Sunday, December 30, 2012
Highlanders romp past Central Penn
RADFORD - Radford snapped a four-game skid in impressive fashion Saturday as the Highlanders returned from their Christmas break and posted a 95-68 men's basketball home victory over Central Penn.
Rashun Davis and Ya Ya Anderson each scored career highs with 16 and 15 points respectively to lead Radford (6-7).
The Highlanders led throughout as Blake Smith scored the game's first five points, and the Highlanders never looked back. Smith finished with season-highs in points with 13 and six rebounds.
Javonte Green and Kyle Noreen also grabbed six rebounds for the Highlanders. Noreen finished with a career-high six assists.
The Highlanders shot a blistering 61.3 percent from the floor in the first half and held the Knights to just 23.5 percent as Radford built a 49-26 halftime advantage. The Highlanders led by as many as 36 in the second half.
Radford head coach Mike Jones said he was pleased with his team's effort and defensive intensity, especially coming off the holiday break.
The Highlanders forced 21 turnovers and converted that defensive effort into a 27-2 edge in points off turnovers.
Each player on the 14-man roster saw significant minutes and all but Juwan Wells tallied in the scoring column. Matt Murphy scored the first six points of his Radford career and also grabbed four rebounds.
The game also featured the return of point guard R.J. Price, who had missed the Charlotte and West Virginia games with a sprained ankle. Price logged 14 minutes and scored six points.
Devon Dorsey led the Knights (9-8) with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Montez Lacy also scored in double figures with 11.
Radford plays at North Carolina A&T on Wednesday, with tipoff set for 7 p.m.
Ferrum 85, N.C. Wesleyan 71
FERRUM - Lamont King scored 24 points to pace five Panthers in double figures in a win over visiting N.C. Wesleyan.
Marshall Hamilton added 15 points, Jamal Pullen 12, JD Wallace 11 and Jordan Mann 10 for Ferrum (5-5, 2-0).
The Panthers rallied from a five-point halftime deficit and allowed just 28 points in the second half.
Brandon Givens led N.C. Wesleyan (7-3, 0-2) with 29 points, with 17 of those coming from the foul line.
Virginia 54, Xavier 45
CHARLOTTESVILLE -Virginia placed four players in double figures and secured its 23rd consecutive Cavalier Classic title with a win over Xavier.
Ataira Franklin had 12 points, Sarah Imovbioh scored 11 and Telia McCall and Kelsey Wolfe each added 10 points for Virginia (8-4), which shot 83 percent from the foul line.
The Cavaliers also capitalized off turnovers, turning 17 miscues into 22 points.
Xavier (6-7) was led by Ashley Wanninger's 14 points.
Longwood 57, Radford 49
RADFORD - Longwood's 22-2 run in the second half sparked a come-from-behind victory over host Radford.
Chelsea Coward scored 19 for Longwood (4-8, 1-0) and Daeisha Brown added 18 while the pair added 12 and 10 rebounds, respectively.
Ashley Buckhannon led Radford (5-6, 0-2) in scoring with 20 points.
Ferrum 79, Centre 68
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -Tesla Akers and Shea Smith contributed 20 points each to keep Ferrum's record perfect with a win over Centre in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament.
Ferrum (8-0) also got a big performance from Katy Kipps, who registered a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Paige Baechle led Centre (3-8) in scoring with 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Washington and Lee 49 , Sewanee 26
LEXINGTON - Alena Hamrick's 17 points off the bench propelled the Generals over visiting Sewanee.
Washington and Lee (4-4) held Sewanee (4-4) to just under 20 percent shooting from the field.
Kayla Sewell led Sewanee in scoring with seven points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and three steals.