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Roundup - Gaels lose home finale

February 23, 2004

BOYS BASKETBALL



A rash of turnovers spoiled St. Maria Goretti's home finale Sunday as the Gaels dropped a Baltimore Catholic League game to Calvert Hall 50-49 at the Gael Center.

Goretti committed nine turnovers in the second period as Calvert Hall (15-15, 3-11) extended a one-point lead after one period to 24-14 with 1:46 to play in the first half.

The Gaels (16-14, 3-11) fought back to within 38-35 after three periods as Andy Chambers scored six points and Kevin Brashears had four.

Down 42-39, Goretti's Tim Kellinger hit back-to-back baskets, the second on a drive through the lane on a feed from Mike Nelson, to give Goretti a 43-42 lead with 2:58 remaining.

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But the Cardinals roared back with five consecutive free throws to take the lead for good.

Calvert Hall won the game at the charity stripe, hitting 15 of 22, while Goretti was 8-for-10. Calvert Hall's Russell Frederick went 10 of 12 and scored 14 points, while Ryan Hourihan had 15.

Kellinger had 11 points and Chambers had 10 for the Gaels.

Blue Storm finishes second


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy's rally from a nine-point halftime deficit fell short in a 56-54 loss to The Hill School in the championship game of the Mercersburg Academy Invitational.

Norman Winn had 16 points, Carlos Campos had 14 and Sean Christensen, who was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, had 11 for Mercersburg.

Western Reserve won the the consolation game over Solebury, 49-47; Lake Forest beat Linsly School 49-39 in the fifth-place game and Mercersburg 'B' beat Barrie School 69-56 in the seventh-place game.




PREP WRESTLING



Two place for St. James


BALTIMORE - Jimmy Sutch (145 pounds) and Sam Ashleman (160) both finished in sixth place in the Maryland Private Schools tournament this weekend.

The Saints finished fifth in the team standings, the fifth straight year they have finished in the top five.

Four place at D3 tourney


HERSHEY, Pa. - Four area wrestlers still are alive in the PIAA postseason following the weekend's District 3 championships at Hersheypark.

In Class AAA, Waynesboro senior Brian Lisko placed third at 135 pounds to earn his first berth to the state tournament. The top three in each weight advanced.

In Class AA, James Buchanan's Erik Corl finished third at 189 and Chad Witmer was sixth at 130. Greencastle-Antrim's Conrad Myers took fourth at 152.

Corl, Witmer and Myers will compete at this weekend's Southeast Regional championships, in which the top five in each weight advance to states.




COLLEGE BASEBALL



Presbyterian 9-1 Shepherd 5-0


CLINTON, S.C. - Presbyterian coach Doug Kovash earned his 300th win at the school as the Blue Hose swept Shepherd in a doubleheader.

Shane Wines had three hits and Jason Walck had an RBI single for the Rams (1-3) in the first game.

Shepherd managed just four hits - two by Walck - off Kevin White in the second game.

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