Wednesday's local college basketball roundup: Kecoughtan product Ratliffe of Missouri, CNU's Schweers gain big honors

Missouri’s Ricardo Ratliffe, a former Kecoughtan High star, was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. …

Christopher Newport guard Conley Taylor, a Menchville High graduate who led the USA South in scoring at 23 points per game, was named to the Division III All-South Region third team. …

Host Davidson hit 11 3-pointers and routed James Madison 85-65 in the College Basketball Invitational’s first round.

Chelsie Schweers, the leading scorer in Christopher Newport history, was named the Division III South Region Player of the Year for the third consecutive season.
She will lead the Captains into their first Final Four, starting with a 6 p.m. Friday semifinal against Amherst (Mass.) in Bloomington, Ill. …

CNU is offering a bus trip for students and other fans to the Illinois Wesleyan campus for the Final Four, leaving at noon Thursday. The deadline to sign up is noon Wednesday. For more, call 594-7025 or see

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