On Campus: Wood has solid first year with W.Va. State

By Tommy Keeler Jr.

Terry Wood (Sherando ’12) had a solid first season playing at West Virginia State University.

The 6-foot-8 freshman center averaged 5.7 points per game for the Yellow Jackets. Wood started in 23 of the team’s 27 games. He averaged 4.6 rebounds per game. Wood also had 12 steals and a team-high 59 blocks.

Wood shot 43.9 percent (61-for-139) from the field.

In an 83-78 victory over Davis and Elkins, Wood led the team with 14 points and seven blocks. Wood had eight blocked shots in a game twice this season for the Yellow Jackets.
The Yellow Jackets finished 13-14, and fell in the first round of the Mountain East tournament to Notre Dame College, 97-78, on March 4.

Last year Wood played at Mt. Zion Prep, before moving on to West Virginia State this season.

SHERANDO CONNECTION: Shepherd University’s baseball team has a real Sherando vibe to it this season. Jacob Carney (Sherando ’13) and John Bentley (Sherando ’13), who both played on last year’s Group AA state championship team, are already making an impact for the Rams. Of course, Shepherd is coached by Sherando graduate Matt McCarty.

Carney is second on the team with a .429 batting average (9-for-21). He has started 10 of the team’s 13 games. Carney has scored six runs, has three doubles and five RBIs. He has a team-best six walks, and has also stolen six bases in seven attempts.

On March 1, Carney went 1-for-3 with three RBIs in a 7-0 victory over UVa.-Wise. On March 9, Carney was 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI for the Rams in a 14-0 victory over the University of Charleston.

Bentley has appeared in three games this season as a relief pitcher. He has an 0-1 record He’s pitched six innings with a 6.00 ERA with two strikeouts.

In a 14-3 loss to Mount Olive on Feb. 8, Bentley pitched 4.2 innings in relief, allowing only one earned run while facing 19 batters.

Derek Buckley (Strasburg ’12) also plays for the Rams.

Shepherd is 8-5 on the season, including 5-2 in the Mountain East.

STRONG START: Saint Francis’ Sabrie Neeb (Skyline ’12) is off to a red-hot start for the Red Flash in softball this season.

Neeb leads the team with a .500 batting average (8-for-16). The sophomore leads the team with two home runs.

She has scored four runs, has two doubles and nine RBIs. Neeb also has two steals in two attempts. Her slugging percentage is 1.000.

In a 10-2 win against Morgan State on Feb. 23, Neeb went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two doubles. On March 3, Neeb went 1-for-2 with a grand slam in an 11-1 win against Niagara University. She had the grand slam in the first inning to give the Red Flash a 4-0 lead.
The Red Flash are 10-2 and have won four games in a row.

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