College Notes

St. Aug's hoops doubleheader moved; UNC lacrosse gets top billing

From News ReleasesJanuary 8, 2014 

The Saint Augustine’s-Winston-Salem Stat basketball doubleheader scheduled for Jan. 18 in Winston-Salem has been moved to the Lawrence Joel Memorial Entertainment and Sports Complex and named the MLK Classic in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. Tip-off times are 5 p.m. for the women and 7. for the men.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $15 for reserved seats and $20 for courtside seats. The cost is $10 for students ages 6-17 and visiting college students with ID. Children ages 5 and under get in free. General parking in the lots surrounding the complex is $8.

Advanced tickets may be purchased through the Winston-Salem State University ticket office by calling (336) 750-3220 or via ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

•  Saint Augustine’s guard Amere May was named CIAA co-men’s basketball newcomer of the week on Tuesday after scoring 15 points in a 77-74 overtime win over Elizabeth City State University on Saturday.

May swished two foul shots with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to clinch the win for the Falcons, who erased a 21-point second-half lead. He leads the CIAA with a 21.6-points-per-game average.

The junior transfer from Delaware State University has won four CIAA weekly basketball awards this season. He has been selected league Player of the Week twice and Newcomer of the Week twice.

Women’s Lacrosse

North Carolina: Defending NCAA champion North Carolina will begin the 2014 season atop the Lacrosse Magazine rankings.

North Carolina won its first NCAA championship with a thrilling 13-12 win over Maryland in triple overtime last year. UNC returns nine of 12 starters from that championship game this season, including the entire defense. The Tar Heels return four of their top five scorers overall from last season but must replace leading scorer and Honda Award winner Kara Cannizzaro, who has graduated.

Defenders Sloane Serpe and Margaret Corzel, midfielder Brittney Coppa and attacker Abbey Friend all have earned preseason All-America honors for the 2014 season.

North Carolina is followed in the Lacrosse Magazine preseason top five by Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern and Florida. ACC squads Duke (No. 6) and Virginia (No. 7) are in the top 10, followed by No. 8 Penn State, No. 9 Georgetown and No. 10 Loyola.

The rankings were compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultation with college coaches.

Raleigh Sports Club

The next meeting of the Raleigh Sports Club will be on Wednesday.

The RSC will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with special guest speaker Dick Christy, University of North Carolina at Pembroke athletics director. Christy, who has spent the last 13 years in athletic administration, comes to UNCP from N.C. State University, where he was associate athletics director for external relations for the last eight years.

The RSC will honor Ravenscroft basketball standout Chris Corchiani, Jr. as the local student athlete of the week for outstanding achievement in the classroom, community and on the field.

Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Rd. at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Raleigh Beltline . Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. See http://www.raleighsportsclub.org/ for details.

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