Indians win second straight District 5-A hoops crown

February 27, 2004


JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - No. 10 Southern Fulton claimed its second straight PIAA District 5-A title Thursday night with a 51-46 victory over Shanksville.

The Indians (21-5), who won their third district title in school history, advanced to the PIAA state tournament.

Danny True led Southern Fulton with 14 points, while Brock Flowers and Eric Truax each scored 10. Jay Ifert and Will Schriver had seven rebounds each and Flowers had four assists.

No. 2 Thomas Johnson 65, North Carroll 48

HAMPSTEAD, Md. - Colby Jackson scored 13 points and had five assists as Thomas Johnson defeated North Carroll to clinch the MVAL Chesapeake title.

Matt Fast scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds for Thomas Johnson (19-3, 11-1), while Drew Gaeng had 10 assists.



New Life 57, Annapolis Christian 45

LANHAM, Md. - New Life upset top-seeded Annapolis Christian to advance to the finals of the Maryland Christian Tournament.

Connie Reginaldi scored 34 points, while Emily Robald had nine rebounds and Laura Zerbe added six rebounds and four assists.

New Life (12-11) will play either Calvary Baptist or Carroll Christian for the championship on Saturday.

No. 6 Catoctin 78, South Hagerstown 36

THURMONT, Md. - Emily Balogh had 22 points and seven steals as Catoctin cruised past South Hagerstown in the MVAL Antietam.

Jessica Blickenstaff added 13 points and seven assists for the Cougars (16-4, 14-0), while Ashley Metal had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Shamika Slater scored 14 points for the Rebels (4-18, 4-10).

North Carroll 46, No. 7 Thomas Johnson 43

FREDERICK, Md. - Kem Wilson had 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and four assists, but Thomas Johnson fell to .500 with a loss to North Carroll (7-15, 3-9).

Abra Like added 11 points for Thomas Johnson (11-11, 6-6).

Frankfort 55, Berkeley Springs 33

BAKER, W.Va. - Danielle Fox scored 11 points and had five assists, while Emily McCoy had 10 points and eight rebounds for Berkeley Springs (10-11) in a loss to Frankfort (20-2) in the West Virginia A Region II Section 2 tournament.


Alderson-Broaddus 70, Shepherd 41

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Mike Tucker scored 18 points as Alderson-Broaddus beat Shepherd in West Virginia Conference action.

Stephen Dye added 12 points for A-B (20-6, 14-3) while Tyrone Hammonds had 10.

Danley Shank led Shepherd (15-10, 11-6) with 14 points. Mark Jennings, who averages 22 points a game, was held to 12.

A-B made 46 percent of its field goals overall, compared to 30 percent by Shepherd.

Do or die for HCC this weekend

The Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team takes its final shot at reaching the NJCAA national tournament on Saturday when it faces Garrett in the Region XX semifinals at the HCC athletic complex.

The game is part of a four-tournament, five-day Region XX extravaganza which started Thursday.

The third-seeded Hawks face the second-seed Cougars at 7 p.m. in the Division I tournament. The winner advances to play Allegany for the Region XX title on Sunday at 4.

Saturday's game is the most important one for the Hawks. If HCC wins, it will receive an automatic bid to next week's district tournament. The winner of this week's tournament wins the right to host the districts. Since Region XX is the host region of the districts, two teams qualify to play against winners from the Carolina and New York regions.

The winner of districts advances to the 16-team national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.

HCC will also host three other Region XX tournaments, including two in Division II.

Region 20B, which features Maryland JuCo's Division II teams, opens today at noon with No. 4 Frederick facing No. 5 Prince George's. No. 3 Catonsville will play No. 6 Baltimore at 2, followed by No. 2 Catonsville vs. No. 7 Dundalk at 4 and top-seeded Cecil and No. 8 Essex at 6. The semifinals will be played at 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday with the finals Sunday at 2 p.m.

Region 20A, featuring Pennsylvania and West Virginia teams, begins play with No. 2 Potomac State facing No. 3 CCAC/Allegany in the semifinals on Saturday at 1 p.m. The winner advances to face CCAC-Beaver on Sunday at noon for the title.

The Division III tournament began Thursday with Montgomery-Germantown facing Butler. The winner plays top-seeded Montgomery-Rockville tonight at 8 for the championship.


Shepherd 71, Alderson-Broaddus 39

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Cassie Murray had 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals to lead Shepherd to the West Virginia Conference win.

Murray's five steals give her a school-record 215 for her career.

Gaynell Reese had 14 points for the Rams (17-10, 12-6), while LaToya Fisher had 11 points and 12 rebounds, Ashana Cowans had 10 points and Ashley van Norden had eight points and 10 rebounds.

Mallory Grogg had 10 points for Alderson-Broaddus (1-22, 1-16).

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