advertisment

Powell, Beckford Earn Weekly Honors

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 01/08/2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
A&T freshman center Bruce Beckford scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, blocked three shots and had three steals last week. Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
Related Links

GREENSBORO - North Carolina A&T put together its first two-game winning streak of the season in men's basketball and it was in large part due to the play of senior forward Adrian Powell and freshman center Bruce Beckford.

After wins over Radford at home and Georgia Southern on the road, both men were rewarded for their efforts with MEAC weekly honors. Powell earned MEAC Player of the Week for the first time in his career, while Beckford earned his second MEAC Rookie of the Week acknowledgement this season.

Powell (6-6, 188, Conover, N.C.) scored 43 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, recorded six steals and blocked three shots for the week. In the process, he shot 57.7 percent from the field, was 3-for-7 from 3-point range and 10-for-12 from the free throw line.  

Beckford (6-7, 215, Silver Spring, Md.) started the week by scoring 15 points and grabbing a season-high nine rebounds in the Aggies 81-77 win over Radford on Wednesday. He followed up by hitting two crucial shots in the final minutes of the Aggies 71-65 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

With the game tied at 56 with four minutes remaining, Beckford pump faked twice and went up for a tough layup in the paint to give A&T the lead. After GSU tied it on its next possession, Beckford hit a baseline jumper to give A&T a 60-58 lead with 2:51 remaining. It was a lead the Aggies never relinquished. For the week, Beckford scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, blocked three shots and had three steals.

The Aggies are back in action Saturday, Jan. 12 when they travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., to face Bethune-Cookman at 4 p.m. The Aggies have not won in Daytona Beach in 18 years.

Features
Highlights
Aug 15 2013
Men's Basketball
Dominican Republic Trip
Oct 10 2014
Football
Hampton_Postgame
Sep 21 2014
Football
Chowan_Highlights
May 02 2014
Track & Field
100_meter_video
Next Up Live on Lock TV
Volleyball A&T vs. Florida A&M
Fri, Oct 31 07:00 PM
Watch Live
Volleyball A&T vs. Bethune-Cookman
Sun, Nov 2 01:00 PM
Watch Live
Live Event Schedule
Advertisement
Advertisement
AMF Lanes
Double Tree
Drury Hotels
ESPNU
Marianne's Brows
Marriott
O Henry Hotel
stop