Two members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Basketball Team garnered 2014-15 All-South Atlantic Conference accolades – Jazmine Charles and Jenni Gust – league officials announced today.
Charles, a senior All-American guard from Lexington, N.C., earned first-team all-league honors for the third straight year. Charles leads the squad in scoring (17.2 ppg), free throw percentage (.836), steals (36) and three-pointers made (48) this year.
Charles, the 2013-14 South Atlantic Conference and Southeast Region Player Of The Year, became the school’s all-time leader in three-pointers made (177) last game and ranks fifth on the school’s career scoring list with 1,562 points.
Gust, a senior guard from Colfax, Wis., picked up all-league laurels for the second straight year. Gust currently ranks second on the team in scoring (13.7 ppg), three-pointers made and steals (26) and blocked shots (14).
Lenoir-Rhyne (11-15), the seventh seed in the 2015 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship, will face second-seeded Wingate (21-8) tonight at Cuddy Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the quarterfinal round.
The semifinals and finals of the league tournament championship will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Furman University’s Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C.
2014-15 All-South Atlantic Conference
Women’s Basketball Teams
Sierra Simpson, Anderson
Samantha Creed, Newberry
Camille Glymph, Mars Hill
Chantal Dunbar, Wingate
Haylee Lepaio, Newberry
Jazmine Charles, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jada Huntley, Catawba
Bri Johnson, Catawba
Katie Williams, Brevard
Tanesha Stenson, Coker
Jenni Gust, Lenoir-Rhyne
Andrea Bertrand, Wingate
Chole Bully, Catawba
Lesley Woods, Anderson
Brittany Hill, Wingate
Shelby Tricoli, Wingate
Tatum Burstrom, Carson-Newman
Jasmine Franklin, Anderson
Terri Rogers, Catawba
Jessica Simerly, Carson-Newman
Nicola Handreck, Newberry
Shea Coker, Lincoln Memorial
Allison Hodge, Carson-Newman
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sierra Simpson, Anderson
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Terri Rogers, Catawba
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jimmy Garrity, Anderson
Points Per Game - Camille Glymph, Mars Hill, 23.9
Three Pointers Per Game – Camille Glymph, Mars Hill, 3.59
Rebounds Per Game - Chantal Dunbar, Wingate, 10.0
Blocked Shots Per Game - Lacey Singletary, Queens, 3.15
Field Goal Percentage - Haylee Lepaio, Newberry, 46.7
Assists Per Game - Sierra Simpson, Anderson, 4.7
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio - Brittany Hill, Wingate, 2.43
Steals Per Game - Brittany Hill, Wingate, 2.93
Three Point Field Goal Percentage - Katie Williams, Brevard, 42.4
Free Throw Percentage - Camille Glymph, Mars Hill, 88.2
Team Scoring Offense – Anderson, 71.3
Team Steals – Wingate, 280
Team Field Goal Percentage - Lincoln Memorial, 42.9
Team Field Goal Percentage Defense – Anderson, 38.1
Team Assists – Newberry, 418
Team Rebounding – Lincoln Memorial, 1,241
Team Blocked Shots – Lincoln Memorial, 112
Team Three Point Field Goal Percentage - Wingate, 37
Team Scoring Defense – Wingate, 58.7
Team Free Throw Percentage - Mars Hill, 76.2
Team Assist-to-Turnover Ratio - Newberry, 0.96
With temperatures expected to climb well into the 70s in Raleigh on Wednesday, Appalachian State University baseball and NC State have agreed to make up their previously cancelled game on Wednesday evening at NC State’s Doak Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
Appalachian State (5-5) and NC State (6-3) were originally scheduled to square off on Feb. 15 in Raleigh but that game was washed out due to cold and snow. The contest was not expected to be made up but with terrific weather in the forecast on a mutual open date, the clubs arranged late Tuesday evening to meet less than 24 hours later.
With the addition of the contest versus NC State, Appalachian State is now in the midst of playing 7-of-11 games against power-conference opponents. Last week, the Mountaineers split four games against Wake Forest (a 10-1 win on Feb. 25) and No. 16 Maryland (won 1-of-3 contests from Feb. 27-March 1 in Emerson, Ga.). Next Tuesday-Wednesday, App State visits Georgia for a two-game series.
Taylor Thurber (Mooresville N.C./ Lake Norman) pitched six innings as Appalachian State University baseball defeated High Point University 4-0 on a cold Tuesday in the Piedmont Triad.
The Mountaineers (5-5) were fueled by excellent pitching and great defense to shut out the Panther offense. Thurber struck out two, gave up four hits and improved to 2-0 on the season. The Start was the second of Thurber’s career.
Brandon Burris’s (Concord, N.C./Mount Pleasant) bat stayed hot. After belting two home runs over the weekend against No. 16 Maryland, Burris went 4-for-5 and scored one of the Mountaineers’ four runs.
