Jones leads Blazers to surprise win over Hubs

January 16, 1999


CLEAR SPRING - Jessica Jones had 24 points, including a 10-for-16 effort at the free-throw line, and Clear Spring avoided a lot of foul trouble Saturday night to take a shocking 47-33 victory over North Hagerstown.

Clear Spring (2-9) also got 16 points and nine rebounds from Holly Aleshire and 10 more rebounds from Carrie White in what coach Bill Jones called the "biggest win we've had in a long time."

The Blazers had an eight-point lead at the half, but had to sit Aleshire for most of the third quarter with fouls as the Hubs cut the lead by one. By the fourth quarter, Clear Spring had one player foul out and had three others with four fouls, but hung on.


North (3-8) got 10 points from Amanda McGee and nine from Rebekah Holmes, but hurt itself with 6-for-19 shooting at the free throw line.

St. Maria Goretti 63, Berkeley Springs 23

No. 1 St. Maria Goretti used its pressure defense to get off to a 25-4 lead in the first quarter and coast to a victory over Berkeley Springs.

Jennifer Piccolomini scored 12 of her 19 points in the first quarter, mostly benefitting from steals and turnovers by the Indians. Piccolomini also had eight rebounds and seven steals as the Gaels moved to 16-0 for the season.

Brianne Hamilton added 15 points with seven rebounds and five assists.

St. James 35, Randolph-Macon 27

ST. JAMES - Amy Venditta had 12 points as the Saints built an eight-point lead at the half and held on.

Catyie Smith had eight points and Kourtney Long had seven for St. James (3-2), which broke a two-game losing streak.

Broadfording 51, Grace 46

LANHAM, Md. - B'Nai Holt hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into OT, then Broadfording outscored Grace 9-4 in the extra frane to win the Washington Bible College Invitational title.

Ashley Mason scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Bianca Holt and Tiffany Tucker both scored 13 points for Broadfording (13-2). Holt added seven assists. B'Nai Holt finished with seven points.

Broadfording had to play the game without four players, who were either sick or injured. B'Nai Holt and Tiffany Tucker both played through sickness

Sarah Conner led all scorers with 22 points for Grace.

Bianca Holt was named tournament MVP. Mason and Conner were selected to the all-tournament team.

Middletown 55, Williamsport 43

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Allison Johnson had 19 points and seven rebounds as No. 7 Middletown outscored No. 10 Williamsport 32-13 in the decisive second and third quarters.

Kim Waeber had 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals, while Liz Shannon contributed 12 assists and four steals for Middletown (7-4, 4-2).

Brooke Weimer and Megan Andrews each scored 14 points for Williamsport (7-4, 3-3).

Middletown won the JV contest, 46-26.

Walkersville 53, Brunswick 43

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Jamie Cable had a game-high 20 rebounds and added 18 points and three assists, but her efforts were not enough as No. 8 Walkersville upset No. 4 Brunswick.

Julia Demirer scored 23 points and Stephane Galloway added 12 for Walkersville (5-2).

Brunswick falls to 7-3 overall, 5-2 in the MVAL.

Biglerville 52, JB 51

BIGLERVILLE, Pa. - Beth Chinnick scored her only two points of the night on free throws with under a minute left, giving Biglerville the one-point victory.

Erin Bushey led all scorers with 20 points, while Sara Gorman had 12 points for Biglerville. Emilie Petrie scored 19 points to lead James Buchanan (3-8).


Broadfording 51, Grace 50

CANHAM, Md. - Danny Bieber hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Broadfording over Grace Academy in the finals of the Washington Bible College Invitational.

Down 46-33 entering the fourth quarter, Broadfording (7-9) switched to a man-to-man defense that held Grace to four points in the quarter.

Dan Burkhart scored 14 of his 22 points in fourth, and added 16 rebounds. Bieber finished with 12.

Jeff Ward scored 12 points and Mark Koontz added 10 for Grace.

Burkhart and Carvey Wright made all-tournament team for Broadfording.

Walkersville 88, Brunswick 77

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Walkersville outscored No. 4 Brunswick 13-2 in the second overtime in finishing off the upset.

Matt Doyle led all scorers with 24 points, John Pelletier had 16 points and Justin Rummel added 12 for Walkersville.

Frank Clements led Brunswick with 22 points.

S. Hagerstown 67, Boonsboro 45

BOONSBORO, Md. - No. 3 South outscored Boonsboro 25-10 in the fourth quarter to take home the MVAL victory.

Mike Lee had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead South (10-1, 8-0). Moot Powell scored 14 points, Randy Reeder had eight rebounds and Frankie Linton added seven assists.

Berkeley Springs 65, Musselman 54

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Berkeley Springs used a 19-10 second-quarter run to take control of a close game and defeat Musselman.

Keith Davis dominated inside the paint for the Indians (9-1), scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Matt Omps had 16 points and Jamie Hiles added 10.

Todd Mosby scored 16 points and Aaron Mueller added 12 for Musselman (0-9).


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