Eastern Shore upsets top seed Bethune-Cookman in MEAC quarterfinals
NORFOLK, Va., — Adrienne Jones scored a game-high 21 points and Amanda Carney added 14 off the bench to help Maryland Eastern Shore to a 61-55 upset win over No. 1 seed Bethune Cookman in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena on Wednesday.
Eastern Shore will play the winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal matchup between North Carolina Central, the 5th seed, and North Carolina A&T State, the 4th seed, on Friday at 12 p.m.
Norfolk State cruises past Howard into MEAC semifinals
NORFOLK, Va., — Chanette Hicks led the way with 18 points, and three Spartans scored in double figures as second-seeded Norfolk State upended Howard 76-45 in a quarterfinal matchup at the Score Arena on Wednesday.
The Spartans (19-11) advanced to Friday’s 2 p.m. semifinal, where they will face either Morgan State or Delaware State.
“I feel like this was probably one of the most thorough games we’ve had this season,” Spartans coach Larry Vickers said. “At least in conference.”
Hicks, the MEAC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, also had nine assists and eight steals. The only thing keeping her from a triple-double was the game being out of reach in the last 10 minutes.