Area briefs: Metheny named All-Sun Belt second team

Posted: December 12, 2013

From Star staff reports

NEW ORLEANS — Former Sherando High School standout and University of South Alabama senior quarterback Ross Metheny was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference second team Wednesday.

Metheny leads the SBC in total offense with an average of 268.8 yards per contest, including throwing for 2,622 yards while completing 201 of 324 attempts.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior from Stephens City accounted for 25 scores — throwing for 15, running for 10 — and is the only quarterback in the conference to rank in the top 10 in rushing after adding 604 yards on 132 carries.

In his second year both as a starter and a member of the team after transferring from the University of Virginia, Metheny helped the Jaguars go 6-6 overall and 4-3 in the Sun Belt to tie for third in the final league standings.

Metheny helped South Alabama, which was picked to finish seventh in the preseason, become eligible to compete in a postseason bowl game in the program’s first season at the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision level, though the Jaguars were not selected for a bowl.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Eagles 84, Indians 58

BERRYVILLE — The Clarke County boys’ basketball team finally opened its season, and it did so with an emphatic win.

Hosting Berkeley Springs (W.Va.), the Eagles (1-0) poured in 50 points over the second and third quarters and cruised to victory Wednesday evening.

Junior Sean McDonald led the way with a game-high 28 points, senior Morgan Warfield added 17 points and senior Josh Dulaney added 11 points in the win.

Huskies 84, Pioneers 78

LEESBURG — Junior Zach Harrell scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to get the Millbrook boys’ basketball team its first win of the season Wednesday night.

Host Tuscarora used a 34-point second quarter to turn a 3-point deficit after the first quarter into a 48-32 lead at the half and never looked back.

The Pioneers (0-3) also got 21 points from senior Bryce Hicks and junior Chris Oates scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in the loss.