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December 31, 2012
Staff and wire reports , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Arrest made in death of player

FAIRFAX, Va. - A college football player in Virginia found fatally stabbed is being mourned, and Fairfax County police have made an arrest in his killing.

Authorities have arrested 22-year-old Johnny Bonilla, of Gainesville, in the death of Zavier O. Stringfellow. Police say Stringfellow was stabbed during a meeting with Bonilla.

The 19-year-old Stringfellow, of Manassas, was found dead Friday in a minivan in the Vienna area.

Stringfellow played football for Battlefield High School in Haymarket and more recently for Ferrum College in southwestern Virginia, where the roster lists him as a defensive end. His coach, Dave Harper, tells WTOP that Stringfellow was well-liked and had a good attitude.

Serena opens with victory

BRISBANE, Australia - Serena Williams joked that since the calendar still read 2012, she needed to maintain this year's dominant form.

The 15-time Grand Slam champion opened her 2013 season Sunday, and Williams needed less than an hour to beat fellow American Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Brisbane International.

Williams won 31 of her last 32 matches during the 2012 season, including titles at Wimbledon, the Olympics, the U.S. Open and the WTA Championships. She was 58-4 overall.

Duke women

route Monmouth

DURHAM, N.C. - Tricia Liston scored 15 points for No. 4 Duke, and Monmouth tied a Division I record with three points in the first half of a 73-32 rout Sunday.

The overmatched Hawks managed just one field goal in the opening 20 minutes against the Blue Devils (11-0).

Monmouth (3-8) matched the NCAA's halftime scoring mark set in 2003 by Savannah State against Florida State and equaled by Tennessee State two years ago against Georgia Tech.

Chelsea Gray scored 13 points and Haley Peters added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who could afford an off day from star sophomore Elizabeth Williams.

Kent St. holds off Fairmont St.

KENT, Ohio - Chris Evans finished with game-highs of 27 points and 9 rebounds to help Kent State hold on to beat Division II Fairmont State 77-75 on Sunday night.

Kris Brewer added 11 points and Randal Holt chipped in with 10 to help Kent State (8-5) win its third game in a row.

Evans connected on a 3-pointer with 10:08 left to play to give Kent State its biggest lead of the game, 66-49.

Isaiah Hill led five Falcons in double figures with 19 points.

 
 

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