from Saturday afternoon where A&T topped Norfolk State, 74-68….Kameron Langley, from Southwest Guilford High School, has been named the MEAC Player of the Week…N.C. A&T Aggies men’s squad, currently the hottest basketball team in the city of Greensboro….
Jordan “Perk” Perkins, has ascended to the #2 spot on the All-Time Assists standings for N.C. Central….Central 73-56 over South Carolina State on Saturday, and Jordan Perkins (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) dished out a game-high seven assists with six points and four rebounds. With those seven assists, Perkins now has 413 career assists, and has the second-most career assists all time at NCCU.
J.P. Moorman has his first Double-Double of the season on Saturday for the Temple Owls…Temple Owls, win 76-64 over East Carolina on Saturday and J.P. Moorman II(Greensboro Day School) recorded his first double-double of the season on 13 points and a season-high 10 rebounds.
John Newman III(Greensboro Day School) had four points for the Clemson Tigers in a loss at Wake Forest on Saturday….
Aggies Take Over No. 1 In The MEAC
Kwe Parker and Andre Jackson had 15 points apiece.
EAST GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T men’s basketball team is the No. 1 team in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) thanks to a 74-68 win Saturday evening at Corbett Sports Center over the previous No. 1 team in the MEAC.
Norfolk State (10-12, 6-1 MEAC) came into Saturday’s game undefeated in the conference. Thanks to a strong defensive effort on Jermaine Bishop, the Aggies (11-12, 7-1 MEAC) extended their conference home game winning streak to 21.
“Big-time win,” said acting head coach Will Jones. “We knew we had to come out on defense and make it tough for Norfolk to score and I thought the guys did a heck of a job.”
Bishop came into the game averaging 14.2 points per game. He had just six shot attempts on Saturday and scored 10 points thanks to a strong defensive effort led by junior Kwe Parker. Parker was also valuable offensively with 15 points. Senior guard Andre Jackson also had 15 points.
“Kwe is our energy guy,” said Jones. “I told Kwe on Thursday that his job was to make sure Bishop is going to have the hardest night he’s going to have all season. I thought we rattled those guys over the first couple of possessions, he was never able to find his rhythm and they need him to score in order to win.”
Senior forward Ronald Jackson turned in 14 points and nine rebounds and fellow big man Devin Haygood added 12. Junior guard Kameron Langley scored 11 points and added 11 assists for his fifth-straight double-figure assist game. It was his sixth career double-double. Langley needs just 39 dimes to break the Aggies all-time assist record held by Thomas Griffis (582).
The Aggies never trailed in the game, leading for 39:17 of game time.
N.C. A&T led by nine, 60-51, with 5:34 remaining in the contest. NSU’s Joe Bryant hit a 3-pointer to cut the Aggies lead to six. Langley scored on a layup and on the Aggies ensuing possession, Langley threw an alley-oop to Ronald Jackson to extend the lead to 10. The Aggies led by as many as 14, 68-54, with 3:08 remaining.
Norfolk put together a 14-4 run over the next two minutes to pull within four, however, 72-68, with 27 seconds to play. But Ronald Jackson iced the game with a pair of free throws.
In the first half, Langley had eight of his 11 assists and Andre Jackson scored 14 of his 15 points to lead the way. Parker hit back-to-back 3-pointers to open the game and the Aggies jumped out to a 16-7 advantage in front of a boisterous crowd of 4,213.
Leading 26-20, N.C. A&T outscored the Spartans 11-4 and took a 37-24 lead into the locker room.
Bryant led the way for the Spartans with 17 points. Next up, the Aggies will take on South Carolina State on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Corbett Sports Center.
more from East Greensboro:…Kam Langley, from Southwest Guilford High School, is the MEAC Player of the Week….
EAST GREENSBORO – Junior guard Kameron Langley has earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) player of the week honors for his efforts in the Aggies past two games.
It is Langley’s first career MEAC player of the week honor. He is also the first Aggie to earn Player of the Week this season.
Last week, Langley averaged 15.5 points, 12.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game to lead N.C. A&T to wins over Bethune-Cookman and Delaware State.
Against Del State, Langley posted the first triple-double in recent history for N.C. A&T with 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Langley was just four rebounds away from averaging a triple-double for the entire week.
With 532 career assists, the junior needs just 50 dimes to break the Aggies all-time record held by Thomas Griffis and 91 to break the conference record held by Larry Yarbray of Coppin State.
Langley joins senior forward Ronald Jackson, freshman center Harry Morrice and freshman guard Fred Cleveland, Jr. as Aggies to earn weekly conference honors this season. Jackson won defensive player of the week, Morrice won rookie of the week and Cleveland has won rookie of the week, twice.