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Hawks come up empty at Allegany

February 13, 2005

CUMBERLAND, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team found out Saturday that one game's catalyst is another game's anchor.

Twelve days ago, HCC rained 3-point baskets on Allegany College to take a convincing 84-64 victory. David Miner scored 48 points in the blowout.

On Saturday, it was the Hawks that got all wet. Allegany used timeouts to their advantage to start runs and hit nine 3s to even the score with HCC in a 83-68 victory at Trojan Square Garden.

HCC tried to used its outside shooting to its advantage but was continuously off the mark. Miner was held to 14 points.

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"That's the freshman mentality," HCC coach Kenny Keyes said. "That's how we beat them at home. You live by the jumper and you die by the jumper."

Allegany used the power of timeout huddles to its advantage early. The Trojans trailed 7-2 before calling time at 16:16. Allegany came out of the break and unloaded a 10-0 run to assume a 12-7 lead.

The Hawks got back to within 16-14 before another Allegany timeout. The Trojans responded again with an 8-0 run, keyed by two 3s by James Hairston. Allegany built a 44-27 halftime lead with the help of HCC reaching the double bonus at the 11:26 mark of the first half.

HCC rallied to within 48-36 with 17 minutes remaining. After another timeout, the Trojans added another 8-0 run to start putting the game out of reach.

Hairston finished with 26 points, including five 3s, while Donald Johnson hit the Trojans' other four treys to finish with 22.

Alonzo Patterson led HCC with 18 points.

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