Last week was a good one for Cynita Webb. The Virginia-Wise senior was named the South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball player of the week after averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Three local standouts have stood out on the national stage recently playing at Power Five football and Power Six basketball schools. Several others also are making their mark in Division I basketball.
Rennia Davis and Rae Burrell scored 18 points apiece and Tennessee cruised past Air Force 81-54 on Sunday in the inaugural meeting between the teams.
Lamonte Turner hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer from the right corner, giving 17th-ranked Tennessee a 72-69 win over No. 20 VCU in the Emerald Coast Classic third-place game on Saturday.
Daivien Williamson sparked a second-half comeback for the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team, which opened a three-game road swing with a 67-63 win at Little Rock on Saturday.
Florida State upended No. 17 Tennessee 60-57 on Friday night in the Emerald Coast Classic.
The ETSU men’s basketball team remained undefeated at home Tuesday night with a 78-69 nonconference victory over its oldest rival, Appalachian State, at Freedom Hall.
Cynita Webb recorded her 30th career double-double on Tuesday to lead Virginia-Wise to an 87-64 SAC win over Mars Hills at David Prior Convocation Center.
ETSU welcomes Appalachian State to Freedom Hall on Tuesday for the 126th meeting between the men’s basketball teams.
Lamonte Turner had 17 points and 12 assists to help No. 17 Tennessee beat Chattanooga 58-46 on Monday and extend the longest active home winning streak in Division I to 30 games.
Landers Nolley II hit a crucial 3-pointer in the final minute and scored 22 points, helping Virginia Tech outlast No. 3 Michigan State 71-66 at the Maui Invitational on Monday.
Emory & Henry senior forward Sydney McKinney, a Union High School alum, was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week on Monday.
Lucas N’Guessan scored a career-high 18 points and ETSU beat Southern Utah 70-58 in a Maui Invitational mainland bracket basketball game.
Scoring a season-high 56 first-half points, the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team nearly hit the century mark against Delaware State on Saturday afternoon.
East Tennessee State hosts Delaware State on Saturday at Freedom Hall as part of the mainland bracket of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.