Cougars start quickly, run Notre Dame out of gym

February 18, 2005


SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Josh Brown had 26 points, five assists and three steals and Vance Mosby had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots as No. 1 Jefferson routed Notre Dame Academy 89-62 Thursday night.

Jefferson (15-4) outscored Notre Dame (17-7) in every quarter. The Cougars jumped out to a 22-6 lead in the first period and led 41-21 at halftime.

"In all the years I've been coaching, that's as brilliant a first half as a team of mine has ever played," Jefferson coach Bob Starkey said. "It was an absolutely magnificent performance by us. We just played great. They're huge, but we handled their defenses and shot layups and jumped on them early."

Ryland Newman had 10 points and six assists for Jefferson, while Aaron Edwards had 10 points and five rebounds.

Linganore 53, No. 3 T. Johnson 51

NEW MARKET, Md. - Tim Abercrombie scored 15 points, but TJ fell to Linganore in an MVAL Chesapeake game. The Patriots have lost four of their last five.


After TJ (17-5, 9-3) took a 24-18 lead into halftime, the Linganore defense tightened up in the second half, allowing the Lancers (8-12, 4-7) to take over and slip away with the victory.

Jair Brady added 12 points for the Patriots, while Clinton Jones pulled down 10 rebounds.

No. 8 Goretti 60, Bishop Walsh 42

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Gene Johnson had 17 points and 19 rebounds to lead St. Maria Goretti over Bishop Walsh (21-8).

Andrew Chambers added 11 points and seven assists for the Gaels (18-12), who jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Kevin Brashears had 11 points and Tim Kellinger had 10 points and seven rebounds.

New Life 50, Grace Academy 33

Sean MaCleod and Mike Feuz each had 13 points as New Life Christian clinched a share of the Mason Dixon Christian Conference regular-season title with a win over Grace Academy.

Austin Witmer added 10 points for the Rams (16-5, 11-3), who share the title with Heritage Academy and Shalom Christian.

Zack Koontz had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Knights (8-11, 7-7) while Alex Lehman had nine points and 11 rebounds.

Heritage 39, Frederick Christian 23

Brian Sandell had 10 points and Heritage Academy defeated Frederick Christian.

Zack Hartman added nine points for the Eagles (18-6, 11-3) while Andrew Shank pulled down six rebounds.


Linganore 69, No. 4 T. Johnson 66

FREDERICK, Md. - Nia Josiah scored 24 points, but Thomas Johnson fell in overtime to Linganore in an important MVAL Chesapeake game.

Linganore, which was playing its third game in as many nights, went 28 of 35 from the foul line to help force the overtime period and eventually put away the game.

The Patriots (16-5, 10-2) led by six points in the final minute of overtime, but the Lancers (19-2, 10-2) scored nine points, six from the foul line, to come back.

Kem Wilson added 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Patriots, while Erin Dickman had 12 points and eight rebounds.

No. 6 So. Fulton 53, Rockwood 51

FISHERTOWN, Pa. - Southern Fulton made a dramatic comeback in the final five minutes of its PIAA District 5 Class A semifinal to extend its season.

Samantha Cain scored 13 of her 21 points in the comeback, Jessie Whiteside made two key 3-pointers and Jessie Wigfield capped it by knocking in a goal with four seconds remaining off a pass from Cain to gain the victory and move into the District 5 championship game Thursday.

"Cain had a tremendous game," said Indians coach Mark Mellott. "We set a play after a timeout and she found Wigfield."

Cain also had four rebounds and three steals for Southern Fulton (24-2). Wigfield finished with 15 points and Candace Bard had nine points, four rebounds and four assists.

No. 9 Smithsburg 49, Century 26

SMITHSBURG - Laura Sudek had 12 points and seven rebounds and the Leopards held Century (10-8) to two points in the first quarter and nine in the first half.

Tara Bywaters had 10 points and six rebounds, while Teonna Jewell added nine points, four rebounds and three steals for Smithsburg (12-8).

No. 10 Heritage Academy 60 Frederick Christian 19

Heather Stamper had 25 points, 20 rebounds and five steals and Heritage Academy ran away from Frederick Christian.

Whitney Schlimgen had 10 rebounds and DruAnna Clark added nine points for the Eagles (22-2).

Martinsburg 45, Hampshire 28

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jamie Robinson had a double-double, scoring 20 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for Martinsburg in a win over Hampshire (11-10).

Meredith Bullett added nine points for the Bulldogs (11-9), while Mary Jane Pavlik had nine rebounds.

Hancock 54, Clear Spring 31

CLEAR SPRING - Jennifer Willison had 20 points and a game-high 17 rebounds for Hancock in a win over Clear Spring.

Dana Beaver added 20 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Panthers (9-12) while Kris Creek had eight assists.

Kayla McCarty had nine points for the Blazers (1-19).

New Life 50, Grace Academy 31

Connie Reginaldi had 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead New Life Christian over Grace Academy in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference.

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