No. 1 Patriots fend off Mercersburg's challenge

February 01, 2005



FREDERICK, Md. - Jair Brady scored 33 points and John Truxillo added 14 to lead Thomas Johnson (14-1) to a 64-60 victory over Mercersburg Academy on Monday.

Alex Tyler scored 15 points, while Eric Rahauser, Colin Cubit and Andre Smith each scored 13 for the Blue Storm (5-10).

No. 4 Jefferson 75, Potomac Falls 66

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. - Josh Brown and Vance Hosby each had 21 points and Jefferson jumped on Potomac Falls (15-3), racing to a 28-11 lead in the first quarter.

Brown added seven steals and four assists for the Cougars (9-4). Ryland Newman had 13 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals, while Aaron Edwards added six rebounds.

No. 5 Chambersburg 66, Bishop McDevitt 43

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg changed defense and changed its luck with the help of Josh Mayhugh's career-high 14 points to knock off Bishop McDevitt in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game.

The Trojans trailed 12-9 in the final seconds of the first quarter before switching to a zone defense. The move allowed Chambersburg to score 15 consecutive points - including the first 13 of the second quarter - to take control of the game.

Matty George scored all six of his points and Jonathan Motichka collected seven of his 13 in the run as Chambersburg (15-6, 9-6) outscored McDevitt 24-7 in the period and took a 35-19 halftime lead.

Meyhugh hit all seven of his shots to lead the Trojans, while Colby Nitterhouse finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.

Southern Huntingdon 46, McConnellsburg 40

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - McConnellsburg held Southern Huntingdon to seven first-half points, but allowed 39 in the second half to lose a seven-point lead at intermission.

Matt Spriggs had 17 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Spartans (11-9), while Matt Glazier added 14 points.

Calvert Hall 83, SJPH 69

BALTIMORE - Ricky Harris scored 34 points to lead Calvert Hall past St. John's at Prospect Hall.

Corey Dorsey had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Kevin Henry had 11 points for the Vikings (7-14, 1-11).


No. 5 Walkersville 44, Tuscarora 32

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Kolbi Harrison had 10 points, five assists and four steals to lead the Lions past the Titans (2-13, 1-6).

Tori Hessler had seven rebounds and Samantha Schanuel added six boards for Walkersville (11-4, 6-1).

No. 8 Southern Fulton 46, Chestnut Ridge 33

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Samantha Cain had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Indians to a Sideling Hill League victory.

Candace Bard added 13 points and seven rebounds for Southern Fulton (18-2, 12-2), which went into halftime up, 28-10.

Amy Whetstone had 11 points and Kayla Lape 10 for Chestnut Ridge (8-12, 7-7).

Mercy 46, SJPH 43

FREDERICK, Md. - Marah Strickland scored 20 points, but St. John's at Prospect Hall fell to Mercy.

Elise Boyle had 10 rebounds and four assists, while Emily Menzen had six rebounds for the Vikings (3-18, 1-8).

Goretti 54, Frederick Home School 34

Erica DiMercurio scored 18 points and Sarah Spierenburg scored 14 to lead St. Maria Goretti (8-15).

Kimberly Passarelli had 15 points, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks and Caitlyn Trout had eight points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals for Frederick Home School (4-5).

Berkeley Springs 68, Paw Paw 39

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Emily McCoy had 20 points and six rebounds, Heather Shaw scored 15 points and Courtny Kesecker had eight rebounds to lead Berkeley Springs (7-7) over Paw Paw (5-10).


Shepherd 84, West Virginia State 76

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Anna Lashway scored 21 points and Shepherd University outscored West Virginia State 15-7 in overtime.

Casey Landrum and Laura Harkins each had 14 points, while LaToya Fisher added 12 for the Rams.


WVSSAC spring meeting

The WVSSAC will hold its spring sports meetings at Hedgesville High School on Saturday. Softball coaches should meet at 9:39 a.m., tennis coaches at 10 and baseball and track coaches at 10:30.

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