chaney (Chicago, Ill.) added a career-high 17 to carry the Tennessee State men’s basketball team to a 77-76 home victory over Morehead State on Saturday night at the Gentry Center.
“I’m really proud of our guys,” second-year TSU Head Coach Dana Ford said. “I thought they did a great job. We played against a really good team and someone I have a lot of respect for in Coach Woods. They’re a really good team, and they’re definitely someone who we had to play a really good game to beat. We’re happy with the win, and we’re moving on to our next game.”

The Tigers (16-7, 7-3 OVC) earned their first home victory over Morehead State (12-11, 6-5 OVC) since Jan. 11, 2012. Marcus Roper (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) also finished in double figures with 11 points for TSU, which shot 54.5 percent (22-for-44) from the field.
For Morehead State, Xavier Moon posted a team-high 20 points to lead four Eagles in double figures.
Early on in the game, Demontez Loman (South Port, N.C.) picked up steals on back-to-back plays leading to his breakaway dunk followed by a McCall layup as the two sides were tied at 14-14 mid-way through the first half.
Later in the half when the Eagles had taken the lead, Chaney drove the lane and fed Loman for another dunk for a 24-23 lead to jumpstart a 9-0 run. The stretch gave the Tigers a 31-23 edge with just over a minute until halftime. The Tigers were able to take a 33-26 advantage going into the locker rooms.
The Eagles scored the first five points of the second half to cut the TSU edge down to 33-31. The Tigers bounced back later in the half when Roper banked in a three then swished another one next time down the floor for a 51-39 lead with just under 12 minutes left. The 12-point advantage was the largest for either side on the night.
After Morehead State was able to battle back, Chaney’s three from straight away extended TSU’s cushion back up to 63-55 with five minutes left.
In the final minute, Morehead State cut the lead down to two at 75-73 with 4.3 seconds left on Moon’s three-pointer. McCall knocked down two clutch free throws for a 77-73 lead before Miguel Dicent’s desperation three went in to put the final score at 77-76.
The Tigers forced the Eagles into 17 turnovers on the night with the Eagles holding a 33-31 rebounding advantage.
Up next, the Tigers host Tennessee Tech at the Gentry Center on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
GAME NOTES: TSU’s record now stands at 31-35 in the all-time series versus Morehead State… TSU improves to 8-2 at the Gentry Center this season… TSU’s last home win over Morehead State came on Jan. 11, 2012… Marcus Roper (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) scored in double figures for the eighth time this season… The attendance of 6,312 was the highest for a TSU home game this season.
Tennessee State Head Coach Dana Ford
“We knew that we would have to match their intensity and their toughness and their grit. It was a pretty good matchup for us, and we were able to squeak it out. We’re going on the second week in February. It’s not about playing a certain way. It’s about winning, especially when you’re in a conference race.”
  • On the close win
“Armani Chaney is really good. His situation this year is he has two experience guards in front of him. The kid can play. He can play 20-30 minutes a game right now as a freshman. He’s going to play a lot here. It’s just a credit to him to be ready to play when his number is called. He practices hard every day and he’s got some of the most high character of anyone on our team. We’re not surprised as a coaching staff because we know what he is capable of doing.”
  • On the play of Armani Chaney
“It was special. We need to make it hard for other teams to win here. We need people to come out and watch the guys because they represent the University in a first-class way, and to me, that’s the most important thing. They deserve to play in front of thousands of fans because of the blood, sweat and tears they put in every day.”
  • On the environment and fans
Tennessee State Guard Tahjere McCall
“Coming into tonight, the biggest focus was just being a team. Whoever is scoring, whoever is helping the helper, whoever is rebounding, just do everything together.”
  • On the team effort
Tennessee State Guard Armani Chaney
“Really, I’ve just been trusting the process day-by-day and just trying to get better. I’m trying to be a better player when I don’t play and just be ready when my number is called. Everyone on the team helps me.”
  • On being ready to play
“It was fun. This is college and this is an HBCU, so it’s even more fun. Everything is just based off how we do. I feel like we’ve brought something to the table this year, and the fans came out and supported us and we love that. We represent the University and they represent us."
  • On the student second and environment at the game



Edward Waters Dawkins Joins 1000 Point Club In Rout Of Morris

Kyeshia Dawkins
Courtesy: GCAC Media Relations

JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- Edward Waters junior guard Kyeshia Dawkins entered Saturday's home non-conference game against Morris College needing just seven points to join the prestigious 1000 Point Club. Instead, the Columbia, South Carolina native led all scorers with 23 points as the Lady Tigers dominated their former Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Rivals, 83-53. Dawkins became just the fourth Lady Tiger in school history to achieve 1000 career points, joining former Lady Tiger stars Latrika Allen, Ruth Waters, & Ebony Presha.

