McClure named to preseason all-SAC hoop teamChristopher catching passes at Guilford, Stringfield shining in the pool at Florida State
HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne’s RJ McClure (Pisgah High) was named to the 2013-14 All-South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball preseason second team, conference officials announced Wednesday afternoon.
In addition, L-R was picked seventh in the SAC Preseason Coaches Poll. Lincoln Memorial, ranked No. 13 in NCAA Division II, was picked to win the conference title for the second year in a row after receiving seven of the 12 first-place votes.
McClure, a senior guard, finished second on the team last year in scoring at 12.6 points per game and three-pointers made with 48.
McClure also led the squad in free throw percentage (.849) to go along with 61 assists and 54 steals in 2012-13.
L-R welcomes back three starters and 12 letterwinners from a team which finished 18-9 last year including an 11-7 mark in league play.
Lenoir-Rhyne plays at Davidson on Sunday in an exhibition with a 2 p.m. tip.
L-R’s first official game of the 2013-14 season takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, against Pfeiffer University in the Roundball Classic in Salisbury.
Lenoir-Rhyne first home game tips off at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, against Queens in a South Atlantic Conference game at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
Christopher a key to Guilford's Start
GREENSBORO — Guilford College sophomore wide receiver Chad Christopher (Tuscola High) has caught nine passes for 114 yards this season.
The Quakers, who host Hampden-Sydney College (5-2, 3-1 ODAC) Saturday, are 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) for the first time in school history.
Stringfield making her mark at Florida State
TALLAHASSEE, Florida — The Florida State womens swimming and diving team improved to 5-1 (2-0 ACC) on the year after defeating Georgia Tech 239-61 and topping N.C. State 157-143. at the Morcom Aquatics Center last week.
In the meet, FSU freshman Katy Springfield (Tuscola High) finished sixth in the 1,000 free and seventh in the 500 free.
The former NCHSAA five-time 3-A state champion’s top times in her first college season with the Seminoles are 1:50.90 in the 200 free and 4:54.50 in the 500 free.