On Campus: Hoover helps Randolph to record start

Randolph College’s women’s basketball team is off to its best start in school history, and Jensen Hoover (Central ’11) has played a huge role in that success.

The WildCats are 9-1 and have won a school-record six games in a row. It’s the best 10-game span in school history as well.

Hoover had six points and six rebounds in a 70-61 win over Frostburg State on Monday.

Hoover is third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.4 points per contest. She is also second on the team in rebounds, averaging 6.0 rebounds per game. Hoover has started all 10 games and is averaging 25.5 minutes per contest.

She is shooting a team-best 54.8 percent (40-for-73) from the floor.

In a 69-67 victory over Averett on Saturday, Hoover had 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting and had three rebounds. Hoover scored the first six points of the second half for the WildCats to help them build a 12-point lead.

In a road win over Meredith College on Dec. 12, Hoover led the WildCats to an 80-74 win with 12 points and five rebounds.

ALL-CONFERENCE: UVA-Wise’s Zach Blair (Skyline ’13) earned first team All-Mountain East Conference honors for his stellar football season for the Cavaliers.

Blair tied a single-season record with 26.5 tackles for loss. Blair finished with 95 total tackles to lead the Cavaliers.

The sophomore also had three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. The 26.5 tackles for loss and 95 total tackles were both fourth in the MEC.

Blair had at least seven tackles in his last 10 games, including two double-digit tackle games.

The Cavaliers finished 2-9 overall and 2-8 in the MEC.

RACKING UP AWARDS: Mount St. Mary’s senior and former Handley standout Jackie Brewer (Martinsburg ’10) has been piling up the awards this month.

Brewer was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week and the Corvias ECAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the Division 1 south region. Both awards were for her performance the week of Dec. 10.

Brewer had a career-high 28 points in an 81-68 victory over Coppin State on Dec. 10. She was 11-for-18 from the floor. She was also 5-for-8 from 3-point range. She also had three rebounds and an assist in the game.

She followed that up with a 22-point performance in an 85-60 loss to N.C. State. Brewer was 8-for-14 from the floor against the Wolfpack, including 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. She also had five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

Brewer leads the team in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game. The VCU transfer is second on the team with 3.7 rebounds per game and also averages 1.3 assists per game. She is shooting 41.3 percent (19-for-46) from 3-point range, and 73.9 percent (17-for-23) from the free-throw line. The Mountaineers are 2-8.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com