College Watch: Standout Historic Triangle Alumni, Feb. 15-21

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Joey Miller scored 31 points during a historic game at Roanoke College. (File photo)
Joey Miller scored 31 points during a historic game at Roanoke College. (File Photo)

Grafton alumnus and Roanoke College men’s basketball player Joey Miller took part in a historic game last week.

Roanoke College and Lynchburg College went head-to-head in a game that finished 160-156 in double overtime, the highest combined point total in Old Dominion Athletic Conference history.

During the wild and wacky shootout, Miller dropped 31 points for the Maroons.

Other Historic Triangle athletes had standout performances in baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and swimming.

Each week throughout the school year, WYDaily will keep you up to date on what Historic Triangle athletes and coaches have been up to since high school graduation.

Know of a college or pro athlete from the Historic Triangle who deserves recognition? Send us an email at sports@wydaily.com to let us know.

Baseball

  • Boston College freshman Sean Hughes (Jamestown) saw his first Division I action during a Feb. 20 win against Northern Illinois. Hughes pitched 2/3 of an inning and allowed one earned run.
  • Bridgewater College freshman Ryan Mason (Jamestown) threw three shutout innings and struck out two batters during a Feb. 20 win against Mount Saint Vincent.
  • George Mason sophomore Trevor Kelly (York) went 3-for-5 during a Feb. 19 loss to USC Upstate. He also drove in a run during a Feb. 20 loss to No. 25 Kentucky.
  • Christopher Newport senior Tommy Vitaletti (Jamestown) went a perfect 5-for-5 from the plate, drove in a run and stole two bases during a Feb. 19 win against Rutgers-Newark. He also went 5-for-6 with eight RBIs during a Feb. 20 rout of Rutgers-Newark.

Men’s Basketball

  • Christopher Newport sophomore Marcus Carter (Bruton) scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds during a Feb. 17 win against St. Mary’s. He also dropped 23 points and seven rebounds during a Feb. 20 win against Marymount that gave the Captains a perfect conference record heading into the postseason.
  • Roanoke College sophomore Joey Miller (Grafton) scored 31 points during Roanoke College’s historic Feb. 17 loss to Lynchburg College. With a final score of 160-156 in double overtime, the game marked the most combined points scored in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference game. He also added 15 points in a Feb. 20 loss to Randolph-Macon.
  • Roanoke College junior John Fitchett (Lafayette) scored 14 points and had seven rebounds during a Feb. 20 loss to Randolph-Macon.
  • Virginia State University junior Elijah Moore (Grafton) posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds during a Feb. 17 win against Bowie State. He also scored 12 points during a Feb. 20 win against Lincoln.
  • Hampden-Sydney junior Jake Duncan (Williamsburg Christian Academy) scored 15 points during a Feb. 20 win against Bridgewater College.
  • Coastal Carolina junior Colton Ray-St. Cyr (Lafayette) scored 20 points during a Feb. 18 loss to Winthrop.
  • Randolph College senior Corey Brown (Walsingham Academy) scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds during a Feb. 20 win against Washington & Lee.
  • Louisiana State University senior Keith Hornsby (Oak Hill Academy) scored 18 points during a Feb. 17 loss to Alabama.

Women’s Basketball

Swimming

  • University of Richmond freshman Nicole Piercy (Hampton Roads Academy) finished fourth in the 500 freestyle during the Feb. 18 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. She also finished fourth in the 400 individual medley Feb. 19 and third in the 1,650 freestyle Feb. 20.
  • Mary Washington sophomore Maddy Rymer (Grafton) placed eighth in the 100 butterfly during the Feb. 20 Capital Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.
  • Mary Washington junior Lauren Wood (Jamestown) finished fourth in the 100 butterfly during the Feb. 20 Capital Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. She also placed fifth in the 50 freestyle.
  • George Mason junior Trevor Long (Jamestown) placed 10th in 3-meter diving and 11th in 1-meter diving during the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships.
  • Mary Washington senior Nate Hartt (Jamestown) placed second in the 100 butterfly during the Feb. 20 Capital Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. Hartt also finished 11th in the 50 freestyle.

In-season athletes followed in this feature:

Baseball: Travis Arthur, William Peace University (Tabb ’14); Warren Atkins, Bridgewater College (Lafayette ’14); Thomas Chisam, Christopher Newport Univesrity (Walsingham Academy ’15); Ricks Dearing, Barton College (Grafton ’15); Lane Deaver, Ferrum (Grafton ’13); Adam Emerson, Christopher Newport University (Lafayette ’12); Tyler Floyd, Averett University (Bruton ’15); Eric Harp, Longwood University (York ’15); Tyler Klinedinst, William Peace University (Warhill ’13); Evan Sperling, University of Virginia (Grafton ’15); Sean Hughes, Boston College (Jamestown ’15); Matt Keane, William & Mary (Jamestown ’15); Trevor Kelly, George Mason University (York ’14); Ryan Mason, Bridgewater College (Jamestown ’15); Blake Ream, Christopher Newport University (Grafton ’12); Jordan Sprouse, Virginia Wesleyan (Grafton ’15); Tommy Vitaletti, Christopher Newport University (Jamestown ’12); Corey Williams, Christopher Newport University (Jamestown ’15), Brian Willis, William Peace University (York ’13)

Men’s Basketball: Corey Brown, Randolph College (Walsingham ’12); Marcus Carter, Christopher Newport University (Bruton ’14); Jake Duncan, Hampden-Sydney (Williamsburg Christian Academy ’13); John Fitchett, Roanoke College (Lafayette ’13); Keith Hornsby, Louisiana State University (Oak Hill Academy ’12); Joey Miller, Roanoke College (Grafton ’14); Elijah Moore, Virginia State University (Grafton ’13); Mitch Owens, Hampden-Sydney (Walsingham Academy ’12); Deron Powers, Hofstra University (Williamsburg Christian Academy ’13), Colton Ray-St. Cyr, Coastal Carolina (Lafayette ’13)

Women’s Basketball: Keyana Brown, Old Dominion University (Lafayette ’14); Alexis Calloway, Randolph College (Bruton ’14); Alayna Cormier, Utica College (Warhill ’15); Kasey Grainer, Virginia Wesleyan (Warhill ’15); Jalynn Ponzo, Christopher Newport University (Williamsburg Christian Academy ’14); Rakeema Willis, Mary Baldwin (York ’15)

Swimming: Peyton Baldwin, University of Virginia (Hampton Roads Academy ’15); Victoria Barley, Old Domonion (Tabb ’13); Allie Christy, William & Mary (Bruton ’13); Ben Colley, University of North Carolina (Lafayette ’12); Max Groene, Virginia Military Institute (Jamestown ’12); Nate Hartt, Mary Washington (Jamestown ’12); John Kale, Virginia Tech (Lafayette ’15); Walker Kale, Ferrum (Lafayette ’14); Trevor Long, George Mason University (Jamestown ’13); Tom Nanartowich, Virginia Military Institute (Walsingham Academy ’13); Nicole Piercy, University of Richmond (Hampton Roads Academy ’15); Chris Prewitt, Old Dominion (Grafton ’12); Joey Rento, William & Mary (Hampton Roads Academy ’15); Maddy Rymer, Mary washington (Grafton ’14); Christian Shaner, Virginia Military Institute (Jamestown ’12); Mary Elizabeth Warhol, James Madison University (York ’13); Lauren Wood, Mary Washington (Jamestown ’13)