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Local sports - Gaels get by St. Frances

January 22, 2001

Local sports - Gaels get by St. Frances



* BOYS BASKETBALL


BALTIMORE - Matt Spierenburg led No. 4 St. Maria Goretti to a 15-point halftime as the Gaels defeated St. Frances 64-40 on Sunday in Baltimore Catholic League contest.

Spierenburg scored 12 of his game-high 21 points as Goretti (13-5) built a 28-13 lead at halftime. The Gaels got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Matt Tanner and 17 points, four assists and three steals from Rodney Gibson.

Overall, Goretti shot 53 percent from the field and made 28 of 39 free throws.

ST. MARIA GORETTI (13-5)

Gibson 17, Tanner 17, Spierenburg 21, Davis 7, Wills 2, Adenhart 1. Totals 18 28-39 65.

ST. FRANCES (7-7)

Allmond 4, Patty 5, Brown 9, Ross 8, Spence 7, Walker 7. Total;s 11 16-26 40.

St. Maria Goretti 12161819-65

St. Frances49819 - 40

Three-point goals - SMG 1 (Davis); St. Francis 2 (Spence, 2). Fouled out - Gibson. Technical - St. Francis (dunking in pregame warmups).

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* GIRLS BASKETBALL


Mercersburg 45, St. James 36

ST. JAMES - Mercersburg Academy used a 1-3-1 zone defense in the fourth quarter to bother St. James' guards into turnovers to pull away with a victory.

With the game tied at 30-30 after three quarters, the Blue Storm (4-6) switched the defenses and used the turnovers for easy baskets, including seven of June Marquiss' 16 points. Sarah Nusairat added 17 points for Mercersburg.

Jennifer Jenkins led St. James with 12 points and 11 rebounds while Kristen Digirolamo added 10.

MERCERSBURG ACADEMY (4-6)

Thompson 6, Marquiss 16, Nusairat 17, McCartney 1, Franke 2, Johnson 3. Totals 15 15-34 45

ST. JAMES (4-6)

Jenkins 12, Logan 4, Smith 8, Digirolamo 10, Venditta 2. Totals 17 2-10 36.

Mercersburg Academy6121215-45

St. James1010106-36

Fouled out - Logan. Technical fouls - Mercersburg coach Muller, McKeachie.

Chapelgate 53, No. 4 SJPH 46

FREDERICK, Md. - Undermanned St. John's at Prospect Hall tried to control the tempo against Chapelgate on Saturday, but came up short to suffer its first conference of the season.

The Vikings (14-5, 9-1 in the IAAM) played with just seven players and fell behind 14-7 in first quarter. Prospect Hall scratched back to within a point of the lead in the fourth quarter, but couldn't complete the comeback.

Kenan Cole led St. John's with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Marta Merkel added 10.

CHAPELGATE

K. Holtrop 7, L. Holtrop 5, Burange 1, Moraz 13, Groves 8, Landis 19. Totals 20 12-15 53

ST. JOHN'S AT PROSPECT HALL (14-5)

Brown 3, Baker 7, Cole 14, Bonneville 4, Merkle 10, Henry 8. Totals 15 13-26 46

Chapelgate14111414-53

St. John's7111018-46

Three-point goals - Chapelgate 1 (K. Holtrop), St. John's-PH (Brown, Baker 2). Fouled out - Chapelgate: Groves Lynott, Hill.

Calvary 58, Grace 43

Laura Appel scored 21 points, including six 3-pointers, as Calvary outscored Grace Academy 27-12 in the second half. Stephanie Anthony had 20 points and eight rebounds, while Lauren Durbin added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Grace (3-6).

CALVARY (58)

Appel 21, Capper 12, Dodd 9, Kamauf 2, Wheeler 12, Kennedy 2. Totals 22 6-19 58.

GRACE ACADEMY (43)

Kendall 2, Hill 8, Anthony 20, Durbin 11, Jones 2. Totals 17 3-5 43.

Calvary16151611-58

Grace82366-43

Three-point goals - Calvary 6 (Appel 6).

* WRESTLING


Patterson remains unbeaten

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. - Akil Patterson of Frederick remained unbeaten Saturday as he pinned his way to the 275-pound title in the third Grapple At The Brook at Spring Brook High School.

Patterson, a senior who placed third in the Maryland 3A/4A tournament, pinned Wheaton's Valiant Rodriguez in 39 seconds of their championship bout. Patterson, the only unbeaten wrestler in Frederick County, is 19-0.

Teammate Elijah Sum took third at 189 pounds as Frederick finished 11th in the 16-team tournament with 75 points. Mt Hebron won the event with 192 points.

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