Point guard Johnnie Ferebee shined as seventh-seeded Apprentice School upended defending champion Rochester (Mich.), the No. 2 seed, 72-63 Wednesday in the first round of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national tournament in Uniontown, Pa.
Ferebee led the Builders in points (20), rebounds (eight), assists (seven) and steals (three) as they earned a semifinal spot at 10 p.m. Thursday. They'll face No. 6 seed Tennessee Temple, which beat No. 3 Victory of Memphis, Tenn., 73-70 in overtime.
Trailing 49-47 with 10 minutes left, the Builders went on a 17-3 run in the next 6:21 and led the rest of the way. The contest included four ties and seven lead changes.
Apprentice shot 55 percent from the field in the second half.
Ya Ya Anderson scored 18 points as Radford hung on to beat Presbyterian 78-73 in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament in Conway, S,C.
Radford was up 70-59 with 4:49 left, but Presbyterian stormed back to trail by just one with 27 seconds left. Radford's Rashun Davis made two free throws with 20 seconds remaining. and Presbyterian's Jordan Downing missed a long 3-pointer that would have tied it.
Javonte Green sealed it with two free throws. Green finished with 16 points for Radford (21-11), which will face No. 2 UNC Asheville in a quarterfinal Friday, and R.J. Price added 15. Downing scored 32 for Presbyterian (6-26) and Reggie Dillard had 13. ...
Keon Moore, Andre Smith and Joab Jerome had 14 apiece for Winthrop (18-12). The Eagles made all 21 of their free throws and hit 8 of 22 from 3-point range.
Jerome made all nine of his free throws, Johnson made three 3-pointers and Moore had eight rebounds.
Andrew Smith led Liberty (11-21) with 17 points and Joe Retic added 15. The Flames were up by as many as 12 in the first half. ...
Gardner-Webb (18-14) eliminated Longwood 81-65 behind Jerome Hill's 16 rebounds and 12 points. Six Runnin' Bulldogs scored in double figures, led by Tyrell Nelson with 15 points.
For the Lancers, who finished 8-24, Tristan Carey had 18 points and seven rebounds and Karl Ziegler added 14 points. ...
Arlon Harper had 20 points as Charleston Southern (13-17) beat Campbell 81-71. Reco McCarter led the Camels (12-20) with 18.
Old Dominion extended its victory streak to five, the longest in Karen Barefoot’s Lady Monarchs coaching tenure, by beating East Carolina 87-78 at Constant Center.
It was Senior Night for four Lady Monarchs: Becca Allison (11 points), Michelle Brandao, Stephanie Gardner (10 points) and Shakeva Richards. But Shae Kelley scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds as ODU finished the regular season 16-14, 9-7 in Conference USA. ECU fell to 22-7, 10-6. ...
Hofstra outlasted William and Mary 80-77 in double overtime at Kaplan Arena, rallying from a nine-point deficit to tie the score at 71 and force the second extra period.
The Tribe (8-19, 5-11) will meet UNC Wilmington in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament’s play-in game next week in Upper Marlboro, Md.
W&M senior Kaitlyn Mathieu finished with a career- and game-high 23 points, adding 12 rebounds, a career-high four blocks and one steal. It was the 11th double-double of her career.
Freshman Marlena Tremba scored 14 points and made three steals. Junior Jazmen Boone chipped in 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Anma Onyeuku converted a three-point play to start the second overtime, and Hofstra never yielded the lead after that. Onyeuku and Annie Payton led the Pride (13-14, 8-8) with 22 points each. ...
Kirby Burkholder sank eight 3-pointers, one short of James Madison’s school record, as the CAA regular-season champion Dukes (25-5, 15-1) romped to an 86-49 win at Northeastern.
Shanae Hilliard and Courtney Collins scored 20 points each as Apprentice School beat Rochester (Mich.) 74-59 Wednesday to earn a spot in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national semifinals in Uniontown, Pa.