Johnson rallies HCC to JuCO victory

February 06, 2005


TAKOMA PARK, Md. - Veronica Johnson assumed the role of sharpshooter on Saturday and it couldn't have come at a better time for the Hagerstown Community College women's basketball team.

Johnson drew her bead on the basket when the Hawks needed it the most by scoring a career-high 34 points, including a personal-high tying nine 3-pointers, to lift HCC to a come-from-behind 73-65 victory over Montgomery Takoma Park.

Johnson ignited HCC's stagnent offense early.

The Hawks trailed 20-3 early, with their only three points coming from a Johnson trey. Johnson woke HCC up by scoring four straight 3s to pull the Hawks to within 20-15. She finished with seven 3-pointers in the first half.

HCC fought back to take a 34-33 lead at halftime as Angela Orsini helped with the comeback by scoring all six of her points in the game.


It remained a tight battle in the second half until HCC 10 unanswered points in the final 1:40, keyed by a three-point play off a Christine Ennis steal to tie the game. Ennis hit four foul shots and Johnson added three to ice the game.

Johnson hit on 9 of 18 3-point shots to lead HCC (15-8, 8-5) to top her 31-point best of last season. Jackie Hamilton had 14 rebounds and four steals for the Hawks, while Orsini added nine rebounds and Ennis finished with 15 points and eight rebounds.

The victory gave HCC it's 15th regular-season win for the first time in three seasons.

Glenville 69, Shepherd 53

GLENVILLE, W.Va. - Rachel Redick scored 25 points to lead Glenville State over Shepherd University in the West Virginia Conference.

Anna Lashway led the Rams (8-12, 7-6) with 16 points, while LaToya Fisher had 14 points, six rebounds and four steals.


Shepherd 91, Glenville 78

GLENVILLE, W.Va. - Chambersburg graduate Danley Shank scored 20 points to lead five Rams in double figures as Shepherd University defeated Glenville State to move above .500 in the West Virginia Conference.

Chad Myers and Darren Stackhouse each had 16 points, Thomas Carr 14 and Ron Rheinhardt 10 for Shepherd (9-13, 7-6).

Scott helps Shippensburg

EDINBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro graduate Seth Scott had eight points and five rebounds for Shippensburg University on Saturday in a 72-50 loss to Edinboro.


S. Garrett 60 Williamsport 47

OAKLAND, Md. - Williamsport got off to a slow start, hampered by Southern Garrett's defensive play in a loss in a possible Class 1A West playoff preview.

The Wildcats (7-9) were held to 12 first-half points while the Rams were able to control the slashing style of Phillip Jordan and inside prescence of Chad Broadwater.

Williamsport made a pair of second-half charges to get within 10 points, but missed layups to stem the momentum.

David Warrenfeltz led Williamsport with 20 points as the Wildcats' only scorer in double figures.

No. 6 Jefferson 88 Clarke Co. 66

BERRYVILLE Va. - Josh Brown scored 31 points to go with seven assists and three steals to lead Jefferson (11-4) over Clarke County (13-6).

Aaron Edwards scored 15 points and Vance Hosby scored 18 points for Jefferson.

Steve Lilly scored 13 points for Clarke County.

No. 10 Hancock 68 Timber Ridge 38

HANCOCK - Brad Spielman had 21 points, eight assists and eight steals to pace Hancock over Timber Ridge.

Jeff Willison had 13 points and added 11 rebounds for Hancock (16-1) en route to its 15th straight win.

Shalom 56, Heritage 42

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Josh Raber's 21-point performance helped Shalom (13-5, 11-0) down Heritage to remain undefeated in the MDCC.

Steven Barthalow led the Eagles (12-7, 8-3) with 13 points. Heritage started off slowly, as it was outscored 15-2 in the first quarter and never recovered.

Mercersburg Academy 62 Peddie School 55

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Colin Cubit scored seven points in overtime to lead Mercersburg to its first Mid-Atlantic Prep League victory.

Eduardo Archibold Brown tallied 15 points for the Blue Storm (6-12, 1-4). Cubit ended with 14 points and Eric Rahauser added 11 points.

MSD 89, CVCS 56

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Derrick Williams had 26 points, including three 3-pointers to set a school record with 50 treys in a season, to lead MSD past Cumberland Valley Christian.

Williams added seven steals and eight assists for the Orioles (16-5). Davon Cook added 18 points and 10 rebounds.


No. 1 Hedgesville 49 S. Garrett 39

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Miranda Reed scored 23 points to lead Hedgesville past Southern Garrett.

The Eagles (16-1) broke a 12-12 tie as Reed scored eight of Hedgesville's 14 points in the second period on the way to a 26-19 lead.

"We played much better defense than we did Friday," coach Ben Merica said of Hedgesville's 84-68 win over Hancock.

Samantha Guell had 10 points and eight rebounds, Jennie Finafrock had 10 points and Shuashanna Faulkner had nine rebounds for Hedgesville, which entertains Notre Dame Academy (19-1) Monday in a huge Apple Valley League contest.

Heritage 49, Shalom 21

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