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SU roundup: Hornets suffering season-ending OT men's basketball loss

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BRIDGEWATER -- No. 10 Shenandoah University saw its men's basketball season end Tuesday night with a 93-87 overtime loss to No. 7 Bridgewater in the opening round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament.

Shenandoah (12-14) was seeking its first-ever trip to the Salem Civic Center for the tournament quarterfinals, but Bridgewater (14-11) had other ideas.

Trailing by seven points with 3:27 remaining after Avery Green nailed a layup for the Hornets, Bridgewater scored 11 of the final 15 points of regulation to force the overtime.

The Eagles actually had two chances to win it in regulation, missing two shots and committing a turnover in the final six seconds.

Tavis Stapleton then scored the opening bucket of the overtime, hitting a jumper 21 seconds into the extra session, and Bridgewater never trailed again.

Junior Jared Carithers answered Stapleton's jumper with a layup at 4:18 before Ed Reddick's three-point play at 3:57 put Bridgewater on top to stay.

The Eagles lead reached six points on two different occasions, but SU was able to keep it a two-possession contest for the remaining time.

Bridgewater, which had made 19 of its first 20 free throws, missed four of its final eight in the last minute.

Shenandoah had excellent balance in its scoring, with four of five starters registering at least 10 points.

Green, the leading scorer in the ODAC, led this group with 30 points.

This is the fourth time this season he cracked the 30-point mark.

Carithers added 23, Dante Seraile 12 and Brandon Pressley 10 in support of Green's 30.

The remaining starter, CJ Rudisill, had 10 rebounds.

The two teams shot virtually equal - 42.6 percent for BC and 42.3 percent for Shenandoah with the Eagles holding a 51-40 advantage on the glass.

Ed Reddick had 23 points and 12 rebounds for BC.

Baseball

WINCHESTER -- The Shenandoah University baseball team recorded its second shutout victory in three games this season with a 16-0 non-league win over Mount Aloysius Tuesday afternoon.

Five SU (3-0) pitchers combined on the eight-hit shutout.

Sophomore Philip Morse went the first 5.0 innings, striking out six and allowing four hits and one walk.

Michael Scimanico, Garrett Wooddell, Matt Reigler and Andrew Zarobila threw an inning each in relief of Morse with Scimanico and Reigler both striking out two and Wooddell one.

Mount (0-1) had six runners reach scoring position, the last in the ninth, with Zarobila working through a two-on, one-out situation by inducing a groundout and a flyout to right.

The Hornets' offense banged out 23 hits, including at least one by all nine starters.

Juniors Corbin Lucas, Michael Paul and Daniel Freshley all had three hits, as did sophomore Lew Johnson.

Paul and Freshley both hit home runs, with Paul's fourth inning solo shot proving to be the game-winning run.

Freshmen Jacob Loew and Jason Hager got their first collegiate hits, with Loew finishing the day 2 for 5 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Freshley finished the day with four RBIs, Paul three and both Lucas and Dan Powers two.

After scoring the initial run in the fourth on Paul's dinger to left, SU blew open the contest with seven runs in both the fifth and sixth.

The Hornets sent 11 men to the plate in both frames.

A total of 20 position players saw action in the contest.

Shenandoah is off until hosting Roanoke on Saturday in its ODAC opener. First pitch for the doubleheader is scheduled for noon.

Wednesday's previously scheduled game at Mary Washington has been postponed.

Golf

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The Shenandoah men's golf team completed its opening tournament of the spring season with a collective 341 Tuesday at the Georgetown College Invitational.

Playing for the second consecutive day over the par-72, 6,939-yard Squire and Slammer course at the PGA World Golf Hall of Fame, the Hornets played with a minimum four players due to an injury to senior John Judy.

Zach Ramey paced this group with an eight-over-par 80, while Wes Licklider and Adam Flees carded 83 and 84, respectively.

Adam Flees rounded out the scores with a 94.

Shenandoah is back in action on March 9 at the TaylorMade Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan in Dataw Island, S.C.


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