Monday, February 7, 2011

Hampton rolls again; Near miss for Virginia against Florida State

Florida State 78, Virginia 74
What looked like a routine win for the Seminoles turned into a near-upset by the Cavaliers, who whittled a 17-point deficit to two points in the final minute. A steal by Paulisha Kellum on the inbounds pass and Virginia was in business to tie or win it, but Kellum was called for traveling. The teams traded baskets before Cierra Brevard sealed it with free throws, which were two of her 22 points. FSU nailed 20 of its 22 from the stripe. Much like the Maryland game, Virginia showed it could compete with the bigs in the ACC, but coming out with a win continues to elude the Cavaliers (13-12, 2-7).

Delaware State 66, Norfolk State 4
We thought this was NSU's chance to end its conference road futility, but when you go don't score for half the game, the winning doesn't come easy. The Spartans shot 23 percent in the first half and were outscored 32-19. Another drought in the second -- a lack of points for a total of 19 minutes, 18 seconds when it was all said and done -- doomed NSU against the Hornets. Neither team was pretty (the two combined for 15 assists and 42 turnovers), but Delaware State was more effective, sending the Spartans to 8-12, 1-9 in the MEAC.

Hampton 79, NC A&T 44
Go ahead. Find an Eagle who scored double digits. You can't against this fierce Pirates (17-6) defense that held its sixth opponent in 2011 to under 50 points. Keiara Avaira had career highs in points (17) and rebounds (9) and Jericka Jenkins produced a second straight double-double (17 points, 11 assists). Nice to say 10 points from freshman guard Nicole Hamilton, too.  Speaking of streaks, HU has won five straight.

1 comment:

  1. The way I look at Virginia -- I think they will finish the season at 15-15. It was nice to see Erinn Thompson contributing more than 2 minutes in this particular game! 9 points in 16 minutes!

    Debbie should let her play more from now on!!