Roundup - Trojans' upset bid falls short

March 06, 2005


PHILADELPHIA - Lamar Williams hit a jump shot from the corner with 4 seconds remaining to give Philadelphia Central a 57-56 victory over Chambersburg Saturday in the first round of the PIAA State Tournament at Richie Ashburn Fieldhouse on the campus of Community College of Philadelphia.

The Trojans (18-10) led 54-53 with 27 seconds left in the game when Eric Rahauser, wearing a protective mask to protect a reconstructed nose, was fouled by a Central player as he was being whistled for a technical foul on the play for an elbow.

Rahauser made two free throws to give Chambersburg a three-point lead before Kenny St. George pulled Central - the top-ranked team in The (Harrisburg) Patriot state poll - right back to within one by hitting the two technical free throws. Central took possession after the technical foul and gave Williams the winning shot.

The Trojans played the game without leading scorer Colby Nitterhouse, who had an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday. Rahauser finished with 15 points and Jonathan Motichka had 12. Josh Mayhugh grabbed nine rebounds.

Harford 60, Heritage 53

BALTIMORE - Harford Christian jumped out to a seven-point lead after one period and held off Heritage Academy in the semifinals of the Maryland Christian Schools Tournament at Arlington Baptist on Friday.

Steven Barthalow had 17 points and five steals and was named to the All-Tournament Team for Heritage (21-8). Chuck Harrell added 12 points.


Thomas Johnson 39, Woodlawn 36

BALTIMORE - After missing much of the first half Saturday due to early foul trouble, Nia Josiah came out strong in the second half to help lead Thomas Johnson to the Maryland Class 4A North Region final.

Josiah scored seven points in the second half and made the game-winning free throws in overtime.

Kem Wilson added 13 points and 22 rebounds for the Patriots (20-5), who enjoyed a massive rebounding advantage, while Adrienne Donelson had 15 rebounds and blocked five shots.

Conemaugh Valley 60, Southern Fulton 41

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - Sam Cain scored 16 points and pulled down four rebounds for Southern Fulton, but the Indians' season came to a close in a loss to Conemaugh Valley in the first round of the PIAA Class A state tournament.

Southern Fulton came out flat and couldn't keep pace with a tough Conemaugh Valley (22-6) squad.

Jessie Wigfield added nine points for the Indians (25-3), while Brandy Swope had six points.


UConn-Avery Point 3, HCC 0

HCC 2, Burlington 0

COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Chad Lorson, Jeremy McAfee and Alex Miranda combined for a three-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead HCC over Burlington County in the second game of the Cocoa Expo tournament.

Andy Taylor drove in a run for the Hawks, while Lowell Kootz and Marty Kaetzel each scored runs.

Eric Miksitz had two hits for HCC (1-1) in an earlier loss to UConn-Avery Point.

Shepherd 4, Bentley 1

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Junior Scott McCormick threw a three-hitter to lead Shepherd University.

Trailing 1-0 after Tom Haugh's solo home run in the fifth inning, the Rams (3-3) tied it in the seventh on Collin Brown's RBI single. Williamsport graduate Josh Bowers' two-run single in the ninth gave Shepherd the lead.


Rams lose three games

SALISBURY, N.C. - Shepherd University opened its season with three losses at the Catawba Tournament, falling to Limestone 9-0, Lenoir-Rhyne 5-2 and Pfeiffer, 10-5.

Brooke Small had two hits for Shepherd against Lenoir-Rhyne, and Small and Mia Zappacosta each had two hits against Pfeiffer.


Wash. Co. Junior Basketball Championship

Knights of Columbus 45, Preferred Arbor Care 38: Michael Rivas scored 12 points to lead Knights of Columbus the the league title on Friday night.

John Moser had 10 points and J.J. O'Neill nine for the Knights, who finished 15-0.

Spencer Draper scored a game-high 21 points for Perferred Arbor Care.

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