Briefs: Sumneys earn all-conference honors

March 2, 2014

Sumneys earn all-conference honors

Trinity graduates and University of North Carolina-Greensboro seniors Shaina and Chelsea Sumney each earned first team All-Conference honors for the third straight year Sunday at the Division I Southern Conference Indoor Track Championships held in Winston-Salem, NC.

Shaina won the 5,000-meter run with a meet record time of 16:39.02. Twin sister Chelsea finished second in the mile run with a time of 5:00.85.

Women’s water polo

Rachel Clauss and Laura Travers each recorded four-goal games to lead Washington & Jefferson’s 12-8 victory over Grove City in the Presidents’ final match of the Virginia Military Institute Tournament.

The Presidents had a 2-2 record at the season-opening invitational. Morgan Kinyon was the winning goalie against the Wolverines (1-4) after notching five saves.

Washington & Jefferson snapped an 11-game losing streak to its local rival. The Presidents had not defeated Grove City since May 2, 2009 at the Collegiate III National Championships 8-7

Sarah Latzo added a pair of goals, while Sara Boldt and Margot Wummer both found the back of the net once.

WVU surprises Baylor

Averee Fields stole an errant pass and drove for a go-ahead layup with 12 seconds left and No. 11 West Virginia beat No. 6 Baylor 71-69 Sunday, the Lady Bears’ first conference home loss in four years.

West Virginia (26-3, 15-2) won its ninth consecutive game to match Baylor for the Big 12 lead with one game left in the regular season.

Odyssey Sims, the nation’s leading scorer, had 39 points in her final regular-season home game. But the senior guard also her first career 10-turnover game, including the pass that Fields got in the Baylor end of the court, before Sims then missed a last shot.

Baylor (25-4, 15-2) had won 35 consecutive Big 12 home games since losing their final regular-season game of the 2009-10 season to Texas.

The Lady Bears can still clinch at least a share of its fourth consecutive conference title with a win Tuesday night at Iowa State. West Virginia, in only its second Big 12 season, plays at home against Kansas that night.

Asya Bussie had 21 points for the Mountaineers before fouling out with 47 seconds left. Christal Caldwell had 17 points for West Virginia, and Bria Holmes 12.

In the NHL

Cody Ceci scored a second-period goal and the Ottawa Senators downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 before a crowd of more than 50,000 people in the Heritage Classic.

In the NBA

Tobias Harris scored a career-high 31 points and the Orlando Magic beat the 76ers for the second time in less than a week, winning 92-81 to extend Philadelphia’s losing streak to 14 games.

• David West scored 25 points, Paul George added 22, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 94-91 for their fifth straight victory.



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