On campus: No. 1 UCONN tops Lady Hoyas
Georgetown couldn’t stop No. 1 Connecticut from running its undefeated streak in women’s basketball to 68 games on Saturday in Storrs, Conn.
The Lady Hoyas led for much of the first half and trailed by six early in the second half before the Lady Huskies went on to an 84-62 win.
Freshman TaShauna Rodgers (King’s Fork) had 13 points and four rebounds for the Lady Hoyas (24-5, 12-3).
Georgetown (No. 13 AP/No. 11 ESPN/USA Today) played its regular season finale at home versus Seton Hall Monday night.
Christopher Newport’s women’s basketball team is a perfect 28-0 heading into the NCAA Div. III Tournament and CNU will host a first round NCAA game Friday against Washington and Lee.
CNU is the regular season and tournament champion of the Big South Conference. W&L (18-9) earned its berth by winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. CNU defeated W&L 71-57 on Nov. 21 in Newport News.
Sophomore guard Shannon Walker (Nansemond River) has played in 15 games and averages 1.5 points per game for CNU.
Freshman Trinese Fox (Nansemond River) scored a career-high 16 points Saturday as South Carolina St. beat Bethune-Cookman 71-67 in overtime in a MEAC game in Orangeburg, S.C.
Fox scored five of her 16 points in overtime for the Lady Bulldogs (10-17, 5-10). Fox has started 18 games for SCSU, averaging 19 minutes, 3.0 points and 1.5 assists per game.
Junior second baseman Matt Hamlet (Nansemond-Suffolk) is hitting .273 early in the season for Boston College. The Eagles are 3-3 on the season.
Hamlet, starting at second and hitting second in BC’s order, has two doubles, a triple and four RBI so far.
BC plays the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla. in the first spring training game of Boston’s season. The Eagles have eight more games in Florida, until March 14, after the exhibition versus Boston.
Boston College sophomore third baseman/catcher Brittany Wilkins (Nansemond-Suffolk) is hitting .381 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI in eight games for BC’s softball squad.
Boston College (5-3) went 3-1 in a tournament at Stetson University in Deland, Fla. this weekend.
Lynchburg senior Bryan Breedlove (Nansemond-Suffolk) is 2-1 on the mound with a 3.07 ERA for the Hornets (3-2, 1-0) on the young baseball season. In his last outing, Saturday in a 7-5 win against visiting ODAC opponent Guilford, Breedlove got the win for the Hornets, starting and going 6.1 innings while giving up three runs.