Men seeking first win against F&M Western Maryland notes

December 02, 1992|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Western Maryland College's men's basketball team is looking for its first win of the season and will get another chance tonight in its home opener against Franklin & Marshall.

Monday's 73-65 loss at Johns Hopkins gave the Green Terrors an 0-2 start for the first time since 1983-84.

Adding importance to tonight's game is that it is the Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest section opener for both teams.

The Green Terrors are led by junior forward Rolando Welsh, who scored 19 points and had five rebounds against Hopkins after opening the season with 20 points and 20 rebounds in a loss to Messiah.

Sophomore guard Pat Young returned to the lineup Monday after a preseason foot injury and added 17 points.

The Green Terrors were out-rebounded, 45-20, Monday. A key to

night will be keeping Diplomats sophomore center Charlie Detz off the boards.

The Diplomats, who won their sixth straight section title last season, lost four of five starters. They opened the season by playing host to and winning Sponaugle Tournament, defeating Elizabethtown in the opener and York in the title game. Detz, 6 feet 7, averaged 17 points and 11.5 rebounds.

WTTR will broadcast tonight's game, which starts at 8.

Women's basketball

The women (2-2) also will be in action tonight, traveling to Hopkins.

The Green Terrors beat Mary Washington, 66-62, in overtime Monday. Junior Sue Head (Westminster) had a solid all-around effort, leading the Green Terrors with 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven as sists.

The Blue Jays (1-2) are led by senior Sylke Knuppel, who is averaging 16.7 points and just under nine rebounds.

Swimming

The swim team travels to Elizabethtown.

The Green Terrors women (2-0) are off to a fast start behind sophomores Buffy Burke and Alison Denlinger and freshman Karen Alexander.

In victories over Widener and Albright, Burke had five first-place finishes, Alexander four and Denlinger three.

The men are 1-1.

Wrestling

The wrestling team will open its season in a quad meet at Swarthmore. Also wrestling will be La Salle University and John Jay College.

The Green Terrors finished last season 3-13, losing their last eight matches.

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