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Shepherd teams see light schedule until 2018

By Staff | Dec 22, 2017

After defeating Chestnut Hill last Saturday, Shepherd’s men went to Richmond to play Virginia Union before taking a short break and returning for a home date against Lincoln (Philadelphia) on Dec. 30 in a 4 p.m. game.

A.J. Carr totaled 28 points and claimed 10 rebounds in the Rams’ 86-76 win over Chestnut Hill. Shepherd was 4-6 and Chestnut Hill was 1-9 after the teams met.

Thomas Lang scored 15 points, as did Steffen Davis, in the non-conference win.

Shepherd went 29-for-55, or 52.7 percent, from the field and made 15-of-19, or 79 percent, of its free throws.

The early Mountain East Conference standings have West Liberty alone at the top with a 6-0 league mark and 10-0 overall record. Wheeling Jesuit is 5-1 in conference games and 8-2 overall. Concord is also 5-1 in league competition and is 8-3 overall. Fairmont, Charleston and West Virginia State are all 4-2 in conference games.

Shepherd’s women were 5-5 overall in games through Dec. 17. After playing Shippensburg earlier this week and traveling to Petersburg to face Virginia State on Dec. 30, the Rams come home on Jan. 4 for a date with Concord at 5:30 p.m.

Beginning with the early January game against Concord, the Rams have only conference games remaining.

Glenville leads the women’s conference standings with a 6-0 league mark and 9-1 overall record.

Notre Dame is 5-1 in conference games and 8-4 overall. Charleston is 4-2 in the league and 5-3 overall and Urbana shows a 4-2 Mountain East Conference mark and is 6-4 overall.

Senior guard Morgan Arden became Shepherd’s all-time leading career scorer with over 1,500 points in the game against Shippensburg. Arden passed Sherry Price, who held the record for many years, in career points.