Gresham-Chisholm is MEAC Rookie of Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Newton defensive lineman Damon Gresham-Chisholm has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week following his outstanding performance in Saturday's game against South Carolina State.

Gresham-Chisholm, a 6-3, 249-pound freshman, collected a career-high 12 tackles, 11 unassisted, with a career-high and conference single-season best six tackles for a loss of 24 yards. Gresham-Chisholm ranks 11th in the FCS in tackles for losses and is the highest-rated freshman in that category.

Elkins leads Lander to exhibition win

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Salem graduate Precious Elkins scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the No. 25-ranked Lander women's basketball team to a 79-65 victory over Southern Wesleyan in an exhibition game in Horne Arena.

Elkins connected on 13 of 20 field goals, while Lea Saunders netted 13 points and Ariel Parker 12 to lead the Lady Bearcat attack.

As a team, Lander, which led 32-36 at halftime, made 35 of 72 field goals for 48.6 percent, including 3 of 17 3-pointers. The Lady Bearcats also sank 6 of 11 free throws for 54.5 percent.