SU roundup: Hornets win in women’s hoops
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LYNCHBURG – The Shenandoah University women’s basketball rebounded from Wednesday’s heartbreaking loss by taking out Randolph College 70-61 Saturday afternoon.
The Hornets (6-9, 3-3 ODAC) rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to defeat the WildCats (8-7, 2-4).
Trailing 61-57 with 4:53 remaining, Shenandoah scored the final 13 points of the contest to seal the win.
Holly Chittenden got the rally started with consecutive layups before sophomore Imani Heggins put SU on top to stay with a 3-point play at 3:02.
A Chittenden free throw at 2:21 extended the advantage to four and the Hornets coasted home to the victory.
Heggins had a game-high 25 points with Chittenden adding 15 points and sophomore Ashley McGhee 11.
Shenandoah committed just 10 turnovers in the game and shot 40 percent to the field versus 32 percent for Randolph.
RC had a 49-44 advantage on the glass.
Coach C.K. Calhoun’s club continues this road trip with a 7 p.m. Wednesday at Virginia Wesleyan.
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY – Host Hampden-Sydney used a fast start to Saturday’s ODAC men’s basketball contest to key an 83-49 victory over Shenandoah.
H-SC (10-5, 4-2 ODAC) scored 11 of the game’s 13 points and never looked back against Shenandoah (10-5, 2-4).
The Tigers led 6-0 before Avery Green tallied the initial bucket of the contest for SU at the 15:53 mark, and then outscored the Hornets 8-2 in the next 95 seconds to stretch the margin into double digits.
Shenandoah would cut the deficit into single digits on just two more occasions and trailed 38-21 at the break.
H-SC extended the margin out to 33 points on two occasions, the last with 7:24 remaining, before providing the final margin of victory by scoring nine of the last 10 points of the contest.
Jimi Starks had 10 points and Green nine to lead the Hornets in the scoring column.
Hampden-Sydney owned a 48-31 advantage on the glass.
Shenandoah hosts Bridgewater on Wednesday at 7 in an ODAC contest.
Track and field
LYNCHBURG – The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams combined for six school records and 23 top eight finishes Saturday at the Liberty University Open.
The women set new school marks in the pentathlon, high jump and 500 meters with the men posting new records in the long jump, weight throw and 60 meter dash.
The women’s 500 meter and men’s long jump records were both broken twice in during the competition.
Junior Jaclyn Mohlmann led the women with a win, a second and a third place showing.
After beating all of the non-DI competition on Friday night in the pentathlon, Mohlmann was second in the 60 meter high hurdles and third in the 500 meters.
She missed out on the high hurdles victory by .01.
Emily Cobb also had a third place showing Saturday, posting a 1:07.03 in the 400 meters.
On the men’s side, freshman Anthony Banks shared the title in the high jump at 1.84 meters and was fifth in the long jump at 6.44 meters.
Junior David Johnson just edged out Banks in that latter event with a leap of 6.46 meters that was good for fourth place.
Sophomores Bobby Lewis and Henry Howell went 4-5 in the 60 meter dash, with Lewis edging Howell by .01, with classmates Donald Shubrooks and Denzel White doing the same in the 500 meters.
Finally, senior thrower Evan Griffin rounded out the day with a second in the weight and a third in the shot.
Both squads are back in action next weekend at the CNU Invitational.