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Harris leads North past Fort Hill in Showdown

Harris leads North past Fort Hill in Showdown

December 27, 2003

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CUMBERLAND, Md. - Bernard Harris had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead North Hagerstown past host Fort Hill 83-59 in the opening game of the Two-Town Showdown Friday night.

Quielan Gantt had 20 points and eight rebounds and Bo Parker had 14 points for North (5-2). Marshall Branch added eight rebounds and eight points and Matt Armstrong dished out nine of the Hubs' season-high 25 assists.

North will take on Allegany tonight at 6, followed by Fort Hill vs. South Hagerstown to complete the mixer.

South Hagerstown 92 Allegany 84


CUMBERLAND, Md. - David Miner had 38 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as South Hagerstown sent Allegany to its first loss of the season in the Two-Town Showdown at Fort Hill.

Gene Johnson had 20 points, while Jesse Gutekunst had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Rebels (4-1).

Southwestern 59 Chambersburg 52


GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Southwestern rallied from a 30-23 halftime deficit to knock off Chambersburg in the first round of the Gettysburg Christmas Tournament.

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Chambersburg held a 30-16 lead at one point in the first half, but Southwestern closed the half with a 7-0 run to pull to within seven. After switching to a man-to-man defense, Southwestern outscored the Trojans 36-22 in the second half to advance in the tournament.

Chas Rahauser hit five first-half 3-pointers to help Chambersburg build its lead and finished with 18 points.

Colby Nitterhouse had nine points and seven rebounds and Jonathan Motichka had seven assists for the Trojans (5-5), who will play in the consolation game of the tournament tonight at 6.

Thomas Johnson 72 Varina (Va.) 63


STERLING, Va. - Thomas Johnson hit 17 of 21 free throws in the fourth quarter to secure a victory over Varini in the first round of the Park View Tournament.

Colby Jackson had a team-high 13 points, while Drew Gaeng, Jair Brady and Chad Warren each added 12 for the Patriots (4-1). Gaeng had nine assists and five steals, and Warren grabbed 11 rebounds. Matt Fast pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory.

Thomas Johnson will take on Park View - a winner over Jefferson - in the championship game tonight at 7.

Liberty 44, Boonsboro 34


THURMONT, Md. - Frank Sisolak scored a game-high 18 points to lead Liberty past Boonsboro in the first round of the Rocky Pizza Shootout.

Brad Wetzel had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors (1-6), while Cory Shea had six points and five assists.




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Thomas Johnson 59 Park View 46


STERLING, Va. - Kem Wilson had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six steals to lead Thomas Johnson past Park View (Va.) in the first round Park View Tournament.

Sam Koehl had 11 points and Porsche Dorsey added 10 for the Patriots, while Erin Dickman had nine rebounds and five assists.

Thomas Johnson will take on Jefferson in the championship game today at 5.

St. John's-PH 68 Brunswick 37


BRUNSWICK, Md. - Monica Merkel scored 29 points and Marah Strickland had 24 to lead St. John's at Prospect Hall past Brunswick in the first round of the Brunswick Christmas Tournament.

Brianne Walters had nine points for the Railroaders (0-5), while Leah McCallum had seven points and 12 rebounds.

The Vikings (6-4) face Middletown, a first-round winner over Frederick, in the championship game today at 7:30 p.m. Brunswick plays Frederick in the consolation game at 6.

Walkersville 60 Hedgesville 36


WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Ronetta Walker scored 13 points and D.J. Vernoy had 11 to lead Walkersville past Hedgesville in the first round of the Walkersville Holiday Tournament.

Miranda Reed had nine points for Hedgesville (3-2), which plays Glenelg in today's consolation at 5:30. The Lions (7-0) face Glenelg in the championship game at 7.

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