MEAC standouts featured in first HBCU classic

South Carolina State running back Coty Martin scored two touchdowns for the East team in the inaugural Historically Black College and Universities All-Star Classic. Jackson State receiver Christopher Jones scored the West’s lone touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Southern quarterback Thomas Ricks. The East defeated the West 20-10. Eighteen players competed in the MEAC.

The MEAC announced that South Carolina State forward Brian Mason was named men’s basketball Player of the Week. Mason averaged 21 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the field and 9.5 rebounds a game in two games. He recorded his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds against Howard.

Coppin State forward Darryl Proctor won his second consecutive Rookie of the Week award after averaging 15 points a game with 7.5 rebounds. Proctor scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a January 10 win over Howard.

Brittany James of Howard won women’s basketball Player of the Week behind 28 points a game in two Lady Bison wins. James broke the Howard record for 3-pointers in a game by knocking down nine to lead Howard with 33 points in a win over South Carolina State.


The National Tenpin Bowling Coaches Association formed the first women’s national bowling poll last weekend at the Southern Varsity Bowling tournament. Four HBCUs, including Bethune-Cookman, who was sixth, and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, which was eighth, were in the top 10 of the initial rankings.

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