Clarke boys advance to title game

Posted: February 19, 2014

From Star staff reports

LURAY — The sixth-seeded Clarke County boys’ basketball team defeated No. 2 Strasburg 40-37 in the Conference 35 semifinals at Luray High School Tuesday night.

The Eagles (14-10) will take on No. 1 Luray in the championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Clarke County was led by Sean McDonald (14 points, six rebounds, four assists) and Morgan Warfield (14 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds).

Titans 57, Colonels 43

STERLING — Colin Jeffrey scored 19 points to lead three Dominion players in double figures as the Titans defeated James Wood in the Conference 21 boys’ basketball tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

Tommy Arthur added 18 points, and Tony Richardson scored 12 for the Titans.

Dominion led 23-19 at the half, but pulled away by outscoring the Colonels 14-7 in the third quarter.

Cam Butler led the Colonels (12-12) with 12 points, and Branson Ratlief added seven.

Conquerors 64, Warriors 44

WINCHESTER — Wayne Alsberry had 25 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks to lead Mountain View Christian Academy to a victory over Grace Christian School in the VACA North boys’ basketball tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Cornwell added 18 points and six rebounds for MVCA (12-8).

The Conquerors advance to the regional semifinals on Friday night at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Judges 43, Lions 24

MINERAL — Fifth-seeded Handley defeated No. 4 Louisa County in the Conference 23 first round Tuesday.

The Judges (5-12) were led by Alysandra Worrell (21 points) and Angelica Robinson (14 points). Handley will travel to face No. 1 Charlottesville in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Wolverines 58, Colonels 50

PURCELLVILLE — James Wood’s season came to an end with a loss to Woodgrove in the Conference 21 quarterfinals.

James Wood (12-10) led 14-10 after one quarter, 26-25 at the half and 37-36 after three quarters, but the Wolverines outscored the Colonels 21-14 in the fourth quarter.

Woodgrove will travel to face Millbrook in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday.

James Wood was led by Keiana Brooks (13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals), Whitney Dick (10 points, five rebounds, five steals, three assists), Kaitlyn Crane (10 points) and Danielle Rizzari (six points, five assists).

Conquerors 56, Crusaders 26

WINCHESTER — Amber Grimes scored a game-high 21 points to lead Mountain View Christian Academy to a girls’ basketball victory over United Christian Academy in the VACA North quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

Caitlyn Manuel added 11 points, 10 steals and six assists, and Sarah Fahey finished with seven points and seven rebounds for the Conquerors.

MVCA will now face Stuart Hall in the tourney semifinals on Friday at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy.

MEN’S LACROSSE

Hornets 23, Knights 1

BUENA VISTA — The Shenandoah University men’s lacrosse team got the Tim Marshall era started off on the right note with a 23-1 non-league win over Southern Virginia Tuesday night.

Marshall, who took over as fourth head coach in program history in August, saw his Hornets (1-0) jump all over Southern Virginia (0-2) in the opening night triumph.

Shenandoah scored the initial 21 goals of the game, including seven in the first quarter and another eight in the second, to cruise to the victory.

The 23 goals is the fourth best total in program history and is the most since SU pumped in 24 goals in a CSAC win over Neumann on April 23, 2008.

The Hornets were very well-balanced in the win, seeing 10 different men score at least one goal and another two, Mason Ryzoff and Kyle Savage, dish out at least one assist.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Eagles 16, Hornets 9

FREDERICKSBURG — The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team opened up its 2014 season Tuesday afternoon with a non-conference loss to Mary Washington.

The Eagles (1-0) avenged a 10-9 loss to the Hornets (0-1) in the 2013 season opener by opening Tuesday’s game with nine goals in the initial 5:58 of the game.

Shenandoah struggled at the draw, losing nine of the first 10 to allow UMW to build that 9-0 advantage.