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Local roundup 2/22

February 22, 2002

Local roundup 2/22



* BOYS BASKETBALL


WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - For a while Thursday night, the Southern Fulton boys basketball team had no idea how to go on without point guard Will Whiteside. But to a man, the Indians figured it out.

Trailing midway through the third quarter of its Class A District 5 quarterfinal game against Shanksville, Southern Fulton closed the game on a 30-12 run to pull away for a 69-47 victory.

The Indians (22-3, No. 8 Herald-Mail poll) lost Whiteside, the team's leader in points, assists and steals, one minute into the game with an injured knee, but relied on a vicious man-to-man defense in the second half to win.

"I think we were shocked by that," Indians coach Kent Hendershot said. "And then in the second half, we came out a little flat. But we came out of our zone, went to a man-to-man and dominated."

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Southern Fulton led by five at halftime before Shanksville opened the second half with a flourish and took the lead midway through the third quarter. But captains Matt Meyer and Dustin Wills righted the ship.

"I thought we could have panicked," Hendershot said. "The momentum was going their way, but Matt and Dustin called the guys together and did a great job of getting their focus back. They did a great job."

Meyer and Wills combined for 15 of the team's 19 points in the third quarter and finished with 18 apiece. Meyer added 10 rebounds and Wills had eight boards and four assists. Brett Clingerman, who replaced Whiteside, finished with 10 points.

SHANKSVILLE (47)

Devore 6, Lambert 10, Reiman 8, Fair 11, Long 6, Emigh 4, Miller 2. Totals 17 8-13 47.

SOUTHERN FULTON (69)

Wills 18, Bernhard 13, Meyer 18, Keebaugh 5, Steach 2, Clingerman 10, Schriver 1, Mills 2. Totals 23 13-17 69.

Shanksville14121110-47

S. Fulton18131919-69

Three-point goals-Shanksville 5 (Lambert 2, Reiman 2, Long), Southern Fulton 10 (Wills 2, Bernhard 3, Meyer 3, Clingerman 2).

McConnellsburg 58, Salisbury 46

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The Spartans took the Elks' best shot, then returned with some of their own in the second half to advance in the other half of the Class A District 5 bracket.

"They were hitting 3s early, and we had some good shots and just didn't make them," McConnellsburg coach Denny Pollock said of the first half.

But the Spartans (18-7) slowly turned things around. They trailed by six at halftime and led by one after three quarters before putting the game away in the fourth.

"We gave them 21 in the first quarter and 25 for the rest of the game," Pollock said. "They got us down early and we had to go man-to-man. And we played it and a trap. We probably scored three or four big buckets off that to get back into it."

Steve Weller had a game-high 18 points, while Mike Hill added 12 and Steve Earley had 10 for McConnellsburg, which is one step closer to its first state tournament appearance in 20 seasons.

"The goal at the start was to get a home-court district game. Now the goal is to win two to qualify," Pollock said. "We didn't play a great game tonight and won by 12. Now they know they've got to bring their 'A' game. There's no second chances now."

SALISBURY (46)

Parisi 7, Gally 10, Haines 12, Sines 7, Wenkler 8, Hutzell 2. Totals 17 5-6 46.

McCONNELLSBURG (58)

Weller 18, Lininger 8, Hill 12, Washabaugh 8, Earley 10, Kerlin 2. Totals 23 9-21 58.

Salisbury217117-46

McConnellsburg7151818-58

Three-point goals-McConnellsburg 3 (Washabaugh, Earley 2), Salisbury 7 (Haines 3, Gally 2, Parisi, Sines).

No. 6 St. Johns 51, Episcopal 32

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Aaron White had 16 points and six boards as the Vikings held Episcopal to just six points in the middle quarters on the way to a win in the first round of the Sleepy Thompson Tournament at St. Stephen's/St. Agnes.

Justin Battle added 13 points and seven rebounds and Manolo Sanchez had five boards for St. John's (22-8), which likely gets a rematch with Georgetown Prep this afternoon in the semifinals. The Little Hoyas beat the Vikings 65-51 on Jan. 31.

ST. JOHN'S AT PROSPECT HALL (51)

White 16, Battle 13, A. Sanchez 5, Bradley 2, Richard 8, Blizzard 2, M. Sanchez 3, Griffin 2. Totals 21 6-9 51.

EPISCOPAL (32)

Clark 4, Serat 7, Garrow 6, Corbit 4, O'Neal 5, Murphy 2, Cole 4. Totals 12 6-10 32.

St. John's16141110-51

Episcopal122414-32

* MEN'S BASKETBALL


Alderson-Broaddus 90, Shepherd 81

PHILIPPI, W.Va. - Demond Tapscott had 27 points but Shepherd (10-15, 7-10) lost to Alderson-Broaddus (18-7, 14-3).

SHEPHERD (81)

Tapscott 9 2-2 27, Stewart 0 2-2 2, Jones 11 1-1 23, Davis 6 0-0 13, Newsome 1 2-4 4, Slaninka 1 0-0 2, Foster 3 0-0 8, Fanjoy 1 0-0 2. Totals 32 7-9 81.

ALDERSON-BROADDUS (90)

McBride 6 0-0 16, Wallace 5 4-4 19, Dye 9 4-4 28, Tucker 1 3-4 5, Allan 6 2-6 20, Staverson 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 17-21 90.

Halftime-Alderson-Broaddus 42, Shepherd 33. Three-point goals- Shepherd 10 (Tapscott 7, Davis, Foster 2), Alderson-Broaddus 17 McBride 4, Wallace 5, Dye 6, Allan 2).

lderson-Broaddus 63, Shepherd 60

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