AACC rides out bad shooting in 50-42 win Rebounding keys women's victory

February 02, 1993|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

Anne Arundel Community College's women's basketball team has changed looks more often than pop singer Michael Jackson.

Because of suspensions, job-related commitments and family obligations, the Pioneers have fielded as few as five players for a game. And still won.

Anne Arundel had seven players available for yesterday's contest against Dundalk. Missing was point guard Tammy Brown, the second-leading junior college scorer in the nation, who was suspended by coach Tom Smith for one game.

Again, the Pioneers made the most of a bad situation. Their TC dominance on the boards offset a miserable shooting performance in a 50-42 win over visiting Dundalk.

Forward Ann Heiser had a game-high 19 points and 24 rebounds. Forward Lindee Sisk had 13 points and 16 rebounds. Center Tiffany Clayton also scored in double figures with 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Anne Arundel enjoyed a 71-44 advantage on the boards, but went 21-for-87 from the field and 8-for-21 from the line.

"We miss so many easy opportunities," said Smith, whose squad is 12-4 overall and 9-3 in the Maryland JuCo League. Dundalk fell to 2-10 and 2-7.

"It seems like we don't come out ready to play," he said.

Brown was ejected from her second game this year, a 76-66 loss to Harford last Wednesday, and had to sit out Friday's 69-64 win over Prince George's under National Junior College Athletic Association rules.

The former Broadneck standout, who is averaging 29.0 points a game, will play tomorrow against Baltimore City Community College.

She was the only Pioneer not to suit up against Dundalk. Smith was down to five players against Prince George's, but Sisk and Heiser scored 23 and 21 points, respectively, and guard Kim Smith added 14.

Their heroics were needed again yesterday, after the Lions had taken a 40-39 lead with 6:50 remaining.

Sisk had gone to the bench with her fourth foul less than a minute into the second half, but Smith put her back in after Dundalk moved in front. She made a steal and layup to give the Pioneers a 41-40 lead, and the Lions scored just one basket after that.

Cindy Whipple followed a Clayton miss, and Smith made a free throw. After Dundalk's Claire Iman (10 points) put back a miss, Heiser made a free throw and converted a pass from Sisk.

A free throw by Sisk and a basket by Vickie Goss ended the scoring.

"I was really worried about P.G., as far as whether we would be flat and if the scoring would be there. But they all pitched in and did a great job." Smith said.

"Tonight, it just seemed like they all were looking for somebody else to pick up the slack. And they've got to do it."

The Lions had three players in double figures, led by Tena Law with 13 points.

DUNDALK CC -- Bossle 6, Commodari 11, Law 13, Iman 10, Allred 2. Totals 18 4-8 42.

ANNE ARUNDEL CC -- Heiser 19, Clayton 11, Sisk 13, Smith 3, Goss 2, Whipple 2. Totals 21 8-21 50.

Halftime--AACC, 28-25. 3-point goals--D 2 (Bossie, Law). Rebounds--A 71 (Heiser 24); D 44 (Iman 12). Total fouls--D 17; A 13. Technicals--none. Fouled out--Bossie, Heiser. A--20.

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