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HCC women roll past Allegany

January 14, 2002

HCC women roll past Allegany



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Hagerstown 74, Allegany 38

ALLEGANY (38)

Fox 0 0-6 0, McCusker 1 0-0 2, Baker 1 1-2 3, Inge 6 0-2 16, Keays 3 0-0 6, Kreider 0 0-0 0, Hollenshead 1 0-0 2, Cousins 3 3-6 9. T

otals 15 4-16 38.

HAGERSTOWN (74)

Gantt 1 0-0 2, Mason 2 0-0 4, Blevins 0 2-2 2, Pulieri 2 0-0 4, Taylor 4 1-2 9, Kline 2 0-0 4, Robinson 5 3-6 14, Whipp 2 0-2 4, Curley 5 1-3 11, Myers 1 0-0 2, Parson 3 6-9 12, Fowlkes 1 4-5 6. Totals 28 17-29 74.

Halftime - Hagerstown 36-12. Three-point field goals - Allegany 4 (Inge 4). Hagerstown 1 (Robinson).



For the second straight game, the Hagerstown Community College Hawks women's basketball team raced out to a large lead and left another team in its dust.

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This time the victim was the Allegany Trojans.

The Hawks built an 18-2 lead during the first 8 1/2 minutes as they ran away with a 74-38 victory over the Trojans on Saturday night in a Maryland JuCo Conference game at the HCC athletic complex.

Robin Curley, a 6-foot-1 sophomore center, had a triple-double for HCC. Curley tied a school record with 10 blocked shots and added 12 rebounds and 11 points.

It was only the third time in school history that an HCC player had 10 blocked shots in one game. Curley also did it once last year as a freshman, while Staci Winters did it for the Hawks back in 1993.

Curley scored six of her points during the first 8 1/2 minutes when HCC got off to its great start.

"We just come out like we want to win the ballgame," Curley said. "If we come out strong, then we usually keep the momentum for the entire game.

"We got all parts working in the press tonight. Everybody was where they were supposed to be. We played the press aggressively. That press kept us pumped up during the game. The whole team played good tonight."

Curley says Hagerstown (12-2 overall, 3-1 conference) has a lot of potential.

"If we keep playing the way that we should, then we can go a long way," Curley said.

Maggie Robinson scored a team-high 14 points, while Autumn Parson added 12 points and six rebounds for HCC. Sara Taylor and Ashley Mason also grabbed six rebounds each for the Hawks.

Every player got into the scoring column for HCC.

Hagerstown coach Marlys Palmer is encouraged with the team's performance during the beginning stages of this season.

"It's certainly a great start," Palmer said. "I think that we're doing some nice things. I think that our team quickness has been the key to our good start. We have been able to score a lot off of transition. I think that our defense has been aggressive. Depth always helps. We have had a couple of games this year where scoring off the bench has helped us to win a ballgame."

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