Area briefs: Dingman 7th in 50 freestyle at state meet
Posted: February 18, 2013
From Star staff reports
CHRISTIANSBURG — Sherando junior Kelsey Dingman placed seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and Millbrook junior Mark Graham placed eighth in the 50 free to highlight area performances at the Group AA/A state swim meet Saturday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
Dingman recorded a time of 24.96 seconds in the 50 free, placed 14th in the 100 free in 55.84, and also anchored Sherando’s 200 free relay team of Laura Ferguson, Brenna Sharp and Christina Lee to 15th in 1:45.00.
Graham recorded a time of 22.43 in the 50 free.
In the girls’ team standings, Western Albemarle was first with 210 points, Cave Spring was second with 196, Sherando tied for 26th with 19, Handley tied for 31st with 9, and Clarke County tied for 36th with 3.
Others who placed Saturday on the girls’ side were Handley’s Liz Grove (12th in the 200 individual medley in 2:17.42, 13th in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.20) and Clarke County’s Emily Deem (14th in the 50 free in 25.20).
In the boys’ team standings, Hidden Valley was first with 195 points, Lafayette was second with 185.5, Millbrook was 39th with 11, Handley was 42nd with 4, and James Wood was 46th with 2.
Others who placed Saturday on the boys’ side were Handley’s 200 free relay team of William Yuan, Alex Johnson, Carter Watts and Taylor Watts (15th in 1:33.63) and James Wood’s Conor Babington (15th in 56.33).
Moore leads Rams past Glenville
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Senior forward Chad Moore scored a game-high 33 points and added seven rebounds to lead Shepherd University to an 87-79 win over Glenville State in West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at the Butcher Center on Saturday.
Moore, a former Handley High School standout and two-time Winchester Star Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year, hit on 15 of 19 field goals with a 3-of-5 effort from the foul line. Moore (1,020 career rebounds) needs 19 more to tie Larry Boomer (1,039) for third place on the Shepherd all-time rebounding list. His 33-point effort puts him just 14 points shy of 2,000 for his career.
Shepherd (14-10 overall, 11-9 WVIAC) shot 60 percent (33-55) from the floor with a 29.4 percent (5-17) effort from three-point range. The Rams hit on 16-of-22 free throws (72.7 percent).
Glenville State shot 46.2 percent (30-65) from the floor with a 9-of-25 effort (36 percent) from beyond the arc. The Pioneers connected on 10 of 12 free throws (83.3 percent).
Shepherd had a 39-35 lead at halftime behind 18 first-half points from Moore.
Generals 61, Hornets 60
LEXINGTON — Shenandoah University fell just short in seeking its first ever ODAC men’s basketball win Saturday afternoon in a loss at Washington & Lee.
J.D. Ey hit a pair of free throws, stole the ensuing inbounds pass and then made a layup in the final 16 seconds to help W&L (13-12, 8-8 ODAC) stun SU (3-22, 0-16).
Ey’s steal and bucket erased an eight-point Shenandoah lead in the final 2:09.
Ey led W&L with a game-high 23 points. Jared Carithers led SU with 17, and Eli McEathron added nine points, including three 3-pointers.
The Hornets are the No. 12 seed in the men’s tournament and play on the road at Lynchburg College in the opening round on Tuesday.
Generals 54, Hornets 36
LEXINGTON — The Shenandoah University women’s basketball team completed its regular season with a loss to Washington & Lee University Saturday afternoon.
The loss meant virtually nothing to the Hornets (11-14, 7-9 ODAC), as the squad was locked into the No. 6 seed for the ODAC Tournament. SU will host No. 11 Hollins University tonight at 7 in an opening round game. The Hornets beat Hollins 59-49 on Feb. 2 in the only regular season meeting between the two schools.
The ODAC quarterfinals, semis and championship will all be played at the Salem Civic Center in Salem.
The Generals led 23-16 at the half, and took control by scoring 11 of the first 16 points of the second half.
Junior Crystal Petrus led SU with 11 points. Katy Wilson had 12 points and Wesleigh Vick added 10 for W&L.
Theall leads SU at Mason-Dixon meet
NEWPORT NEWS — The Shenandoah University indoor track and field teams had a pair of top five finishes Saturday afternoon at the 2013 Mason-Dixon Championships hosted by Christopher Newport University.
Senior Amanda Theall led the women to a fourth place finish by winning both the shot put and weight events on her way to being named Field Athlete of the Meet.
Theall had tosses of 11.54 meters in the shot and 15.24 meters in the weight to win the two events and become the first SU track athlete to earn Athlete of the Meet honors.
Theall won the shot by .65 meters and dominated the weight with a throw of 4.86 meters better than her nearest competitor.
Jaclyn Mohlmann backed up Theall with a third-place showing in the 400 and a sixth place finish in the high jump.
Dorothy Earner was third in the 5,000 meters to complete the women’s top finishes.
On the men’s side, the distance medley and 4x400 relay teams were both fifth, and Evan Griffin took second in the shot put. Griffin’s best toss of 12.62 meters was just .04 meters off the pace in the shot.
Hornets 7, Blazers 2
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University women’s tennis team earned its second win in as many outings this spring with a non-conference victory over Hood College Saturday evening.
The Hornets (2-0) started the match with a 2-0 lead as Hood (1-4) defaulted at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
Shenandoah then split the remaining two doubles matches as Rachel Gross and Amber Lake were 8-3 winners at No. 2.
Needing just two wins in the singles to clinch the match, SU received victories in the Nos.2-5 matches to seal the victory.
Gross and Lake were both double winners on the evening with Gross winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 and Lake 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5.
Molly Barb, at No. 2 singles, had the final contested victory of the evening, winning 7-5, 6-4 over Olivia Hosch.