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Area Roundup

November 27, 2005

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL



Hagerstown Community College used a balanced attack, keyed by the outside shooting of Samantha Cain, to ruin the homecoming of one of the school's best men's basketball players in a 92-68 victory over Patrick Henry (Va.) on Saturday.

Cain scored 31 points - on 11 of 18 shooting, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range and 6 of 6 from the foul line - to tarnish the return of former Hawks point guard Jason Niblett, who coaches Patrick Henry.

Cain was aided by the inside scoring of Lindsey Plotner, Cristi Bartlett, Chrissy Minnick and Jamie Robinson, who combined for 44 points.

HCC held a 50-30 halftime lead, but never played like it was in total control. Patrick Henry pulled to within 11, but Robinson scored seven points and had eight of her 13 rebounds to keep HCC ahead in the second half.

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HCC (3-1) outrebounded Patrick Henry, 69-32.

Keshia Mitchell led Patrick Henry with 22 points.

MEN'S BASKETBALL



Monroe 96, HCC 77

Monroe Community College of Rochester, N.Y., hit eight of its 12 3-pointers in the second half to pull away from Hagerstown Community College on the first day of the Jim Brown Classic at HCC.

Monroe led 48-36 at halftime and the Hawks never cut their deficit to less than 10 points.

"That's probably the best defensive half of the season, that first half," Hawks coach Kenny Keyes said. "They came out in the second half and hit eight 3s. That's where the game went. Their 3-point shooting was just unreal."

The Hawks (0-6) hits 21 of 27 free throws, but they 15 turnovers and a mere seven assists.

"That's bad," Keyes said of the turnover to assist ratio. "It should be the other way around, that 2-1 ratio. The lack of assists. We just don't pass the ball very well. That's why we're 0-6."

Ricardo Lovelace had 16 points and nine rebounds for HCC. Derrick Fields added 12 points and Momodou Jobe had 11 points. Rayquan Miles led the Hawks with 12 rebounds.

Hood 78, John Jay 60

WASHINGTON - Dennis Tressler scored 23 points and Jesse Gutekunst had his fifth straight double-double as Hood College held off John Jay (N.Y.) for a victory in the consolation game of the Gallaudet Holiday Tournament.

Hood led 41-29 at halftime.

Gutekunst had 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Santo Provenzano added 19 points for Hood (3-3).

PREP CROSS COUNTRY



Morrison 17th in Northeast

BRONX, N.Y. - Chambersburg junior Sarah Morrison placed 17th at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships at Van Cortlandt Park.

Morrison, competing for Hagerstown's Cumberland Athletic Club, ran the 5K course in 18 minutes, 29.2 seconds.

Home-schooled sophomore Neely Spence, of Shippensburg, Pa., who also competed for CVAC, placed 19th in 18:30.3.

The top 10 finishers advanced to the national championships.

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