Basketball notes - Area teams take number

January 04, 2001

Basketball notes - Area teams take number

By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer

The season is just reaching its halfway point, and the numbers have ranged from outstanding to just outrageous.

Here's the short version of how it's all added up:

0 - Field goals by the Musselman girls in first half vs. Hedgesville in the City National Bank Shootout semifinals. The Applemen trailed at the break, 17-5.

0 - Points scored in second quarter by the Waynesboro girls against Hanover at the Hanover Holiday Tournament. The Maidens still won the game, 36-28.

0 - Losses in the history of the City National Bank Shootout by the Martinsburg girls, who have won all six titles.


1 - Outside of its main six players, number of scorers for the St. Maria Goretti boys since their season opener.

2 - Victories by the Mercersburg Academy boys in the final 1.2 seconds of a game, thanks to winning shots by Antoine McGee and Jake Rauchbach.

2 - Number of double-figure scoring games for the 3-1 Hedgesville girls through four games. The Eagles doubled that total in their win Wednesday over Sherando.

3 - Starters lost to injury so far this season for the Greencastle girls.

3 - Consecutive overtime games for the Brunswick boys in mid-December. The Railroaders lost all three times.

4 - Overtimes needed to decide the Smithsburg-Williamsport JV girls game Tuesday night. The Wildcats won, 51-50.

4 - Times Broadfording's Vanessa Ruffin has gone over 40 points this season.

5 - Double-doubles for Goretti's Rodney Gibson in his first 11 outings.

5 - Points scored in the final two seconds by the Boonsboro boys in a 55-53 win over Walkersville Wednesday.

6 - Players that scored exactly two points for the Grace Academy girls on Dec. 15 in a 55-40 win over Faith Christian.

7 - Smithsburg points in OT in a 65-61 victory vs. Williamsport on Jan. 2. They all came from the free-throw line.

7 - Different players that have hit double figures for the South Hagerstown boys.

8 - Consecutive games that James Buchanan's Matt Piper and Andy Ryder have both scored in double figures.

8 - Road games to open the season for the Martinsburg girls, who won't play at home until Tuesday.

14 - 3-pointers made by Hancock's Chris Wills in The Great Tri-State Shootout.

15 - Number of players that have already scored for the Brunswick boys varsity.

20 - Rebounds by Frederick's Ashley Bush in a win over defending 2A champ Dunbar in the consolation final of the Holiday Hoops Invitational.

20 - Consecutive games in double figures for Hancock guard Alicia Barnard, a streak that ended Wednesday against Southern Fulton - which was also the last team to hold Barnard under 10 points.

20 - Consecutive shots made by DeMatha against Goretti in the final of the Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament on Dec. 2.

22 - First-half turnovers by previously undefeated Jefferson in the City National Bank Shootout final vs. Martinsburg.

23 - Days between games for the North Hagerstown girls (Dec. 11 loss to FSK and Jan. 3 loss to Middletown), because of snowouts and the holiday break.

23 - Points in the fourth quarter and overtime by Walkersville's Cory Hoffman in a 64-57 overtime win vs. Brunswick on Dec. 8. Hoffman had zero points through three quarters.

26 - Losing streak busted by the Clear Spring girls with a Dec. 8 win against South Hagerstown.

31 - Free throws made (out of 41) by the James Buchanan boys in a win over Cedar Cliff at the West Shore Christmas Tournament.

32.0 - Average margin of victory for the South Hagerstown boys through four games in the MVAL - before losing by 11 to Brunswick Wednesday night.

34 - Points by Boonsboro's Adam Miller in a Dec. 21 loss to South Hagerstown, the highest point total in the MVAL this season.

35 - Points scored by Wills (see 14) in a loss to Berkeley Springs in the semifinals of The Great Tri-State Shootout.

58 - Points by the Catoctin girls in the first victory in the school's new gymnasium.

92 - Percentage of team points scored by the St. James foursome of Phil Scott, Billy Keyes, Jared Knotts and Brandon Monroe.

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