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Sports: Monday, March 1, 2021

Captains Sink SU Hoop, Hornet Football Drops Opener, Caps Beat Devils

Shenandoah University Men’s Basketball let an 8-point halftime lead get away in an 89-85 exhibition loss to CNU yesterday at the Wilkins Center. The Captains broke a 71-71 tie and went on a 15-4 run to pull away for the win. Andres Frye had 17 for Shenandoah, who now await the announcement of the ODAC tournament seedings today at 5pm.

The Hornets dropped their Spring Football opener over the weekend at Bridgewater, 27-21. SU fell behind 21-0 before starting their comeback, and had a chance to win on the game’s final drive, only to have a BC interception seal their fate. Shenandoah will play it’s home opener this Friday night against Hampden-Sydney. You can catch the action starting at 6:30 on The River 95-3.

Alex Ovechkin’s second period goal was the difference in the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 win at New Jersey yesterday. The win completes a 2-game weekend sweep of the Devils, and moves the Caps into first place in the NHL’s Eastern Division. Next up for Washington, a trip to Boston on Wednesday. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.

Long-shot William Byron captured the NASCAR Cup Series event yesterday at Miami-Homestead. It was just the second career Cup win for Byron in 111 starts.

Several golfers paid tribute to Tiger Woods yesterday by wearing Woods’ traditional Sunday red and black during the final round of the WGC-Workday Classic in Florida. Among those showing support for Woods as he recovers from last week’s car crash were Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Patrick Reed. The event was won by Collin Morikawa.

And tonight in College hoop, number-15 Virginia hosts Miami at 6.

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