Local roundup - No. 10 Panthers prevail in OT

February 16, 2005


HANCOCK - Jeff Willison and Brad Spielman each had a double-double to lead No. 10 Hancock to a 69-65 overtime victory over Northern Garrett (11-9) on Tuesday night.

Willison had 27 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks, while Spielman had 19 points, including six in overtime, and 10 assists.

Dylan Shives added nine points and six rebounds for the Panthers (17-2), who nearly blew a 17-point first-quarter lead.

No. 1 TJ 89, North Carroll 49

FREDERICK, Md. - Tim Abercrombie made five 3-pointers and Jair Brady hit three as Thomas Johnson set the tone with a 34-point first quarter and snapped a three-game losing streak with a thumping of North Carroll in the MVAL Chesapeake.

Abercrombie finished with six 3s and 21 points, while Brady scored a game-high 25 to go with six rebounds for the Patriots (17-4, 9-2). Wardell Roberts had 12 points, while John Truxillo had six assists and Abercrombie had five.

No. 3 Jefferson 71, Hampshire 56

ROMNEY, W.Va. - Vance Hosby had 20 points and six rebounds as Jefferson beat Hampshire (5-14).

Josh Brown had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (14-4), while Aaron Edwards had eight rebounds.

No. 5 Walkersville 95, South Carroll 46

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Walkersville's Luther Weedon had 23 points to lead five players in double figures as the Lions trounced South Carroll in MVAL Piedmont action.

Jabari Brown had 15 points, Chris Hannigan 14, Brandon Geppert 13 and Dave Berry added 10 for the Lions (17-3, 9-1). Berry dished out 10 assists, Geppert had eight rebounds and Weedon had four steals.

Josh Schaefer led South Carroll (5-15, 2-9) with 13 points.

No. 7 Middletown 70, Century 58

SYKESVILLE, Md. - Jonathan Hall had 27 points and Patrick Carney added 20 to lead Middletown to an MVAL Piedmont victory over Century.

Joe Keimig had 14 points and eight assists, while Carney had eight rebounds and four assists for Middletown (16-3, 9-1).

Bennett Foelber led Century (7-12, 4-6) with 19 points.

No. 9 North 94, Clear Spring 49

CLEAR SPRING - Quielan Gantt scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the second quarter as North Hagerstown remained perfect in the MVAL Antietam with a rout of Clear Spring.

The Hubs (16-4, 12-0) have won 13 straight games and, with the victory, locked up a first-round bye in the Maryland Class 2A West playoffs.

Clear Spring (0-20, 0-12) kept pace with North through the first quarter, trailing only 16-13. Then the Hubs, behind Gantt's hot hand, scorched the Blazers for 35 points in the second quarter and held a 78-36 scoring advantage over the final three quarters.

Gantt grabbed 14 rebounds and had four steals, while Dee Mency scored 22 and grabbed seven boards. Colby Thompson had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Jarell Rodriguez had seven assists and seven steals.

Cory Baker led Clear Spring with 10 points, while Scott Keeney added nine.

Williamsport 50, Catoctin 45

THURMONT, Md. - Williamsport squandered a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter, but forced key turnovers in the final minutes to hold off Catoctin for an MVAL Antietam victory.

The Wildcats (9-10, 8-4) outscored Catoctin 20-3 in the third quarter to build their lead, but the Cougars climbed back to tie the game with 90 seconds remaining.

But the turnovers that plagued Catoctin during the third quarter returned, allowing Williamsport to end the rally.

Tyler Beard and David Warrenfeltz each had 15 points and Corey Broadwater added nine for the Wildcats.

Ben Rose led the Cougars (6-14, 4-8) with 14 points, while Ian Cuddahee had 11 and Kyle Huyser grabbed six rebounds.

Tuscarora 87, FSK 57

FREDERICK, Md. - Mitchell Weedon had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead Tuscarora past Francis Scott Key (3-17, 1-10) in the MVAL Piedmont.

Malcolm Kattes had 13 points for the Titans (13-7, 5-5), while Danny Reed and Chris Abernathy each had 12 points and Chris Castro had 10 points.

Grace 64, Faith 42

David Hardcastle scored a game-high 18 points to lead Grace Academy past Faith Christian in the MDCC.

Alex Lehman had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Grace (8-10, 7-6), while A.J. Serafini added 10 points.

Jimmy Hess had 17 points for Faith (4-14, 0-13).

Heritage 60, Broadfording 49

Travis Hendershot had a career-high 28 points to lead Heritage Academy to a victory over Broadfording in the MDCC.

Zack Hartman had 12 points for the Eagles (17-6, 11-3), while Chuck Harrell added seven rebounds and five steals.

Josh Bishop had 22 points for the Lions (6-15, 4-10).


No. 1 TJ 62, North Carroll 44

HAMPSTEAD, Md. - Nia Josiah led Thomas Johnson with 23 points as the Patriots stayed atop the MVAL Chesapeake.

Tierra Bowie was a menace defensively with eight steals for TJ (16-4, 10-1). She also had 11 points and five assists, while Adrienne Donelson had seven rebounds.

"We picked up the pace in the third quarter," said TJ coach Amy Schmuck, as the Patriots opened with a 10-0 run to extend a 34-21 halftime lead.

No. 5 Walkersville 71, South Caroll 42

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