Goretti wins convincingly

December 13, 2004


Joey Spierenburg dominated the paint while Logan Bolinger ended his scoring drought Sunday as St. Maria Goretti overwhelmed visiting Yeshivat Rambam of Baltimore for a 79-37 victory.

Spierenburg altered the game with nine blocked shots to go with eight points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists to allow Goretti (4-1) to control the middle two quarters of the game. Bolinger finished with 16 points - 12 coming in the second half - for his first points in three games since scoring six in the Gaels' opener.

Terry Truax, a Hancock native and former Towson State coach, is the athletic director at Yshivat Rambam.

Goretti led 19-10 after the first quarter before its pressure man defense kicked in to take Yeshivat Rambam out of the game. The Gaels outscored Yeshivat Rambam 35-11 in the middle two quarters - allowing just two points in the second period.

Kevin Brashears had 11 points and nine rebounds while Tim Alexander added 10 points and four assists for Goretti.

Hancock 51, Williamsport 48

WILLIAMSPORT - Jeff Willison scored 19 points and Brad Spielman had 13 to lead Hancock (2-1) past Williamsport on Saturday night.

Phillip Jordan scored 12 points and David Warrenfeltz had 10 for the Wildcats (0-1).

Heritage 35, Baptist 26

CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. - Travis Hendershot scored a game-high 10 points and Chuck Harrell had eight points and nine rebounds to lead Heritage (3-1) past host Baptist in the championship game of the Baptist High Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

Harrell was the MVP of the tournament, while Hendershot made the all-tourney team.

Fairfield 44, McConnellsburg 39

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Myles Sites scored 12 points to lead Fairfield past McConnellsburg on Saturday.

Matt Spriggs had 14 points, four steals and four assists for the Spartans (3-2), while Josh Lowery had 12 points and Dave Thomas had 15 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Thomas Johnson 70, Scotland 39

FREDERICK, Md. - Clinton Jones had 17 points and eight rebounds as Thomas Johnson rolled past Scotland (3-2) on Saturday.

Jair Brady had 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Patriots (2-0), while Matty Foley had 10 points and seven rebounds.


Chambersburg 58, James Buchanan 51

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Teshia Carter scored 20 points, Allie Rife had 15 and Logan Lentz added 12 as Chambersburg (3-2) beat James Buchanan on Saturday.

Shaina Martin had 18 points, 12 rebounds and five steals for the Rockets (3-2) while Alicia Myers scored 14 points and Leanna Cristofano had 11 points and six rebounds.


Leopards, Hubs place

BERLIN, Md. - Smithsburg finished ninth (127 1/2 points) and North Hagerstown was 11th (103 1/2) Saturday at Stephen Decatur's War on the Shore. South Carroll topped the 24-team field with 221 points.

For Smithsburg, Justin Hovermale (152 pounds), Jeff Sprecher (160) and Michael Rinebolt (215) each placed fourth, while Nate Hayes (189) was fifth, Derick Quillen (135) took sixth and James Reilly (112) and Albert Huntzberry (275) each placed eighth.

For North, Jonathan Breehl (152) placed second, Andrew Brigham (275) took third, Dean Staley (171) was fifth and Delon Agee (103) was eighth.

Indians place at Carlisle

CARLISLE, Pa. - Waynesboro had seven placewinners at the Carlisle Holiday Tournament.

Justin Fogle (152) was third, James Brotemarkle (103) fourth, Jeff Lanier (215) sixth, Chip Stover (130) seventh and Sean Mickey (112), Billy Arnold (160) and Ryan Hight (171) each finished eighth.

Fourteen teams competed.


Episcopal 7, Mercersburg 2

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Scott Nehrbas won 3-1 at No. 1 and Lee Banta won 3-2 at No. 2 for Mercersburg (0-3).


HCC 76, Howard 59

David Miner had 17 points to lead Hagerstown Community College past Howard in a Maryland JuCo Conference game Saturday.

Rayquan Miles had 10 points and 11 rebounds, Alonzo Patterson had 14 points and Clif Carey added 10 points for the Hawks (9-3, 6-0).

Sam Eligwe had 13 points and Warren Christian had 12 for Howard.

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