Edward Waters (16-6, 3-4 GCAC) was dominant in every nearly phase of the as all but one Lady Tiger scored in the contest. EWC held the Lady Hornets (6-8) to just 28% shooting from the floor and forced 25 Morris turnovers. The Lady Tigers shot 42% from the floor and hit 78% of their free throws en route to the 30 point victory. EWC had two others in double figures along with Dawkins as freshman guard Jermisha Collins (Bradenton, Florida) finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard Bianca Thornton (Miami, Florida) finished with 16 points in just over thirty minutes of action. Tomeka Harris, Lakil Mason, & Leondra King led the Morris efforts with nine points apiece.

The Lady Tigers continue their home stand this Wednesday night as they will host the Lady Hornets of Concordia College-Alabama in a non-conference matchup at 6pm inside the Adams-Jenkins Community Sports & Music Center.


The Lincoln Lions Lose To The Bulldogs of Bowie In A CIAA Northern Divsion Clash

Joshua Davis
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pennsylvania --  The Lions lost a close one to Bowie State this evening. The game was decided in the last few moments which seem to be the norm when these two teams get together. The men got off to a great start just as the women did earlier. They led early in the first half by as much as 11. The Bulldogs seemed to be off their mark and not in sync. The Lions capitalized with their speed and kept the lead until the latter part of the half. The Bulldogs worked their way back into the game with some great defense which forced the Lions to press and miss some point blank layups. Second chance points in the first half were non-existent as each team attacked the boards. As was the case in their last encounter, speed was a major factor in who was able to get a shot off and who was going to come down with a rebound. The first half ended with Bowie taking the lead with the score 32-29.
The second half was the same story as the first except in reverse. The Bulldogs took charge early and looked to put the Lions away. They were getting to the boards on both ends and getting second chance points that didn't exist in the first half. The Lions on the other hand couldn't seem to get a flow. Points were scored when individuals were able to get inside and use their speed while taking a hit. This was the case for most of the 19 points scored by Quaman Burton (Richmond, VA/John Marshall HS) and 16 points by Joshua Davis (Saginaw, MI/Louisburg Junior College). Each of them often saw the ball going through the basket as they were falling to the floor. They and their fellow Lions didn't give up in spite of falling behind 8 points late in the game. The Lions comeback was triggered by Quaman Burton (Richmond, VA/John Marshall HS)'s 3 pointer at 7:18 left in the game. Freshmen Malachi Seney (Philadephia, PA/Harford Community College) hit another one on the next play completing the Lions comeback and signaling the start of a new game.
For the next couple of minutes each team made statement shots. Joshua Davis (Saginaw, MI/Louisburg Junior College) twice slammed dunks to quiet the locals and give the visiting Lion's Den reason to shout. His forays into paint were equaled by Andre Jackson who scored 21 for the Bulldogs. He was joined in double figures by Ahmaad Wilson who put up 20 points. As the game drew to its final minute the Bulldogs clung to a 3-point lead. Joshua Davis (Saginaw, MI/Louisburg Junior College) had the chance to tie the score in the final minute with an extra point after he was fouled on one of those plays that allowed him to view his basket from the floor up. His missed free throw led to a Bulldog basket which gave them a three point led with 26 seconds left in the game. The Lions intentionally fouled in an attempt to at least get the game in regulation, however the Bulldogs hit their free throws and the three point shots weren't there for the Lions. The final score was 68-73. The teams split the regular season with a win for each at home. The loss takes the team record to 8-15 on the season and 6-6 in CIAA play. The next game for the Lions is February 10, at Manuel Rivero Hall. Tipoff is 7:30 pm.
Darryl Pope Ed.D.

Norfolk State Spartan Women Win 1st Game of Year in 2 OT Marathon at Howard

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For a team that has faced more than its share of adversity all year, what was a little more on Saturday?

The Spartan women's basketball team lost a seven-point lead with three minutes left in regulation and had five players, including a trio of starters, foul out. But none of it was enough to prevent NSU from earning its first victory of the year, a 110-108 marathon win in double overtime over Howard at Burr Gymnasium.

