B-CU ROUNDUP

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Waters, Williams lead Wildcats in football game

BY ANDREAS BUTLER
DAYTONA TIMES

Broderick Waters threw for 57 yards and a touchdown while running for another 83 yards with a score to lead the Gold team past the Maroon team 28-3 at Municipal Stadium last week.

Waters, a Louisiana Tech transfer, has only been at the school for two weeks. He was recruited as a wide receiver but coaches wanted to look at him at quarterback.

Quentin Williams scrambles away from defenders during the Wildcats spring football game. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF B-CU SPORTS INFORMATION)

“Coach told me that I could be an asset to the team if I learned to play both positions,” responded Waters.

Also looking good at quarterback was Quentin Williams. Williams was Florida’s Mr. Football in 2010 after leading Tampa Jefferson to a state title. He redshirted last season.

Williams was 8-for-9 passing with 85 yards. He filled in for Jackie Wilson, who left the game with an ankle injury.

“I played alright; the offensive line and running backs were doing their jobs so things went well,” commented Williams.

“All our quarterbacks showed some good things. We wanted to see if they could run the offense,” added Brian Jenkins, B-CU’s head football coach.

David Blackwell moved from Quarterback to wide receiver and caught five passes for passes 82 yards.

David Allen and Andronicus Lovett each had a touchdown run while Courtney Keith had a touchdown reception for the Gold team.

Sven Hurd’s 32-yard field goal was the lone score for the Maroon team.
Running backs Isidore Jackson and Anthony Jordan was held out to give other players a look.

Baseball: Weather cancels series finale
Bethune-Cookman’s series finale with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) was canceled due to heavy rains on Sunday.

The two teams split a double header the previous day.

Cory Williamson’s RBI double scored Troy Marrow’s as NCCU (13-27, 9-8) won game to 4-3 in the eight inning.

David Lee went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead B-CU. Alejandro Sanchez was also 2-for-4 and Jordan Taylor had an RBI for the Wildcats.

Brandon Turner’s three-run single in the ninth inning gave the Wildcats a 5-4 win in nine innings in the first game.

Turner finished 4-for-2 and Scott Garner got the win pitching two innings in relief for B-CU. Josh Johnson was also 2-for-5 and Jordan Taylor 2-for-4 for B-CU.

B-CU (24-16, 13-4) still leads the MEAC South Division.

The Wildcats were to play in DeLand against I-4 rival Stetson (26-13) on Tuesday and in Gainesville against No. 1 Florida (31-9) on Wednesday.

B-CU will travel to Greensboro, N.C. to face North Carolina A&T (16-26, 7-8) April 27 and 28. The April 27 game will air live at noon on ESPNU.

Softball: B-CU sweeps North Carolina A&T
The Ladies softball team had its series finale postponed with North Carolina A&T due to heavy rains on Sunday.

The game was played Monday with the Wildcats bombing the Aggies 18-4 to finish a sweep of the series.

B-CU (24-23, 9-0) posted season highs in both runs and hits (20) and extended its MEAC winning streak to 24 games.

Shanel Tolbert (17-11) pitched a complete game shut out while Amari Foster was 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Wildcats.

Bethune-Cookman’s Jackie Wilson (5) throws a pass during the spring game. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF B-CU SPORTS INFORMATION)

Calesha Shelly was 4-for-5 with three runs scored, Kelsey Rodney 3-for-4 with an RBI, Michelle Banuelos-Smith 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Sabrina Ferguson 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Karina Romero 3-for-4 with an RBI, Aurelia Gamch 2-for-4 with an RBI and Cesley Tafoya 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs for B-CU.

Foster, Ferguson and Edmonds (1-for-2, two RBIs) each hit home runs for the Wildcats.
B-CU swept North Carolina in a double header on April 21.

Gamch’s RBI single scored Breanna Chavez in the top of the seventh inning proved to be the game winner as the Wildcats edged the Aggies 4-3 in the first game.

Gamch and Chavez each had two hits while Tafoya, Ferguson and Romero each had RBI doubles for B-CU.

The Wildcats won the second game 6-2 as Tafoya went 3-for-4 and Rodney 2-for-3. Banuelos-Smith had two RBIs while Gamch and Ferguson each had an RBI and Tolbert won both games on the mound for B-CU.

The Ladies were to face No. 17 University of South Florida (40-2) in Tampa on Wednesday.
The Wildcats host Savannah State University (19-19, 8-1) on April 28 and 29 in their final home weekend series of the year, which also will determine the champion of the MEAC South Division.

Track and field
The Wildcats had a good showing at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville last week.

The top finishers for B-CU included: third place by La’Quan Howard in the triple jump; fourth place from Sasha Smallwood in the pole vault, Ricy Brown in the 800m dash, men and women 4c100m relay teams, and women 4x400m relay team; fifth place by Arkeem Barthol in the pole vault, Deidre Jordan in the high jump and Kadian Dunkley in the 1500m dash; sixth place from Stephon Pamilton in the 400m dash, and Desiree Richardson in the shot put; along with eighth place by Juliette Hyppolite in the high jump.

B-CU will compete in the historic and prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on April 27-28. The event is now in its 117th year and hosts one of the largest fields of teams in the nation.

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