MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — James Wood High School graduate Keiana Brooks is having another strong season as the St. Thomas University (Fla.) women’s basketball team looks to make a second straight appearance in the NAIA Division II national tournament.
A junior guard, Brooks has started all 20 games for the 15-5 Bobcats, who are tied for second in The Sun Conference with a 7-2 record.
Brooks is averaging 3.7 assists per game (second on the team), 4.4 rebounds (third) and 8.0 points (sixth). Brooks’ season-highs are 14 points on Dec. 1 against Thomas University in Georgia, 10 rebounds and seven assists on Dec. 28 against the University of the Virgin Islands and seven steals on Dec. 8 against Johnson & Wales University in Florida.
The Bobcats are next in action on Saturday against Florida Memorial University.
Spotswood 65, Sherando 33
STEPHENS CITY — Spotswood completed a season sweep of Sherando (7-9) with a win on Wednesday.
Leaders — Sherando: Michael Usa 10 points; Darius Lane and T.J. Washington 8 points each; Spotswood: Kaleb Strawderman 27 points; Rob Smith 13 points; Angel Pacheco-Ortiz 11 points.
Clarke County 55, Rappahannock 46
BERRYVILLE — Heather See scored a game-high 21 points and Clarke County pulled away in the final period for a Bull Run District victory on Wednesday.
The contest was dead even before the Eagles (7-8, 2-2) outscored the Panthers 20-11 in the final period.
Leaders — Clarke County: Lauren Clapp 8 points, 5 rebounds; Allison Sipe 8 rebounds; Ellie Brumback 6 points, 7 rebounds; Rappahannock: Mackensie Clark 15 points, Carrington Wayland 11 points.
Eastern Mennonite 63, Shenandoah 47
HARRISONBURG — Eastern Mennonite outscored Shenandoah University in every quarter as the Hornets suffered an ODAC loss on Wednesday.
SU (8-9, 4-6 ODAC) led just twice in the contest, the last time on Jordan Sondrol’s 3-point play to make it 19-17 with 5:01 left in the second quarter. The Royals took the lead for good (23-21) on Constance Komara’s jumper with 2:31 left before halftime. Eastern Mennonite led 27-21 at the half.
The Royals (8-9, 5-5) opened the second half with an 14-5 run. SU got within four (41-37) on Sierra St. Cyr’s basket with 1:59 left in the third quarter, but got no closer.
Sondrol led SU with 16 points and Ashley Stone added 14. St. Cyr and Shannon Kuhn each had eight rebounds. Chrissy Delawder and Lindsey Krisak had 10 each for the balanced Royals, who got at least eight points from each starter.