Area Roundup

Posted: February 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Sophomore forward Jazmon Gwathmey scored 16 points to lead James Madison to a 69-58 win over Drexel in a Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball game Sunday at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The Dukes (21-4 overall) remained undefeated in the CAA at 11-0; the Dragons fell to 12-12, 7-4.

It was JMU’s 11th straight win, and the Dukes now have an opportunity to clinch at least a share of the CAA regular-season title and the top seed in the CAA tournament with a win Thursday at Delaware.

Sophomore guard Precious Hall was also in double figures with 14 points and added a season-high seven rebounds to go with four assists.

Senior guard Fiona Flanagan led Drexel with 14 points.

The Dukes shot 54.3 percent against Drexel, their second-best shooting game of the season.

The 11-point win was the second-closest CAA game the Dukes have played this season. The closest was a 62-57 win at Towson on Jan. 16.

According to JMU, the Dukes have trailed CAA opponents for a total of only 13 minutes, 21 seconds out of 440 minutes of action this season.

JMU (21-4)

Giggetts 4-5 2-3 10, Newman 3-4 1-4 9, Hall 5-14 1-2 14, Burkholder 3-9 4-4 13, Gwathmey 7-9 2-2 16, Mickens 1-2 1-4 3, Okafor 2-3 0-1 4. Totals 25-46 11-20 69.

DREXEL (12-12)

Redick 3-12 0-0 6, Thierolf 4-6 0-0 10, Creighton 2-7 4-6 10, Pearson 3-9 0-0 7, Flanagan 6-11 1-3 14, Alexander 2-5 1-2 5, Thompson 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 23-55 6-11 58.

Halftime—JMU 34-26. 3-Point Goals—JMU 8-15 (Newman 2-3, Hall 3-7, Burkholder 3-4, Gwathmey 0-1), Drexel 6-22 (Redick 0-3, Thierolf 2-3, Creighton 2-6, Pearson 1-7, Flanagan 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—JMU 38 (Hall 7), Drexel 26 (Creighton 6). Assists—JMU 16 (Mickens 5), Drexel 17 (Redick 7). Total Fouls—JMU 17, Drexel 19.

Falk’s Dunk

Lands On SportsCenter 

HARRISONBURG – Who says Division III hoops can’t make ESPN?

Eastern Mennonite University junior center David Falk, one of the top scorers and rebounders in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, had a ferocious dunk that was shown Saturday night on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays of the day.

EMU defeated Randolph 76-69 to improve to 13-10 overall and 8-6 in the ODAC.

Eagles Pull Upset

BC Men Knock Off Guilford, 71-62

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Senior guard Ronnie Thomas scored 18 points to lead Bridgewater College past Guilford 71-62 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday in Greesnboro, N.C.

The Eagles improved to 12-10 overall, 7-7 in the ODAC; the Quakers dropped to 16-6, 10-3.

EMU Men’s Basketball 76, Randolph 69: Junior center David Falk had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Eastern Mennonite University over Randolph 76-69 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday in Harrisonburg.

The Royals improved to 12-10 overall, 6-7 in the ODAC; Randolph dropped to 13-10, 8-6.

Senior wing R.J. Sims added 14 points and five assists for EMU.

EMU Women’s Basketball 82, Roanoke 72: Senior guard Steph Rheinheimer scored 16 points and senior forward Bianca Ygarza added 15 as Eastern Mennonite University defeated Roanoke 82-72 in an Old Dominion Athletic Association women’s basketball game Saturday in Harrisonburg.

The Royals improved to 19-4 overall, 13-1 in the ODAC; Roanoke dropped to 11-11, 7-7.

Emory & Henry Women’s Basketball 79, BC 67: Kristie Langley scored 20 points to lead Emory & Henry over Bridgewater College 79-67 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Saturday in Emory.

The Wasps improved to 6-16 overall, 4-9 in the ODAC; the Eagles fell to 7-15, 5-9.

Freshman forward Heather Cantrell led Bridgewater with 17 points and nine rebounds.

JMU, ECU Split In Baseball: East Carolina held James Madison to one earned run in a 4-2 victory Sunday in a non-conference baseball game in Greenville, N.C.

The Pirates won the series to improve to 2-1; the Dukes fell to 1-2.

On Saturday, junior right-hander Chris Huffman struck out seven to pick up the win in JMU’s 5-2 victory.

The Dukes dropped Game 1 on Friday 6-5.

Game 2

JMU       130 010 000 — 5   9  0

ECU       200 000 000 — 2 11 2

Huffman, Krugh (6), Garner (7), Cundiff (7); Lucroy, Mabry (3), Wolfe (8), Love (8). W—Huffman (1-0). L—Lucroy (0-1).

Game 3

JMU       100 010 000 —  2  7  2

ECU       100 200 01X — 4  9  3

Toohers, Howerton (5), Hoover (6), Cundiff (7), Husum (8); Bolton, Williams (5), Reynolds (9). W—Williams (2-0). L—Toohers (0-1). Sv—Reynolds (1).

BC Sweeps N.C. Wesleyan In Baseball: Former Broadway High School star Corey Armentrout and four relievers three-hit North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday as Bridgewater College opened its baseball season with an 8-1 victory in Rocky Mount, N.C.

The Eagles won the second game of the doubleheader 5-3. The first game was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed until Sunday due to rain.

Turner Ashby High School graduate Bay Liskey went 2-for-3 with a solo homer for BC in the second game. In the two games combined, Liskey went 6-for-9.



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