UNCP kicks off winter sports with Moonlight Madness

PEMBROKE — The winter sports season officially kicked off for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday night at the Jones Center as the mens and womens basketball teams and the wrestling team went through their paces in front of a packed house for Moonlight Madness presented by McDonald’s.Mens basketball player Jihad Wright said this is really a great way to get the fans excited for the upcoming season.“We always look forward to it,̶...

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Volleyball tops Mt. Olive in 5

PEMBROKE — The UNCP volleyball team rallied back from an opening-set loss by capturing three of the final four sets as the Braves overcame 35 attack errors to top Mount Olive 22-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-27, 15-12.UNCP (14-15) has won three matches in a row and finished a season sweep of the Trojans.Nicole Mathews led the Braves’ offensive efforts by registering her 16th double-double performance of the season with 15 kills and 16 digs, while Ceci...

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Ready for the Moonlight

PEMBROKE — Homecoming week at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke got a bit more exciting this year.In addition to the traditional festivities around the Pembroke campus, fans of winter sports can get their first looks at the Braves’ winter sports teams when the school hosts the fourth-annual Moonlight Madness, presented by McDonald’s.“It was just one of those things where based on scheduling it worked out,” said UNCP mens basketbal...

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UNCP’s Miles, Aiken named nation’s top weekly soccer players

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pair of University of North Carolina at Pembroke soccer players made program history on Tuesday when womens goalie Janae Aiken and mens soccer player Sam Miles were named as the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Players of the Week for NCAA Division II, the organization announced.It’s the first time in the two-year history of the award that one school has swept the weekly honors. UNCP is the third Peach Belt Conference school, joining Flagler and USC Aik...

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Moonlight Madness set for Thursday

PEMBROKE — The UNCP mens basketball, womens basketball, and wrestling teams will host their fourth annual Moonlight Madness, presented by McDonald’s, event at 7 p.m. Thursday in the English E. Jones Center.The annual event will include player introductions, a 3-point competition, scrimmages and wrestling matches, with a dunk contest set to highlight the night. Football head coach Shane Richardson and his team will also be on hand to address the fans regarding Saturday&#...

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MMA star Brunson to receive UNCP’s young alumnus award

PEMBROKE — Officials at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced that Derek Brunson, a three-time All-American wrestler for the Braves from 2003-07, has been recognized as its Young Alumnus of the Year.The Young Alumnus of the Year criteria for selection includes distinguished professional achievement, leadership and service to UNCP and/or its community and loyalty to the ideals of the university. Candidates for the award must be UNCP graduates, 40 years of age ...

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Aiken gets PBC womens goalie award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — After playing an integral role in helping the UNCP womens soccer team to an unbeaten week last week, including a tie with No. 10 North Georgia on Saturday, junior Janae Aiken was lauded with the PBC Goalkeeper of the Week award on Monday.Aiken played all 200 minutes for the Braves between the pipes last week and registered a 1-0-1 record with nine saves. She began her week by stopping a lone shot on goal and picking up her fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 ...

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Miles gets PBC Player of the Week award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Coming off a week that included eight points scored, UNCP mens soccer senior Sam Miles was been named the AstroTurf/Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced Monday afternoon.Miles helped the Braves in two shutout victories last week. Miles opened the week with two goals and two assists against Mars Hill. He is currently second in the PBC with 44 shots, fifth in the league with seven goals scored and f...

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UNCP’s Perkinson nabs 2nd PBC goalie award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Following a week with back-to-back shutouts, UNCP freshman Kenneth Perkinson was named the AstroTurf/Peach Belt Conference Goalkeeper of the Week after going 2-0, the league office announced Monday afternoon.The Garner native collected three saves in a 90 minutes on Wednesday in a 5-0 win against Mars Hill and followed up the performance with a pair of saves in PBC action in Saturday’s 1-0 win against North Georgia. During the week, he held a perfect save...

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Braves no match for Indians

PEMBROKE — For about a quarter and a half, it looked as though the University of North Carolina at Pembroke had put it’s offensive woes behind them against Catawba College.After throwing an interception for a touchdown on the second play of the game, the Braves offense marched down the field on consecutive drives orchestrated by Reggie Pinner and Seth Owen.The happy news ended there as the Indians scored the next 24 points of the game on the way to a 30-17 wi...

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UNCP’s Thompson wins PBC Golfer of the Week

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two days after winning her second career tournament championship, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke sophomore Ashlii Thompson was named the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week on Thursday.Thompson carded an even-par 72 to win the rain-shortened Lady Flames Shootout on Monday in Cleveland, Tenn. The one-round performance was enough to beat out the rest of the 70-player field by one stroke. It was her first title since she topped the field at last...

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UNCP roundup: Golf wins rain-shortened tourney

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Ashlii Thompson’s first-round 72 was enough to claim individual medalist honors and help The University of North Carolina at Pembroke womens golf team won its second team tournament title of the season with the cancellation of the final round of the Lady Flames Shootout.Thompson was joined by two of her teammates on the all-tournament team, as freshman Amanda Levy, 3-over, and Pembroke native Laura Bird, 5-over, finished third and in a tie for fifth p...

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UNCP roundup: Volleyball gets 2nd conference win

PEMBROKE — Using a .201 hitting percentage and forcing visiting Columbus State to commit 34 attack errors, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke volleyball team clinched a 3-2 upset win on Saturday afternoon inside the English E. Jones Center.It was the second league victory for UNCP (11-13, 2-8 PBC) and first for the Braves in the series between the two schools, while the loss for Columbus State (7-10, 4-5) snapped a four-game winning streak.

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One quarter short

PEMBROKE — For three quarters, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team seemed poised to pull off the upset and beat No. 5 North Alabama in Pembroke on Saturday.Unfortunately for the Braves, the game took a turn for the worse in the fourth quarter on their way to a 27-6 loss to the Lions.The Lions held a 13-6 lead heading into the fourth, but a 62-yard pass from Jacob Thomas to Delvon Carpenter with 12:40 remaining and a four-play 42-yard drive wi...

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Montevallo snaps UNCP volleyball’s 2-game win streak

PEMBROKE — Visiting Montevallo posted a .298 hitting percentage and notched seven more kills than The University of North Carolina at Pembroke volleyball team in a 3-1 win Friday.The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for UNCP (10-13, 1-8 PBC), while the Falcons (13-7, 5-3) grabbed their fifth Peach Belt Conference win this season.UNCP junior Nicole Mathews claimed a double-double with 17 kills and 19 digs, while setter Sabrina Gonzalez dished out 37 assists an...

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Braves ready to fight for revenge

PEMBROKE — Last season, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke had one of the best football seasons in school history end infamously at home to North Alabama in a 37-13 loss in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.This season, the Braves don’t have to wait until the end of the year to try and get their revenge.Saturday, the Lions return to Grace P. Johnson Stadium for a 4 p.m. rematch and UNCP coach Shane Richardson said the team doesn̵...

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UNCP tops Flagler for 1st PBC win

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke volleyball team held Flagler to a paltry .075 hitting percentage and fought off several late rally attempts as the Braves snapped a six-year series drought with a 3-1 home win.It was the first series victory for the Braves (9-12, 1-7 PBC), ending a 10-match league skid. It was the fifth loss in the last seven outings for the Saints who have already won a pair of PBC titles since joining the league in 2010.

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