SU roundup: Red-hot Lynchburg knocks Hornets from men’s hoops tournament
LYNCHBURG — Host Lynchburg College used an outstanding shooting performance to key a 111-79 victory over Shenandoah in the opening round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament on Monday.
Fifth-seeded Lynchburg (17-9) shot a sizzling 65 percent (40 of 62), including 68 percent (13 of 19) from behind the arc to eliminate No. 12 Shenandoah (4-22) from the conference tournament.
Lynchburg wasted little time in jumping all over its fellow Hornets, scoring 15 of the game’s initial 20 points and 28 of the first 39 on its way to the win.
Shenandoah cut the deficit to eight points on two occasions, following Antwan Pittman and Kyle Murph jumpers in the middle of the stanza, before Lynchburg took absolute control with an 11-0 run from the 13:31 to 11:04 marks.
SU was able to outscore its hosts 23-22 over the final 9:03 of the first, but the damage was done.
Lynchburg did not let its lead dip below 19 points in the final 20 minutes and expanded its lead out to 35 points by the 5:15 mark.
Austen Arnold had a game-high 29 points for the victors with Daniel Rowe adding 18, AJ Hamilton 14 and Alex Graves 12.
Aaron Patterson paced Shenandoah with 22 points, Malcolm Clark had 14, Eli McEathron 11 and Kelsey Thomas a season-high 10 points.
SU shot 43 percent (29 of 68) and saw LC win the battle of the glass 42-30.
FOREST — Shenandoah freshman Rachel Levy has been named ODAC Player of the Week for women’s lacrosse in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Levy turned away 20 shots last week in the Hornets non-league games with Mary Washington and Lebanon Valley.
After posting 10 saves in the season opener versus Mary Washington Wednesday afternoon, Levy had another 10 saves in Sunday’s 8-7 win over LVC.
This is Levy’s first ODAC accolade.
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced Monday that the upcoming men’s and women’s lacrosse games versus Frostburg State will now be played as home contests.
The SU women now host Frostburg State on Tuesday at 5 p.m. while the Hornet men will host the Bobcats on Wednesday at 4.
Both changes were made due to the snowstorm this past weekend in Frostburg and the frigid temperatures forecast for Western Maryland over the next three days.
The Shenandoah women are now 1-1 on the year and the Hornet men 2-0.
The games are the season openers for both the Frostburg women and men.
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah baseball team has announced the following schedule changes for the week.
The Hornets were scheduled to open the season on Wednesday at Mary Washington before hosting Elizabethtown on Thursday and then Farmingdale State and Penn St.-Altoona over the weekend.
The Mary Washington and Elizabethtown games are postponed, with SU to now play E-Town on April 2 at 4 p.m.
The PSU-A non-league game is also postponed. In its place, Shenandoah will take on Mount Aloysius in a non-league doubleheader Sunday.
This doubleheader, as well as the Saturday non-league DH with Farmingdale State, will be played at Owen-Fulton Field on the Averett University North Campus.
First pitch both days is scheduled for noon.
Makeup dates for Mary Washington and Penn State – Altoona are pending.
The home opener is scheduled for March 8 versus Mulhenberg.