Young steps up, boosts basketball team Western Maryland notes

January 06, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Western Maryland's 1-7 men's basketball team is looking fo just about anything to grasp onto to turn things around in the second half of the season.

And despite another setback, a 99-74 loss at Radford Monday night, plenty of positives came out of it for coach Nick Zoulias and his Green Terrors.

The Green Terrors stayed close with the Division I Highlanders for the majority of the first half -- leading most of the way before a 12-0 run at the end of the half gave Radford a 41-34 lead.

With leading scorer and rebounder Rolando Welch in early foul trouble (he fouled out with over eight minutes left in the second half with eight points and nine rebounds), sophomore guard Pat Young stepped up with 21 points -- including four of six from three-point range. Senior forward Paul Pawlowski and freshman forward Jeff Daniels also reached double figures with 12 apiece.

Senior co-captain Scott Lyon returned to action Monday after missing four games with a broken finger. The 6-foot point guard brings more than points and assists to the court with his strong leadership.

Only sophomore forward Tony Jenkins, who missed the last three games of the 1992 schedule in December with a knee injury, remains out of the lineup.

The Green Terrors will remain on the road this week at Elizabethtown Saturday.

Women's basketball

The Green Terrors (2-5) also start their 1993 portion of the women's schedule on the road against Albright tomorrow night.

It will be their seventh game on the road.

The Gill Center will be a welcome sight Saturday afternoon when the Green Terrors play host to Dickinson in a Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest section contest.

Poor shooting has been the main problem resulting in the Green Terrors' slow start. The team is averaging just over 53 points on 33 percent shooting from the field and 59.5 percent at the line.

Junior co-captain Sue Head (Westminster) is the only Green Terror averaging in double figures in points with 12.7.

Coach Becky Martin would like to see a more balanced attack to relieve pressure on Head.

Sophomore Denise Spangler has done her share off the bench, averaging just under 10 points and leading the team in rebounding with a 7.6 average.

Wrestling

The 2-0 Green Terrors return to the mat Saturday afternoon at Johns Hopkins. They will compete in a tri-meet with the host Blue Jays and Messiah.

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