Area briefs: Conquerors top Warriors

Posted: December 4, 2012

From Star staff reports

FREDERICK, Md. — Brandon Pressley finished three assists shy of a triple double in Mountain View Christian Academy’s 76-43 win over Frederick (Md.) Monday night.

Pressley finished with 19 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and Jonathan Cornwell added eight points, five assists and three rebounds. Isaac Foltz added two points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Conquerors (4-2).

Girls’ Basketball

Patriots 62, Conquistadors 47

STEPHENS CITY — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy defeated Seton in the championship game of the SVCA Tip-Off Tournament Saturday.

The Patriots (3-0) were led by sophomore Carol Bartholomew’s 10 points, 13 rebounds and five steals and freshman Samantah Yarnall’s 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Senior Kayla Freemire chipped in with 13 points in the win.

Men’s Basketball

Green named ACC Co-Player of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia Tech guard Erick Green has been named the ACC Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 2. The honor was selected by a panel of media members in the ACC region. This is the second consecutive week that Green has earned the honor.

Green, a senior and former Millbrook High School standout, averaged 26.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists as the undefeated Hokies posted homecourt wins over Iowa and No. 15 Oklahoma State. In Tuesday’s 95-79 win over the Hawkeyes, Green was 8 for 15 from the field and led all scorers with 24 points to go along with five assists and five rebounds. In Saturday’s 81-71 victory over the Cowboys, Green had career-highs in points (28) and rebounds (seven) in just 26 minutes of action, due to early foul trouble. Green has scored at least 20 points in all seven games this season and leads the ACC in scoring (24.9).

This is the second time Green has won the honor in his career. He shares the award with Mason Plumlee of Duke.

College Football

Metheny, South Alabama finish season

WINCHESTER — Former Sherando and University of Virginia quarterback Ross Metheny’s first season at the University of South Alabama came to an end Saturday with a 23-7 non-conference loss to Hawaii at Aloha Stadium.

It was Metheny’s backup, C.J. Bennett, who directed South Alabama’s lone touchdown drive. Metheny went 11 of 24 for 111 yards and two interceptions.

For the season, Metheny — a junior who started the last 10 games of the season over the the incumbent starter Bennett — completed 189 of 345 passes (54.8 percent) for 2,148 yards, one touchdown and 12 interceptions. He also rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown.

South Alabama went 2-11 overall and 1-7 in the Sun Belt Conference this year. This was South Alabama’s first year playing a full Football Bowl Subdivision schedule.