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Davis lifts California Baptist past Bethune-Cookman 87-68

Dec. 15, 2019 12:29 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — De'jon Davis had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead five California Baptist players in double figures as the Lancers got past Bethune-Cookman 87-68 on Saturday night. Ferron Flavors Jr. added 15 points for the Lancers. Reed Nottage, Milan Acquaah, and Brandon Boyd each chipped in 12...

Martin scores 20 to lift Rice over Houston Baptist 96-84

Dec. 14, 2019 10:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Robert Martin had 20 points as Rice defeated Houston Baptist 96-84 on Saturday night. Drew Peterson had 17 points for Rice (7-4). Chris Mullins added 13 points. Trey Murphy III had 13 points for the hosts. The 96 points were a season best for Rice. Ian DuBose had 29 points for the Huskies...

Robinson lifts New Orleans over Williams Baptist 103-59

Dec. 14, 2019 10:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bryson Robinson had 22 points as New Orleans routed Williams Baptist 103-59 on Saturday night. Gerrale Gates had a career-high 19 points and seven rebounds for New Orleans (4-5), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Ahren Freeman added 17 points and Troy Green had 15 points for...

Child hurt in fall from minibus carrying Amish in upstate NY

Dec. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EST

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy suffered scrapes and bruises when he fell out of a minibus carrying Amish community members in upstate New York on Saturday, police said. The mishap occurred at about 5 p.m. on Interstate 81 near Kirkwood, New York, state police said. Police said two minibuses were...

Pastor: Donated toys tainted by meth lab in church playroom

Dec. 12, 2019 5:43 PM EST

BUXTON, Maine (AP) — Christmas toys donated to a Maine church where a meth lab was discovered in the playroom have been contaminated and cannot be given out to children in need, the church's pastor said. Buxton community members donated two large boxes of toys, but for safety sake, the Buxton United...

Vandals hit 2 Kentucky churches on same street

Dec. 12, 2019 6:09 AM EST

EASTVIEW, Ky. (AP) — Congregants entered two Kentucky churches Sunday morning to find their houses of God in disarray, with items missing or destroyed. Bibles, church records and numerous sacred items like crosses were stolen from the Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Smith Chapel United...

Acquaah carries California Baptist over UC Irvine 68-60

Dec. 8, 2019 12:39 AM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Milan Acquaah had 26 points as California Baptist defeated UC Irvine 68-60 on Saturday night. Glenn Morison had 12 points and 11 rebounds for California Baptist (5-4). Ferron Flavors Jr. added 12 points. Brandon Boyd had 11 points and seven rebounds for the visiting team. Collin Welp...

Samford uses 2nd-half spurt to down Houston Baptist

Dec. 7, 2019 10:20 PM EST

Jalen Dupree scored 23 points and Josh Sharkey added 18 points with 15 assists and five steals and Samford pulled away from Houston Baptist 113-90 on Saturday. Brandon Austin added 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-5) which shot 37 of 57 (65%) including 13 of 21 (62%) from beyond the 3-point arc....

Helping Pocono homeless and needy, one meal at a time

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On a recent fall day, a homeless man wandered near Ann Street in Stroudsburg. He stopped briefly to dig through a green Dumpster. “We see him every week; he’s one of our customers,” Jeffrey Weber said. By customers, Weber means patrons of the soup kitchen at...

Real-life Golden Girls? Co-living aims to ease aging crisis

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — This is the true story of three strangers who chose to live in a house together and have their lives studied. Find out what happens when retired people stop living alone, and start saving money. ___ On a chilly fall morning, Esther Courtney sat at her kitchen table, fiddling with...