Trojans pull upset to win district opener

February 17, 2005


COLONIAL PARK, Pa. - Jonathan Motichka's two free throws with 4.1 seconds left gave Chambersburg a 50-48 victory over Lower Dauphin Wednesday in the first round of the PIAA District 3 Class AAAA playoffs.

The Trojans (17-7), the 11th seed in the district, trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter before rallying against Lower Dauphin (20-6), the sixth seed. Motichka's basket with 1:09 left gave Chambersburg a 48-46 lead.

Lower Dauphin tied it on Mike Dell's two free throws with 56 seconds remaining on the play in which Colby Nitterhouse fouled out. Nitterhouse had all five of his points in the fourth quarter.

Chambersburg went into a four corners halfcourt set and played for the final shot, at the end of which Motichka was fouled. Motichka, who finished with a team-high 15 points, made the foul shots count.


Seth Lewis, who led Lower Dauphin with 15 points, missed a shot from near halfcourt at the buzzer, propelling the Trojans into Saturday morning's quarterfinal against Warwick at 10:30 inside the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

Motichka had seven rebounds and Nitterhouse six for Chambersburg. Chas Rahauser added 12 points.

SJPH 75, MSD 59

FREDERICK, Md. - Kevin Henry and Gonzalo Aparicio each had 18 points to lead St. John's at Prospect Hall past Maryland School for the Deaf.

David Saur had 14 points and Joe Potucek had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Vikings (8-18), who used a 10-0 run early in the third quarter to pull away.

Martise Colston led the Orioles (18-6) with 17 points, while Davon Cook had 14 and Scott Lehmann and Derrick Williams each added 10. Cook had 10 rebounds and five assists.

B. Springs 74, Paw Paw 62

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Tony Belt's 29 points helped Berkeley Springs (12-7, 8-2) earn a Potomac Valley East win over Paw Paw.

Berkeley Springs shot 43 foul shots, but was only able to convert 48.8 percent into points.


Notre Dame 75 No. 1 Hedgesville 63

MIDDLEBURG, Va. - Miranda Reed had a game-high 23 points, but Notre Dame Academy got the best of Hedgesville for the second time this season.

The Eagles (18-3), who committed 28 turnovers in a 66-35 loss to Notre Dame earlier this season, cut that number in half Wednesday to stay close.

Samantha Guell had 15 points and Jennie Finafrock added 14 for Hedgesville. Ashton Butler returned from an ankle injury that sidelined her for over a month to score two points in six minutes.

Martinsburg 46, Goretti 14

Jamie Robinson scored 10 points and had eight rebounds to lead Martinsburg (10-9, 5-2) over Goretti (8-20, 1-5).

Rachell Hull had 10 points, and LaToya Buckner had eight points and 14 rebounds for Martinsburg.


Averett 77, Hood 72

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College erased a nine-point halftime deficit to force overtime, but hit just 3 of 13 shots in the extra period in a loss to Averett.

The Blazers (11-13) shot 59 percent in the second half to forge a tie at the end of regulation, but had three players foul out and went cold in overtime.

Santo Provenzano led all scorers with 31 points, while David Wilson had 15 and Ayo Okhiku added 10 for Hood. South Hagerstown grad Jesse Gutekunst had nine points and seven rebounds before exiting with his fifth foul.


R. Morris 67, Mount 63

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Sugiery Monsac scored 27 points and had eight rebounds to lead Robert Morris (17-7, 12-3) past Mount St. Mary's for an NEC win.

Tiffany Green led The Mount (7-16, 6-8) with 20 points.


North 49, Williamsport 37

Mike McMillan had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead North Hagerstown past Williamsport. Brandon Morrow had 10 points and 11 rebounds and George Casper added 11 points for the Hubs (12-3).

Kenny Harp led Williamsport with 13 points.


6th Grade

Smithsburg 46, Springfield 19: Aaron Dinterman scored 16 points to lead Smithsburg. Adam Crist scored six points for Springfield.

8th grade

Smithsburg 38, Northern Middle 34: Josh Conway scored 14 points to lead Smithsburg. Matthew Boward scored eight points for Northern Middle.


Umpires registration

The Pinesburg Slo-Pitch Umpire Association will conduct a registration meeting on Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at Fairgrounds Park.

The meeting is mandatory for any umpire interested in working Washington County Slo-Pitch games. Registration fee is $50. For information call Gary Lum at 301-790-3960.

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