Junior Welch brightens Terrors' dismal start 0-5 men are hosts to holiday tourney

Western Maryland notes

December 09, 1992|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

At Western Maryland College, the only bright spot in the men's basketball team's 0-5 start -- the worst since the 1983-84 ++ season, when it opened with eight straight losses -- has been the strong play of junior Rolando Welch.

Welch, a 6-foot-3 forward, recorded his third straight double-double Monday night with 29 points -- a career high -- and 15 rebounds in an 86-75 loss to Marymount.

He is averaging 22.8 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.

Two Green Terrors starters are questionable for this weekend's Carroll County Sports Medicine/WMC Holiday Tournament.

Senior point guard Scott Lyon has missed two games after fracturing his left pinkie in the Terrors' 64-51 loss to Franklin & Marshall last Wednesday.

Sophomore forward Tony Jenkins twisted a knee in Saturday's 71-58 loss at Dickinson and sat out Monday's game.

The holiday tournament will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, when Lycoming takes on New Jersey Tech. The Green Terrors will play at 8 against Wesley College.

New Jersey Tech, which went 24-6 last year, is off to a 4-0 start. Lycoming is 1-1, and Wesley is 3-4. All three play tonight.

Friday's losers will meet Saturday afternoon in the consolation game at 2, followed by the championship game at 4.

Women's basketball

The Green Terrors dropped to 2-5 after losing two games in the Lady Spartan Tournament at York College (Pa.) over the weekend.

After a 71-42 loss to William Smith in the tournament opener Saturday, the Green Terrors lost, 68-57, in the consolation round to Misericordia on Sunday.

Sophomore Denise Spangler came off the bench to lead the Green Terrors in both games. Saturday, she had 11 points and nine rebounds and followed that with 13 points and 13 rebounds Sunday.

Wrestling

The wrestling squad began its season last weekend with a 42-15 win at Swarthmore (Pa.).

Justin Mikulski (118 pounds), Mike Bevins (134) and John Black (150) had pins to go along with two forfeits to give the Green Terrors a 30-0 lead.

Joe Fleming (177) and Ted Speers (heavyweight) added pins.

The squad will play host to Gallaudet tomorrow in its final action before the holiday break.

Volleyball

Congratulations are in order for Western Maryland volleyball coach Jolene Hoover, who last week accepted a head coaching position at Clemson.

Hoover was 93-31 in three years at Western Maryland, including a Middle Atlantic Conference Southwest section title in 1990.

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