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Local roundup - Rams come from behind to beat Bobcats

February 15, 2005

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Carrie Kunkel scored a career-high 19 points and Shepherd University came back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat West Virginia Wesleyan 73-68 in WVIAC action Monday night.

Francis Carvajal paced West Virginia Wesleyan (13-10, 8-6) early, scoring 21 of her 36 points in the first half as the Bobcats took a 40-32 halftime lead.

But the Rams stuck to their man defense in the second half and slowed down Carvajal.

"The comeback was a product of our intensity at both ends," said Shepherd assistant coach Melanie Ford, who, in the absence of head coach Jodi Runner, coached her first collegiate game.

LaToya Fisher had 14 points and Laura Harkins added 12 for the Rams (10-12, 9-6), who moved a step closer to hosting a WVIACC Tournament first-round game in two weeks.

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"This is a huge win for us," said Ford. "A lot of what happened tonight will determine where we are seeded for the playoffs."

HCC hosts Frederick today


The Hagerstown Community College women's basketball team may have won in the long run in the Maryland JuCo Conference seedings.

The Hawks finished in a three-way tie for fifth place in the standings. After the tiebreaking process, HCC fell to the seventh seed.

By virtue of the seed, HCC will host 10th-seed Frederick today at 4 p.m.

The winner of the game will face second-seeded Dundalk on Friday in the tournament quaraterfinals at Cecil.

The semifinals will be held on Saturday with the championship to be decided on Sunday.




MEN'S BASKETBALL



Frederick 86, HCC 67


FREDERICK, Md. - David Miner had 25 points while Derek Fields had 10 for Hagerstown Community College (17-8) in its loss to Frederick (23-2).




GIRLS BASKETBALL



St. Maria Goretti 37, Musselman 33


Sarah Spierenburg scored 13 points to help St. Maria Goretti beat Musselman.

Tasha Deneen added 12 points for the Gaels (8-19), while Jackie Palmer had seven points.

Whitney Rideout had nine points and Rachel Felicio had eight for the Applemen (6-14).




BOYS BASKETBALL



CVCS 57, Faith 46


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chris Apple scored 21 points for Faith Chritian (4-13, 0-12) in its Mason Dixon Christian Conference loss to Cumberland Valley Christian (10-15, 7-7).




MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL



Eighth Grade


Spring Mills 45, Martinsburg South 43: Maurice Adams had the game winning and Jordan Reed scored 19 points for Spring Mills (11-5). Dustin Foster had 13 points for Martinsburg South.

Exchange 48, Jerry's 18: Kenny Kitchen had 12 points and Nick Hill and Aaron Stoner each scored 10 to lead Exchange.




COLLEGE INDOOR TRACK



Bucknell Winter Classic


LEWISBURG, Pa. - Frostburg State's Tyler Snyder, a North Hagerstown graduate, and Jonas Horst, a Clear Spring grad, both competed at the Bucknell Winter Classic.

Snyder placed ninth in the 3,000-meter run (9:28.78) and Horst took 15th in the long jump (5.48 meters).

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