Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 20, 2012

Regional briefs: Currence Classic starts Friday

Staff reports
Associated Press

BLUEFIELD —  The annual Currence Classic men’s basketball tournament will be played on Friday and Saturday at Bluefield State College’s Ned Shott Gymnasium.

Johnny Uhegwu, left, and the Big Blues will play Lander University (S.C.) on Friday at 8 p.m. Lander (2-0), which lost an exhibition to Clemson 72-42 on Nov. 5, will play the Big Blues (0-1). That will be preceded by West Virginia Tech and Chowan (N.C.).

 The  games on Saturday continue with the Blues playing Chowan (2-1) at 6 p.m. Lander and WVU-Tech (7-2) will play at 4.

 Bluefield College's Tequila McNeal, left, collected her second honor of the week when the National Christian College Athletic Association tapped her as the Women’s Basketball Division I Student-Athlete of the Week. Bluefield College’s Andrew Wilson, bottom left, was selected as the NCCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Student-Athlete of the Week. McNeal averaged 23 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last week as the Rams improved to 6-0. Wilson averaged 25 points, 5.5 assists, 3.0 steals, and 3.0 rebounds per game last week as the 3-1 Rams.

Bluefield College freshman Jasmine Morrow has been selected as honorable mention selection to the Mid-South Conference volleyball team.

The 5-foot-8 outside hitter from Woodbridge, Va., helped the Rams to a 16-22 overall record and a 4-10 conference mark, doubling the win totals from a year ago. She was first in the MSC this season in kills (444) and kills per set (3.8). Her 444 kills ranked 35th in the nation and her 3.8 kills per set ranked 26th. Morrow finished the season fourth in the MSC with 43 serving aces and her 116 digs ranked 15th.

 PikeView sophomore Haleigh Compton, who led the Panthers to the state tournament for the first time in school history, and Jenna Hancock, who paced James Monroe to the same event, earned second team honors from the Class AA all-state volleyball team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

 Special honorable mention: Holly Mack, PikeView; Abbey Cover, River View

 Honorable mention: Molly Wickline, James Monroe’ Alexis May, PikeView; Jordan Younger, Mount View.

Five PikeView soccer players have been chosen to the All- Coalfield Conference girls soccer team. PikeView, which advanced to the Class AA-A state tournament, was represented by Laura Hill, left, Kristen Brinkley, Shyann Carr, Crysta Meekins and Charlotte Webster. Allison Shaw (Bluefield) and Emily McKinney and Rebecca Sparks (James Monroe) were also first team honorees. Hill, one of the top players in the state, set an official state record for goals this season.

Coalfield Conference  Girls Soccer Team

(Local players only)

First Team

PikeView: Laura Hill, Kristen Brinkley, Shyann Carr, Crysta Meekins and Charlotte Webster; Bluefield: Allison Shaw: James Monroe: Emily McKinney, Rebecca Sparks.

Second Team

PikeView: Brooke Baker, Kassie Catron, Courtney Gray, Madison May; Bluefield: Emma Cole; James Monroe: Amanda Amos, Kelsie Gillespie.

Honorable Mention

PikeView: Bethany Bryant, Sophie Klein, Courtney White; Bluefield: Abby Atwell, Tyra Jackson, Cassie Stanton; James Monroe: Lexi Barr, Laura Jane Dransfield.

Note: Boys honorees ran last week in the Daily Telegraph.