Tuesday, January 18

Tag: Virginia Union

Men Shine, Women Struggle in Last Week’s Basketball Games
Campus Sports & Athletes

Men Shine, Women Struggle in Last Week’s Basketball Games

By Nigel Broadnax This past week was a good one for the Lincoln University men’s basketball team. It was not so great for the women’s team. The men defeated Elizabeth City State University 64-58, earning a victory in their final home game of the seasons. Trailing 27-10 with 8:06 left in the opening period, the team began a 17-4 run which cut the lead to four. Following a three-pointer by senior guard George Jackson to end the run with 34 seconds left, ECSU made a basket at the buzzer to make it a six-point game at the half. The Lions scored seven unanswered points within the first three minutes of the half to take their first lead of the game. ECSU regained a one-point lead shortly after, only for Lincoln to take it right back almost immediately. While the remainder ga...
Men prevail, women fall in weekend basketball contests
Campus Sports & Athletes

Men prevail, women fall in weekend basketball contests

By Nigel Broadnax Lincoln University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams had mixed results during weekend contests against Virginia Union.  The men prevailed 60-58, while the Lady Lions fell 52-43. The Lincoln University men's basketball team prevailed against Virginia Union University at Manuel Rivero Gymnasium on Saturday. Late free throws by senior Richard Glover lifted Lincoln to the victory. The game was kept pretty close throughout the first half, despite the Lions trailing by as many as six at one point. They trailed 31-29 at halftime. Lincoln jumped out to a 39-31 within the first four minutes of the second half. Virginia Union responded with a 19-9 run over the next seven minutes, gaining a 50-48 advantage. Virginia Union's final lead of the game was 58-...