Local Roundup - HCC's Rhoderick leads Americans

March 03, 2001

Local Roundup - HCC's Rhoderick leads Americans


MANHATTAN, Kan. - Hagerstown Community College freshman Angie Rhoderick was the fastest American in both the women's 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs Friday at the NJCAA Indoor Track Championships, held at Kansas State University.

Rhoderick finished fourth overall in a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 53.47 seconds in the 5K.

Rhoderick followed it up with an identical finish - fourth overall, first American - in the 3K in 11:10.36.

The Boonsboro graduate earned All-America status is both events, adding to her All-America honor in cross country last fall.

Also for HCC, Alex McAbee finished 10th in the men's 5K in 15:46.80. He was the sixth-fastest American.

Vikram Gowda finished 11th in the men's shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 5 1/4 inches.

Marques Sneed will run in the final of the 600 today, clocking an HCC record 1:20.07 in his preliminary heat. Sneed's time was second fastest in prelims.


Goretti 56, St. Joseph's 53

BALTIMORE - St. Maria Goretti withstood the worst possible circumstances in the fourth quarter to hold on for a victory over Mount St. Joseph's in the semifinals of the Baltimore Catholic League tournament.

Goretti advances to the tournament championship against Towson Catholic, who defeated Cardinal Gibbons, on Sunday at 7 p.m at Goucher College.

Goretti broke open a tied game in the third quarter and led by 53-43 with 2:35 remaining but only scored three points the rest of the way. St. Joseph's hit two 3-pointers in the last 32 seconds to threaten the Gaels (26-9).

Goretti played much of the game without Rodney Gibson, who was saddled with foul problems. The BCL most valuable player scored just one point.

Josh Carter picked up Goretti, helping them break a tied game with 6:31 in the third quarter after Gibson was hit with his fourth foul. Carter hit a pair of baskets to start the rush to the 10-point lead.

Carter finished with 13 points to back Matt Tanner's 20-point outing. Derrick Davis added 11 while Matt Spierenburg had seven rebounds and three blocked shots.


Outlaw 15, Copland 7, Jennings 5, Johnson 13, Mickens 11, Latimore 2. Totals 19 10-11 53.


Gibson 1, Tanner 20, Speirnburg 8, Davis 11, Wills 3, Carter 13. Totals 23 6-16 56.

Mount St. Joseph's 1717712-53


Three-point goals - Mount St. Joseph's 5 (Outlaw 2, Copland, Jennings, Mickens), Goretti 4 (Carter 2, Davis, Wills).


John Hallahan 42, SJPH 29

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Kenan Cole led St. John's-Prospect Hall with 12 points in a loss at the Bishop Walsh Invitational.

Kim Henry added 10 points. for SJPH (22-8).

SJPH (29)

Cole 12, Bonneville 1, Merkel 6, Henry 10. Totals 11 7-10 29.


Leech 7, Perez 7, McCandlew 6, Mower 2, McDonald 3, Mooney 6, Carter 11. Totals 19 1-5 42.


John Hallahan1011912-42

Three-point goals - John Hallahan 3 (Leech, Perez, McDonald).


Region XX, D. II tourney

Baltimore 76, Frederick 67

No. 3 Baltimore scrambled to a 41-30 halftime lead and then rode three 20-point scorers past sixth-seeded Frederick in the quarterfinals of the Region XX Division II tournament at the Hagerstown Community College athletic complex.

Earl Carr finished with 22 points while Jimmy Moore added 21 and Donte Patterson had 20 to lead Baltimore.

Gordy Clark led Frederick with 22 points while T.J. Wright came off the bench to score 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Baltimore advances to today's semifinals and will face Cecil in a rematch of last week's Maryland JuCo semifinals.

Cecil 63, CCAC-Alleg. 49

Second-seeded Cecil exploded for 42 points in the second half to battle back from a two-point halftime deficit and defeat seventh-seeded CCAC-Allegheny.

Jerome Coleman led Cecil with 25 points, including 5 of 15 from 3-point range, while Damian McPherson added 11 and Jareem Dowling had 14 rebounds.

Mike Parsons led CCAC with 17 points while John Jones had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Poto. St. 66, P. George's 64

Fourth-seeded Potomac State erased a nine-point halftime deficit with a 33-22 second half to pull out a two-point victory over fifth-seed Prince George's.

Shannon Layton scored 23 points while Brandon Haughton added 14 points and 16 rebounds and Martellus Brayton had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Cecil. Donnell Ellis and Burgess Williams had 15 points each for Prince George's.

Beaver County 116 Southern Maryland 78

Top-seeded Beaver County got 108 points out of its starting five - 65 coming in the second half - to overwhelm the College of Southern Maryland.

Edwin Biggs Jr scored 36 points while Jerald Tisdale added 25. Brandon Jewett had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Rob Bouterse had 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Southern Maryland was led by Quincy Tarpley with 26 points.

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