St. Augustine’s to play in Pickle Classic this weekend
The St. Augustine’s men’s basketball team will compete in the Pickle Classic this weekend hosted by Mount Olive.
The Falcons will play Barton College at 5 p.m. on Friday and Mount Olive at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The site is Kornegay Arena on the Mount Olive campus.
Four teams are competing in the Pickle Classic including the Falcons (1-1). The others are host Mount Olive (0-2), Barton (0-2) and Georgian Court University (0-3). The team with the best record in the round-robin format will be declared the Pickle Classic champion.
Tickets are $10 for one day and $15 the entire session. Children ages 4 and under are admitted free.
Shaw: After coming off a victory in their season opener, the Bears travel to Morehouse College for a nonconference contest at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Atlanta. This will be the team’s first time facing the Maroon Tigers since 2007.
Duke: The 2017 Naismith Trophy High School Girls’ Player of the Year Preseason Watch List was announced this week with two recent Blue Devils’ signees, Mikayla Boykin and Jade Williams, among the 50 selected.
St. Augustine’s: On Friday, the Falcons and Miles College will meet in the opening game of the ECSU Classic at the Vaughn Center in Elizabeth City. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.
UNC: Stephanie Watts scored 28 points to lead the Tar Heels to an 80-35 victory over Alabama A&M on Thursday night at Carmichael Arena.
Watts, the 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year, caught fire in the second half with 17 points. She also hauled in 11 rebounds for her eighth career double-double, and tied a personal best with six makes from three-point land.
Next up, the team hosts Bucknell on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Wake Forest: Aided by a 16-0 run in the second and third quarters, the Demon Deacons pulled away from Rutgers on Thursday night at LJVM Coliseum and earned a 55-43 victory. The team improved to 2-1 in the season.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons wrap up the home season this weekend. The team will play Miami at 6:30 p.m. on Friday for a Senior Night game for Hanna Lee at the LJVM Coliseum. The team will then face Florida State at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the Summit School gymnasium.
Elon: Junior Sydney Busa was selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Volleyball Team on Thursday. Busa received a spot on the All-CAA third team while also representing the Phoenix on the league’s All-Academic team.
St. Augustine’s: Sophomore Shakera Hall was named to the CIAA Volleyball Honors Week on Thursday. Hall finished the regular season with 14 kills and 10 digs in a loss to Shaw last Friday. For the week, Hall averaged 4.86 kills per set and 3.29 digs per set in two matches.
Wake Forest: Head coach Jeff Wyshner announced Thursday that Eliza Omirou has signed a national letter of intent to attend the university. Omirou will join the Demon Deacons in the 2017-18 season.
Duke: Head coach Jamie Ashworth announced the signing of Kelly Chen and Ema Lazic on Thursday. The duo are slated to join the Blue Devils for the 2017-18 campaign.
Track & Field
Duke: The Blue Devils received letters of intent from four student-athletes this past week: Christopher Ambrosio (men’s distance), Becky Arbiv (women’s pole vault), Sara Platek (women’s distance) and Erin Marsh (women’s heptathlete/400m hurdler). The athletes will begin their Blue Devils careers for the 2017-18 season.
Duke: The team opens its home schedule Friday, welcoming Wisconsin. The Blue Devils and Badgers will compete at 7 p.m. at the Card Gymnasium.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack treks across country this weekend, heading to Alaska for a pair of matches. Friday the Wolfpack will square off against Kentucky in a Great America Rifle Conference match and take on Alaska-Fairbanks on Sunday afternoon.
Competition is slated to begin at 1 p.m. each day inside the E.F. Horton Rifle Range.
N.C. State: The team got off to a strong start on Thursday evening at the GAC Invitational inside the Greensboro Aquatic Center, as the Pack earned wins in eight of the 12 events contested on the first day of competition. The men’s squad sits in first place with 476 points while the women trail by 5.5 points with 410 in team scoring.
UNC: Junior Caroline Baldwin broke the Tar Heel record in the 50-yard freestyle and UNC’s 200-yard freestyle relay earning a NCAA automatic qualifying time to highlight action for the teams on the opening day of the N.C. State/GAC Invitational at the Greensboro Aquatics Center Thursday night.
Duke: The team reset two school records and featured a number of career-best times. Sophomore Evan Moretti paced the divers with a win on the 1-meter board on the opening day at the N.C. State GAC Invite. The Blue Devil men and women rounded out the first of three days of competition in third place with a combined score of 881 points.
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