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Cuevas-Moore to leave USC,

play grad season at WVU

COLUMBIA ( - South Carolina women's basketball is losing one of the pieces that helped the Gamecocks win a national title a year ago.

According to the school's athletic website on Wednesday afternoon, Bianca Cuevas-Moore will transfer to West Virginia for her final season of eligibility.

Cuevas-Moore missed all of this season with a knee injury as Ty Harris and Bianca Jackson started almost every game in the backcourt this year.

The grad transfer will be eligible to play immediately after graduating from South Carolina in the spring.

In three seasons Cuevas-Moore averaged 6.9 points and 1.8 assists per game.

South Carolina and Head Coach Dawn Staley will fill her spot with Destanni Henderson, the No. 1 overall point guard in the 2018 class, who has already signed her letter-of-intent with the Gamecocks.

Claflin baseball falls

14-5 at home to NGU

The Claflin University baseball team fell to North Greenville University for the second time this season, losing 14-5 on Wednesday at Mirmow Field.

The non-conference loss dropped Claflin to 11-24 on the season, heading into an important Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference East Division series with Clark Atlanta.

The three-game SIAC series gets underway at Mirmow Field, Friday with a single game at 5 p.m. followed by a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday is designated as senior day, with senior members of the baseball team being recognized in a pre-game ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

NGU improved to 32-6 with Wednesday's win.

The Crusaders scored in every inning except the eighth. NGU led 7-0 before the Panthers plated a run.

Grayland Fowler hit a two-run homer, his first home run of the season, in the bottom of the fourth inning for the Panthers. The long ball, which gave Fowler 29 RBI for the season, also brought home Darrell Langston, who opened the inning with a single.

Claflin had three hits in the inning as Clyde Parker, who finished with three hits in the game, doubled with two outs. Parker was left stranded as Harold Smith fouled out to the first basemen.

The Panthers added three more runs in the eighth off a two-run double by Craig Hopkins and a RBI-single off the bat of Ashtin Knowles.

Claflin had seven hits. NGU, which had 15 hits in the game, was led by Sean Parsons who went 2-for-2 with 3 RBI.

Shane Bishop, 1-0, was the winning pitcher, while Chazz Walker, 0-1, shouldered the loss.


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