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Area Sports Briefs: LC’s Ray is HBCU player of the year

From staff reports

Livingstone guard Roger Ray has been named BOXTOROW Division II Player of the Year for HBCU schools.

The senior from Raleigh led the CIAA and ranked 14th in Division II in scoring (23.6 points per game). He led the CIAA in assists (5.0), and was second in the CIAA in three-point field goal percentage (.367). He had six games in which he scored 30 or more points including a 45-point performance against Virginia State, a game in which he had a triple double with 10 assists and 10 rebounds.

Livingstone junior Lydell Elmore was a second team All-America pick.

Elmore averaged 15.8 points (seventh in the CIAA) and 7.8 rebounds (fourth).

Miles coach Fred Watson was named BOXTOROW Coach of the Year.

First Team All-America

Roger Ray, Livingstone (G, Sr., Raleigh, N.C.)
Glen Abram, West Virginia State (G, Jr., Chicago, Ill.)
Avery Brown, Miles (G, Jr., Clermont, Fla.)
Robert Colon, Winston-Salem State (G, Sr., Jacksonville, N.C.)
James Eads, Tuskegee (G, Sr., Orlando, Fla.)
Darweshi Hunter, Central State (G, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio)
Terrell Leach, Virginia Union (G, Sr., High Point, N.C.)
Cayse Minor, Johnson C. Smith (G/F, Sr., Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Chase Shellman, Spring Hill (F, r-Sr., Louisville, Ky.)

Second Team All-America

Lydell Elmore, Livingstone (F, Jr., Branchville, S.C.)
Joseph Allen, Elizabeth City State (F, Sr., Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Greyson Kelley, Shaw (G, Jr., Raleigh, N.C.)
Randy McClure, Albany State (F, Sr., Paulding, Ga.)
Jordan Peebles, Virginia Union (G/F, Jr., Emporia, Va.)
Jalen Seegars, Fayetteville State (F, Jr., Greensboro, N.C.)
Jelani Watson-Gayle, Miles (G, Jr., London, England)
Deaquan Williams, Lincoln (Pa.) (F, Jr., Camden N.J.)
Andrew Corum, Virginia State (F, Sr., Leesburg, Va.)
Saiquan Jamison, Bowie State (F, Sr., Upper Marlboro, Md.)

College track and field

GREENSBORO — Senior Juwan Houston (West Rowan) concluded his career as the top hurdler in Guilford College history.

Houston recently completed his fourth and final season with the Guilford men’s indoor track and field team.

Houston, who specialized in hurdles and sprints, competed in five indoor meets this season. He ran the second-fastest 60-meter hurdles time in school history (8.60 seconds) in the finals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, where he finished fifth. Houston, who set Guilford’s hurdles record (8.51) in 2019, ran the school’s sixth-fastest race (8.72) in history at the JDL College Kick-off and placed sixth.

Houston posted a season-best time of 23.27 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the VMI Indoor Classic. At the ODAC Indoor Championships, he finished 17th overall in 23.44 seconds. Houston ran a leg for Guilford’s 4×400 relay that ran the fifth-fastest time in school history (3:31.33) at the VMI Indoor Classic.

Houston owns each of the Quakers’ top-nine fastest 60-meter hurdles times as well as the eighth-best 200 time (23.12, 2018) in school history. The exercise and sport sciences major earned Guilford’s 2018 Hull Service Award and was an All-ODAC receiver on the Quakers’ 2018 football team.

Twice he earned a spot on Guilford’s Student-Athlete Honor Roll.

SAC Hall of Fame

Former Catawba women’s golf standout Paige Haverty Stalcup is one of five athletes that were announced by the South Atlantic Conference as inductees into the SAC Hall of Fame.

The 2020 Hall of Fame Class, announced on Wednesday, also includes Mars Hill alumna Stacy Lee Mark Fisk, Tusculum alum Dr. Jarrell NeSmith and Wingate alumna Kerrie Porter Unger. The SAC will also honor the recipient of the Conference’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which will be awarded to Newberry alum Wendell Davis.

“It is a privilege to add these extraordinary individuals to our already impressive Hall of Fame inductees,” SAC commissioner Patrick Britz said. “The SAC is honored to commemorate each of them for their numerous and outstanding accomplishments. They are all shining examples of the rich tradition that the SAC has for both academic and athletic excellence.”

Stalcup, a 2006 graduate of Catawba College, was one of the most dominate women’s golfers in the South Atlantic Conference. She was a four-time SAC Women’s Golfer of the Year from 2003-2006, was a three-time SAC Women’s Golf Tournament medalist from 2004-2006 and was named SAC Female Athlete of the Year in 2006.

She qualified for the NCAA South Regional all four years at Catawba, with her best finish coming in 2006 when she finished eighth overall. She was a 2006 First Team All-American and was an honorable mention All-American in 2003. Stalcup helped lead the Catawba Indians to back-to-back SAC Women’s Golf Titles in 2005 and 2006. She won 13 tournaments in her career and was runner-up nine times. She holds the Catawba record for career stroke average (75.38) and season stroke average (77.91).

As an amateur, Stalcup qualified for three U.S. Women’s Amateur’s and a Women’s Public Links Amateur. In 2006, she won a U.S. Women’s Open sectional to advance to a regional qualifier. Stalcup lost in a playoff at the N.C. Women’s Amateur.

Stalcup currently works at Home Meridian International in High Point.

Induction ceremonies are planned for May 28 in Greenville, S.C.

The SAC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and adjust the date if needed.

Football recruiting

West Rowan’s mammoth defensive lineman Zeek Biggers, who may be moved to offensive line in college, has received another offer — from N.C. State.

Biggers is now listed at 6-foot-6, 335 pounds.

Salisbury-Rowan Hall of Fame

The deadline date for nominations for this year is April 20. A form can be found on website www.salisburync.gov/pkrec or contact Steve Clark at 704-638-5286 or sclar@salisburync.gov.



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