Area briefs: Bobcats rally to defeat SU men

Posted: November 27, 2012

From Star staff reports

WINCHESTER — Visiting Frostburg State took advantage of Shenandoah’s mistakes Monday night in an 80-69 non-conference men’s basketball victory over the Hornets.

Frostburg (2-2) scored 31 points off of 18 SU turnovers on its way to the 11-point victory.

Shenandoah (2-4), which led 38-36 at the break, had 10 points off of the Bobcats’ 11 turnovers.

SU split those 18 turnovers equally between the two halves.

Trailing 30-17 with 4:52 remaining in the first, Shenandoah roared back into the contest on the strength of a 21-8 run to finish the stanza.

Coach Rob Pryor’s club scored the initial four points of the second before Frostburg reasserted control.

The Bobcats had a 13-0 run from the 18:23 to 16:03 marks to turn a 42-38 deficit into a 49-42 lead — SU was held without a field goal from the time Avery Green hit a jumper at 18:54 until Jimi Starks matched Green with one of his own at 12:10.

The only Shenandoah points during this period were five Xavier Alston free throws.

SU was able to cut the deficit to five, with 10:25 remaining but could get no closer.

Frostburg led by at least 10 points for the final 6:05.

Freshman Sharif Almulla led the hosts with 17 points while Alston had 12 and Bryce Mitchell 10.

Christian Jackson had a game-high 27 for the victors.

Shenandoah had a 41-35 advantage on the glass with Alston grabbing nine of those boards.

The Hornets are on the road Wednesday at Marymount in an 8 p.m. non-conference contest.

Green named ACC Player of the Week

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech guard Erick Green has been named the ACC Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 25. The honor was selected by a panel of media members in the ACC region.

Green, a senior and former standout at Millbrook High School, led the 5-0 Hokies to a pair of victories this past week, recording career-highs in scoring in both games. In a 96-87 win at North Carolina-Greensboro Monday, Green scored a career-high 26 points and had six assists. Against Appalachian State on Friday, Green posted a new career-high with 27 points and handed out four assists in an 87-76 victory. He has scored at least 20 points in all five games this season and leads the ACC in scoring, at 24.4 points per game.

This is the first time Green has won the honor and the first time a Hokie has won the award since Dorenzo Hudson was named the Player of the Week the week of Nov. 21, 2011.

The Hokies return to action tonight as they host Iowa in the Dick’s Sporting Goods ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 7:15 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball

Colonels 48, Generals 34

QUICKSBURG — James Wood opened up the season with a 48-34 win over Stonewall Jackson in a non-district game Monday evening.

The Colonels (1-0) led by just one at halftime but used a 14-2 third quarter to pull away for the win.

Junior Whitney Dick led three James Wood players in double figures with a team-high 12 points and senior Erica Hepner added nine points and 14 rebounds.

SWIMMING

Eagles sweep East Rockingham

STRASBURG — Clarke County’s swim teams swept East Rockingham in a dual meet at Signal Knob Recreation Center Monday night.

The Eagle girls won 108-50, and Clarke’s boys won 65-57.

Clarke’s Marylee Gowdy won the 200-yard individual medley in two minutes, 33.90 seconds, and she took first in the 100 fly (1:06.97). The Eagles’ Emily Deem won the 50 free in a state-qualifying time of 25.75 and also took first in the 100 back (1:07.28).

Clarke’s Giulia Invernizzi won both the 200 free (2:12.65) and 500 free (5:39.50).

Deem teamed with Invernizzi, Michaela Harrell and Gowdy for another win in the 400 free relay (4:16.10) and the Eagles’ 200 free relay team of Invernizzi, Anna Petersen, Kelly Wallace and Harrell also won the 200 free relay (2:05.35). Deem, Gowdy, Petersen and Wallace also teamed for a win in the 200 medley relay (2:05.69).

In the boys’ meet, Clarke’s Matthew Nesselrodt won the 100 back (1:08.83), and Andrew Walraven took first in the 100 breast (1:21.19). Clarke County’s Blaise Guerin-Williams won the 500 free (7:28.02).