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Preps Area Roundup -- Hancock advances with OT win

February 28, 2009

HANCOCK -- Josh Smith scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as Hancock rallied to knock off Northern Garrett 51-50 in the quarterfinals of the Maryland Class 1A West Region West Sectional playoffs.

Tommy Kratz had team highs with 15 points and five steals while Spencer Heller grabbed 15 rebounds and Nick Lanehart added eight for the Panthers (6-17). Hancock scored just one point in the second quarter and went into halftime down 11 points, but rallied with a 24-13 fourth-quarter run to force the extra period.

Hancock 51, Northern Garrett 50
NORTHERN GARRETT (7-16)

Millar 3, Herpel 10, Holtshneider 11, Gibson 3, Smith 5, Bequette 10, Tombley 2, Rayner 6. Totals 18 8-11 50.
HANCOCK (6-17)
Kratz 15, Smith 12, Lanehart 5, Heller 5, McCoy 6, Harvey 8. Totals 22 4-18 51.
No. Garrett 7 12 13 13 5 -- 50
Hancock 7 1 13 24 6 -- 51

3-point goals -- Northern Garrett 6 (Millar, Herpel, Gibson, Smith, Bequette 2), Hancock 3 (Kratz 2, Smith). Fouled out -- Smith.

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Poolesville 57, Clear Spring 39

POOLESVILLE, Md. -- Kyle Crist led Clear Spring with 22 points and hit 4 of 5 3-pointers, but the Blazers were held scoreless in the first quarter and couldn't rebound against Poolesville (17-6) in the 1A West Region East Sectional playoffs.

Clear Spring (16-7) went just 7-for-17 from the free-throw line, including an 0-for-9 effort to start the game.

Poolesville 57, Clear Spring 39
CLEAR SPRING (16-7)

Glazer 5, Banzhoff 2, Lerch 3, Lavender 2, Crist 22, Englehart 5. Totals 13 7-17 39.
POOLESVILLE (17-6)
Hanscome 3, Baker 17, Schramm 4, Wolfe 1, Sope 10, McFaugh 20, Zapata 2. Totals 17 19-31 57.
Clear Spring 0 8 17 14 -- 39
Poolesville 7 16 16 18 -- 57

3-point goals -- Clear Spring 6 (Crist 4, Lerch, Glazer), Poolesville 2 (Baker 2). Fouled out -- Lerch, Glazer, Sope.

Broadfording 45, Grace Brethren 43

LANHAM, Md. -- Armando Miller had 25 points and 23 rebounds and also scored the game-winning basket with 25 seconds left to lift Broadfording over Grace Brethren in a Division 2 Md. Christian State Tournament semifinal matchup.

Gabe Hirsch added 14 rebounds and three steals while Andrew Wyand scored seven points for the Lions (19-10), who will face off with Lanham Christian today for the state title.

Broadfording 45, Grace Brethren 43
GRACE BRETHREN

Givens 4, Ferguson 17, Coburn 9, Loyd 8, Daniels 1, Gregory 4. Totals 19 3-13 43.
BROADFORDING CHRISTIAN (19-10)
Economos 2, Hirsch 5, Cradduck 5, Whitt 3, Miller 23, Wyand 7. Totals 18 7-18 45.Grace Brethren 6 9 15 13 -- 43
Broadfording 12 10 10 13 -- 45

3-point goals -- Grace Brethren 2 (Ferguson, Coburn), Broadfording 2 (Wyand, Whitt). Fouled out -- Wyand.

Annapolis Christian 57, Heritage 44

ARNOLD, Md. -- Travis Barthalow scored 19 points for Heritage Academy (22-5), which fell to top-seeded Annapolis Christian in the semifinals of the Division 1 Maryland Christian State Tournament.

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Fort Hill 56, Hancock 43

HANCOCK -- Lindsey Fisher had 23 points and Andrea Armstrong added 15 as Fort Hill beat Hancock in the quarterfinals of the Maryland Class 1A West Region West Sectional tournament.

Hancock (7-16) trailed by seven at halftime, but outscored the Sentinels 21-14 in the third quarter to tie the game at 37. Shawnda Wills scored 10 of her 20 points in that period for the Panthers.

Wills also had eight rebounds and three assists, while Maureen Leavy had eight rebounds.

Fort Hill 56, Hancock 43
FORT HILL (8-15)

Fisher 23, Huber 2, Steckman 2, Yost 1, Beavers 2, James 3, Twigg 8, Armstrong 15. Totals 18 16-31 56.
HANCOCK (7-16)
Ruppenthal 2, Swisher 7, Wills 20, Steigel 6, Levy 8. Totals 17 5-13 43.Fort Hill 14 9 14 19 -- 56
Hancock 7 9 21 6 -- 43

3-point goals -- Fort Hill 4 (Fisher 4), Hancock 4 (Swisher, Wills 3). Fouled out -- Logsdon.

Poolesville 39, Williamsport 28

POOLESVILLE, Md. -- Kelly Beard scored a team-high 10 points while Kayla Ewing added nine points for Williamsport (9-13), which could only hit 9 of 23 shots from the foul line in a loss to host Poolesville (15-7) in the 1A West Region East Sectional quarterfinals.

Poolesville 39, Williamsport 28
WILLIAMSPORT (9-13)

Beard 10, Petro 2, Shaw 1, Ewing 9, Malott 6. Totals 8 9-23 28.

POOLESVILLE (15-7)
Winning 2, Lowe 14, A. Chittenden 6, Jones 10, Poss 2, Bateman 4, J. Chittenden 1. Totals 16 6-13 39.
Williamsport 6 9 5 8 -- 39
Poolesville 11 10 7 11 -- 28

3-point goals -- Williamsport 3 (Beard 3), Poolesville 1 (Jones).

Martinsburg 63, Jefferson 38

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Iesha Robinson led Martinsburg with 29 points and nine rebounds as the Bulldogs routed Jefferson in the W.Va. Class AAA Region II Section 1 championship game.

Jackie Brewer scored 14 points and Yolonda Pinkcett added six boards for Martinsburg (20-3).

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