Chowan Slips To Panthers At Home, 83-77

Evann Carpenter

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Men's Basketball team suffered an 83-77 loss to Virginia Union on Senior Day at home on Saturday afternoon.


FINAL | Chowan 77, Virginia Union 83

RECORDS | Chowan 12-14 (5-12), Virginia Union 18-10 (13-4)

LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Helms Center)


Chowan was led offensively by lone senior, Demetrius Sanders. Sanders recorded 24 points and seven rebounds.

Gus Rowland tallied a double-double with 17 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds. Xavier Young tallied a career-high 15 points.

Timothy Bing chipped in with 12 points. Chowan shot 31.3% in the second half.


First Half:

Virginia Union jumped out to an early 7-2 lead as Timothy Bing notched the first points of the contest for the Hawks.

Chowan would go on a 19-2 run to take the lead 21-9. Gus Rowland sparked the rally with a layup. Demetrius Sanders would knock down a jumper off an assist from Rowland. The run continued with a Xavier Young layup in transition and a Sanders layup.

Xavier Young, Gus Rowland ,and Demetrius Sanders knocked down back-to-back-to-back three-pointers. Sanders added a layup to give the Hawks the 21-9 advantage.

Timothy Bing, Gus Rowland, and Brandon Mayhan added layups to keep the Hawks in the lead by double-figures, 27-16. Rowland knocked down a three-pointer and Xavier Young added a layup on the fast break to push the lead to 32-18.

Timothy Bing knocked down a three-pointer and Gus Rowland added two from the stripe. The Panthers cut the deficit to six, 37-31, with a 9-0 run. Bing added a layup and Michael Kelly went 1-2 from the stripe.

After a pair of free throws by the Panthers, Demetrius Sanders took the inbound and knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer to lead 43-33 at the break.

Second Half:

Chowan and Virginia Union traded baskets in the early portion with Michael Kelly adding a layup and Demetrius Sanders tallying a three-pointer. Another three-pointer by Sanders kept the Hawks in front by double-figures, 56-45.

Demetrius Sanders hit a jumper and Xavier Young knocked down a triple before the Panthers went on the attack. VUU went on a 12-0 run to lead 64-62 with 7:26 remaining.

Demetrius Sanders evened the score with a dunk and Michael Kelly connected from deep to hand the lead back to the Hawks. Gus Rowland recorded a layup to push the lead to 69-64.

The Panthers responded with a 15-3 run to lead 75-71 with 2:07 remaining. Gus Rowland knocked down a pair from the stripe. XavierYoung completed the three-point play and added two more free throws.

VUU salted away the contest at the stripe to take the win, 83-77.


Chowan slipped to the sixth seed in the Northern Division with the loss. The Hawks will play the seventh seeded Johnson C. Smith on Monday, February 25 in a play-in-game at the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte.

The Hawks lost to Johnson C. Smith on January 10, 61-54, on the road.

Panthers Capture #2 Seed with Win Over Chowan

2/24/2019 | Men's Basketball | Jim Juno

Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach scored a team-high 26 points as the Panthers downed Chowan University 83-77 on Saturday, February 23, in Murfreesboro, N.C.

The win enabled the Panthers to capture the #2 seed in the Northern Division of the CIAA. The Panthers will open play in the 2019 CIAA Tournament at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

VUU's opponent has yet to be determined. The Panthers will play either Chowan, Claflin or Johnson C. Smith, depending on the outcome of the tournament's opening round games.

"This was a big road win to end the regular season and lock the second seed in the CIAA Tournament," said VUU Head Coach Jay Butler.

VUU's Jordan Peebles added 17 points while Demarius Pitts and Will Jenkins scored 15 points.

"I thought Jordan Peebles and Demarius Pitts played well in the first half," said Butler. "They allowed us to keep the game within reach because we were pretty bad defensively in the first half."

Virginia Union trailed by 10 (43-33) at the half before tying the game with 7:52 left to play.

"I challenged Terrell and Will to step up in the second half," Butler said. "They responded and made shots throughout, but most importantly we picked it up on the defensive end to secure the win."

The win gave VUU a final regular-season record of 18-10 overall and 13-4 in the CIAA. Chowan fell to 12-14 overall and 5-12 CIAA play.

RADFORD, Va. – Junior Jermaine Marrow scored 26 points and moved into third place on the Hampton University All-Time scoring list as the Pirates avenged an earlier loss to league-leading Radford with a 74-71 win on Saturday.

Hampton held the lead for almost 34 minutes on Saturday. After trailing 4-0 early, Marrow tied the game on a pair of buckets at the 18:25 mark. Hampton pushed the lead to as much as 10 points on a layup by Marrow with 5:50 remaining for a 28-18 lead.

Radford cut the lead in half on three occasions in the final six minutes with a dunk by Mawdo Sallah bringing the hosts to 37-32 at halftime.

Buckets by Marrow, Akim Mitchell and a 3-pointer from Trevond Barnes helped Hampton get the lead back to double digits with 17:04 left as Barnes drained a 3-ball to lead 44-34. Radford went on a 15-4 run to lead 49-48 on a Travis Fields Jr, layup with 11:17 left.

A dunk by Ed Polite Jr. with 8:40 remaining gave Radford its last lead at 55-53. Hampton responded with a 14-2 run to get the lead back to double figures with a 67-57 advantage on a layup by Ben Stanley. Marrow was 7-of-8 in the last44 seconds from the line to ice the win.

Mitchell added 11 points for Hampton and Kalin Fisher chipped in with 10 as the Pirates. With Marrow’s 26 points, he moved into third place on the all-time scoring list with 1,816 points. He now only trails Greg Hines (1.976) and Rick Mahorn (2,418) on the career scoring list. Marrow added four assists to move into third on the all-time list with 415.

Hampton returns home for Senior Night hosting second-place Winthrop at 7 pm on ESPN News Thursday night.

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