Area briefs: Clarke boys top Madison, 69-59
Posted: February 6, 2013
From Star staff reports
MADISON — Davey Hardesty scored a game-high 26 points to lead Clarke County to a 69-59 Bull Run District win over Madison County Tuesday night.
Sean McDonald added 20 points, and Cody Taylor also scored in double figures with 10 for the Eagles (11-11, 9-5 Bull Run).
Clarke will be the No. 3 seed in the district tournament and host Madison Thursday at 7:45 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Conquerors 89, Panthers 44
WASHINGTON, Va. — Brandon Pressley scored 26 points and had 24 rebounds, leading Mountain View Christian Academy to a rout of Rappahannock County Tuesday night.
James Kirksey added 22 points and six rebounds, and Jonathan Cornwell chipped in 14 points for MVCA (24-6).
Eagles 57, Dragons 39
BERRYVILLE — Sydney Chrane scored 17 points and Anna Blue Catlett added 15 to lead Clarke County to a 57-39 Bull Run District victory over William Monroe on Tuesday night.
The Eagles (18-4, 11-3) tied for second but will be the No. 3 seed (because of a coin flip) for the district tournament and host Manassas Park in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Chrane added three blocks, three rebounds and two assists, and Becky Smith added six points, five steals and three assists for the Eagles.
Colonels 58, Hawks 32
FRONT ROYAL — Brooke Nesselrodt scored 16 points, helping James Wood rout Skyline in Thursday night’s Northwestern District game.
Kaitlyn Crane added 14 points, and Whitney Dick chipped in nine for the Colonels (11-9, 3-4). Keiana Brooks scored eight points and had eight assists and four steals for the Colonels.
Patriots 67, Saints 35
FRONT ROYAL — Samantha Yarnell’s double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds paced Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy to a win over St. John The Baptist Tuesday night.
Yarnell also finished three assists shy of a triple-double with seven. Carol Bartholomew added 10 points and seven rebounds, and Hannah McGann scored six points with a team-best 10 assists and six steals.
SU picked to finish 4th in ODAC
FOREST — The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team is the No. 4 selection of the ODAC coaches in preseason poll results released Tuesday by the league office.
Shenandoah, coming off of a program-record 13 wins and an appearance in the USA South Tournament championship game, has 63 points to finish fourth of 11 ODAC women’s lacrosse playing institutions.
Defending champion Washington and Lee is the pick to win it all again in 2013, grabbing a perfect 100 points on 10 first place votes.
Points are awarded on a 1-10 basis with teams unable to vote for themselves in the poll.
Roanoke, with 87 points, is the No. 2 selection with Lynchburg coming in third at 85 points.
The LC Hornets received the final first place vote.
SU was 4-0 against ODAC schools last season, defeating Guilford, 8-7; Randolph-Macon, 17-11; Randolph College, 13-2 and Bridgewater, 14-6.
Guilford was picked fifth, Macon tied for sixth, Bridgewater eighth and Randolph College ninth in the poll.
Shenandoah returns nine starters from the 2012 squad, including juniors Samantha Sisson and Ashley Cross and sophomore Liz Bereit. All three were first team All-USA South Conference selections last spring with Sisson being named as the league’s Rookie of the Year in 2011 and Bereit in 2012.