Area briefs: SU women get 1st ODAC win
Posted: December 10, 2012
From Star staff reports
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University women’s basketball team earned its first ODAC victory Saturday afternoon with a 51-41 home win over Randolph College.
The Hornets (3-6, 1-2 ODAC) held Randolph (2-4, 1-2) without a point for the first 6:03 of the contest and never looked back on their way to the first-ever conference victory.
Shenandoah held the ’Cats to 17 percent shooting (5 of 29) in the first half as it took a 28-15 lead into the break.
Junior Sarah D’Amico did most of the damage for SU in the opening stanza with 13 of her game-high 15 coming in the opening 20 minutes.
The lead reached 15 points on a pair of occasions and was 13 following a Crystal Petrus 3-pointer 5:03 into the second, but Randolph had an answer.
The WildCats clawed back into the contest thanks to a 7-0 run in just 1:33 of game time. SU led by just four, 41-37, with 4:30 remaining.
Sophomore Holly Chittenden, who was the only other player in double figures with 11 points, hit a spinning layup with 2:43 left and then combined with Corin Scott to drain 6 of 8 attempts from the line down the stretch to seal the victory.
Judges take 2nd at Max Horz Tourney
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Handley High School’s wrestling team finished as the runner-up at the 14-team Max Horz Tournament at Berkeley Springs High School on Saturday.
Handley’s Jordan Dowrey (285 pounds) led the Judges by taking first place in his weight class, beating Independence’s Zach Fleshman by fall in 3:21. Dowrey led 11 placewinners for the Judges.
Tommy Shea-roop (220) finished as the runner-up, and Lio Quezada (113) took third. Coby Pitcock (170) and Skylar Wotring (195) came in fourth, and Sean Bridgeforth (132), Dolan Delaney (145), Emory Rodgers (160) and Killian McPartland (182) came in fifth. Andrew Germelman (106) and Anthony Andriola (138) came in sixth for the Judges, who finished with 201⁄2 points behind first-place Loudoun County.
James Wood finished fourth with 147 points. Jimmy Woznak led the Colonels taking first place at 106 with an 8-1 decision over Millbrook’s Ryan Meushaw. Ryan Funkhouser (145) and Taylor Swartz (120) finished as runners-up.
The Colonels’ other placewinners included Erik Bearer (third, 285), Eric Arkfeld (4th, 132), Adam Vaddell (4th, 220), Levi Roy (5th, 170) and Hunter Bently (6th, 152).
Millbrook followed in fifth place with 1401⁄2 points. Meushaw, Trae Sine (113) and Dylan Wisman (170) all finished as runners-up to lead the Pioneers. Nick Kilmer (160) came in third, Michael Keeler (182) took fourth, and Isaac Meadows (126), Devon Sharp (195) and Aaron Seal (220) all placed fifth.
Sherando finished eighth, but the Warriors had a pair of individual champions.
Jacob Guthridge (120) won a 3-2 decision over Wood’s Swartz in the final, and Tyler Hamilton won an 11-5 decision over Loudoun County’s Cory Dickey in the 195-pound final.
Other Sherando placewinners included Dan Mullaney (second, 160), Kyle Vangel (fifth, 138), Curtis Guthridge (sixth, 113), and Colton Simmons (sixth, 132).
Eagles sweep duals
BERRYVILLE — Clarke County junior Ben Wallace notched the 100th win of his varsity career as the Eagles swept the Clarke County Duals on Saturday.
The Eagles beat Dominion (41-36), Tuscarora (39-27), Central (42-35) and Martinsburg, W.Va. (48-24).
Wallace (170 pounds) and Logan Withers (182) went 4-0 with four pins, and Ryan Huff (285) also finished 4-0.
WildCats 83, Hornets 51
LYNCHBURG — Host Randolph College kept its perfect record intact Saturday with an ODAC men’s basketball victory over Shenandoah.
The WildCats (8-0, 3-0 ODAC) shot 53 percent from the field (31 of 59) and got a program-record 36 points from current ODAC Player of the Week Colton Hunt on their way to their fourth win in five lifetime meetings with SU (3-6, 0-3).
Randolph jumped out to a 50-18 halftime advantage as it held the Hornets to just five field goals in 28 attempts (18 percent) and 18 of 24 rebounds on the SU offensive end.
Hunt added 12 rebounds to give himself a double-double. He was joined in this feat by Mike Ehilegbu, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Freshman Shaquille Rodney had 14 points in 27 minutes for the Hornets.
Clarke splits dual with Dragons
STRASBURG — Clarke County’s girls’ swim team defeated William Monroe 93-75 at the Signal Knob Recreation Center on Saturday.
The Dragons beat the Eagles boys’ team 89-61.
Clarke County’s Giulia Invernizzi won the 200 free (two minutes,11.63 seconds) and the 500 free (5:46.56). Invernizzi also teamed with Anna Petersen, Michaela Harrell and Marylee Gowdy for another win in the 200 free relay (1:59.44).
Emily Deem took first place in both the 50 free (25.63) and 100 back (1:09.40).
Deem, Invernizzi, Gowdy and Kelly Wallace also won the 400 free relay (4:09.22).
Clarke County’s Matthew Nesselrodt won the 100 free (57.07), and Andrew Walraven won the 500 free (26.25).
Sherando girls, Pioneer boys win Invitational
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Sherando’s girls’ swim team won its second straight title at the Sweet Inspiration Invitational at the Shepherd University Wellness Center Saturday.
Kelsey Dingman won the 50 free with a state-qualifying time (25.67) and took first in the 100 free (57.44). Dingman also anchored Sherando’s winning 200 medley relay (with Alexis English, Brianna English, and Christina Lee) and 400 free relay (with Lee, Amber Lapsley and Brenna Sharp) teams.
Lee also won the 500 free (6:02.27).
Millbrook’s Taylor Linder won the 100 fly (1:03.32).
In the boys’ meet, Millbrook took first place with 153 points, finishing 34 points ahead of runner-up Jefferson.
Millbrook’s Mark Graham won the 50 free (23.51) and 100 free (53.57). The Pioneers Alex Morrow won the 500 free (5:19.57). Millbrook’s boys 200 free relay team of Graham, Joe Patterson, Hunter Doherty and Chris Patton also took first (1:37.19).
Sherando’s Mark Restrepo won the 200 free (2:02.22). Restrepo teamed with Ethan Medrano, Tommy McVey and James Williams to win the 400 free relay (3:43.60). The Warrior boys finished third with 105 points.