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Roundup - Eagles outlast Cougars in two OTs

March 06, 2003

BOYS BASKETBALL



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A short jumper by Trey Hockman early in the second overtime gave Hedgesville a lead it never relinquished as the Eagles beat Jefferson 53-52 in the W.Va. Class AAA Region II Section 2 semifinals Wednesday at Shepherd College's Butcher Athletic Center.

Hedgesville will play Martinsburg in the section final Friday at Shepherd.

The Eagles led by as many as 11 points in the third quarter before Jefferson rallied behind the shooting of Jawaan Holmes and Tristan Jacobs.

The Cougars tied the game early in the fourth and took their first lead of the night after Jacobs was fouled shooting a 3-pointer. He hit all three free throws, then hit a jumper to extend the Jefferson lead to 41-38 with 3 minutes remaining.

Hedgesville's Duncan Williams nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to tie the score, then forced a Jefferson turnover to give the Eagles possession with a chance for the last shot. Bryce Blair missed a runner down the lane and a tip went in and out to force overtime.

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Blair made 1 of 2 free throws and Hockman drained a 3-pointer to give Hedgesville a four-point lead in the first overtime. But the Cougars fought back, getting two big buckets from freshman Josh Brown late in the first extra period to tie the score at 47-47.

Hockman put the Eagles up 51-49 with his jumper in the lane. Holmes hit 1 of 2 free throws at the other end to pull the Cougars within one, but Jefferson never regained the lead despite four shots in the final 20 seconds.

Blair had 15 points and Hockman had 14 for the Eagles. Jacobs led all scorers with 20 points, while Brown added 14 and Holmes had 12 for the Cougars.

TJ 76, Broadneck 51


ANNAPOLIS, Md. - No. 1 Thomas Johnson jumped out to a 22-4 lead in the first quarter and then sealed the game with a 22-15 third quarter to turn back Broadneck to advance to Friday's Maryland Class 4A East Regional final.

Demetrius Bryant set the pace by scoring eight of his 16 points in the first quarter while Thomas Richard had 10 of his 18 in the third quarter. The Patriots (23-0) used Andrew Martin coming off the bench to make some plays that allowed TJ to avoid turnovers.

Bryant added 10 rebounds to his night while Drew Gaeng had six assists.

Thomas Johnson hosts Glen Burnie in the East final on Friday at 7 p.m.

THOMAS JOHNSON (76)

Gaeng 2, Jackson 5, Edmonds 4, Martin 11, Thomas 4, Smallwood 7, Richard 18, Bell 3, Bryant 16, Ledyard 4, Fast 2. Totals 25 19-25 76

BROADNECK (51)

Holland 9, Gibson 13, Murray 3, Sokel 13, Skeickus 3, Parker 7, Davidson 2, Arney 1 Totals 17 11-18 51.

T. Johnson 22 17 22 15 - 76

Broadneck 4 20 15 12 - 51

Three-point goals - Thomas Johnson 7 (Martin 3, Richard 2, Jackson, Smallwood), Broadneck 6) Holland 2, Murray, Sokel. Skeickus, Parker).




WOMEN'S BASKETBALL



Glenville St. 79, Shepherd 48


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Carrie Triplett scored 22 points and Tracy Wyatt had 21 as Glenville State breezed into the West Virginia Conference women's semifinals with a victory over Shepherd.

Top-seeded Glenville State (25-3) held No. 8 Shepherd to its lowest scoring output of the season.

Shepherd (13-16) hasn't won a tournament quarterfinal game since 1999. The Rams weren't about to break that streak against defending champion Glenville State, which is ranked 16th in Division II and has the league's top defense and scoring margin.

Glenville State scored the game's first 13 points and was never challenged at the Charleston Civic Center.

Wyatt, an all-conference junior guard, had 17 points in the first half as the Pioneers shot nearly 61 percent in building a 28-point lead.

Shepherd got no closer than 18 points after halftime. The Rams finished with 23 turnovers and were held to 35 percent shooting.

All-conference guard Cassie Murray led Shepherd with 12 points.

The tournament's No. 1 seed hasn't lost in a quarterfinal since 1989.

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