Arundel CC loses, 68-67, to Allegany

January 10, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

Tammy Brown, the star player for the Anne Arundel Community College women's basketball team, missed the Pioneers' first two games for disciplinary reasons. Now, she will be hitting the sidelines again.

Brown will sit out Anne Arundel's next game, tomorrow at home against Harford, because of a flagrant technical foul she received for tossing a basketball at the referee in the final two minutes of yesterday's 68-67 loss to nationally ranked Allegany.

When the 1989 Broadneck grad picked up her second technical and was ejected with 1:36 remaining, Anne Arundel (4-2 overall, 3-1 in the Maryland JuCo) led 65-62. But the Trojans (9-0, 5-0) made two free throws and a basket to pull within 66-65.

After exchanging baskets, Anne Arundel led by one. Allegany's Tonya Wharton then hit two free throws to put her club ahead 68-67.

Anne Arundel had one last chance. However, as guard Linda Sisk approached midcourt with the ball, Wharton stole it and ran out the clock.

"We had the game won," said Tom Smith, Anne Arundel's third-year coach. "Tammy made some mental mistakes, but she's not perfect."

Brown, who is headed to the University of Maryland next fall on a scholarship, finished with 33 points. Four days earlier, she scored 44 points, leading the Pioneers to a 68-67 victory over No. 10 Frederick.

Allegany coach Linda Mellon said her team focused on stopping Brown.

"We knew she had 40-something points against a tough team," said Mellon, whose team is ranked No. 6 in the Division II NJCAA poll. "We even thought about putting two players on her. That's how dangerous she is."

"We have a long ways to go," Smith said of his team relying on Brown. "We have to work on rotating the ball around. We have four other people capable of stepping up and scoring 16 to 20 points a night, and we can play with anybody in the region. It just can't be all Tammy."

ANNE ARUNDEL -- Heiser 6, Sisk 10, Brown 33, Clayton 6, Smith 12. Totals: 30 4-8 67.

ALLEGANY -- Wharton 9, Green 17, Wildman 20, Clise 12, Shatzer 10. Totals: 23 19-30 68.

Halftime: Allegany, 32-28.

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