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Unbeaten HCC basketball team spins Globe

November 19, 2007|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The Hagerstown Community College women's basketball team called out the reserves on Sunday afternoon.

The Hawks got 31 points from their bench to raise their record to 4-0 by defeating the Globe Institute of Technology 70-54 during the second day of the Hagerstown Classic at the HCC athletic complex.

HCC led 29-24 at halftime before using an opening flurry to get comfortable, be it only for awhile.

The Hawks ran off an 11-5 spurt in the first 5:40 of the half, but couldn't put the Knights away. Globe reduced the deficit to 51-47 with 8:08 remaining.

But the Hawks outscored the Knights 19-7 during the final eight minutes to seal the win.

Cara Thompson came off of the bench in the second half to score all 13 of her points, including eight in the final run.

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"I knew that I had been struggling a little bit on the offensive end," Thompson said. "But I knew that if I didn't think about it and kept on shooting, then I would be all right. At halftime, we talked about the fact that defense brings your offense. We knew that if we picked it up on the defensive end, then our offense would come."

Amy Rhoderick made six of her seven shots from the field off the bench to finish with 15 points and six rebounds, including 10 in the second half.

"We are a Division II team and we just beat a Division I school," HCC coach Marlys Palmer said. "It's just a great team effort. We had two people that stepped up real big in the second half - Cara Thompson and Amy Rhoderick. Both of them had breakout games today. That was instrumental in the second half."

Latoya Buckner had 17 points and six rebounds, while Teonna Jewell added 10 points and six assists for the Hawks.

"We weren't able to get a lot of steals with our press," Palmer said. "But I still thought that we were able to control the tempo of the game. We were getting offense from a few different people and our defense was able to stop them on the other end of the floor."

Chaquaei Baskerville led Globe (1-2) with 17 points.

"We only played in spurts," Globe coach Dean Sherry said. "Against a good disciplined team like Hagerstown, you can't afford to have lapses."

In the Classic's other game, Denise Campbell scored 32 points to help Frederick (4-1) grab a 76-66 win over Mercer (0-3). Dayeenah Diggs scored 22 points and Jeanette Bell got 21 points for Mercer.

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