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Shenandoah roundup: Wasps hand Hornets eighth straight loss


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Visiting Emory and Henry sent the Shenandoah University men's basketball team down to its eighth straight defeat with a 66-56 ODAC victory Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (3-12, 0-6 ODAC) held a 26-25 lead at the break and extended this advantage to eight points, 37-29, on the strength of a Sharif Almulla 3-pointer at the 15:22 mark.

And then the Wasps (3-9, 1-4) answered.

E&H scored the next 12 points of the game in a span of a 4:55 to take a lead it would not relinquish.

Almulla finally stopped the bleeding with a 3-ball at the 9:38 mark, but the damage was done.

SU would get no closer than three points the rest of the way.

Bryce Mitchell cut the deficit to three on a fast break layup at 6:49, but the Wasps scored 13 of the game's next 19 points to push their advantage back into double-digits.

A final Hornets run, this one 6-1, brought the hosts to within five points with 56 seconds remaining but SU could not fully climb out of its hole.

Alumulla paced the Hornets with a co-game-high 12 with Jared Carithers adding 11.

Tyler Mullins had 12, Armando Murrell 11 and both Jorel Terrell and Charles Smith 10 for E&H.

Emory & Henry also had a 45-26 advantage on the boards which led to a 38-20 advantage in the paint and a 13-2 bulge in second chance points.

Shenandoah takes to the road on Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. contest at Bridgewater.

Women's basketball
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Host Guilford College maintained its place atop the ODAC women's basketball standings with a 63-41 win over Shenandoah Saturday afternoon.

League-leading Guilford (11-3, 5-1 ODAC) held SU (6-9, 2-4) to 25 percent shooting on its way to the 22-point victory in the first-ever women's basketball meeting between the two schools.

With the score tied at 20-20 with 7:25 to play in the first half, the Quakers pulled away with an 11-2 run to complete the first half.

GC extended this run with the initial 11 points of the second, taking a 42-22 lead with 15:56 to play.

Junior Crystal Petrus, who led all scorers with a career-high 18 points, finally snapped the scoreless drought for coach C.K. Calhoun's club with a 3-pointer at the 15:04 mark.

The 3-ball was one of a game- and career-high six for Petrus. She finished the game with 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting.

Unfortunately for the Hornets, Guilford answered Petrus' with a jumper of its own and maintained at least a 14-point lead the rest of the way.

GC shot 43 percent (26 of 61) for the game and outrebounded SU 44-38. The Quakers also had three women in double figures, led by Jaclyn Nucci's 12.

Shenandoah returns to home to host Bridgewater on Wednesday night at 7 p.m..



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