Sunday, March 9, 2014
From Staff And News Services
Defensive back Kendall James of the University of Maine was named Wednesday as a first-team All-American among FCS teams by The Sports Network.
Also, tight end Justin Perillo was named to the second team.
James, a senior from Roselle, N.J., led a secondary that allowed an average of 165.4 yards per game, best in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Black Bears won the league title for the first time, reaching the NCAA playoffs before a second-round loss to New Hampshire.
Perillo, a senior from Wilmington, Del., passed 100 career receptions and 1,000 career receiving yards in Maine’s loss at Northwestern.
James also was named to the All-America second team announced Wednesday by The Associated Press. Perillo was named to the third team.
(3) OHIO STATE 76, DELAWARE 64: LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead Ohio State (11-0) past Delaware (5-6) at Columbus, Ohio.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes, who have won every game by double figures.
STANFORD 53, (10) CONNECTICUT 51: Chasson Randle scored 22 points and Stanford (8-2) defeated Connecticut (9-1) at Hartford, Conn.
Josh Huestis added 13 points, and Dwight Powell had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford, which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit in earning its first signature win of the season.
TEXAS 86, (14) NORTH CAROLINA 83: Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left to help Texas (10-1) hold off North Carolina (7-3) at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns, who survived a missed 3-pointer from Marcus Paige of North Carolina on the final play to earn their sixth straight win.
(25) MASSACHUSETTS 83, OHIO 71: Maxie Escho had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, and Massachusetts (10-0) beat Ohio (7-3) at Athens, Ohio.
Sampson Carter added 14 points, including eight straight in the second half, for the Minutemen, who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32 of 53) and led by as many as 19 points.
(9) BAYLOR 87, MISSISSIPPI 80: Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, including six in the final minute, and Baylor (9-1) held off Mississippi (8-5) at Waco, Texas, to extend its home winning streak to 66 games.
Despite a tough shooting night (11 of 32), the nation’s top scorer made baskets when Baylor needed them. Her floater with 36 seconds left made it 83-79, and she then added four free throws.
(14) NORTH CAROLINA 74, (10) SOUTH CAROLINA 66: Stephanie Mavunga had 20 points to lead North Carolina (10-2) past South Carolina (9-1) at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Diamond DeShields, the daughter of former major leaguer Delino Deshields, added 17 points and Xylina McDaniel, the daughter of ex-NBA standout Xavier McDaniel, had 14 for the Tar Heels.
(18) PURDUE 49, GREEN BAY 45: K.K. Houser hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 11 seconds and scored 17 points as visiting Purdue (8-2) escaped with a victory against Green Bay (6-4).
(20) OKLAHOMA 79, FAIRFIELD 51: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 23 points and Oklahoma (8-3) beat Fairfield (5-4) at Bridgeport, Conn.