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Eastern Panhandle basketball capsules

December 02, 2000

Eastern Panhandle basketball capsules



West Virginia Girls


Berkeley Springs
Coach: Dale McCumbee (10th season)
1999-2000 Record: 9-13


Playoffs: Lost to Frankfort in Class AA Region II Section 1 semifinals

Returning Starters: Megan Zahnow, Jr., G.

Remainder of Roster: Crystal Bergen, Sr., F; Stephanie Bracken, Sr., F; Rachel Stewart, Sr., G/F; Renee Clingerman, Sr., G; Lexi Dye, Sr., G; Brittany Sirbaugh, Jr., F; Megan Close, Jr., G; Julie Scherpf, So., F; Danielle Fox, Fr., G; Megan Alexander, So., F; Leah Kelley, So., C; Joy Maslauskas, So., G.

McCumbee's Outlook: "It's a rebuilding year but we have a nice mix of seniors who have been in the program and with our sophomore and juniors we can be competitive down the road."




Hedgesville
Coach: Mary Smith (2nd season, 9-12)
1999-2000 Record: 9-12


Playoffs: Lost to Jefferson in Class AAA Region II Section 1 semifinals

Returning Starters: Karlee Williams, Sr., G; Megan Bloomer, Jr., G; Cathy Ashley, Jr., G.

Remainders of Roster: Alicia Bryant, Sr., G; Kim Grove, Jr., G; Lindsey Leatherman, Jr, C; Tiffany Linn, Fr., F; Andrea Robinette, Jr., G; Kelsey Shippler, So., G; Laura Windle, Jr., F.

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Smith's Outlook: " I've got a solid group of returning players and a good core of players from the JV program who came up. Tthey work hard and work together; it should be a positive season."




Jefferson
Coach: Cheryl Roberts (6th season)
1999-2000 Record: 16-7


Playoffs: Lost to Martinsburg in Region II Section 1 final

Returning Starters: Genelle Botje, Jr., F; Lindsay Edwards, Jr., G/F; Jiketta Underwood, Sr., G; Sheron Yates, Jr., C.

Remainder of Roster: Jenna Bradley, So., F; Jill Bradley, So., F; Sara Crowe, Jr., G; Ellen Brosh, Jr., G; Taye Davis, Jr., C; Alicia Fleming, So., G; Nicole Reed, So., G.

Roberts' Outlook: "With a lot of starters back, we hope to go deeper into the bench than we have in the past. For the first time, we have a separate varsity and JV team. Four of our losses last year were to Martinsburg, so that's our goal - the challenge is to show them there's a run for the money in this section."




Martinsburg
Coach: Don Bullett (17th season, 270-94)
1999-2000 Record: 17-5


Playoffs: Lost to Hampshire in Class AAA Region II final

Returning Starters: Maggie Robinson, Sr., F; Erika Pittsnogle, Sr., C; LaSha Anderson, Jr., G; Lauren Askin, Sr., G; Tiffany Twigg, Sr., G.

Remainder of Roster: Tasha Robinson, Jr., G; Te Peters, So., F; Danielle Murray, Sr., C; Sarah Lovell, Jr., F; Tabi Merceruio, Jr., F; Sandra Luna, Jr., G; Lashonna Johnson, So., G; Erika Williams, Fr., F.

Bullett's Outlook: "We have everybody from last year's team, we're disappointed we didn't make the state tournament, but we have two nice players that have transferred in, so we have depth. My expectations are high; it's a good group of girls."




Musselman
Coach: Holy Kleppner 2nd year, 8-13
1999-2000 Record: 8-13


Playoffs: Lost to Keyser in Class AAA Region II Section 2 semfinals

Returning Starters: Aly Benton, Sr., C.

Remainder of Roster: Jenny Baker, Sr., C; Kelley Lickwar, Sr., G/F; Elizabeth Campbell, Sr., F; Charity Huff, Sr., G; Heather Wright, Jr., G; Nina Sprinkle, Jr., G; Jennifer Butts, Jr., F; Angela Orsini, So., F; Amy Custer, So., F; Brittany Lamb, Jr., F; Kathryn Kennard, Jr., G.

Kleppner's Outlook: "We have a new team and a lot of these kids are in the system for the second year. I'm looking forward to seeing them working in my system; this year we're all on the same page. They're very capable of having a winning season and advancing in the playoffs."




Berkeley Springs
Coach: Tim Morrow (1st season)
1999-2000 Record: 10-12


Playoffs: Lost in Class AA Region II Section 1 semifinals

Returning Starters: Mark Rockwell, Sr., G; John Paine, Sr., F; Jamie Mason, Sr., G; Shane Bosley, Jr., F.

Remainder of Roster: Andy Omps, So., G; Rocky Berch, Jr., F; Joey Giggliotti, Jr., G; Steven Potter, Jr., G; Jeff Nuzzolo, Jr., G; Matt Hurley, Jr., F; Mike Stotler, Jr., F; Austin Boutin, Jr., G; Matt Ruckman, So., F.

Morrow's Outlook: "I think we're going to be very competitive we have a good deal of quickness and excellent shooters. At practice they have gelled together well as a team and are playing good defense. We have a tough opener with Fort hill but after that we're looking to win a lot of games."




Hedgesville
Coach: Kelly Church (3rd season, 35-12)
1999-2000 Record: 16-7


Playoffs: Lost to Martinsburg in Class AAA Region II Section 1 final

Returning Starters: Brian Clarke, Sr., G; Patrick Miller, Sr., F; Chris Leborious, Jr., F.

Remainder of Roster: George Gosk, Jr., G; Trey Hockman, So., G; Carl Nicholson, Jr., G; Tony Tinsman, Sr., F; Joel Silver, Jr., G; Brandon Burkhart, Sr., G; Brian Thomas, Jr., F; Nicky Brown, Sr., F; John Ballou, Jr. F; Patrick McDonald, Jr., F; Sean Moore, Sr., C.

Church's Outlook: "It's my third year and although we haven't been able to achieve it yet our goal is to win a state championship."




Jefferson
Coach: Scott Douglass (1st season)
1999-2000 Record: 8-12


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