Daily Press (Sunday)

Transfer’s NSU debut ends in loss


Auburn spoiled the Norfolk State debut of Diamond Johnson, pulling away in the third quarter and going on to a 67-39 victory Saturday in Alabama.

Johnson, a former Rutgers and North Carolina State guard who starred as a ninth- and 10th-grader for Phoebus High, started for NSU and scored 15 points. She was one of the many multi-time transfers freed to play the rest of the season because of a West Virginia judge’s recent ruling.

NSU erased an 8-0 deficit to briefly go ahead in the second quarter, and the Tigers (9-2) led just 26-20 at halftime before outscoring the Spartans 27-7 in the third quarter. Johnson finished 6 of 23 and added six rebounds and four steals.

JaMya Mingo-Young scored 16 for Auburn, sinking all 12 of her free throws. Kierra Wheeler had 15 points and 11 rebounds for NSU, which shot 27.6% (16 of 58).

Christophe­r Newport 94, Stevenson 58:

The Captains, ranked third in Division III, improved to 10-0 by beating the

Mustangs (3-5) in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Stevenson shot 56.4% but had more turnovers (41) than field-goal attempts (39) against the Captains Chaos pressure defense.

CNU tied the all-time D-III record with its 36th consecutiv­e road victory. Amherst won 36 in a row from February 2015 to February 2018. CNU’s streak started in January 2019 at St. Mary’s in Maryland. Bill Broderick improved to 265-43 as CNU’s coach, tying Carolyn Hunter for the most victories in Captains history.

Thirteen Captains scored. McKenna Snively led them with 16 points, hitting 4 of 7 3-point shots for a team that sank 14 of 31. Hannah Kaloi had 11 points.

George Washington 46, Hampton 40:

The Pirates (0-8) couldn’t end their victory drought despite Camryn Hill’s 14 points, falling to the Revolution­aries (6-5) in D.C.

GW, 5-0 at home, led for the final 19 minutes after a 24-24 halftime tie, but HU was in striking distance.

GW’s Asjah Inniss had just two points through 30 minutes. But she scored all 12 points for GW in the fourth quarter, when HU netted 10.

Wofford 71, Virginia 70: Rachael Rose hit a buzzer-beating jump shot and finished with 21 points for the Terriers (7-4), who upended the Cavaliers (7-3) at John Paul Jones Arena.

Paris Clark and Olivia McGhee scored 14 apiece and Camryn Taylor added 13 points for UVA. The Cavaliers went ahead for the final time in a seesaw final quarter when Alexia Smith converted a layup off a Clark pass with 27 seconds remaining.

No. 1 South Carolina 99, Presbyteri­an 29: Freshman MiLaysia Fulwiley had 18 points in her second career start for the host Gamecocks, who improved to 10-0 for a third straight season.. The Gamecocks led 36-15 after the first quarter over the Blue Hose (8-4) and steadily built the lead. Chloe Kitts and Ashlyn Watkins had double-doubles, among seven Gamecocks in double figures.

Late Friday

No. 9 Stanford 81, Portland 51: Cameron Brink had 23 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks for the Cardinal (9-1).

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