Area briefs: Sherando boys win tourney title
Posted: December 31, 2012
From Star staff reports
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Sherando High School’s boys’ basketball team won the Daily Progress/NBC29 tournament title, and Warriors coach Garland Williams reached a milestone in the team’s run through the tournament.
Sherando defeated Culpeper 65-51 in the finals of the Daily Progress/NBC29 boys’ basketball tournament on Saturday night.
Aaron Miller scored 19 points to lead Sherando’s win over Culpeper. The victory was No. 201 for Williams, who notched his 200th career win in the semifinals against Western Albemarle Friday night.
In Saturday’s championship, the Warriors led 17-12 over Culpeper at the end of the first quarter and extended their lead to 32-25 at the half.
Sherando’s Demontay Harrison scored 13 points and teammate John Harrell also scored in double figures with 10, including a pair of 3-pointers.
On Friday, the Warriors (6-4) defeated Western Albemarle 63-44 in the semifinals. Miller led Sherando with 15 points, and Tanner Ruths added 13.
Taylor Loudan and Isaiah Williams also scored in double figures with 10 apiece for the Warriors.
Sherando used a 25-point second quarter to take a 33-23 lead at the half and never trailed the rest of the way.
SU’s Johnson earns All-State honor
ROANOKE — Shenandoah University senior linebacker Jajuan Johnson has been named to the Roanoke Times All-State football team in selections announced Sunday morning by the newspaper.
Johnson, who was previously named first team All-ODAC, led Shenandoah with a program-record 107 tackles. This total included 55 solo stops, 11 tackles for loss and four sacks.
Johnson registered double digit tackles in seven of the nine games he played in this past season and his 11.9 tackles per game led the ODAC.
Johnson is the one of 13 ODAC players to be named first team all-state with Washington and Lee and Bridgewater claiming the state player of the year honors on offense and defense, respectively. The team was selected by the Roanoke Times writers who cover college football in the commonwealth.