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Friday's roundup - Goretti overcomes Gibbons

February 15, 1999

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BALTIMORE - Jamie Rice scored his 1,000th-career point in the second quarter en route to 14 points and six assists on Friday night as No. 2 St. Maria Goretti rolled to a 78-38 Baltimore Catholic League victory over Cardinal Gibbons.

Goretti outscored Gibbons 20-6 in the first quarter behind strong defense and its transition game.

Lee Green had 14 points, four assists and five steals, while Rodney Gibson added 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Goretti (27-4, 8-3).

Middletown 63, FSK 52

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Middletown used runs in the first and third quarters to defeat Francis Scott Key in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.

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Middletown (12-7, 12-3) outscored FSK (2-17, 2-13) 18-8 in the first quarter and 19-9 in the third quarter to build the lead.

D.J. Costello led Middletown with 18 points and nine rebounds. Jared Ambrose had eight points, six rebounds and three assists, while Pat Turner added seven rebounds.

Brendan McDaniel scored 14 points and brother Justin McDaniel added 11 points for FSK.

Walkersville 56, Catoctin 36

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Aaron Edgley scored a game-high 16 points and added 10 rebounds as Walkersville downed Catoctin in the MVAL.

John Pelletier added 15 points as Walkersville (13-7, 13-4) jumped out to a 16-5 first-quarter lead it never relinquished.

Matt Merico led Catoctin with 15 points.

Grace 50, Broadfording 41

Mark Koontz scored 15 of Grace Academy's 20 points in the first half and finished with 24 points in a win over Broadfording.

Grace (14-3) changed defenses from a zone to a half-court trap and picked up the pace to stop Broadfording. Grace broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring Broadfording 12-5 led by Jacob Marquis, who had five of his eight in the run.

J. Buchanan 73, West Perry 55

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Eric Stoner led all scorers with 23 points as James Buchanan knocked off West Perry.

Jerry Sabo had 18 points, eight assists and three steals, Tof Keebaugh had 18 points and Andy Ryder contributed five rebounds for JB (7-15, 3-3).

Chambersburg 55, Red Land 34

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - No. 10 Chambersburg outscored Red Land 34-6 in the second and third quarters to romp to an easy victory.

Michael Buhrman led all scorers with 16 points for Chambersburg (14-8).

Greencastle 70, Fairfield 52

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle had a 24-23 lead at the half before slowly pulling away in the final 16 minutes for an 18-point victory.

Tony Rhoades had 30 points and 12 rebounds for Greencastle (14-8, 5-1 Mid Penn Colonial), which led by 11 after three quarters. Dallas Strait also had 15 points for the Blue Devils, who face Scotland Tuesday for the second-half division title.

So. Fulton 78, Fannett-Metal 55

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - The Indians used a balanced attack in the third quarter to turn an eight-point game at the half into a rout.

Southern Fulton (11-11) outscored F-M 22-6 in the third to even its record. Marshall Mills had 15 points and four blocked shots, while Justin Hixon added 14 and Jeremy Bradley 10.

Berkeley Springs 64, Beall 47

FROSTBURG, Md. - In a game in which Beall hugh tough, No. 9 Berkeley Springs used a late push for the victory.

Keith Davis led the Indians (14-3) with 19 points and 18 rebounds. Brad Close had 16 points, Matt Omps had 13 points and Aaron Close added 12 points.

Nick Marsh scored 14 points to lead Beall (8-8).

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Middletown 43, FSK 39

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - In a close game throughout, No. 8 Middletown managed to hold on in the second half to knock off Francis Scott Key.

Kim Waeber had 14 points, 15 rebounds and three steals for Middletown (13-6, 9-4). Liz Shannon had 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and five steals, while Audra Frizell chipped in six points.

Sarah Stambaugh scored 10 points to lead FSK (14-5, 12-3), who maintained the MVAL lead despite the loss.

Williamsport 65, Brunswick 62

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Brooke Weimer scored 10 of her game-high 24 in the fourth quarter as the No. 10 Wildcats rallied from a four-point deficit after three quarters to dash No. 7 Brunswick's shot at the MVAL title.

Williamsport (12-7, 8-7) was down 21-8 with 43 seconds left in the first quarter before going up by two, 32-30, at the half on a shot by Ashley Van Norden.

Brunswick had a chance to tie the game with seven seconds left, but Nichole King's 3 fell off the front of the rim.

Steph Ritchie added 13 points and Megan Andrews 10 for Williamsport.

Jamie Cable had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Railroaders (13-6, 11-5) despite playing the final three quarters of the game with four fouls. Gretchen Unger had 11 points and Jen Reed 10 for Brunswick.

Walkersville 56, Catoctin 44

THURMONT, Md. - No. 9 Walkersville used a 22-4 run late in the third quarter into the fourth quarter to beat Catoctin.

Julie Demirer had 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead Walkersville (13-7, 12-5). Christina Smith had 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals, Stephanie Galloway had nine rebounds and Heather Renner added seven assists.

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