Shepherd men winning as West Liberty approached
Shepherd improved its overall record to 13-7 with consecutive wins at home over Virginia-Wise and Concord. In winning six of its last seven games the Rams rose to No.10 in the latest Mid-Atlantic Region rankings.
The 81-66 win over Virginia-Wise was achieved with five players scoring double figures, led by Steffen Davis and his 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting from field. Skyler Roman had 17 points, Winston Burgess 12, A.J. Carr 11 and Gavin McTavish another 10.
In the 86-69 victory against Concord, Carr scored a career high 32 points as the first-division Rams moved their Mountain East Conference record to 10-4. McTavish counted 16 points and Roman had 10.
The Rams faced nationally ranked and once-beaten West Liberty this past Wednesday and will be at home on Thursday, Feb. 9, against Notre Dame (Ohio) and again on Saturday, Feb. 11, against Urbana (Ohio).
Shepherd’s women suffered a dulling loss when beaten at home by Concord, 67-58. Concord had won only two games and had but one conference win before beating the Rams.
Shepherd dipped to 9-13 overall with the numbing loss.
Liz Myers scored nine points and had 1,001 career points. She claimed a team-high 10 rebounds. Kristina Prange totaled 16 points, Cara Mason 11 and Kayla Tibbs 10. The Mountain Lions outscored Shepherd, 38-26, in the second half to reverse their halftime deficit.
The Rams had just beaten Virginia-Wise, 73-66, for a second straight win before tripping and falling against Concord.
Shepherd outscored Virginia-Wise, 21-12, in the fourth quarter to post the win.
Morgan Arden had a 20-point game with Mason adding 15 points, Myers 14 and Tibbs eight.
Myers secured 14 rebounds, Mason was credited with eight assists and the Rams made 18-of-22 free throws.
The Jefferson boys team suffered an eighth straight loss when losing, 68-56, at home to North Hagerstown.
Snapping that long losing skid came at the expense of visiting Spring Mills when the Cougars got the winning points in a 47-46 game from Jordan Dragon. It was Jefferson’s first win against a Class AAA Sectional opponent.
Jefferson’s overall record went to 7-9 when it registered an easy 84-39 win over visiting Park View High from Sterling, Virginia. Park View was saddled with a 1-19 record following its latest loss.