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College Notebook: Murchison rebounding for Tribe

BY STEVE DeSHAZO

The 2010–11 season was no fun for Chanel Murchison or William & Mary’s women’s basketball team. The Colonial Forge High School graduate tore an ACL in preseason practice, and the Tribe finished 3–25, Murchison is healthy now, and so is the Tribe, which is 6–4 after rallying to beat Seton Hall 61–54 last Wednesday.

Murchison, a junior, scored just two points in the game. As usual, though, her main contribution came on defense. She helped hold the Pirates’ leading scorer, Jazzmine Crew, to two second-half points. Crew averages 18.6 per game. William & Mary returns to action tomorrow, hosting George Washington.

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  • North Carolina senior center Chay Shegog (Brooke Point) was named Atlantic Coast Conference women’s co-player of the week yesterday, along with Georgia Tech’s Sasha Goodlett.

    Shegog scored 19 points and had seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots in a 65–61 win over East Carolina on Tuesday night in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She reached 1,000 career points in that game. She leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring (17.4 points) and blocks (3.2) and ranks fifth in rebounds (8.5).

  • Sophomore Dajon Daniel (Mountain View) capped a career-high 18-point night with a game-winning layup at the overtime buzzer, giving Eastern Mennonite an 88–87 win at Shenandoah last Tuesday. Daniel also had seven assists and five rebounds. Sophomore Avery Green (Courtland) led Shenandoah with 20 points, seven rebounds and six steals.
  • Sophomore guard Marquel Davis (Stafford) had 14 points Wednesday as Pittsburgh rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat Michigan State 64–54 in the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico.
  • Junior guard Meredyth Frye (Riverbend) had 14 points as Georgia Southern earned its first home win of the season, 52–46 over Jacksonville on Wednesday.
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