College Sports

ECU junior guard Terry Whisnant to pursue pro career

East Carolina junior guard Terry Whisnant has opted to skip his senior season and pursue a professional career, coach Jeff Lebo announced Monday.

“While we are disappointed to see Terry leave, we understand his desire to do what’s best for him and his family,” Lebo said. “We wish him all the best in the future and thank him for his dedication to our program.”

Last season, Whisnant averaged 12.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game as one of only two players to start all 33 games. Whisnant ranked among the top 10 in The American Athletic Conference in 3-point field goals made (4th), 3-point field goal percentage 9th) and free throw percentage 9th). He led the Pirates in minutes played (31.5 mpg) and 3-point field goals made (77), while ranking second in assists (60) and steals (31).

Baseball

NCCU: The team will be a part of history when the Eagles play Florida A&M at Fenway Park on April 25 in the first HBCU Legacy Weekend.

The match-up is a highlight of the Boston Red Sox Open House at Fenway Park April 25, which is free to the public and also includes a college and career fair.

The two MEAC squads will also play a doubleheader on April 24 at Jim Rice Field in Roxbury, Mass.

Men’s Lacrosse

Duke: After a 15-8 win over No. 6 Virginia, Duke sophomore attackman Jack Bruckner is ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, and teammate Danny Fowler is Defensive Player of the Week.

Bruckner scored a career-high seven goals, including five in the first half, to lead Duke to a victory that clinched a berth in the ACC Championship. The seven goals are the most by a Blue Devil since Zach Howell had seven in a win over Siena Feb. 12, 2011.

In just his third career start, Fowler made a career-high 18 saves in goal to capture his first career ACC victory.

Softball

St. Augustine’s: The pitching trio of Meranda Zanni, Korey Hill and Hannah Stutts held Johnson C. Smith scoreless as the host Falcons won 5-0 and 2-0 in a CIAA doubleheader.

The team gained sole possession of first place in the CIAA Southern Division with the sweep. They are 4-0 in the Southern Division and 13-9 overall. The Golden Bulls are 4-2 in the Southern Division and 11-13 overall.

Men’s tennis

NCCU: All four seniors won their singles matches on Senior Day to lead the host Eagle’s to a 7-0 victory over Averett University.

The Eagles sets a Division I era single-season wins record for a second straight season finishing the regular season 10-9 overall (NCCU’s previous best was last year’s 9-11 mark).

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