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Roundup - Eagles eliminated in quarterfinals

March 10, 2005

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Jill Stephens had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 4 Parkersburg South to a 72-58 victory over No. 5 Hedgesville in the girls Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday.

Rachel Wolfe added 16 points and Allison Crislip scored 15 for Parkersburg South (17-8), which made it to the tournament by handing top-ranked Capital its first loss of the season in the regionals.

Miranda Reed scored 23 points for Hedgesville (21-4). Samantha Guell added 13 and Ashton Butler scored 12.

Hedgesville led 32-30 at halftime but Stephens scored seven points in the third quarter as Parkersburg South jumped ahead, 51-40. The Patriots' lead grew to as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Parkersburg South is seeking its first girls championship. It lost in the finals in 1984 and 2000.




BOYS BASKETBALL



Berkeley Springs 74, Petersburg 67


BAKER, W.Va. - Tony Belt scored 29 points to lead Berkeley Springs to a win over Petersburg in the West Virginia Class AA Region 2 Final.

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Belt scored 15 of his points in the fourth quarter, taking control of the game and helping the Indians battle back and erase Petersburg's 11-point halftime lead.

Ryan Morris had 24 points and Nathan Sirbaugh added 10 points for the Indians (14-9), who advanced to its first state tournament in 20 years.




COLLEGE BASEBALL



Miksitz fires no-hitter


COCOA, Fla. - Hagerstown Community College's Eric Miksitz fired a no-hitter to lead the Hawks to a rain-shortened 4-0 victory over Burlington County (N.J.) College at the Cocoa Expo.

Miksitz (1-1) allowed only a second-inning base on balls in his five-inning outing. The Hawks (5-3) scored all four of their runs in the first inning, sparked by RBI singles from Andrew Murray and Alex Bower.

Earlier, HCC held off a seventh-inning rally to beat Waynesburg (Pa.), 5-3.

Chad Lorson (2-0) went the distance for the Hawks, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out eight. Three of Waynesburg's seven hits came in its three-run seventh inning.

Murray had two hits, including a two-run homer, for the Hawks. Drew Counselman had a two-run double.

HCC plays its final two games in Florida today and returns home Friday.




BRIEF



Football clinic


North Hagerstown High School will host a youth football clinic for quarterbacks and receivers Sunday from 1-3 p.m. (eight graders) and 3:30-5:30 (high schoolers).

Instruction will be given by Dr. Mark Yurek, quarterbacks coach at Towson University and members of the North Hagerstown staff. Cost is $20.

For information, contact Dan Cunningham or Greg Slick at the school at 301-766-8238.

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