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Posted January 13, 2014 | Leave a comment
SU roundup: Hornets extend winning streak to seven games
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FROSTBURG -- The Shenandoah University men's basketball team equaled its longest winning streak in 23 years after downing Frostburg State 89-75 in non-conference action Monday night.
The Hornets (10-3) have won seven straight, matching the 2007-08 team for the longest streak since the 1990-91 squad won 10 consecutive contests.
The 10th win also means that SU has reached double-digit wins for the first time since 2009-10.
SU led throughout the contest but needed a 15-7 run midway through the second half to clinch the victory.
The Hornets led by 11 points, 54-43, following a pair of Jared Carithers free throws at 14:58 but saw Frostburg State (0-13) score nine straight points in 60 seconds to trail by just two, 54-52, with 13:29 to play.
Shenandoah answered with an 11-4 run that extended to 15-7 and gave coach Rob Pryor's club a 10-point advantage with 7:18 remaining.
The Hornets never saw their lead dip below eight points the rest of the way. The lead was 14 points after senior Avery Green scored four consecutive from the 3:52 to 3:04 marks.
Green, who was named ODAC Player of the Week earlier in the day, led all players with a 30-point night, the third time this season that he has scored at least 30 points in a game.
Carithers added 23 points, C.J. Rudisill finished with 12 points and Xavier Alston had 12 points and nine rebounds in support of Green.
The Hornets shot an even 50 percent on the night (29 of 58) and were 8 of 15 (53.3 percent) from behind the arc.
Frostburg State outrebounded SU 48-38, which led to a 17-8 advantage in second chance points.
SU scored 20 points off of 16 Frostburg State turnovers.
With its non-conference schedule complete, Shenandoah returns to ODAC play on Wednesday night at 8:00 with a home game against Randolph-Macon.
Green named ODAC Player of the Week
Green, the leading scorer in the league, averaged 27.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last week as the Hornets topped Penn State-Altoona and Roanoke.
In the non-league contest at Penn State-Altoona, Green had 30 points in the 94-82 victory. He then backed that up with a 24-point, six-rebound performance in the 82-67 ODAC victory at Roanoke.
Included in that latter total was his 1,000th career point.
Green is the 17th man in program history to score 1000 career points.
This is the second time this season that he has earned ODAC PoW honors.
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