SU roundup: Green leads Hornets to win

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SALEM – The Shenandoah University men’s basketball team ran its winning streak to six games Saturday afternoon with an 82-67 ODAC win at Roanoke College.

The victory is also the first road ODAC win in history for SU (9-3, 2-2 ODAC).

Senior Avery Green punctuated the victory by coming the 17th man in school history (and fifth wearing the No. 4 jersey) to score 1000 career points.

Green, who needed 16 points coming into the game to crack the barrier, scored his 1,000th point on a second half free throw.

He finished with 24 points.

Shenandoah, which trailed 36-34 at the break, took control of the contest with a 12-5 run to start the second.

Green scored the opening bucket of the second to tie the game, and after Jimi Starks hit a driving layup with 14:43 to play, the Hornets led the rest of the way.

A 6-0 run from the 5:04 to 3:34 marks, capped off by a Walt Moody free throw, extended the advantage to 10 points and basically sealed the victory.

The two teams shot the lights out in the opening stanza, with Shenandoah connecting on 40 percent of its field goal attempts (12 of 30) and Roanoke 50 percent on 15 of 30 shooting.

The two teams reversed those percentages from behind the arc as SU, fueled by a 5 of 7 performance from Jared Carithers, connected on 6 of its 12 attempts from 3-point range.

Carithers had 18 of his 32 points in the opening 20 minutes.

SU shot 47 percent for the game and owned a 44-37 advantage on the glass.

Roanoke falls to 6-5, 0-3 with the loss.

Shenandoah hosts Randolph-Macon on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in the second game of an ODAC doubleheader with the SU women. The Hornet women host Bridgewater at 6 p.m.

Women’s basketball
ROANOKE – The Shenandoah University women’s basketball team earned its second ODAC victory of the season Saturday afternoon with a 58-44 win at Hollins University.

The Hornets (5-8, 2-2 ODAC) found themselves in a 12-0 hole to Hollins (5-8, 1-4) and used the majority of the first half to claw back into the contest.

SU trailed by three, 21-18, at the break, thanks to a 12-5 run to complete the opening stanza.

After HU scored the opening bucket of the second, coach C.K. Calhoun’s club took its first lead with a 7-3 run in just 1:46 – junior Holly Chittenden gave the Hornets the advantage with a three-point play to finish off the run.

Hollins would tie the game with its next field goal, by Kaitlyn Taylor at 14:29, before Shenandoah seized total control with an 11-0 run that ended on a Tiffany Bauer jumper with exactly 12 minutes remaining.

From this point on, the Hornets led by at least nine points and expanded to 14 by the 7:03 mark.

Calhoun’s club finished the contest on a 7-2 run with senior Crystal Petrus scoring the squad’s final five points from the line.

Sophomore Imani Heggins paced the victors with a co-game-high 20 points with Chittenden adding 17 and Petrus 12.

Chittenden also had 12 rebounds to post her third double-double of the season.

Shenandoah shot 37 percent for the contest and the two teams split 82 rebounds.

SU scored 25 points off of 26 Hollins turnovers.

The women host Bridgewater on Wednesday in a 6 p.m. ODAC contest. This game is also the opener in a doubleheader with the Hornet men.