“Everyone had that mindset coming into the year,” Ty Jerome said Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena ahead of the team’s departure for the ACC tournament in Charlotte.,“I have fun every year with my team, but this has been a unique group, and we try to really be united more,” Bennett said.,Even after losing ACC Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins and All-ACC honoree Devon Hall, the Cavaliers still had the leadership in place to allow themselves to set a new course.,They could fall off and let last year’s ACC regular-season and tournament championships represent the peak of Virginia basketball, or they could renew their internal fortitude and aim for bigger and better things.,Of course, Tuesday’s media availability is likely the last time the team will be this loose and open until its season ends, whenever that end happens to come.
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FIRST TEAM: Griffin Doseck, Anna, 6-foot-5, senior, 15.0 points per game; Alex Dotson, Cincinnati Purcell Marian, 6-4, sr., 13.3; Trevon Ellis, Dayton Stivers School for the Arts, 6-3, jr., 13.0; Jacob Gudorf, Brookville, 6-3, sr., 15.2; Brayden Sipple, Blanchester, 6-4, so., 26.2; Grant Whisman, Middletown Madison, 6-7, jr., 16.7; Mark Wise, Cin.,FIRST TEAM: Ethan Conley, Arcanum Franklin Monroe, 6-foot-4, senior, 27.3 points per game; Adonis Davis, Springfield Emmanuel Christian Academy, 6-4, sr., 15.0; Sabien Doolittle, Springfield Catholic Central, 6-4, sr., 15.0; Hunter Muir, Ansonia, 6-3, sr., 12.6; Trent Platfoot, Jackson Center, 6-0, sr., 12.5; Erik Uszynski, Xenia Legacy Christian Academy, 6-4, sr., 16.1; Kaden Warner, Cincinnati James Gamble Montessori, 5-11, so., 24.9.,The 2018-19 All-Southwest District girls high school basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district:
GLENVILLE — Aside from scoring his 1,000th career point here Saturday night at Glenville State College’s Waco Center, Williamstown’s Cullen Cutright had game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the No. 8 Yellowjackets to an 83-62 victory versus Braxton County in the Little Kanawha Conference Night of Champions consolation affair.,SUMMERSVILLE — Wood County Christian capped its 2018-19 season on a winning note, defeating Mercer Christian 56-54 Saturday in a West Virginia Christian Athletic Tournament consolation game.,WELLSTON, Ohio — After beating Fairfield Union twice in the regular season, Warren High fell to the Falcons 38-30 in a Division II sectional final Saturday at Wellston High School.,Warren (11-9) mustered just two points in the first quarter and trailed 10-2 after eight minutes.,GLENVILLE — Gilmer County escaped with a 53-52 win over Doddridge County Saturday in a sectional tournament opener.
Foskey, a four-star defensive end from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., became the final member of Notre Dame’s 2019 recruiting class, joining 21 players who signed during the early period in December.,The Illini added a pair of linebackers to the 11 players they signed in December, getting the day started by announcing the signing of four-star prospect Shammond Cooper from St. Louis’ Trinity Catholic High School.,Three-star linebacker Tarique Barnes of Memphis, Tenn., brought the class to 13 players.,In terms of average player rating, Illinois’ class ranks seventh in the conference, and its three four-star signees — including cornerback Marquez Beason and quarterback Isaiah Williams — trail only five Big Ten teams.,Illinois was considered a likely landing spot for Cooper thanks to his strong ties with Cory Patterson, his former high school coach who is now an Illini assistant coach, and Williams, his high school teammate who signed with the Illini in December.
Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight rebounds, and Iowa rolled past No. 16 Ohio State 72-62 on Saturday in Iowa City, handing the Buckeyes their third straight loss.,Ohio State's C.J. Jackson, the team's second-leading scorer at 13.1 points, didn't start for the first time this season.,Andre Wesson had 13 points for Ohio State, which committed a season-high 21 turnovers.,Valparaiso 65, Southern Illinois 61: Derrik Smits scored 16 points with eight rebounds, and Deion Lavender’s basket with 13 seconds led the Crusaders to a Missouri Valley win in Carbondale, Ill.,Northern Illinois 73, Akron 56: Eugene German had 27 points, seven rebounds and five 3-pointers, and the Huskies outscored the Zips 48-22 in the second half of a Mid-American win in DeKalb.
FAIRFIELD — The Vanden Vikings outscored the Fairfield Falcons 17-11 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 60-49 victory in the Monticello Empire League boys basketball opener between former Solano County Athletic Conference rivals, Wednesday.,Both teams are at home Friday, with Fairfield hosting Rodriguez and Vanden playing Vacaville.,Wood 49, Rodriguez 48: At Vacaville, Jhalen Grayer grabbed an offensive rebound and scored the winning bucket with 20 seconds left in leading the Wildcats to a victory over the Mustangs in the MEL opener for both teams.,FAIRFIELD — Using four pins and six forfeit victories, the Rodriguez High wrestling team opened Monticello Empire League competition with a 60-24 win over MEL newcomer Vanden.,In other MEL games, Vacaville recorded a 4-1 victory over Armijo and Vanden blanked Fairfield, 8-0.
A minute and a half later the Tigers found the end zone after connecting for a 62-yard pitch-and-catch of their own before finishing off the drive with a 17-yard rush from Travis Etienne to take the 14-7 with 10:35 on the clock.,Alabama battled back by going on a methodical 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, with Tagovailoa finding senior tight end Hale Hentges wide open in the back of the end zone for the one-yard score.,Following a Clemson three-and-out, the Tide took the 16-14 lead with 14:18 remaining in the second quarter after Bulovas converted a 25-yard field goal to cap an 11-play, 45-yard drive.,Eight plays later, the Tigers found the end zone for the fourth time in the half when quarterback Trevor Lawrence linked up with Etienne from five yards out to go up 28-16 with 4:38 left before the halftime break.,On the ensuing Clemson drive, the Tigers connected for a 74-yard touchdown throw to go up 37-16 with 8:26 left in the third quarter.
More: Chris Sale of FGCU and Naples finishes off Dodgers as Red Sox win World Series Buy PhotoLong-time assistant coach Michael Fly speaks after officially being promoted to lead the team as its new head coach during a public press conference at Alico Arena's Hospitality Suite Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Fort Myers.,More: Prep Football: U.S. Army All-American Bowl is last hurrah for Naples' Takacs, Shadley Buy PhotoLexi Thompson exchange highfives with a young fan as she walks up to the last 18th tee during the last round of LPGA season-ending CME Championship at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida Sunday, November 18, 2018.,More: College football: Michael Walker, Naples all over Boston College's field last Saturday Jeshaun Jones of South Fort Myers was named the CBS Sports National Freshman of the Week after an amazing debut for Maryland during which the wide receiver scored on a reception, run and pass in the season-opening upset of Texas.,(Photo: Luke Franke/Naples Daily News)
Meanwhile, the Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships continued to grow — like the sport itself across the country — in its third year at East Naples Community Park, with over 2,000 participants, with ages from 10 to 91, in April.,More: Swamp Buggy Races: Barefoot Bobby Williams wins Fall Classic when Greenling's buggy stalls More: All ages, from 10 to 91, compete at U.S. Open Pickleball Championships in Naples Buy PhotoFGCU’s Taylor Gradinjan (24) and FGCU’s China Dow (22) hug after defeating Missouri 80-70 in a first-round NCAA tournament game at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif., on March 17.