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Posted: February 21, 2013

Mullen, Griffin Honored
— Bridgewater College’s Jessica Mullen is the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, and Eastern Mennonite’s Kevin Griffin is the league’s Coach of the Year.

The awards were announced Wednesday.

Mullen, a senior guard from Purcellville, is averaging 16.2 points per game and leads the ODAC with 79 steals. It is the second time in three seasons a BC player has won the award. Jordan Burkholder, a Turner Ashby High School graduate, was the ODAC’s top women’s player in 2011.

BC’s Holly Morgan was named third-team All-ODAC. EMU’s Bianca Ygarza was a first-team pick, and Shakeerah Sykes made second-team.

It is the second time Griffin has been named Coach of the Year. He first won the award in 2007. This year, the Royals went 19-5 overall and 15-1 in the league.

Longwood Baseball 11, JMU 9:  Third baseman Alex Owens hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to lead Longwood to an 11-9 win over James Madison in a non-conference baseball game Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Lancers improved to 1-0; the Dukes fell to 0-3.

Owens went 4-for-5 with the homer, a triple and three RBIs.

Third baseman Ty McFarland went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for JMU, and designated hitter Conner Brown went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Longwood    101 021 321 – 11 16 1
JMU               102 010 122 –    9 12 3

Morgan, Ream (4), Myers (7) and Burkett; Garner, Roberts (5), Cundiff (5), Bladel (7), Root (9) and Hanson, Hoover. W—Ream (1-0). L—Cundiff (0-1). Sv—Myers (1). HRs—Longwood: Owens, Delk.

East Hardy Boys Basketball 54, Tygarts Valley 48: Senior point guard Shawn Skovron scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds to lead East Hardy High School to a 54-48 win over Tygarts Valley in a Potomac Valley Conference boys’ basketball game Wednesday in Baker, W.Va.

The Cougars improved to 12-9; the Bulldogs fell to 15-7.

Senior center Tyler Mongold added 12 points for East Hardy.

Petersburg Boys Basketball 55, Pendleton 44: Junior forward Brian George scored 16 points to lead Petersburg High School to a 55-44 win over Pendleton County in a Potomac Valley Conference boys’ basketball Wednesday in Petersburg, W.Va.

The Vikings improved to 10-9; the Wildcats fell to 6-13.

Junior forward Evan Arrington led PCHS with 15 points.

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