Williams leads Bethune-Cookman past NC A&T 28-12

Williams leads Bethune-Cookman past NC A&T 28-12

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Quentin Williams rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 128 yards and another score as Bethune-Cookman pulled away from North Carolina A&T 28-12 Saturday.

With the Wildcats (4-2, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) holding a 14-12 lead early in the third quarter, Isidore Jackson's fumble gave the Aggies (2-3, 0-2) the ball on the Bethune-Cookman 4.

But the Wildcats held firm, allowing just 2 yards, and blocked Zach Cimaglia's 19-yard field goal attempt.

Williams - who was 1-of-6 for 9 yards in the first half - then threw a 6-yard scoring pass to Rodney Scott.

After Dion Hanks picked off Lewis Kindle for the third Wildcats interception of the game, Williams added a 31-yard TD run to cap a 9 minute, 22-second drive.

Mike Mayhew, North Carolina A&T's all-time leading rusher, gained only 35 yards on 13 carries.

Lightning delayed the game 1 hour and 46 minutes.

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Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Welcome to the Wizards Rui Hachimura.

In his first action as a Washington Wizard, the first-round draft pick brought home some hardware after being named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

Hachimura showed out in a Summer League that was headlined by which stars were not playing on the court. In his final contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Hachimura dominated the court.

Playing a total of three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Those stats paired with a 2-1 record in the games he played garnered the Second Team honor. 

He was joined by Chris Boucher (Toronto), Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans), Anfernee Simons (Portland) and Lonie Walker IV (San Antonio) on the Second Team. 

The Gonzaga product is looking to become the best Japanese player to step onto an NBA basketball court and, although it is a small sample size, he showed some major potential in his limited action. 


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Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star once again. 

Toliver was named an All-Star reserve on Monday as selected by the league's coaches. She joins Elena Delle Donne, who was named a captain of one of the two teams, and head coach Mike Thibault as representatives from the Mystics. 

This selection gives Toliver, 5-7, the third honor of her career and the second with Washington. Last year en route to the franchise's first WNBA Finals appearance Toliver was named an All-Star. She also got the nod in 2013 when she played with the Los Angeles Sparks. 

Through 15 games, Toliver is averaging 12.1 points and is second in the league with 5.7 assists per game, which is also on pace for a career-high.

She is shooting at a career-best .497 clip and is looking as explosive as ever at 32-years-old. With her and Delle Donne, the Mystics are 9-6 and second in the Eastern Conference.

In the offseason, Toliver is also an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Often she worked on the player development side of the staff and closely with Bradley Beal. 

Delle Donne will have the first choice of selection in the All-Star game draft. As a reserve, Toliver cannot be selected until after the starters are chosen.