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Rams set for home opener

November 18, 1998

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College men's basketball team will open its home schedule against the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.

The Rams are looking for their first win of the year after dropping a pair of games in the West Chester Tournament last weekend.

Newcomer Derrick Price leads the Rams in scoring (13.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.0 rpg). Senior captain Duane Harris adds a 12.5 scoring average. Sophomore guard Antar Parkman (12.5 ppg) and junior guard Ronnie Fitzpatrick (11.0 ppg) also average in double figures. David Thompson and Rashad Howell help man the boards with identical 5.5 rebounding marks.

The Mountain Cats are 2-0 after a pair of victories over Cheyney University (81-71) and Mount Aloysius (89-74). Senior forward Khris Rushing leads UPJ with a 15.5 scoring average, while junior forward Justin Walther adds 11 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.

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Three Terps honored

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Maryland Terrapins football team had three players honored following their 42-25 victory over Duke.

Cliff Crosby recorded three of Maryland's ACC school-tying seven interceptions to beat out Mario Edwards as the ACC defensive back of the week. Crosby had a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown that sealed the Maryland win. Crosby shares the ACC-lead in interceptions this season with five.

John Waerig was selected as the ACC offensive lineman of the week. The junior tight end from Philadelphia caught two passes for 39 yards, each gaining a Maryland first down. Waerig was also credited with six pancake blocks as the Terps rushed for 260 yards, their best effort of the year.

Randall Jones, Maryland's freshman quarterback from Thomas Johnson High School, accounted for 213 total offensive yards and three touchdowns, leading to his selection as ACC rookie of the week. Jones rushed for a career-high 115 yards on 11 carries, and his 75-yard TD run was the longest Maryland rushing touchdown in 16 years. He also threw TD passes of three and 28 yards.

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