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Area Sports Briefs: Williams ends career with strong game; Gibbons still hitting homers

From staff reports

Tre Williams (Carson) ended his college career on  Sunday when Claflin lost to Barry, 89-64, in the semifinals of the D-II Southern Regional. Williams had 17 points and five rebounds.

Williams also played well in Claflin’s regional quarterfinal win.  He had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists against Clark Atlanta.

Williams averaged 13.1 points and 4.3 rebounds as a senior and also had 81 assists and 41 steals. He was second on the team in scoring, assists and steals and third in rebounding.

Williams helped Claflin win a school-record 26 games this season, while his brother, Jailen, was helping Carson win a school-record 26.

College softball

Western Carolina’s Hunter Gibbons (West Rowan) hit a two-run homer in Sunday’s 9-8 softball win against Northern Illinois.

It was her third homer of the season and the 20th of her career. She’s sixth on the all-time list at WCU and has a chance at the program record. She needs 10 more.

Rowan Bulls

The Rowan Bulls fell to 0-3 in the East Coast Basketball League over the weekend with a loss at the Florence Wildcats (147-127) and a home loss at Hall Gym to Winston-Salem Certified (119-108).

The Bulls are on the road Saturday against the Hickory Hoyas.

Women’s basketball

Carson-Newman won 75-71 against North Georgia on Monday to win the Southeast Regional and advance to the Elite Eight.

Mika  Wester scored 26 points to lead the Eagles (32-2).

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