Freshman guard Yazmen Hannah buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 0.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime at 90-all. The teams played to a stalemate in the first OT before NSU pulled ahead and held on in the second extra session.

Hannah had a chance to seal the game at the line with 11 seconds left in the second OT, but she missed a pair of free throws. But Shaylon Tarver's deep, last-second 3-pointer at the horn missed as NSU (1-19, 1-9 MEAC) won for the first time since last year's MEAC tournament quarterfinals – 21 games ago, and also against these same Bison (3-18, 1-7).

NSU hit a season-high 12 3-pointers, one shy of the school record, and scored its most points ever against a Division I school. Only a 116-point night against Virginia-Lynchburg on Dec. 20, 2013 saw the Spartans score more than Saturday's 110.

NSU got career highs in points from Kiara Phillips (21) and Hannah (20) and a career-high 19 rebounds – to go with 15 points – from Siobhan Beslow. In all, a season-high six Spartans scored in double figures, including Koryn Lawrence with 16, Brehanna Daniels with 11 and Kayla Roberts with 10.

The Spartans hit six of their 12 treys in the first half alone, but Howard forced NSU into 12 turnovers and outscored NSU 10-2 from the free-throw line to take a 44-38 lead into the half. NSU came out firing in the third quarter, however. A 13-0 run included 3-pointers from Hannah, Daniels and Phillips on consecutive possessions as the Spartans took a 55-46 lead four minutes into the period. NSU outscored Howard 29-16 in the third quarter and led 67-60 entering the fourth quarter.

Howard gradually cut into its deficit, eventually tying the game at 77-all on a trey by Essence Brown with 5:13 left. NSU appeared to be in good shape, however, when Phillips hit a 3-pointer to give NSU an 82-77 lead. A short time later, Beslow scored on a put-back to give the Spartans an 86-79 edge with 3:37 remaining in regulation.

But NSU went cold, missing its next six shots from the floor and going nearly three minutes without a point. Bison forward Sydni Johnson scored off an offensive rebound to tie the score at 87-all with 36 seconds left.

The Spartans missed a shot and then turned the ball over at the other end, and Howard hit 3-of-4 free throws on its next possession. Imani Bailey hit 1-of-2 to put Howard into the lead, then rebounded her own missed second free throw. Teammate Te'Shya Heslip connected on two free throws to give the Bison a 90-87 advantage with just three seconds left.

NSU called a timeout to advance the ball to half court. Hannah then took the inbounds pass and drilled a triple to send the game into overtime.

There were four lead-changes in the first OT. Lawrence hit a jumper to give NSU a 100-99 lead with 14 seconds left, but Heslip tied it with a foul shot five seconds later. A Phillips 3-point try at the buzzer went awry, sending the game into another extra session.

NSU took control of the second OT with a 6-0 spurt that included a basket inside by Shayla Tanner and fast-break layups by Lawrence and Daniels, the latter giving NSU a 110-105 edge at the 1:06 mark. A layup by Johnson and one free throw Bailey in the game's final minute closed the gap to 110-108. NSU had a chance to add to its lead, but both Lawrence and Hannah missed a pair of free throws in the final 30 seconds.

But Howard couldn't capitalize and Tarver's last-gasp triple missed, ending a game which lasted two hours and 45 minutes.

NSU shot 47.3 percent for the game, tied for its second-best outing of the year. The Spartans were 12-of-24 (50 percent) from 3-point range, helping them offset a 12-of-30 (40 percent) night at the charity stripe. NSU's previous season high in made triples was five, and the 12 3-pointers are tied for the second most in school history behind a 13-trey game against S.C. State on Jan. 8, 2005.

NSU also enjoyed a 59-51 advantage on the boards, thanks in part to 28 offensive rebounds. Beslow had nine offensive boards and 10 defensively while notching her 11th double-double of the season and fifth in a row. Roberts also had a double-double, her fifth of the year, after finishing with 11 rebounds to go with her 10 points.

Hannah was 8-of-13 from the floor and hit a season-best four triples. Phillips and Alexys Long both made three, with Phillips adding five rebounds and five assists. Kieera Basey handed out a team-high six assists.

Bailey scored 37 points and Heslip had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Howard. Johnson scored 16, Erin Blaine 15 and Jasmine Hill 14 for the Bison.

The Spartans continue their road trip at UMES at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Box Score

Matt Michalec, Asst. AD/Communications