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HCC stands tall to pummel Howard

January 27, 2001

HCC stands tall to pummel Howard



* MEN'S BASKETBALL


COLUMBIA, Md. - A fluke incident allowed Hagerstown Community College to turn a weakness into a strength.

HCC's big men - the forgotten members of the Hawks roster - took control and combined for 69 points Saturday as HCC sprinted to a 120-76 victory over Howard Community College.

Howard lost center Keith Fanjoy with five minutes remaining in the first half after he separated his shoulder when he collided with a teammate. The injury allowed HCC (18-4) to take advantage of the opening and work the ball inside.

Center Jerome Goodman had the game of his career, scoring 20 points while pulling down 23 rebounds, 13 coming off the offensive glass.

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Derek Hoffman had his best game of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Mark Jennings had 16 points and Girbront Gaddy finished with 15.

HCC's starting unit overwhelmed Howard to open the game and then turned it over to the bench and big men to put it away. The Hawks led 57-36 at the half.

Eric Branham had 13 points and eight assists while Brandon DeShields dealt 10 assists. Corey Tabron had 23 points and eight steals.

Concord 102, Shepherd 99

ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord handed Shepherd a overtime defeat despite a game-high 27 points from Antar Parkman.

Parkman hit on 8 of 15 shots, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range. He also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds. Ryan Jones added 19 points and Demond Tapscott poured in 15. Kenny Cox came off the bench to score 12 points and grab seven rebounds.

Harvey Millner scored 22 points to lead the Mountain Lions. Brian Atkins added 20 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, while Robert Salisbury also recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

SHEPHERD (99)

Tapscott 15, Parkman 27, Jones 19, Davis 3, Johnson 8, Cox 12, Jenkins 1, Robnison 9, Newsome 5. Totals 35 1-22 99.

CONCORD (102)

Rogers 8, Salisbury 20, Lambert 11, Atkins 20, Millner 22, Hopkins 4, Clackler 3, Cantebury 7, Rudd 7. Totals 40 16-25.

Halftime - Shepherd 44, Concord 44. Regulation - Shepherd 91, Concord 91. Three-point goals - Shepherd 11 (Tapscott 3, Parkman 4, DAvis, Johnson 2, Newsome), Concord 6 (Lambert, Atkins 2, Millner 2, Clackler).

Robert Morris 72, Mount Saint Mary's 65

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) - Wesley Fluellen scored 31 points and had 6 rebounds as Robert Morris beat Mount St. Mary's.

Fluellen hit 12 of 16 shots from the field and 7 of 9 free throws for Robert Morris (4-16, 4-7 Northeast Conference). The only other Colonial to score in double figures was Naron Jackson with 10 points.

Aaron Herbert had 23 points for Mount St. Mary's (5-14, 5-6), followed by Jerry Lloyd and Keith Price with 16 and 10 points, respectively.

The Colonials shot a torrid 61 percent in the second half to stretch the lead.

* WOMEN'S BASKETBALL


ATHENS, W.Va. - Cassie Murray scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Shepherd to a 62-55 win over Concord in women's basketball on Saturday afternoon. The victory was the fifth straight win for the Rams.

Murray posted her third straight double-double for the Rams.

Melissa Windle came off the bench to add 12 points on a 5 of 7 shooting performance, and also had six rebounds in 18 minutes of action.

Jennifer Westervelt added nine points, while Stephanie Schwandt contributed eight rebounds and seven points.

Christina Plutz had 11 points and Jennifer Pollinger added 10 to lead Concord. Renee Gagnier grabbed eight boards to earn team-high rebounding honors.

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