Liberty not patriotic with TJ

February 09, 2005


FREDERICK, Md. - Liberty used a tough zone defense that Thomas Johnson couldn't quite crack and the Lions stunned the No. 1 Patriots in MVAL Chesapeake action, 67-64 on Tuesday night.

Liberty (11-5, 5-4) broke a 50-50 tie at the start of the fourth quarter and led the rest of the way. The Patriots (16-2, 8-1) closed to within three several times but fell short each time.

Tim Abercrombie hit five 3-pointers en rout to a team-high 19 points, while Wardell Roberts added 18 for TJ. Jair Brady had 12 points.

Harrisburg 80, Waynesboro 46

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Jamal Jackson had 18 points to lead five Harrisburg players in double figures as the Cougars beat Waynesboro in a Mid-Penn Tournament game at Central Dauphin.


William Royal and Ricardo Brown each added 15 points for the Cougars (22-0).

Jordan Reitz had 16 points and Kevin Kline added 11 for the Indians (14-10), who play Ephrata in the first round of the District 3-AAAA tournament Saturday at 2 p.m.

St. James 54, Georgetown Day 51

ST. JAMES - Matt Greissing had 19 points and 12 rebounds as St. James ended a nine-game losing streak by beating Georgetown Day School in a Mid Atlantic Conference game.

Shannon Strange added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Saints (2-15, 2-7).

Archbishop Spalding 57 No. 4 St. Maria Goretti 50

BALTIMORE, Md. - Andrew Chambers had 13 points for No. 4 St. Maria Goretti as it fell short against Archbishop Spalding (19-10, 6-6) in the Baltimore Catholic League.

The Gaels tied the game, 47-47, points with 2:30 to play but were outscored 10-3 down the stretch.

Joey Spierenburg added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Gaels (16-10, 5-7) and Gene Johnson had 11 points.

No. 7 Middletown 58, So. Carroll 51

SYKESVILLE, Md. - Jonathan Hall scored 20 points for No. 7 Middletown as it overcame a rough first quarter to pull out a victory over South Carroll (5-13, 2-7) in the MVAL Piedmont Conference.

Joe Keimig added 15 points for the Knights (15-3, 8-1) while Patrick Carney had 12 points.

Frederick 78, Linganore 58

NEW MARKET, Md. - Steven Custis had 18 points to lead five Frederick players in double figures and the Cadets rolled past Linganore in MVAL Chesapeake action.

Chris Thompson had 17 points, Lenwood House 16, Jeremy Duval 11 and Quenton Beard added 10 for Frederick. House grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.

Chris Rich led the Lancers (6-11, 2-7) with 21 points.

Catoctin 66, Boonsboro 51

BOONSBORO - Ian Cuddahee had 12 points and Derrick Thompson added 11 to lead Catoctin past Boonsboro in the MVAL Antietam.

Ben Rose and Jake Yocum each added 10 points and Derrick Thompson had six assists for the Cougars (6-12, 4-6).

Adam Flook had 13 points for Boonsboro (4-14, 3-7).

McDonogh 68, St. John's-PH 52

FREDERICK, Md. - Gonzalo Aparicio scored 14 points for St. John's at Prospect Hall in a loss to McDonogh (20-5, 10-5) in the MIAA 'A' Conference.

Kevin Henry added 10 points for the Vikings (7-16, 1-13) while Corey Dorsey and David Saur each added nine points.

Berkeley Springs 69, Frankfort 63

FRANKFORT, W.Va. - Tony Belt had 23 points and 10 assists for Berkeley Springs as it used a strong fourth quarter to beat Frankfort (3-13, 2-5) in the Potomac Valley Conference East.

Nathan Sirbaugh added 19 points for the Indians (10-7, 6-2), who outscored Frankfort 23-12 in the final quarter. John Freels and Foster Sirbaugh added eight points.

Southern Fulton 55, Everett 39

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - P.J. Hixon, Chris Krause and Arik Mills each had 10 points to lift Southern Fulton past Everett to clinch the Sideling Hill League championship.

Jim Barlow added nine points for the Indians (17-6, 12-3), who held Everett to just three points in the second quarter to build a 30-14 lead at halftime. Krause had six rebounds, while Hixon grabbed five.

Grace 50, Calvary 28

CRESAPTOWN, Md. - Zack Koontz had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Grace Academy past Calvary Christian in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference.

David Hardcastle added 13 points for the Knights (6-10, 5-6).


No. 2 Catoctin 54 No. 8 Boonsboro 49

THURMONT, Md. - Ashley Metal had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead Catoctin over Boonsboro and give the Cougars a two-game lead in the MVAL Antietam.

The Cougars (15-3, 10-0) made Boonsboro play catch-up from the start, jumping out to a 16-7 lead after one quarter.

Kasey Gladhill had 10 points, Kate Robinson had 11 rebounds and Sara Wastler had nine points, five assists and six steals for Catoctin.

Jessie Ambrose had 19 points - including six 3-pointers - and Sarah Keyser added 10 for the Warriors (13-5, 8-2).

Liberty 50, No. 4 TJ 48

ELDERSBURG, Md. - Thomas Johnson led by as much as 15, but struggled on defense in the second half in dropping a close one to Liberty in MVAL Chesapeake action.

Nia Josiah led the Patriots (13-4, 7-1) with 18 points, while Kem Wilson had nine points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Adrienne Donelson had five assists and four blocks.

Jackie Karr led Liberty (8-9, 3-6) with 15 points, while Stacey Krebs added 12.

Winters Mill 63 No. 4 Walkersville 27

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