College basketball: LC splits with rival

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Staff report
Livingstone’s women won against CIAA rival Johnson C. Smith, 65-54, on Monday afternoon at Brayboy Gym.
Amber Curtis and Ariana De’Jesus led the Blue Bears with 13 points each. Zena Lovette added 10.
Brittany Taylor and Wende Foster had eight rebounds each.
Livingstone held the Golden Bulls to 2-for-17 shooting in the second quarter and took a 27-21 halftime lead.
With the scored tied 37-all, Livingstone had an 8-0 run to close the third quarter. That burst proved decisive.
Livingstone led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter and made its free throws down the stretch.
Livingstone (9-8, 4-4) shot 34.5 percent, while holding J.C. Smith (12-8, 5-4) to 26.7-percent shooting.
Both teams are 1-2 in Southern Division play.

Livingstone 65, J.C. Smith 54

LIVINGSTONE (9-8, 4-4)
DeJesus 13, Curtis 13, Lovette 10, Searcy 7, Patterson 6, Fowler 6, Taylor 5, Foster 3, Wilson 2, Daniels.
J.C. SMITH (12-8, 5-4)
Lynch 14, Hall 12, Brent 8, Ussery 8, Moore 5, Porter 2, Jordan 2, McNeil 2, Levias 1.
Livingstone 15 12 18 20 — 65
J.C. Smith 11 10 16 17 — 54

Men’s game
Livingstone couldn’t get enough defensive stops and lost to Johnson C. Smith, 89-81, on Monday at Charlotte’s Brayboy Gym.
The Golden Bulls (10-8, 5-4 CIAA) shot 50 percent from the floor and stayed unbeaten (3-0) in Southern Division play. They had three players with more than 20 points, with Diondre Pratt (24), Stedmon Lemon (23) and Alandre Davis (22) all producing big games.
Lemon scored 17 points in the second half and 11 down the stretch.
Daryl Traynham had 22 points for Livingstone (8-12, 3-5 CIAA), including 8-for-10 foul shooting. Nasir Austin shot 7-for-11 on his way to 19 points. Ty Newman was held to nine points but contributed 11 boards.
The game was tied 40-all at halftime.
It was 62-all with six minutes left when Lemon hit a 3-pointer that put the Golden Bulls ahead to stay.
Two former North Rowan Cavaliers contributed for the Golden Bulls. Malik Ford scored a bucket, and Michael Bowman played well defensively in 11 minutes of action.
Livingstone shot 42.2 percent for the game but only 31.4 percent in the second half.
J.C. Smith outscored the Blue Bears in the paint, 46-28.

J.C. Smith 89, Livingstone 81

LIVINGSTONE (8-12, 3-5)
Traynham 22, Austin 19, Newman 9, Harris 9, Flint 6, Holt 4, Cole 4, Belfield 3, Johnson 3, Dubose 2, Wilson, Langley, King.
J.C. SMITH (10-8, 5-4)
Pratt 24, Lemon 23, A. Davis 22,R. Davis 8, Williams 4, Linson 3, Huntley 3, Ford 2, Bowman, Kirchman, Ross.
Livingstone 40 41 — 81
J.C. Smith 40 49 — 89

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