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February 25, 2007

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL



LARGO, Md. - Garrett pulled an inside job and left Hagerstown Community College on the outside looking in with a powerful second half en route to a 69-63 victory Saturday in the semifinals of the Region XX Tournament at Prince George's Community College.

The Hawks used eight 3-pointers - four each by Samantha Cain and Shavaughan McKenney - to take a 35-28 halftime lead. But second-seeded Garrett switched defenses and went to the inside to get to the foul line to turn the game around and reach today's championship game with Potomac State.

HCC (25-7) torched Garrett's 2-3 zone in the first half, but were stonewalled by 3-2, 1-2-2 and 1-3-1 sets in the second half to keep track of the Hawks on the perimeter.

Still, HCC built a 12-point lead early in the second half before Garrett took control. Garrett hit 17 of 28 foul shots in the second half and 22 of 36 foul shots overall. HCC hit 1 of 3 in the second half and only 2 of 5 for the game.

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"We played as hard as we could play," HCC coach Marlys Palmer said. "No doubt, Garrett was a mismatch for us and and some of their athleticism got us to foul some in the second half."

Garrett took the lead in the final three minutes of the game and used the foul line to maintain the advantage to the end.

Cain finished with 22 points, including six 3s, while McKenney, who played her first game since early in the season because of an ankle injury, ended with 17, including five 3s. Latoya Buckner had 10 rebounds and three steals for HCC while Jamie Robinson added eight rebounds. The Hawks outrebounded Garrett, 40-36.

Shepherd 90, Ohio Valley 55

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Krissy Grosselin had 21 points and Andrea Kauffman added a career-high 18 points to lead Shepherd University to a win over Ohio Valley (9-18, 6-12) in a WVIAC game.

Molly Land had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, Laura Harkins had eight points and seven rebounds and Tiffany Acker added five rebounds and six assists for the Rams (17-10, 11-7).

Shepherd will play host to Ohio Valley on Monday at 7:30 in the first round of the WVIAC Tournament.




MEN'S BASKETBALL



Shepherd 87, Ohio Valley 72

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Danley Shank had a game-high 24 points to lead Shepherd to a WVIAC win over Ohio Valley (8-19, 5-13).

Shank became the 11th player in Shepherd history to reach the 1,500-point plateau and is one rebound shy of becoming just the seventh Ram to score 1,500 points and grab 500 rebounds.

Barry Cornish had 20 points and six rebounds, Yves Moliva had 17 points and Fred Lymas had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Rams (15-12, 9-9).

Johns Hopkins 80, Gettysburg 73

BALTIMORE, Md. - St. Maria Goretti graduate Joe Spierenburg scored 12 points and added five blocks for Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference Tournament semifinal loss to Johns Hopkins.




YOUTH BASKETBALL



Wash. Co. Middle School Playoffs

Eighth Grade

Western Heights 33, Broadfording 28

Western Heights: Stubbs 12, Hess 7, Dickson 7.

Broadfording: Wyand 9, Cradduck 8.

Northern 50, Boonsboro 11

Northern: Anderson 5, Ulizio 3, Psillas 6, Dillow 2, Mi. Townes 2, Morel 8, Mellott 2, Brockway 3, Stoner 2, Mo. Townes 9, Binford 8.

Boonsboro: Graff 4, Lowery 3, Warrnefeltz 2, Bence 2.

Smithsburg 40, Springfield 24

Smithsburg: Daniels 8, Willard 12, Lumbardi 5, Ianaro 7, Dinterman 6, Ganley 2.

Springfield: Armone 2, Christy 6, Vinson 4, C.J. 2, Willis 7, Kiley 3.

Seventh grade

Springfield 45, Clear Spring 41

Springfield: Ramirez 14, Barr 7, Drury 5, Fridley 5.

Clear Spring: Elwood 14, Shanholtz 9, Hill 8, Mellott 8.

Smithsburg 38, St. Mary 29

Smithsburg: Mendy 11, Hogue 7, Heiston 6, Pierre 6.

St. Mary: Louderback 15, Cuijanovich 6, Palmer 5.

Northern 56, Broadfording 16

Northern: Jessie 19, Fields 11, Benson 11, Lyles 6, Myers 4, Burdick 3, Rajahpillay 2.

Broadfording: Campagna 10, Cradduck 4, Garris 2.

E. Russell Hicks 39, Boonsboro 31

Hicks: Davis 16, Moats 8, Butcher 7.

Boonsboro: Long 8, Green 9, Turner 4, Hardy 4.

Sixth grade

St. Mary 24, Broadfording 20

St. Mary: Blenckstone 10, Fahey 5, Shaper 3, Hackett 2, Mir 2, Moats 2.

Broadfording: Hurman 7, Snodderly 6, Cradduck 4, Haldeman 3.

Clear Spring 41, Springfield 30

Clear Spring: Walling 11, Aaron 8, Smith 6, Brant 6, Elwood 4, Resh 4, Lauenhaupt 2.

Springfield: Crabtree 12, Leatherman 8, Strain 3, Keplinger 2, Morris 2, Myers 2, Hopkins 1.

Smithsburg 46, Hancock 7

Smithsburg: Gibson 6, Bolton 9, Huntsberry 4, Dinterman 4, Castle 8, Ryan 4, Stevens 4, Tracey 4, King 3.

Hancock: Arnold 2, Hunter 2, Tucker 2, Faith 1.




BRIEFS



Seeking True Grit winners

The committee that is planning this spring's True Grit Award Banquet is looking for former True Grit Award winners to include in this year's program. In addition, one of the previous winners might be asked to speak at the banquet for a few minutes about what the award has meant to them.

The banquet will be held May 8 at Fountain Head Country Club.

If you are a True Grit winner or you know one, call the Hagerstown YMCA at 301-739-3990 or send an e-mail to Michael Flicek, the YMCA's executive director, at mikef@ymcahagerstown.org.

Diamonds camp postponed

The Diamonds Baseball winter workout scheduled for today at 4-Star Complex has been postponed.

The workouts well resume next week when campers are asked to report at the same scheduled time.

Senior co-ed softball team

A local co-ed seniors softball team is looking for female players over 40 to play in a Wednesday morning league this summer. For information, contact Bernie Wolf at 240-420-3000, ext. 5288, or 717-294-3832 after 4 p.m.

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