Men's basketball team seeking drought relief

January 13, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

The Western Maryland men's basketball team is getting into the bad habit of going through long stretches without scoring much.

The droughts have cost the Green Terrors (4-8) their past two games -- most recently a frustrating 83-78 setback to 2-5 Mary Washington on Tuesday.

Leading 14-9 early on, the Green Terrors were outscored 20-2 over the next 10-plus minutes to trail 29-16 late in the first half. They went cold again for seven minutes in the second half, scoring only three points and enabling Mary Washington to build a 74-50 lead with 5:35 left.

The Green Terrors got within 81-78 with 13 seconds left, but that's the closest they would get.

Pat Young led the Green Terrors with 20 points and tied a school record with six three-pointers.

Rolando Welch, who became the 12th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau over the weekend, had his seventh double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds on Tuesday. He has 30 double-double games in his career.

After beating Delaware Valley in overtime Friday in the opener of Lebanon Valley's Rinso Marquette Invitational, the Green Terrors lost, 75-48, to Lebanon Valley in the championship rounds.

Another offensive lapse proved costly as the Green Terrors were outscored 20-3 in a span that began with 5:32 left in the first half and continued through the early moments of the second.

The Green Terrors will try to get back on track tonight against 0-9 Wesley in Dover, Del.

On Tuesday, highly ranked Franklin & Marshall will visit the Gill Center. The Diplomats are 11-0.

Women's basketball

The Green Terrors (5-2) are back tonight when they play host to Lebanon Valley (5-2), winners of four in a row.

Western Maryland twice beat Lebanon Valley last season when the teams competed in the Middle Atlantic Conference's Southwest Division -- 79-57 at Lebanon Valley and 65-63 late in the season at the Gill Center.

Sophomore guard Amy Jo Rushanan is averaging 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds for Lebanon Valley.

Wrestling

Western Maryland's wrestlers will compete in the seven-team Swarthmore Team Challenge Tournament on Saturday.

The Green Terrors (2-7) lost to Johns Hopkins, Messiah and Washington & Lee in a quad-meet they played host to on Saturday.

One bright spot was Joe Fleming, who improved his record to 7-0 with three decisions Saturday, splitting time at the 177- and 190-pound classes.

Swimming

The swim team will visit Lebanon Valley on Saturday. The women are 3-3, the men 2-3.

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