Women's basketball team presently perfect at 6-0

January 13, 1994|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

How much longer can this continue?

The women's basketball team at Anne Arundel Community College still hasn't lost this season, extending its winning streak to six with Monday's 63-33 rout of Allegany.

Four Pioneers scored in double figures, led by Northeast graduate Debbi Dadds with 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting. She also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.

Arundel grad Alina Smith added 12 points and seven assists. Severna Park grads Brandee Snyder and Jen Shanahan scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Smith, the Wildcats' all-time leading scorer, was the hero in Saturday's 41-40, home-opening victory over Harford, making a layup with 15 seconds left to put Anne Arundel in front for good -- but just barely. Harford missed three shots that would have won the game.

"We were lucky to get out with a win," said coach Tom Smith.

Anne Arundel hasn't been involved in many close games, so Saturday's win took on greater importance to Smith, especially with some tough competition on the horizon.

"Our next three games, against Garrett, Potomac State and Frederick, should all be close if we play well offensively," he said. "Offensively, we struggle once in a while."

Considering that the Pioneers hadn't played since Dec. 14 because of two cancellations and a postponement, they were expected to struggle a little against Harford.

"We were rusty on offense, but defensively we played well," Smith said. "But they played real well, too."

Dadds leads the Pioneers in scoring at 16.8 points and also is their top rebounder with 12 a game. Southern grad Lindee Sisk is averaging 10.5 points and six rebounds, and Smith is averaging a team-high 5.6 assists.

Anne Arundel is home tomorrow for a 4 p.m. game with Garrett. Potomac State visits the Arnold campus Sunday at noon.

Men's basketball

Anne Arundel was down to eight players Monday because of injuries, illness and academics, but the Pioneers played one of their best games in losing to Catonsville, 77-74.

"By far this was one of our best performances in a long time," said coach Mike Tummings, whose team is 5-9. "Even with some of our wins, we haven't played that well. Maybe we're getting over the hump."

The Pioneers had a chance to tie the game, but Severna Park graduate Tony Curro missed a three-point shot with 2.7 seconds left.

Northeast graduate Gene Pleyo scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. The other returning starter from last year, Jim Flahaven, missed the game because of the hives.

"Without him, we lose around 10 or 12 points right there," Tummings said.

Glen Burnie grad Mike Mahaney gave Anne Arundel a lift with 10 points and five rebounds.

Shawn Mitchell of Annapolis and Keith Wise of Stephan Decatur on the Eastern Shore also "came up big for us," Tummings said. Wise had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Mitchell grabbed 10 rebounds against a taller Catonsville team.

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