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College notebook: Giggetts helps Jackets to title
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
Winning championships is nothing new to Lamar Giggetts, who has another title to his credit.
The senior forward from Courtland High School, who helped the Cougars win the 2009 Group AA state title, played a big role in Randolph-Macon’s triumph in last weekend’s R-MC Coaches Classic in Ashland.
Giggetts was named to the all-tournament team after contributing 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals in a 76–40 win over Manhattanville in Sunday’s title game. He also had eight points in Saturday’s first-round 76–55 victory over Washington College.
For the season, Giggetts is averaging a team-high 11.0 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (6–5).
Playing close to home, freshman guard T.J. Jones (North Stafford) scored 11 points in each weekend game as Division III St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) lost to Division II Virginia State (86–62) and Virginia Union (72–49). Freshman Te’Quan Alers (James Monroe) had two points and three rebounds for Virginia Union Sunday.
Freshman guard Kendra Stone (Colonial Forge) scored seven points as Christopher Newport’s women rolled over St. Mary’s (Md.) 71–48 Saturday to improve to 9–0.
Redshirt freshman center Taylor Danaher (Fredericksburg Christian) matched his career high with six points in Mount St. Mary’s’ 58–55 win over UMBC Saturday.
Senior forward Caroline Young (Washington & Lee) had 11 points and seven rebounds in Averett’s 70–58 loss to Albright Sunday in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Bloomsburg junior Chris Smith (Chancellor) went 4–1 to finish third at 174 pounds at last weekend’s Brute Invitational at Lock Haven, Pa., helping the Huskies win the team title. VMI senior Ryan Goodsell (Orange) went 2–2 at 141 pounds.
Senior women’s soccer player Stormie Malik (Liberty) was one of 11 Shenandoah athletes selected for induction into the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society.
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