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Roundup - Hawks win by 20

January 31, 1999

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COLUMBIA, Md. - Hagerstown Community College recovered from a four-point halftime deficit, using defensive intensity to spark a second-half surge that lifted the Hawks past Howard Community College 81-61 on Saturday.

HCC (15-7, 7-5 Maryland JuCo) got a game-high 17 points from David Covington. James Fowler, Lionel Jackson and Wendall Tomlin each scored 11 points.

Anthony Curry and Gamaal Robinson scored 16 points each for Howard.

Mount St. Mary's 50, Fairleigh Dickinson 47

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Mount St. Mary's kept Fairleigh Dickinson to 17.9 percent second-half shooting from the field to claim its fifth straight win.

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The Mount's Gregory Harris led all scorers with 17 points, while Jemo King was the only player in double figures for FDU with 14.

After trailing 30-23 at the break, the Mount got a layup by Tony Hayden to cap a 16-5 run which gave Mount St. Mary's the lead, 39-37. The Mount never relinquished the lead thereafter.

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Mount St. Mary's 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 63

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Megan Gardiner scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to help Mount St. Mary's defeat Fairleigh Dickinson.

A 16-5 run, highlighted by six points each from Gardiner and Kia Williams, put the game out of reach at 65-46 midway through the second half.

Williams came to life late, scoring all of her 14 points in the second half and adding eight boards. Junior Vera Feldbusch had12 points on 6 of 6 shooting, and junior Lauren Menichini had 10 points.

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HCC men second in meet

The Hagerstown Community College men finished second in their own invitational to Towson.

Hedgesville High School graduate Adam Carr won the 55-meter dash in 6.5 seconds and tied for the 200 title with a time of 23.4 for the Hawks. HCC's Corey McClinton won the 800 in 2:00 and was part of the team's 3,200 relay that finished second behind Towson.

On the women's side, the Hawks finished third behind Becky Walters' title in the pole vault. She cleared 9 feet to take the crown.

MSM men fourth, women fifth

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Michelle Higginbottom, who claimed the 400 meters, was the Mount's only event winner at Navy's Invitational in Halsey Field House.

Higginbottom's time of 58.23 seconds was her personal best, and gave her the win over North Carolina State's Michelle Hudson.

Cheryl Coleman placed in two events for the Mountaineers, finishing second in the 200 (25.9) and third in the 55 (7.38).

North Carolina State won the meet with 143 points, followed by William and Mary (131), Navy (120), North Carolina-Wilmington (90) and the Mount (48).

In men's action, Daniel Kinyua was the top Mount performer, earning IC4A Championships qualification in the 3,000 with a personal-best time of 8 minutes, 17.28 seconds.

The host Midshipmen won the meet with 201.5 points, ahead of North Carolina State (181.5), North Carolina-Wilmington (122), and the Mountaineers (60).

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Goretti 62, St. James 14

No. 6 St. Maria Goretti bounced back well from its first loss of the season, opening a 22-4 first-quarter lead.

Jennifer Piccolomini, Brianne Hamilton and Kristi Divelbliss all scored 13 points for the Gaels (21-1) while Goretti reserves Lauren Costello and Claire Martin combined for 10 points, nine rebounds, six steals and five blocks.

Cara Stout and Amy Venditta scored five points each for St. James (3-6).

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Grace 66, New Life 58

FREDERICK, Md. - Grace nearly wasted an 11-point halftime lead, rallying in the fourth quarter to get a road victory Friday night.

Mark Koontz scored 10 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter for Grace (10-3, 3-2 Mason-Dixon Christian Conference). Koontz added five steals, while teammate Josh Barnhart had 17 points and four steals.

Waynesboro 78, New Oxford 47

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Saeed Samad scored a game-high 26 points and added eight rebounds and six assists as Waynesboro cruised.

The Indians (12-7) jumped out to a 24-11 lead and never trailed.

Brad Shockey scored 21 points, while Mike Hoover had 12 points and five assists for Waynesboro.

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Mercersburg hits crazy 8s

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy placed eight individual champions, including the last six weight classes straight, at the Mid-Atlantic Conference Individual Championships.

Eric Sheffield won the title at 130 pounds to become the first four-time champion in tournament history.

Other Mercersburg winners were Josh Grahe (119, 30-3); Tim Laddbush (145, 28-1); Justin Trenta (152, 23-11); Jeremy Berry (160, 26-2); Ryan Fay (171, 19-8); Josh Pipic (189, 16-3); Jaime Pradera, (275, 16-3).

Williamsport 44, Lackey 27

at Indian Head, Md.

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