Montevallo athletics roundup: Cross country teams compete at Southeast Regional

Published 12:29 pm Monday, November 22, 2010

University of Montevallo senior January Waters capped her cross country career at the school by helping the Falcons finish in the top 15 in team standings at the NCAA DIvision II Southeast Regional meet Nov. 20 in Charlotte, N.C. (Contributed)


The University of Montevallo women’s cross country team wrapped up its 2010 season at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Southeast Regional meet Nov. 20 in Charlotte, N.C.

The Montevallo women finished 13th in the 6K team standings in the 28-team field with a group time of 25:07.20.

Sophomore Haley Evans led the Falcons as she finished 54th overall in individual standings with a time of 24:38.30. Junior Katherine Schofield came in one spot behind Evans at 55th overall with her time of 24:39.60.

Senior January Waters finished 81st overall in individual standings with her time of 25:23.50. Junior Ginny Davis came in 89th overall with her time of 25:40.80.

Junior Whitney Adkins finished 93rd overall in individual standings with her time of 25:48.50. Sophomore Kaley Glover came in one spot behind Adkins at 94th overall with her time of 25:50.80.

Three men’s cross country runners compete in Southeast Regional

Three members of the University of Montevallo men’s cross country team competed at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional meet Nov. 20 in Charlotte, N.C. as individuals.

Freshman Mark McDonald led the Falcons as he finished 76th overall in individual standings in the 8K race with his time of 34:54.60.

Freshman Matt Corn came in 121st overall in individual standings with his time of 37:10.10. Freshman Justin Arsement finished six spots behind Corn at 127th overall with his time of 37:42.00.

Men’s basketball team defeats Anderson University

The University of Montevallo men’s basketball team downed region opponent Anderson University, 79-75, in its second game of the season Nov. 20.

The Falcons (2-0) were led by junior Miles Beatty and junior Antoine Davis.

Beatty had a team-high 18 points off of five 3-pointers and a 3-of-4 performance at the free-throw line. Davis added 17 points, four assists and four steals. Davis led the team with seven free throws as he went 7-of-10 at the charity stripe.

Senior Demarcus Richard contributed 12 points and was 5-of-8 from the field, including 1-of-2 from 3-point range. Senior Cecil Coleman was the only other player in double digits with 10 points and five rebounds.

Junior Tyrone Gordon played just 14 minutes but recorded six steals. Gordon’s six steals rank fifth in the Falcons’ NCAA record book for most steals in a game. Montevallo as a team picked up 17 steals, which ranks third in the Falcons’ NCAA record book for most steals in a single game.

The Trojans opened up the game with a 4-0 run, which set the pace for the rest of the first half as the Falcons played from behind the entire 20 minutes.

Up by four points with 9:59 left in the first half, the Trojans went on a 13-4 run to take a 13-point lead with just 6:57 left in the period. Montevallo immediately responded with a 12-1 run, capped by five-straight points from sophomore Jonas Brown.

The Falcons cut the lead to just two points late in the first half before a jumper by the Trojans with three seconds left gave Anderson a four-point lead heading into intermission.

A pair of free throws and a jumper from Davis just minutes into the second half tied the game at 36-36. Just 30 seconds later, the Falcons took their first lead of the game as Brown hit another 3-pointer to give Montevallo a 39-37 lead.

Anderson tied the game at the 6:41 mark at 58-58, but that would be as close as the Trojans would get the rest of the half. The Falcons went on a 7-0 run, powered by 3-pointers from Beatty and Richard, late in the second half to give Montevallo a 74-66 lead with just 2:06 to play.

Montevallo hit its free throws down the stretch and held off the Trojans.

Vanderpool records first win at Montevallo

The University of Montevallo women’s basketball team picked up its first win under first-year head coach Mechan Vanderpool in an impressive 88-59 victory Nov. 15 on the road at Clark Atlanta University.

The Falcons (1-3) shot 54.1 percent as a team and held Clark Atlanta to just 34.5 percent shooting, including 19.2 percent in the first half.

Senior Carrie Parrott led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Junior Taylor Welch scored 15 points off of five 3-pointers, as she was 5-of-7 from long range. Junior Tiffany McClure added 12 points and six boards, while hitting 5-of-8 from the floor. The final player in double figures was junior Shavonne Seymore, who had 11 points off 4-of-7 shooting.

Senior Tiaren Young contributed eight points and eight rebounds, while junior Davia Harris added eight boards. Senior Jessica Collins dished out a team-high seven assists.

Montevallo dropped both games Nov. 19-20 in the University of West Florida Classic in Pensacola, Fla.

The Falcons fell to Rollins College, 68-65, in its Classic opener Nov. 19 before falling to host West Florida, 55-41, to close out the weekend Nov. 20.

Following the loss to host West Florida, senior Kris Seigenthaler was named to the All-Tournament team as she scored eight points and grabbed a pair of boards in the finale Nov. 20. Parrott also had eight points to go along with five rebounds.

Harris added seven points and six boards, while Collins and Seymore led the team in rebounds with seven each. Seymore also had five points.

West Florida shot just 30.9 percent from the floor, but pulled away in large part to a big advantage in the free-throw department. The Argonauts were 21-of-32 from the charity stripe, while Montevallo was just 7-of-12.

A late comeback by Montevallo fell just short Nov. 19 in the loss to Rollins College. The Falcons were led by Collins and Welch, who each had 12 points.

Collins was 4-of-7 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. Collins also had a team-high six boards and four assists. Welch shined from downtown once again as she was 4-of-7 from long range.

Seymore chipped in nine points, while Seigenthaler added eight points. Seigenthaler was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.

Montevallo men’s soccer players honored

Three members of the University of Montevallo men’s soccer team were recently named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region first team.

Senior Nathaniel Foster, senior Milan Pualic and senior Austin McIntosh were all named to the first team.

This is the first Daktronics All-Region award for Foster and McIntosh. It is the second award for Pualic, who was named to the All-South Region first team in 2008.

All three will now advance to the national ballot for All-American voting.