Appalachian broke the deadlock in the third inning when Dillon Dobson Hamptonville, N.C. (Starmount) hit a sacrifice fly that brought Burris across home plate. Grayson Atwood (Mt. Pleasant, N.C./Mt. Pleasant) then drove a ball into right field that was misplayed by the outfielder, allowing Atwood to reach first and Michael Pierson (Coral Springs, Fla./Pine Crest) to score from third. Pierson has now reached base in 40 consecutive games.
The Mountaineers added another run in the fourth when Jaylin Davis (McLeansville, N.C./Northeast Guilford) drew a walk with the bases loaded, bringing Zach Hummel (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) across the plate. Hummel added a sacrifice fly that brought Atwood home three innings later to seal the Mountaineer victory.
Billy Jones used Sean Mason (Austin, Texas/McNeil), Dallas DeVrieze (Moline, Ill./Moline), and Caleb McCann (McLeansville, N.C./Northeast Guilford) in relief. Each pitched a full inning and allowed no hits.
High Point (2-7) struggled mightily in the batter’s box recording only four hits at 29 at bats.
The Mountaineers will be back in action this weekend in Statesboro, Ga. for a three game Sun Belt series versus Georgia Southern.
The Mount Olive Baseball Team (14-2), ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division II, shut out Lenoir-Rhyne (11-6), 11-0, in a rain-shortened, seven-inning game Tuesday night at Bears Field.
The Trojans finished with 12 hits in the game including three solo home runs by Zak Orrison (Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Jason Morozowski (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) and Justin Manning (Apex, N.C.) in the sixth inning.
Derek Justice (Unionville, Va.) improved to 2-0 on the year after holding the Bears scoreless in six innings of work while scattering four hits and striking out nine batters for the Trojans, who won their sixth straight game.
In addition, Orrison and Rob Shipman (Valdosta, Ga.) both drove in three runs to lead Mount Olive offensively. Lenoir-Rhyne senior Nick Flachofsky (Pfafftown, N.C.) fell to 1-1 after taking the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne and Mount Olive wrap up the series with a single game on Wednesday at Bears Field beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Trojans advance to the Western Regionals, Thursday at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex taking on East Davidson.
Southwestern Randolph: 57
Patriots advance to the Western Regionals, Friday at the Lawerence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum taking on Weddington.
Northern Guilford: 51
Red Tornadoes advance to the Western Regionals, Friday at the Lawerence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum taking on Erwin.
Northwest Guilford: 44
Alexander Central: 30
Cougars season ends at 19-8.
Myers Park: 62
South Caldwell: 23
Spartans season ends at 20-7
Red Tornadoes season ends at 20-4.
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team has set dates and times for its annual Awards Ceremony and Spring Game.
The ceremony, which will honor last year’s championship squad, will take place this Friday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m., in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Meanwhile, the 2015 Spring Game is scheduled this Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m., at Moretz Stadium. Both events are free and open to the public.
Four members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Indoor Track and Field Teams garnered 2015 NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region accolades by the USTFCCCA.
USTFCCCA is the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Heading up the list for the Bears is junior All-American Kevin Baxter (Columbia, S.C.) in the men’s 60-meter hurdles. Baxter holds the fifth-best time in the nation – 7.92 seconds at the Buccaneer Invitational on February 7 – and has won the event three times this year.
Baxter has once again qualified for the 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, which take place March 13 through March 14 in Birmingham, Ala.
Two other Bears earned all-region honors on the men’s side: sophomore Myles Braswell-Sample (Durham, N.C.) in the shot put and senior Anthony Downs (Chapin, S.C.) in the weight throw. Downs set the school record in the men’s weight throw (51’8”) in the JDL Kickoff Classic on December 6.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior Vertrice Wilson (Carrollton, Ga.) picked up all-region accolades in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Wilson set the school record in the event (9.33) in the Winston-Salem Open in January.
The top five individuals in each event from each region earned the All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions’ top three relay teams. The regions used for this award match those used during the cross country season.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Teams open the outdoor season on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, in the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Trojans hosts Madison Tuesday in the third round.
East Davidson: 66
East Burke: 56
Cavs season ends at 16-10.
South Iredell: 44
Patriots travel to Southwestern Randolph on Tuesday in the third round.
Hickory Ridge: 23
Red Tornadoes hosts Northern Guilford Tuesday in the third round (1290 WHKY and whky.com coverage begins at 6:30pm.)
Alexander Central: 50
Rocky River: 27
Cougars travel to undefeated Northwest Guilford Tuesday in the third round.
South Caldwell: 55
Mallard Creek: 49
Spartand travel to Myers Park in the third round on Tuesday.
East Lincoln: 75
Red Devils season ends at 16-8.
Panthers season ends at 16-9.
Red Tornadoes hosts Ashbrook in the third round on Tuesday.