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College notebook: Hempe, Bulldogs off to fast start
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
Freshman forward Merritt Hempe (Stafford) has wasted no time fitting in with the eighth-ranked Georgia women’s basketball team.
Hempe had eight points and a game-high nine rebounds off the bench Saturday night in the Bulldogs’ 72–42 victory over New Mexico in the championship game of the Lobos’ Thanksgiving Tournament in Albuquerque.
A day earlier, she had 10 points in an 84–48 first-round win over Saint Bonaventure.
Hempe is averaging 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds (second-best on the team) for Georgia (7–0). She has started three games.
Junior Tristan Carey (Colonial Beach) hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points as Longwood beat Florida A&M 86–83 in overtime Friday in Las Vegas for its first win. Carey followed that up with 19 points in a 84–78 loss to Cornell Saturday, also in Las Vegas.
Senior forward Mike Phillips (Riverbend) had season-high totals of 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as Howard beat Division II Wilmington (Del.) 66–50 Sunday for its first victory of the season.
Senior forward Lamar Giggetts (Courtland) had 15 points to lead five Randolph-Macon double-figure scorers in an 81–57 win at Ferrum Saturday.
Junior Marquel Davis (Stafford) scored 10 points Tuesday as Pittsburgh won its third straight game, 65–39 over Wagner.
In his first college start, freshman JaColby Hawkins (Stafford) scored a career-high 10 points in Averett’s 82–77 win over Guilford last Tuesday.
Senior Derek Mosley (Mountain View) scored 17 points as Messiah beat York (Pa.) 75–62 Tuesday.
Freshman guard T.J. Jones (North Stafford) scored 23 points in St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.)’s recent 68–64 loss to the University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon.
After starting quarterback Rakeem Cato left with a leg injury, redshirt freshman Blake Frohnapfel (Colonial Forge) completed 12 of 15 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown and ran for a 51-yard touchdown in Marshall’s 65–59 double-overtime loss to East Carolina Friday.
Junior cornerback Dexter McDougle (Stafford) made a career-high 11 tackles in Maryland’s 45–38 loss at North Carolina Saturday.
Randolph-Macon senior receiver Luke Sellers (Courtland) was named first-team all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference after catching 40 passes for 632 yards and four touchdowns. R-MC sophomore quarterback Zac Naccarato (Riverbend) was a third-team pick after throwing 16 TD passes and just four interceptions for a league-best passer efficiency rating of 161.4.
Junior Shane Gentry (Colonial Forge) went 2–1 as 16th-ranked Maryland won two of three duals Saturday at the Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals at Hudson Valley, N.Y. Gentry decisioned Columbia’s Penn Gottfried (6–0) and Purdues’ Camden Eppert (5–4) before losing to Illinois’ third-ranked Jesse Delgado (4–1).
Randolph-Macon senior Nicole Woodworth (Eastern View) will receive a plaque from the NCAA after leading all Division III goalkeepers in save percentage (.860). She was earlier named to the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team.
Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443