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April 1, 2014 

Ingram, Emmanuel earn honors

North Carolina Central University men’s basketball player Jeremy Ingram has been named to the Lou Henson All-America Team. By virtue of earning a spot on the team, Ingram is now a finalist for the Lou Henson award, which is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in NCAA Division I college basketball.

Ingram was the 2013-14 MEAC Player of the Year and MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. He ended the season 17th in the country in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game, and he averaged 28.0 points per contest in the post-season.

Earlier last month, Ingram and NCCU teammate Emanuel Chapman were voted on to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Division I All-District-15 squad. Ingram was placed on the first team, while Chapman earned second team honors.

Emmanuel averaged 7 points and 6.4 assists a game for NCCU (28-6), and had an assist turnover-ratio of 2.5-to-1.

Northern does well at Knox Invitational

Three athletes from Northern earned first places in last Saturday’s J.J. Knox Track and Field Invitational, helping the Ladies to ninth place and the Knights to 12th place in the event at Eastern Alamance High School.

Koffia Lipscomb won the women’s discus with a throw of 109 feet, 2 inches, while Mookie Chavis got first place in the shot put with a mark of 38 feet, 3 inches.

Colton Lawson had the males’ top finish with his first in the 3200 meters (9:45.34). He also took second in the 1600 meters (4:26.84).

The N.C. School of Science and Math finished 14th among the girls’ teams, helped by first place for its 4x800 meter relay. Individually, Kali Smith led the Unicorns with a third place in the discus (98-9) and sixth in the shot put (30-9).

Perry sets N.C. State record

N.C. State sophomore Alexis Perry established a new school record mark in the women’s outdoor long jump, capping off a hugely successful showing at the 2014 Raleigh Relays.

Perry, a 2012 grad of Jordan High School, made a leap of 21 feet, 2 inches last Friday. She topped Karimah Shepherd’s previous mark of 21 feet, 1.25 inches as the best women’s outdoor long jump all-time at N.C. State.

Perry also finished in first place in the 100 meter hurdles, wining the event with a personal best time of 13.39 seconds.

Jordan lacrosse pulls to .500

Jordan evened its boys’ lacrosse record at 4-4 (3-1 conference) Saturday with a 17-5 blowout win at Roxboro Community School (3-4). Owen Perrien and Alex Wheet each scored a game-high four goals, while Jesse Melton had three goals and dished two assists. Connor Love, Patrick Rowe, Sam Helwig, Sam Collie, Nick Paulson and Dorian Gothard each added one goal.

The win was Jordan’s third straight in conference play and kept it right on the heels of league-leading East Chapel Hill (6-3, 4-0).

“We began our season playing against some of the toughest competition possible,” coach Jamie Sliwa said. “I think our guys have learned a lot from this and are developing into a solid team. We have a long way to go, but pulling back to .500 was a very important first step for the team.”

McCrory’s first is his fourth

Dukes Nick McCrory knocked out crucial dive after crucial dive in Saturdays platform competition at the NCAA Diving Championships, and it paid off handsomely with 454.85 points. He won by .45 over Arizona sophomore Rafael Quintero (452.40), and thus became the first diver in NCAA history to win four consecutive platform championships.

“It was definitely an emotional event, because this is the last time I’ll do the NCAA,” McCrory said.

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