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HCC squanders lead, game in final minute

February 09, 2004

MEN'S BASKETBALL



McHENRY, Md. - Adam Morgan scored seven points in the final minute - including one of two foul shots with 2.2 seconds remaining - Sunday to lead Garrett Community College in a miraculous comeback for a 72-71 victory over Hagerstown Community College in a Maryland JuCo Conference game.

Garrett trailed 71-61 with 1:00 remaining in a game that HCC dominated from the start. Pat Cardwile hit the first 3, followed by Morgan's pair to help move the Cougars into a 71-71 tie. The Hawks (16-6, 7-4) helped Garrett's comeback as Rexson Kenley and Thomas Johnson failed on two foul-shooting opportunities - including one-on-one situations - each.

Terrell Kittleberger fouled Morgan, who finished with a game-high 19 points by hitting six 3-pointers, in the final seconds for the chance to win the game at the line.

HCC controlled the game using its halfcourt offense and pounding the ball inside. The Hawks, a notorious run-and-gun team, didn't score a 3-pointer in the game - missing all six attempts. HCC led all the way until the last minute.

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Johnson led HCC with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Andre Brooks added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kittelberger and Ray Gamble had 12 points and nine rebounds each while Kenley finished with 12 points and nine assists.

Darren Stackhouse had 11 for Garrett, which connected on 10 3s in the game.




INDOOR TRACK



Knights win West title


The Middletown boys scored 90 points to win their eighth straight region title at the Maryland Class 3A-2A West championships, outdistancing runner-up Urbana by 29, at Hagerstown Community College on Saturday.

The Knights captured four events - Steve Papuchis in the 55-meter high hurdles, Boris Roslov in the high jump (6 feet, 5 inches), David Chesney in the pole vault (12-2) and Kyle Eccard, Brent Follin, Chet Fearon and Jon Edmands in the 3,200 relay (8:56.4).

Frederick's Morgan Sowell won the 1,600 (4:43.0) and 3,200 (10:35.9).

On the girls side, North Hagerstown's Sharnay Barnett won the shot put (33-11) and Middletown's Allison Jarkey won the pole vault (10-5).




BOYS BASKETBALL



Grace Academy 66, CVCS 63


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Darren Sweeney scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, rallying Grace Academy to a victory over Cumberland Valley Christian on Saturday.

Jack Sharkey added 23 points and 21 rebounds for the Knights (7-9, 6-5).

Adam Romero had 20 points, Clint Cubbedge 18 and Jordan McBeth 16 for CVCS (6-9, 5-5).




GIRLS BASKETBALL



Highland View 38, Faith Christian 31


Megan Boggess scored 17 points to lead Highland View over Faith Christian.

Kristin Williams led Faith Christian (0-10) with 17 points.




COLLEGE TRACK



Cartledge sets NEC mark


BOSTON - Long Island University's Isaiah Cartledge, a former Hagerstown Community College standout, recently set the Northeast Conference record for 800 meters indoors, placing eighth at the Boston University Invitational in 1:51.64.

Cartledge won his heat of the race. Michael Stember, a 2000 U.S. Olympian, won the race in 1:48.08.

Lacy, Escamilla win events


EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg's Tunisia Lacy won two jumping events while Brunswick's Adam Escamilla won the men's shot put to post half of Shippensburg University's six individual titles Saturday in the Dick DeShriver Invitational.

Lacy won the women's long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 4 1/2 inches and the triple jump in 37-6.

Escamilla connected on a put of 52-8 to win his event.




COLLEGE SWIMMING



Knepper sets Maryland record


COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Megan Knepper broke a school record and was a member on two winning relay teams as the University of Maryland women's swim team finished an undefeated regular Atlantic Coast Conference season Saturday with a 137-109 victory over Virginia.

Knepper, of Williamsport, set the Maryland record with a 1:58.2 time in the 200-yard backstroke. She also swam the lead leg in the Terrapins' winning 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay victories.

Maryland (10-2, 6-0), ranked No. 19 nationally, won the regular season title by defeating No. 18 Virginia. The Terps advance to the ACC Championships on Feb. 18-21 at Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.




BRIEF



Clinics set for officials


The Western Maryland Track Officials Associations will hold its rules-interpretation clinics for spring sports later this month. The clinics are for officials and those interested in becoming certified.

Girls and boys lacrosse are set for Feb. 17 at Thomas Johnson High School, beginning with the girls at 6:30 p.m. and followed by the boys at 8.

Track and field will be Feb. 22 at Linganore High School, beginning at 1 p.m.

Baseball and softball will be Feb. 23 at South Hagerstown. Softball is at 7 p.m., followed by baseball at 8.

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