Terrors' promising season ends in mediocrity Juniors Johnson, Sellers are bright spots in 5-5 year Western Maryland notes

November 18, 1992|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

A season that showed great promise in the first half was put to rest disappointingly Saturday.

The Green Terrors suffered their fourth straight setback -- 21-9 at Centennial Football Conference rival Johns Hopkins University -- settle for a 5-5 record and a tie for third in the CFC.

The four-game skid was reminiscent of last year's downfall. The 1991 Green Terrors started the season 4-1, then lost four straight before evening their record with a win over Hopkins in the home finale.

Junior Rob Johnson's 101 yards on 29 carries left him 34 yards shy of Eric Frees' single-season school rushing record. The North Carroll grad finished the year with 1,560 yards, setting single-season school marks in carries (330), touchdowns (18), rushing touchdowns (18) and points (116).

Junior linebacker Trevor Sellers closed the season on a high note, finishing the day with 10 tackles, his first interception of the season and a blocked punt. He led the team in tackles this year with 83 -- 19 solo.

No WMC team scored more points in a season than this year's squad (263). The previous mark was 235, set in 1968.

Women's basketball

Westminster grad Becky Martin enters her 12th season as head coach of the Green Terrors, which open their season at the College of Notre Dame Tournament Friday.

Western Maryland will open with Notre Dame at 6 p.m. with Immaculata College and Salisbury State playing at 8. The consolation game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by the title game at 3.

Six letter-winners return from last year's 12-11 squad, led by juniors Sue Head and Marie Pawlowski.

Head, a Westminster grad, averaged just under 14 points a game last year and added six rebounds and three assists playing at both guard and forward. Pawlowski is a 6-foot center who averaged 6.7 points a contest and 4.3 rebounds last season.

WMC won last year's tournament at Notre Dame, defeating the host team, 70-46, in the championship game despite a 22-point, 17-rebound effort from sophomore Toyah Houck (Westminster) of Notre Dame. Houck was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Swimming

The swim team will open its season tomorrow night at Albright.

Returning from last year's 6-9 women's team is sophomore Buffy Burke, who broke most of the school's sprint freestyle events last year as a freshman.

She led the women to a seventh-place finish in the Middle Atlantic Conference meet last year with second-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle and a third in the 500 freestyle event.

The men, led by senior Matt Gebhard, will try to improve on their 3-11 mark of a year ago. In last year's MAC meet, the men finished 11th out of 14 teams.

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