Wednesday's college basketball roundup: Versatile Kerstetter propels W&M women to victory

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Kyla Kerstetter had 14 points, eight steals and six assists Wednesday night as William and Mary rolled to a 78-44 victory over Division II Virginia Union at Kaplan Arena.

Janine Aldridge scored 15 points and Emily Correal 13 for the Tribe. Ashle Freeman paced VUU with 13 points.

VT women 71, App. State 68

Junior Alyssa Fenyn had 13 points and a career-high nine assists as Virginia Tech (1-1) edged Appalachian State (1-1) in Blacksburg.

Monet Tellier contributed 12 points and six assists, and freshman Taijah Campbell had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Porschia Hadley hit a tiebreaking jumper with 19 seconds left, ASU missed a layup, and Tellier hit a free throw with 0:02 on the clock.

The Mountaineers' Anna Freeman set a Cassell Coliseum women's record with 36 points, including six 3-pointers.

Manhattan women 68, VCU 63

Monica Roeder scored 14 points for the Jaspers, who repelled a Rams comeback in New York by hitting four free throws in the last nine seconds.

Junior Robyn Parks led VCU with a career-high 34 points, and freshman Jessica Pellechio had 17.

The Rams trailed 23-6 and 35-17 before getting back in the game with a 12-1 run to close the first half.

Georgetown men 68, Liberty 59

The Flames hit 10-of-19 from 3-point range, but the Hoyas prevailed.

Greg Whittington scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Georgetown in the Washington Regional of the Legends Classic.

Trailing 4-0 early, Georgetown (2-0) went on a 17-0 run over a span of 4:22 to take an early 13-point lead and never looked back.

Woodside graduate honored

College Sports Madness named Air Force guard Michael Lyons of Newport News its High-Major national men’s Player of the Week.

The former Woodside High star scored 33 points — the most in one game by an Air Force player in 12 years — as the Falcons won the All-Military Classic with a 77-70 victory over The Citadel.

Lyons was selected among competitors from nine leagues: the Atlantic 10, CAA, Conference USA, Horizon, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, WAC and West Coast.

U.Va. pairings

Virginia was assigned to play Lamar at 7 p.m. Monday and North Texas at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation bracket. Both games will be at John Paul Jones Arena and will be part of doubleheaders.

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