Vikings seeded for CIAA basketball tournaments, ECSU softball no-hit by Newberry

ECSU Notebook


Elizabeth City State's Devona Stell (center) leads the Lady Vikings in rebounds this season.


From staff reports

Sunday, February 25, 2018

CHARLOTTE — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association released the seeds for the 2018 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on Saturday night.

In the men’s tournament, ECSU is the No. 6 seed from the six-team CIAA Northern Division.

The Vikings (12-14, 5-11 CIAA) finished conference regular-season action tied with Chowan (11-15, 5-11 CIAA) with identical overall league records and 3-7 records within the division.

According to the CIAA, Chowan earned the No. 5 seed from the division, by beating the Vikings by a larger margin than when ECSU beat Chowan this season.

Chowan defeated ECSU 64-60 on Jan. 13 in Elizabeth City.

ECSU returned the favor with a 71-68 win at Chowan on Feb. 7.

The 1-point margin of win between the two matchups was the difference in the tiebreaker.

ECSU will face the No. 3 seed from the CIAA Southern Division in Livingstone on Wednesday in the opening round on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte.

The ECSU women (9-19, 2-14 CIAA) are the No. 6 team from the very competitive CIAA North and will face Winston-Salem State, the No. 3 seed from the CIAA Southern Division on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte.



The ECSU softball team lost two games against Newberry College in South Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

In Game 1, the Lady Vikings did not record a hit in a 20-0 loss in five innings to Newberry.

ECSU (0-5) was credited with six errors in the contest and trailed 15-0 after two innings.

The Wolves (9-4) recorded 17 hits in the victory.

Emily Marchbanks, who was credited with the win, Selice Daley and Haley Simonds pitched in the circle for the combined no-hitter.

ECSU shortstop Taylor Jones had the Lady Vikings’ lone hit in their 11-0 loss in five innings in Game 2.

Newberry (10-4) scored seven runs in the first inning.

ECSU (0-6) has scored a total of four runs this season.

The Lady Vikings are scheduled to return to action on Saturday, March 3 with a doubleheader against North Carolina-Pembroke in Elizabeth City.