Sports Briefs for Monday, May 19

Rocco, VooDoo top Talons for second win

SAN ANTONIO — The New Orleans VooDoo earned its second win of the season Saturday night, defeating the San Antonio Talons 62-44 in The Alamo Dome.

It was the franchise’s first win over the Talons.

The score was tied at 28 at halftime before New Orleans pulled away for the win.

VooDoo quarterback Kurt Rocco finished 14-of-30 for 263 yards, two interceptions, and seven touchdowns. Rocco’s top target on the night as LJ Castile, who finished with seven receptions for 121 yards and three touchdowns.

Dwayne Eley had three receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns before injuring his knee in the first half. Receiver, Carlese Franklin a former Kentwood High and McNeese State standout, finished with two touchdowns — one on a pass from Rocco and the other a rushing score.

Cameron McGlenn had nine tackles and two interceptions, putting him at seven interceptions on the season. Demarcus Robinson added eight tackles.

The VooDoo (2-6) return to New Orleans Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m. to take on the Iowa Barnstormers (4-4). The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com and WRNO-FM 99.5.

Christie wins Bassmaster event

Jason Christie hauled in a 19-pound, two-ounce stringer on Sunday to win the Bassmaster Elite event at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.

Christie finished with a four-day total of 72-3 to edge Gerald Swindle (71-15) for the title. Christie won $100,000 and qualified for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

Gonzales angler Greg Hackney, who led the event heading into Sunday, finished third (71-11), while Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet (66-14) finished seventh.

Former basketball coach Meyer dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.

Meyer led his teams into the playoffs 19 times and compiled a 923-324 record during his 38-year career, most of which he spent at Lipscomb in Tennessee and Northern State in South Dakota.

Meyer died Sunday morning of cancer at his home in Aberdeen, where he had recently gone into hospice care, family spokeswoman Brenda Dreyer said.

Four months after a near-fatal car accident and a cancer diagnosis, Meyer passed Bob Knight as the NCAA’s winningest coach in men’s basketball history in 2009.

Brother of Falcons WR White killed

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Authorities said the brother of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was shot and killed outside a South Carolina nightclub.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said 21-year-old Tyrone Moore Jr. died in the shooting early Saturday morning outside the Lake House Club south of Charleston.

A statement from the Falcons identified Moore as White’s brother and offered support and prayers to his family.

Deputies said the shooting happened after an argument and fight outside the club. Several shots were fired, but Moore was the only person struck.

Details emerge on Kolstad’s injuries

MANKATO, Minn. — The family of former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker Isaac Kolstad, who was allegedly assaulted by a former Minnesota quarterback and another man released details on his injuries Saturday, saying he has lost part of his brain and can’t breathe on his own.

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