Terrors seek rebound vs. Radford

December 16, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

It was the kind of loss that is difficult to forget.

Western Maryland's men's basketball team appeared to have things well under control against Gallaudet on Saturday.

A big crowd at the Gill Center watched the Green Terrors enjoy a big lead throughout the first half and much of the second half.

But it all came unglued in the final four minutes, when Gallaudet scored 11 of the final 14 points to escape with a 77-75 win.

Pat Young had 23 points to lead the Green Terrors, who went 4-for-14 from three-point range in the second half.

The Green Terrors (3-5) will visit Division I Radford on Saturday before winter break.

Last year, Western Maryland stayed close for a half with the Highlanders before they pulled away with a 99-74 win.

Radford (4-2) has four players averaging double figures and is shooting just under 53 percent. Senior Tyrone Travis, a 6-foot-7 center, is averaging a team-high 17.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Freshman guard Anthony Walker averages 16.2 points.

The Green Terrors will need a big game from senior forward Rolando Welch, who leads the team with 19.3 points and 11.8 rebounds. He had only 11 points against Gallaudet.

Young is shooting above 50 percent and averaging just under 19.

Women's basketball

Western Maryland's women's basketball team (5-2) will make the most of its holiday break with a study tour in France.

Nine members of the team will travel and play two exhibition games against club teams.

The first game will take place in Nice and the second is just outside of Grenoble. They'll also get a chance to visit Paris, Normandy, the French Riviera and Monaco.

"It's a great opportunity to experience playing in another country and seeing a different culture," said coach Becky Martin. "Basketball is not our top priority and we're not real concerned with winning or losing. It will just be a lot of fun and a great experience."

The Green Terrors, who took a similar tour during the 1989-90 season, will play under international rules in the two games.

Swimming

Junior Buffy Burke and sophomore Karen Alexander set school records in Saturday's 66-27 win against York.

Burke broke her own mark in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.1. She set the previous mark as a freshman and owns four individual school marks.

Alexander broke a seven-year record in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing in 1:01.38. It's the sixth time she has put her name in the school record book.

The women improved to 3-3 with the win. The men (2-3) came away with a 59-36 win over York.

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