This fall, women's basketball on rise

December 09, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

At the conclusion of the December portion of the schedule last season, Western Maryland's women's basketball team was 2-5 and looking forward to winter break.

Tonight, it has a chance to turn that mark upside down by getting revenge on a York team that on Saturday handed the VTC Green Terrors their first loss of the 1993-94 season.

After a 4-0 start, Western Maryland has dropped its past two -- 70-61 to York in the final of its Lady Spartan Invitational and 73-49 at Dickinson on Tuesday.

On Saturday, York (4-2) had a 57-39 edge in rebounds, including 24 on the offensive end. Krista Carvell led the Spartans with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Rebecca Cappeta added 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Senior Sue Head (Westminster) leads the Green Terrors in scoring average (13.8). Senior Marie Pawlowski and Denise Spangler are the top rebounders, both averaging 6.3.

After tonight's game, the Green Terrors don't play until Jan. 13 at home against Lebanon Valley.

Men's basketball

The Green Terrors (2-4 and 2-2 in the Centennial Conference) are coming off their best effort of the season with a 87-70 win against Dickinson on Tuesday.

They hit 21 of 33 first-half shots and outscored the visiting Red Devils 30-6 in the final 10 minutes of the opening session to take a 26-point halftime lead.

Junior guard Pat Young continued his hot three-point shooting, hitting five of eight to lead the Green Terrors in scoring with 20. He's 15 of 22 from three-point range in his past three games.

Senior Rolando Welch and sophomore Jeff Daniels added 17 each, and senior guard Jimmy Naughton added a career-high 12.

Tonight, the Terrors travel to Arlington, Va., to face Division III Marymount University, a team they lost to, 86-75, in 1992.

Marymount is 0-3 after its 95-55 loss to Division I Bucknell on Saturday. Its other losses have come to fellow Division III foes Hampden-Sydney and Bridgewater (Va.) -- teams a combined 11-1.

Marymount has nine new players on the roster and lost its top two scorers from last year. Junior Marcellus Smith is the team's leading scorer, averaging 21.0 points and 5.7 rebounds. Marymount has shot only 39 percent from the field.

Wrestling

The Green Terrors opened their dual-meet season Saturday with a split in a tri-meet at Swarthmore.

They opened with a 27-24 win over Swarthmore, then lost, 36-21, to Albright.

Dwight Smith (134 pounds), Ray Pickersgill (167 and 190), Joe Flemming (177) and Ted Speers (heavyweight) all had two wins for the Green Terrors.

Western Maryland will be at York on Saturday for a tri-meet that also includes Elizabethtown.

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