Dukes 2nd In CAA
Posted: March 4, 2013
FAIRFAX — Senior diver Kimberly Helfrich won the 3-meter and 1-meter dives, helping James Madison to a second-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association swim and dive championships Saturday at Jim McKay Natatorium.
Towson (783.5 points) won its fifth CAA title. Madison scored 735.5 points.
Helfrich was named the conference’s Diver of the Year, and JMU’s Becky Benson was named CAA Diving Coach of the Year.
JMU senior Andrea Criscuolo won the 200-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 58.92 seconds, and junior Kelsey Holmgaard won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:12.52 on the final day Saturday. Both broke their own school records.
Holmgaard and Criscuolo were the highest two scorers for Madison, with Holmgaard scoring 57 points (third overall) and Criscuolo 56 (fifth).
Fort Defiance Beats Abingdon In States: Senior guard Adam Frazier scored 24 points to lead Fort Defiance High School to a 60-50 win over Abingdon in a Division 3 state boys’ basketball tournament quarterfinal Saturday at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Convocation Center.
The Indians (18-10) advanced to a semifinal at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Virginia Commonwealth University against Brunswick, their first semifinal appearance since 1982; the Falcons ended the season 20-7.
Senior Trevor Lam added 18 points for Fort, which trailed 44-38 early in the fourth quarter.
Oregon Softball 12, JMU 1: Freshman left fielder Alyssa Gillespie went 4-for-4, and No. 10 Oregon hit four home runs in a 12-1 win over James Madison in the Disney Citrus Classic softball tournament Sunday in Orlando, Fla.
Madison lost to No. 14 Michigan 9-1 in six innings after beating Illinois State 3-2 in extra innings on Saturday.
The Dukes are 9-6. Oregon is 19-3, Michigan 13-5 and Illinois State 11-10.
Eagles Sweep McDaniel: Senior right-hander Heather Jenkins threw eight strong innings, then hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth to lift Bridgewater College to a 4-2 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader sweep of McDaniel on Sunday at BC.
The Eagles, who won the second game 5-0, improved to 4-2; the Green Terror dropped to 2-4.
In the opener, senior right-hander Aven Thomas, a Turner Ashby High School graduate, threw a four-hit shutout to lead BC.
EMU Softball Splits Two Games: Junior catcher Kylie Nottingham went 2-for-3 with a home run, lifting Washington College to a 2-1 win over Eastern Mennonite in a Beach Blast softball tournament game Saturday in Virginia Beach.
Earlier in the day, EMU beat Allegheny 8-6.
The Royals are now 2-4. Washington is 4-0; Allegheny is 3-1.
Junior shortstop Brooke Hensley, an Elkton native, went 3-for-6 in the two games, including a solo homer against Washington College.