Roundup - Eight alive in W.Va. wrestling tournament

February 28, 2004


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Eight area wrestlers still are alive in the consolation brackets at the West Virgina State Wrestling Championships, which conclude today at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

In Class AAA, Musselman's Dustin Haislip (103 pounds), Hedgesville's Derrick Young (189) and Jefferson's Codie Gustines (135) and Corie Gustines (152) lost their championship semifinal matches Friday and are set to wrestle in today's consolation semifinals.

Hedgesville's Joe Shetler (112) and Brad Ammons (171) both fell in the quarterinals but came back to win their second- and third-round consolation matches to earn semifinal berths.

In Class AA-A, Matt Mason (160) fell in the championship semifinals, while Tyson Bennett (145) lost in the championship quarterfinals and then fought back to win two consolation matches. Both Indians will wrestle in the consolation semifinals.

Corl advances to semis

WEST LAWN, Pa. - James Buchanan's Erik Corl went 2-0 at 189 Friday to advance to today's championship semifinals at the PIAA Class AA Southeast Regional Championships.

After pinning his first-round opponent in the second period, Corl topped Northern Lehigh's Scott Snyder 4-3 in the quarterfinals.

JB's Chad Witmer (130) and Greencastle's Conrad Myers (152), the area's other two qualifiers, both went 0-2 to end their seasons.


Boonsboro 53, Westmar 41

WESTMAR, Md. - Jessie Ambrose had 15 points and Jerica Hewett added 14 points as Boonsboro defeated Westmar in a Md. Class 1A West first-round game.

Caitlyn Selby and Janet Cole added 10 rebounds each, while Sarah Keyser had nine points, six assists and four steals for the Warriors (11-12). Hewett had four steals, three blocks and three assists, while Ambrose added three assists.

Jessica Marsh made six of Westmar's nine 3-pointers and finished with 20 points.

N. Garrett 34, Williamsport 32

ACCIDENT, Md. - Lyndsi Butler hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining to lift Northern Garrett to a two-point victory over Williamsport in the opening round of the Maryland Class 1A West playoffs.

The game see-sawed throughout the final period as Williamsport's Lindsey Plotner controlled the paint. Butler hit two 3s in the fourth quarter to help Northern pull out the victory.

Plotner led Williamsport with 17 points.

Allegany 68, Hancock 33

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Amber Moats had 10 points and five rebounds, but Hancock fell to Allegany in the first round of the Class 1A West playoffs.

Dana Beaver scored 10 points, Brittney Jenkins had five rebounds and Jenna Demory dished out four assists for the Panthers (13-10).

Liberty 46, South Hagerstown 28

Heritage 36, Broadfording 24

Heather Stamper led Heritage Academy with 13 points and 17 rebounds as the Eagles defeated Broadfording Christian Academy in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference tournament semifinals.

Heidi Stamper had 12 rebounds and Jamie Dudeck added five assists for Heritage (21-6, 13-3).

Tina Conner had 11 points and seven rebounds, while Cindel Young had seven rebounds for the Lions (10-15).

CVCS 47, Shalom 31

Maggie Brookins led all scorers with 16 points as Cumberland Valley Christian (19-4) pulled away in the second half to defeat Shalom Christian in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference tournament semifinals.

Leila Salvent recorded 13 points and seven rebounds, while Sheniece Strite added 13 points for Shalom (11-12).


N. Garrett 67, Williamsport 62

ACCIDENT, Md. - Will Roney and Phillip Jordan scored 17 points each, but the Wildcats fell to Northern Garrett in a Class 1A West first round game.

Ben Jordan added 14 points for Williamsport (12-11).

Poolesville 74, Hancock 51

POOLESVILLE, Md. - Gary Ward took advantage of open shots to score 38 points, including six 3-pointers, as Poolesville eliminated Hancock from the Class 1A West playoffs.

Poolesville jumped out to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter in the physically played game. Hancock (8-14) hung close, but fell 23 points behind after three quarters. Ward scored 23 points in the second half.

Jeff Willison led the Panthers with 17 points, including his first 3-pointer of the season, and 14 rebounds. Brad Spielman finished with 11 points and seven assists.

St. Frances 62, Goretti 43

BALTIMORE - Mason Herman had 18 points and five assists for St. Maria Goretti as the Gaels fell to St. Frances in the first round of the Baltimore Catholic League tournament at Goucher College.

Joey Spierenburg recorded eight rebounds and Tim Alexander added five assists for Goretti (16-16).

Heritage 50, Grace 48

Zack Hartman hit five 3-pointers, including two in the fourth quarter to break a 40-40 tie, to help Heritage Academy hold off Grace Academy and advance to today's Mason Dixon Christian Conference tournament championship game.

Grace scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to knot the game at 40-40.

Heritage scored 10 3s in the game, beating Grace's 3-2 zone.

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