A miraculous winning shot that made the ESPN "SportsCenter" "Top Plays" segment, a career milestone for a Phoebus High alumna and a sensational comeback marked a memorable Saturday of college women's basketball in the area.
Apprentice School (15-4) stunned Salem 67-66 in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Shanae Hilliard's final buzzer-beating bank shot from midcourt.
The Builders got 17 points and six steals from Kenya Wilkerson, plus 14 points from April McCoy.
The shot of approximately 45 feet overcame a Salem team (16-4) that scored two wins over Greensboro, which soundly defeated Apprentice this season.
An upset by the Eagles (9-11, 6-2) would've pulled them even with HU.
Hamilton, a Phoebus High graduate, needed just six points to reach 1,000 and did so late in the first half. She became the 24th player in HU women's history to score 1,000 points.
She has teamed with Hampton High graduate Alyssa Bennett to give Coach David Six's team strong leadership the last two seasons.
Old Dominion, down by double digits with less than four minutes left in regulation, scored 19 consecutive points -- the first 10 to force overtime, then nine more to take command of the extra period -- and beat Marshall 65-52 before 2,740 at Constant Center.
Shae Kelley had 24 points, a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, three assists and two steals for ODU (10-12, 3-5 C-USA). Tiffany Minor and Chelisa Painter each had 10 points.
Marshall (7-13, 0-7) led by 14 with 6:19 left in the first half. The Thundering Herd still led by 10 before ODU's mega-run, which was capped by Shae Kelley's tying 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds remaining. Marshall missed a shot just before the buzzer, and ODU never looked back in overtime.
The Herd got 13 points and nine rebounds from Aja Sorrells. Marshall's Chelsey Romero, a freshman from Kecoughtan High, was plagued by four fouls. She had two points and two rebounds in eight minutes.
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D'Janelle Brown hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 34.2 seconds left, and former West Point High player Kiera Gaines made five free throws in the final 19.5 seconds to lift Campbell (14-8, 9-4 Big South) to a 61-55 overtime win over Liberty (12-9, 8-4) in Buies Creek, N.C. ...
Radford (5-17, 3-10 Big South) overcame host Charleston Southern 70-67. The Buccaneers sank to 8-14, 4-9. ...
Coastal Carolina (11-11, 7-6 Big South) won 64-55 against Big South rival Longwood (6-16, 3-10). The Buccaneers went on a 15-1 run to overcome a three-point halftime deficit in Conway, S.C.
Longwood's Daeisha Brown led all scorers with 25 points.
Crystal Strother scored 23 points and Alexis Platt added 14 as Virginia Wesleyan edged Randolph 70-68.Strother hit a 3-pointer with 1:19 left, giving the Marlins (13-6, 7-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) a 69-65 lead, and they held on. Abigail Bullins had 16 points for the WildCats (9-10, 3-7). ...
Virginia State (17-1, 8-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association), ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, won 67-53 at Lincoln (11-10, 4-7) in Pennsylvania.
Virginia Union (5-13, 2-8 CIAA) defeated Chowan 68-37. The Hawks fell to 10-10, 4-6.