South Carroll on target, 46-35

February 12, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

Suddenly, the South Carroll girls basketball team can do no wrong.

Sophomore point guard Amber Clutter is making all the right decisions in running the offense, Melissa Gettemy is making a lot of important baskets and Amy Thompson is hitting some key three-point shots.

All those ingredients were present last night as the Cavaliers waltzed to an impressive 46-35 victory over host Westminster.

It was the second impressive South Carroll victory in four days, coming after Monday night's 48-44 upset win over Frederick at South Carroll.

It also gave the Cavaliers (8-9 overall, 5-6 Central Maryland Conference, 2-2 Carroll County) a sweep of their two-game season series against rival Westminster (8-10, 2-7, 2-2).

Clutter, who scored 19 points against Frederick, had just eight last night but was superb in directing the Cavaliers' offense.

Gettemy led the South Carroll scoring with 14 points and Erin Nauyalis and Molly Cage combined for 14 points.

Clutter and the Cavaliers went on a 9-2 run in the final 2:38 of the first quarter to charge ahead 19-8, and the Owls never recovered.

"That was the difference," said South Carroll coach Al Skierski. "We were doing everything right in that stretch. We moved the ball well, we played unselfish, went inside if we didn't have the shot outside and held our own on the boards."

South Carroll went on to build a 32-16 lead at halftime.

The Cavaliers not only played with renewed confidence after the victory over Frederick, they showed excellent patience on offense, too.

"We're really playing as a team," said Skierski. "We don't care who scores the points. It's a big win for us against a big team. Westminster has so much size on us inside."

However, that size didn't help the Owls last night, as they had trouble scoring and committed some crucial turnovers.

Wing guard Brooke Holland showed the effects of a bout with the flu and was held way below her 12-point average, scoring five points.

Also, center Kenya Warfield couldn't get any shots to fall inside and finished with two points.

Tinah Houck led the Owls with 12 points and Jessy Farinholt added eight.

"If you don't shoot well and don't go to the boards, you're not going to win," said Westminster coach Bernie Koontz. "They [South Carroll] played well and wanted it more than we did."

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