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Brown's 30 points lead HCC women past Allegany

February 01, 2005|by JACK HILL III

Sophomore point guard Dee Brown might not have been in top physical condition after banging her right arm in a game on Sunday, but her scoring ability was definitely in top condition for the Hagerstown Community College Hawks on Monday night.

Brown scored 26 of her 31 points in the first half to help the Hawks build a 44-30 halftime lead on their way to a 77-50 win over the Allegany Trojans in a Maryland JuCo Conference women's basketball game at the HCC athletic complex.

It was the fourth win in a row for HCC (13-7, 7-5) after four straight losses.

"I am real happy for Dee Brown," Palmer said. "We had a little conversation coming into the building tonight. I said, 'Do you feel 30 tonight?' She said, 'Do you mean years?' I said, 'I mean 30 points.'"

Brown scored five of her nine field goals from 3-point range and made 8 of 10 foul shots.

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"I thought it was a real good team effort," Brown said. "I thought the first half was fine. Everybody was running the ball well. We are not a real good shooting team, but we came out tonight and shot decent, which was good for us. ... I just came out today and I got into a good rhythm. I was just feeling good and I just kept doing it."

Christine Ennis came off of the bench to score 11 points and nine rebounds for HCC. Erika McDavid also grabbed nine rebounds, while Veronica Johnson contributed seven assists and three steals.

"We took four charges, which shows you how good a defense you are playing," Palmer added. "We have to play good defense. If you play good defense, then the offense will come. This was one of the best offensive nights that we've had."

HCC outrebounded Allegany (9-8, 4-5), 53-31. The Hawks shot 7-for-14 from 3-point range and made 13 steals.

Allegany made 19 of 23 free throws. Jennifer Washington scored 18 points and converted all 10 of her free throws, while Becky Vance added 16 points.

"Our team was outplayed and outhustled," Allegany coach Steve Bazarnic said.

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