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Shegog shines for Tar Heels

BY STEVE DeSHAZO

There was a lot of athletic success to be thankful for in the Shegog household in Stafford County last week.

While her younger brother Anthony was helping North Stafford win the Northwest Region, Division 5 football championship, North Carolina senior center Chay Shegog enjoyed the best back-to-back games of her basketball career.

On Tuesday, the Brooke Point High School graduate scored a career-high 23 points, adding 10 rebounds and five steals in the 16th-ranked Tar Heels’ 61–38 romp over Presbyterian, their 400th victory at Carmichael Auditorium.

She followed up that performance with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 76–62 victory over Kennesaw State on Sunday.

Shegog is averaging a team-high 16.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Tar Heels (5–0), who’ll get their toughest test yet tomorrow night at Penn State in the ACC–Big Ten Challenge.

MORE BASKETBALL

Georgia Southern junior guard Meredyth Frye (Riverbend) was named to the all-tournament team at the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic in Hattiesburg, Miss. She had 16 points in Saturday’s 72–49 consolation win over Jacksonville State after scoring 12 in an opening

49–40 loss to Stephen F. Austin.

Junior forward Mike Phillips (Rivebend) had 10 points and six rebounds in Howard’s 67–58 win over visiting William & Mary on Saturday. It was coach Kevin Nickelberry’s 100th career victory.

Making his first career start for Longwood, sophomore Tristan Carey (Colonial Beach) scored a team-high 19 points in an 80–78 loss at Nevada on Tuesday night.

Junior guard Aeron Spencer (Stafford) had 12 points, five rebounds and a game-high six assists in Shepherd’s 77–73 win at Shippensburg on Sunday.

Junior guard Jerlisa Bowser (Courtland) had 16 points in Christopher Newport’s 66–55 victory over Salisbury on Tuesday and 13 in a 72–57 victory over Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. She’s averaging 11.5 points per game for the Lady Captains (4–0). Freshman guard Brittany Glasco (Massaponax) matched her season average with eight points for Virginia Wesleyan (2–1).

Sophomore guard Avery Green (Courtland) is averaging a team-high 11.8 points per game for Shenandoah (0–5), including 20 in an 87–61 loss at Eastern Mennonite on Nov. 15.

Sophomore guard Taylar Wells (Mountain View) scored a career-high 24 points in Winston–Salem State’s season-opening 83–74 loss to N.C.–Asheville on Nov. 12. She’s averaging 8.4 points for the Lady Rams (2–3).

Junior forward Derek Mosley (Mountain View) scored 18 points in Messiah’s 72–59 loss to York on Tuesday. He’s averaging 15.5 points for the Falcons (2–2).

Junior forward Lamar Giggetts (Courtland) scored a combined 14 points to help Randolph–Macon win twice at its own Yellow Jacket Classic. Tonight, R–MC (4–1) visits Virginia Wesleyan, the nation’s top-ranked Division III team.

FOOTBALL

Liberty senior defensive tackle Asa Chapman (Orange) and VMI senior safety Byron Allen (Massaponax) were named to the all-Big South second team. Allen made 53 tackles, recovered two fumbles and had an interception; Chapman had 35 tackles, including a sack, despite missing two games to a suspension after an arrest on drug-possession charges.

Junior receiver Chris Lovitt (Colonial Forge) caught two passes for 18 yards in Old Dominion’s 35–18 victory over Norfolk State in their FCS playoff début. The Monarchs (10–2) visit Georgia Southern this Saturday.

Sophomore tackle Matt Kraut (Riverbend) helped clear the way as James Madison rolled up 393 total yards in a 20–17 FCS playoff victory at Eastern Kentucky, capped by Cameron Starke’s 35-yard field goal at the final gun. The Dukes (8–4) visit North Dakota State on Saturday.

Sophomore defensive back Dexter McDougle (Stafford) returned a fumble recovery 66 yards and broke up two passes in a rare show of defense in Maryland’s season-ending 56–41 loss at N.C. State on Saturday.

SWIMMING

N.C. State freshman Michael Camper (Riverbend) finished fourth in

the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:52.59) and eighth in the 200 backstroke (1:49.76) at the recent Terp Cup meet in College Park, Md.

Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443

sdeshazo@freelancestar.com

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