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February 23, 2005

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MIDDLETOWN, Md. - No. 7 Middletown claimed a share of the MVAL Piedmont championship with No. 3 Walkersville, posting a 72-64 win over the Lions on Tuesday night.

Middletown (17-4, 10-2) had lost 68-51 to Walkersville (18-4, 10-2) on Jan. 27, but Jonathan Hall made sure the Knights were on track Tuesday.

Hall racked up 10 of his team-high 21 points in the opening quarter as Middletown raced to an 18-7 lead before Walkersville closed the margin to 32-29 at the half.

Zach Miss tallied seven points in the third quarter as Middletown extended its lead to 57-46.

Joe Keimig was valuable for the Knights in the assists column with 12 along with four rebounds and two steals. Hall had six rebounds. Mike Holda added 16 points for Middletown including 8-for-8 at the line.

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Walkersville was led by Luther Weedon's 22 points. Shaynon Thompson added 13 and Chris Hannigan had 12.

No. 1 Jefferson 68 Musselman 56


INWOOD, W.Va. - Vance Hosby had a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead Jefferson to a win over Musselman.

Aaron Edwards added nine points, while Ryland Newman had six assists and six rebounds for the Cougars.

Allan Kees scored 15 points for the Appleman (6-15), who played hard and kept pace with the Cougars (16-5). A.D. Elliott and Chris Sutler each pitched in with 13 points.

No. 2 Hedgesville 52 Hampshire 49


ROMNEY, W.Va. - Hedgesville escaped Hampshire's Senior Night with a three-point win to endure the 90-mile trip home.

Senior Sean Ashton enjoyed a season-high 18 points, Matt Deaner scored 11 and Michael Lopez added 10 for the Eagles (18-3), who close out the regular season at home Friday against Berkeley Springs.

Central Dauphin 59 No. 5 Chambersburg 55


HERSHEY, Pa. - Jonathan Motichka scored 16 points for Chambersburg as it fell just short of Central Dauphin in a PIAA District 3, Class AAAA semifinal.

The Trojans cut the lead to four points many times, but could never fully gain control. The Rams (20-6) capitalized on 22 of 31 shooting from the foul line to help seal the game.

Colby Nitterhouse added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Trojans (18-8), who went 6 of 13 from the line, while Urese Taylor added 10 points.

Williamsport 78, Clear Spring 49


WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport had a balanced attack with 10 players scoring in its home finale, led by Corey Broadwater's 13 points.

David Warrenfeltz added 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Wildcats (11-10, 10-4) in the MVAL Antietam contest.

Scott Keeney hit six 3-point goals on the way to a 27-point effort for Clear Spring (0-22, 0-14).

Tuscarora 65, Century 55


FREDERICK, Md. - Mitchell Weedon had 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Tuscarora as it built an early lead and never looked back in its win over Century (7-14, 4-8) in the MVAL Piedmont.

Chris Castro pitched in with 14 points for the Titans (15-7, 7-5) while Malcolm Kattes had 12 points.

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Shalom Christian 59 Faith Christian 56


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anthony Butz scored 18 points for Shalom Christian as it pulled out a double- overtime victory against Faith Christian.

Josh Raber added 16 points for the Flames (14-8) while Dustin Draper had 10 points.

Jimmy Hess had 21 points for the Falcons (4-16), who staged an 11- point comeback to force the first overtime, while Chris Apple had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Heritage Academy 49 Calvary Christian 19


Travis Hendershot scored 12 points to help Heritage Academy to an easy win over Calvary Christian (5-16).

Steven Barthalow had 11 points for the Eagles (19-6) while Kevin Sandell had five rebounds.

Grace Academy 63 Cumberland Valley Christian 47


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Zack Koontz led Grace Academy to a quarterfinal win over Cumberland Valley Christian, scoring 18 points and collecting 13 rebounds.

David Hardcastle added 16 points for the Knights (9-11) while Alex Lehman added nine points and a game high 17 rebounds.

Adam Romero had 22 points for the the Rams (10-16) and Jordan McBeth had 15 points.




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No. 4 Thomas Johnson 52 Magruder 34


FREDERICK, Md. - Nia Josiah hit half of her 20 shots on the way to a team-leading 20 points as Thomas Johnson (17-5) closed out the regular season and also garnered the MVAL Chesapeake title.

Josiah also pulled down 10 rebounds, while teammate Kem Wilson added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Patriots, who will host either Kenwood or Dulaney next Tuesday in the Class 4A West tournament.

TJ also entered the non conference game with an ear extended toward the Linganore-Urbana MVAL matchup. TJ, at 10-2, held a one-half game lead over Linganore, but Urbana put the Chesapeake title solely on the shoulders of TJ with a 52-50 win over Linganore.

No. 7 Boonsboro 65 No. 9 Smithsburg 43


BOONSBORO - Jessie Amborse scored 19 points, hitting five 3- pointers, and dished out nine assists for Boonsboro as it defeated Smithsburg in an MVAL Antietam Conference showdown.

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