Sara Jones, 40, a volunteer assistant to Old Dominion women's basketball coach Karen Barefoot for the past two seasons, died Friday morning at her Norfolk home.
Jones had been under hospice care due to a metastatic cancer. She first was diagnosed with cancer when she was 28.
“Sara was the most dynamic and courageous person I’ve ever known,” Barefoot said. “The impact she’s had on this community and our team will never be forgotten. Her legacy will carry on, and I’m just honored to have been a part of her journey.”
W&M women 78, Northeastern 70, OT
In a regionally televised "Think Pink" game to support the fight against breast cancer, William and Mary (6-17, 4-8 Colonial Athletic Association) overcome a 14-point deficit, squandered a 15-point lead, then outplayed the Huskies in overtime.
Emily Correal had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Tribe, shooting 10-of-18 from the field and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line. Janine Aldridge added 15 points, Jazmen Boone 13 and Kyla Kerstetter 11 for W&M.
Kashaia Cannon paced Northeastern (13-9, 6-5) with 27 points, hitting 6-of-10 from beyond the arc.
Northeastern pulled ahead 26-12, but W&M staged a big comeback to go ahead 38-31 late in the first half.
The Tribe seemed to have the game in hand, leading 56-41 at the 11-minute mark, but Cannon led the Huskies back. Her two free throws tied the score at 60 with 2:55 left, and two layups by Jewel Tunstull gave Northeastern a 64-61 edge with 1:07 to go.
Correal's layup made it 64-63, and she hit the second of two free throws with 11 seconds left to tie the score at 64. Northeastern couldn't get off a final shot, leading to overtime.
The Tribe never trailed in OT, taking the lead for good at 67-66 on a Kerstetter free throw with 3:29 left.
Malik Mueller, a 6-foot-3 point guard who attends a boarding school in Germany and was the MVP of the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden, has committed to Virginia Tech, the Roanoke Times reported.
He said he also had offers from Utah, Evansville and Tennessee Tech.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times