Area briefs: Handley tops Millbrook in wrestling dual

Posted: December 13, 2012

From Star staff reports

WINCHESTER — The Handley wrestling team defeated two-time defending Northwestern District champion Millbrook 37-36 in a dual match Wednesday at Casey Gymnasium.

The match was tied 36-all after the completion of the matches, but Handley was given a tiebreaker point because they had more six-point wins (falls or forfeits) than Millbrook (0-1). The Judges had five such wins while the Pioneers had four.

Wednesday marked the first time that Handley has beaten Millbrook in a dual since head coach David Scott joined the program in 2009-10.

Those winning for Handley were Lio Quezada (113 pounds, decision), Sam Thomson (120, fall), Sean Bridgeforth (126, forfeit), Joe Lewis (138, fall), Harrison Robinson (145, decision), Skylar Wotring (195, pin), Jordan Dowrey (285, pin).

Those winning for Millbrook were Ryan Meushaw (106, tech fall), Isaac Meadows (126, fall), P.K. Jessen (152, major decision), Nick Kilmer (160, fall), Dylan Wisman (170, fall), Devon Sharp (182, decision) and Lee Artrip (220, fall).

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Pioneers 53, Falcons 46

ASHBURN — Senior Rze Culbreath scored a game-high 27 points to lead Millbrook to a non-district win over Briar Woods Wednesday night.

Millbrook (3-1) overcame a 16-3 deficit at the end of the first quarter to rally for the victory. The Pioneers trailed 21-16 at the half and then 38-33 after three quarters, but Millbrook rallied by outscoring Briar Woods 20-8 in the fourth.

T.J. Bruce added seven points for the Pioneers.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Pioneers 45, Knights 44

BRIDGEWATER — Millbrook guard Brenna Cook scored 22 points to lead Millbrook to a 45-44 win over Turner Ashby in a non-district girls’ basketball game Wednesday.

The Pioneers improved to 6-1, and the Knights dropped to 0-6.

Freshman forward Sarah Wood scored a team-high 13 points for TA, which had a possession in the final seconds but couldn’t get up a shot.

Warriors 54, Cougars 40

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va.— Sherando increased its lead by the end of every quarter in a non-district game with Jefferson (W.Va.) Wednesday.

The Warriors (3-2) led 10-9 after one quarter, 27-24 at the half, and 39-33 after three quarters before breaking the game open.

Sherando was led by Lauren Reed (16 points, six steals, four assists), Heidi Brown (12 points, six rebounds, three blocks) and Jessica Hakel (12 points, five assists, five steals).

Men’s Lacrosse

Hornets name captains

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University men’s lacrosse coach Mike Kruger announced Wednesday that senior Bryan Pope and sophomore Eric Hobby have been elected as co-captains for the 2013 season.

Pope is a midfielder and Hobby a short-stick defensive midfielder.

Pope was the team’s leading scorer last season with 30 goals and five assists for 35 points on his way to earning All-CSAC honors.

Hobby, who came to SU after serving in the U.S. Military, played in all 15 games last year as a short-stick defensive midfielder.

“These two are great leaders in every sense of the word,” Kruger said. “Bryan is always working to improve himself as a lacrosse player and Eric commands respect in every part of his life.

“I think the team has done a great job of selecting its leaders for the upcoming season — this is essential for us as we move into the ODAC this spring.”

Shenandoah opens its 2013 season, its second under Kruger’s direction, on Feb. 23 at Alvernia.