On Campus notebook: Miller off to strong start for Concord

Aaron Miller (Sherando ’13) is off to a strong start in his senior year for Concord University’s men’s basketball team.

Miller is averaging 19.7 points per game to lead the Mountain Lions. He has been the leading scorer in four of the six games this season.

He is averaging 3.0 rebounds per contest and is shooting 53.8 percent (43-for-80) from the field. Miller is also shooting 41 percent (16-for-39) from 3-point range, and 94.1 percent (16-for-17) from the free-throw line.

Miller had a team-high 16 points in Tuesday’s 71-59 victory over Bluefield State. Miller was 5-for-11 from the floor, and also had four rebounds, three steals and one assist for the Mountain Lions.

He also had a season-high 22 points on Nov. 21 in a 91-80 loss to the University of Charleston. The guard shot 8-for-15 from the field, including 2-for-5 from 3-point range. He finished the game with with three rebounds and one steal.

The Mountain Lions are 4-2 on the season, including 1-1 in the Mountain East Conference.

Trey Brisco (Sherando ’14), a redshirt freshman, has played in one game for the Mountain Lions this season.

Conference honors: Davey Hardesty (Clarke County ’13) ended his senior season in style for Bridgewater College’s football team.

The linebacker was named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference football team as a second-team selection.

He led the Eagles with 83 tackles, three sacks and nine tackles for loss. He also had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception return for a touchdown.

He had a season-high 14 tackles in a 21-0 loss to Randolph-Macon College on Oct. 8. He also had four tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in that contest.

The Eagles finished 5-5 on the season, including 4-3 in the ODAC.

Hardesty was also a second-team All-ODAC selection last year.

Brotherly impact: Derek Dowrey (Handley ’12) and Jordan Dowrey (Handley ’14) are both having success playing college football. The two brothers are playing on the offensive line at the Football Bowl Subdivision level.

Derek Dowrey, a graduate student at Penn State University, graduated from Penn State last December with a degree in journalism. He and his teammates will play in the Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin on Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. Penn State is ranked No. 7 in the latest FBS Playoff Selection Committee’s rankings.

Derek Dowrey has played in all 12 games for the Nittany Lions, and has started six games. Penn State is 10-2 and has rushed for 2,144 yards. Running back Saquon Barkley has rushed for 1,219 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Last year he played in 13 games, including five starts.

The Nittany Lions went 7-0 at home this season, and won the Big 10 East title. A win Saturday could lead to them being selected to the FBS College Football Playoff.

Jordan Dowrey is a redshirt sophomore at Marshall University. He started in all 12 games on the offensive line for the Thundering Herd. He helped lead Marshall to 1,298 rushing yards. Keion Davis led the ground attack for the Thundering Herd with 469 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

Marshall finished 3-9 this season, including 2-6 in Conference-USA.

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