Wilkins gets off to solid start with Wolves|Haywood erupts for 203 yards, 3 TDs in win

Published 2:22 am Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sports Editor

Damien Wilkins, a Washington native, had a great debut with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wilkins had a putback at the buzzer that lifted Minnesota to a 95-93 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night. He finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two assists in the game.
He also started the game in Friday’s 104-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, as he had four points, two assists, a steal and a rebound.
Wilkins is averaging 8.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game.
Elton Coffield, a former standout at Williamston High School, is playing for the BSW Sixers in Germany.
Coffield is averaging 20.8 points per game.
Joseph Barber, a former standout at Terra Ceia, is playing for CS Energia Rovinari in Romania.
Barber is averaging 10.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.
Ralph Biggs, a former star at Washington High school, is playing for Krasnie Krilya Samara in Russia.
Biggs is averaging 5.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game.
Bryan Haywood found the end zone three more times and galloped for 203 yards Saturday, leading the North Carolina Wesleyan Bishops to a 42-32 win over Methodist College.
Haywood, a former star at Southside High School, scored on runs of 19, 10 and 1 yards, giving him 13 scores for the season.
He finished with 203 yards rushing on 25 carries. His 10-yard scoring run with 2:20 to play sealed the game for the Bishops.
For the season, Haywood has a team-high 809 yards rushing on 118 carries (6.85 average) and 12 touchdowns. He also has 16 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown, and one kickoff return for 24 yards.
Wesleyan (6-2, 5-0 USA South) plays host to Shenandoah University in a 1 p.m. game Saturday.
Terry Griffin, a former standout at Roanoke High School, had a big day for the Elizabeth City State University Vikings in Saturday’s 21-13 win over Virginia Union.
Griffin came up with his first interception of the season, returning it 33 yards. Griffin also had four tackles (two of them for loss), a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a sack and a quarterback hurry.
For the season, the junior defensive tackle has 43 tackles, including 10 tackles-for-loss (51 yards), 5.5 sacks (28 yards), six forced fumbles, four quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery and an interception.
The Vikings are 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the CIAA.
Jamont Jones had two kickoff returns for 42 yards (21.0 average) for the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears in Saturday’s 24-21 loss to Newberry College.
The former Washington Pam Pack star also had four tackles and one pass break-up.
Jones, a special teams standout, has 20 kickoff returns for 565 yards (28.3 average), which includes a 94-yard return for a score, and six punt returns for 57 yards (9.5 average). The starting defensive back also has one interception, 36 tackles and one blocked kick.
The Bears (4-6, 1-5 SAC) play at Catawba in a 1:30 p.m. game Saturday.
Travis Daniels, a former Washington Pam Pack star, ran for 66 yards on 11 carries to help lead the UNC-Pembroke Braves to a 52-7 win over Frostburg State on Saturday.
The sophomore also had one catch that went for minus-3 yards.
For the season, Daniels has rushed for a team-best 886 yards and eight scores on 127 carries (6.98 average). He also has 10 catches for 97 yards.
The Braves (8-1) play at North Greenville in a 1 p.m. game Saturday.
C.J. Wilson, the Conference USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, had five tackles for the East Carolina Pirates in Tuesday’s 38-19 win over Memphis. He had one tackle-for-loss and he broke up one pass.
Wilson, a former star at Northside High School, has 39 tackles, including 6.5 tackles-for-loss (25 yards), 2.5 sacks (16 yards in loss), seven quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery this season.
In his career, Wilson has 24 sacks, 41.5 tackles-for-loss, 28 quarterback hurries and 174 tackles.
The Pirates (5-3, 4-1 C-USA) play host to Virginia Tech on Thursday.
Greg Palmer, a former star at Northside High School, had 6.5 tackles for the Chowan Braves in Saturday’s 28-18 loss to Saint Augustine’s. He had two tackles for loss.
For the season, the senior co-captain had a team-high 53.5 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss (40 yards), four sacks (34 yards), two fumble recoveries, one interception and one quarterback hurry.
The Hawks (2-8, 2-5 CIAA) concluded their season on Saturday.
Jerrail McCuller is the right tackle for the N.C. State Wolfpack, who fell 45-42 to Florida State on Saturday.
McCuller, a 6-7, 325-pound senior, is a native of Jamesville and is one of three captains on the squad this year.
He made his 25th consecutive start against the Seminoles, which is the longest streak on the team. McCuller had allowed just two sacks over 448 snaps heading into Saturday’s game.
The Wolfpack (3-5, 0-4) plays host to Maryland on Saturday.
Chase Tripp had one tackle for the Winston-Salem Rams in Saturday’s 16-13 overtime loss to Hampton University.
The freshman defensive lineman, a former standout with the Washington Pam Pack, has four tackles and one pass break-up this season.
The Rams (1-7) play host to Delaware State in a 1 p.m. game Saturday.
Kenneth Hyman, a former star at Roanoke High School, had two tackles for the Guilford Quakers in Saturday’s 20-13 win over Randolph-Macon.
For the season, the sophomore cornerback has 15 tackles, five pass breakups, two interceptions and four punt returns for 32 yards (8.0 average).
The Quakers (2-6, 1-3) play at Catholic in a noon game on Saturday.
William Hunt, a former star at Plymouth High School, did not record any statistics for the Fayetteville Broncos in Saturday’s 31-8 win over Livingstone College.
The freshman defensive tackle has five tackles on the season.
The Broncos (7-3, 6-1 CIAA) play in the CIAA championship game on Saturday.
Jamel Moore, a former standout at Williamston High School, had one catch for 4 yards for Livingstone College in Saturday’s 31-8 loss to Fayetteville State.
For the year, Moore had six kickoff returns for 181 yards (30.2 average), nine receptions for 120 yards and 19 rushes for 5 yards.
The Blue Bears (0-10, 0-7 CIAA) concluded their season on Saturday.
Terrance Copper, a former standout at Washington High School, is playing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Copper has two catches for 11 yards, and six special teams tackles this season.
The Chiefs (1-6) return to action Nov. 8 at Jacksonville.
Jessy Rogers, a former star at Washington High School, is a member of the N.C. A&T cross country team.
The sophomore helped the Aggies tie for second place in the Mid-Eastern Cross Country Championships, held Saturday at the University of Maryland E. Shore in Princess Anne, MD. Rogers finished 42nd overall in a time of 21 minutes, 53.13 seconds.
Danielya Whitney has 31 kills, 15 assists, five digs and five blocks for Pitt Community College.
Whitney, a former standout at Southside High School, is a freshman middle blocker for the Bulldogs.
Pitt (20-13) plays in the Region X Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Stephen Cullop, a former standout at Terra Ceia, played in six games for the Waldorf Warriors this season. The freshman started in goal in two of those games.
The freshman goalie had 12 saves and allowed nine goals in 173 minutes, 38 seconds of time in the net for Waldorf (5-14, 0-8).
Marissa Smith, a former standout at Washington High School, had one goal this season for the Methodist Monarchs.
The freshman played in seven of her team’s games, starting one of them. She had two shots on goal this season for the Monarchs (9-9-1, 5-3-1 USA South).
Jeanna Buck, a former standout at Washington High School, played in all 16 games for the Peace soccer team this season. The freshman defender/midfielder started in 13 of those games. She had nine shots, including five shots on goal, for the Pacers (1-15, 1-8 USA South).
John Lohman, a former standout at Washington High School, is playing with the Pfeiffer Falcons’ soccer team.
The freshman midfielder has one shot on goal and has appeared in five games.
Pfeiffer (13-4, 8-2 Conference Carolinas) plays in conference tournament action on Tuesday.