Green Terror faces a tougher road WESTERN MD. NOTEBOOK

January 06, 1995|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

The Western Maryland men's basketball team opened the 1995 portion of its schedule with a 79-63 win over Messiah on Tuesday to push its record to 5-4.

Staying over .500 after this weekend's Elmira (N.Y.) College Coca-Cola Cage Classic could be a difficult task for the Green Terror.

The other teams in the tournament -- host Elmira, Colby-Sawyer and Centennial Conference foe Franklin & Marshall -- are a combined 23-3.

The Green Terror will open against Elmira (8-2) at 8 p.m. Saturday, with Colby-Sawyer (6-1) taking on F & M (8-0) at 6. The consolation game is set for 2 p.m. Sunday with the finals at 4.

Daveiid St. Rose scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half to spark the Green Terror to a 45-28 halftime lead. The Green Terror also got 22 from junior forward Jeff Daniels, and senior guard Pat Young added 15. It was Western Maryland's third win in four games.

Elmira, ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division III East Region, will return to action after a month off. The Soaring Eagles' only losses came against Division I St. Bonaventure and Jersey Tech, the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III Atlantic Region.

Senior captain Sean McGovern leads the Soaring Eagles in scoring (18.5 average) and steals (2.2).

Women's basketball

The Green Terror (6-1) return to the court Tuesday when it faces Goucher at the Gill Center.

The Green Terror are all alone atop the Centennial's Western Division at 3-0 and will travel to Lebanon Valley on Thursday before opening the 1995 part of its conference schedule against Bryn Mawr on Jan. 14.

The Green Terror have rolled off six straight wins after a 75-73 loss inovertime to Lycoming in its opener.

Balance and youth have been the difference. Forward co-captain Denise Spangler (13.1 ppg. and 11 rpg.) is the team's only senior.

Freshman forward Katie Haley is averaging 14.4 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore co-captain Sandi Dejager leads the team

in scoring at 15.1 points per game.

Heidi Snyder, a 6-foot-4 sophomore center, is already the school's career leader in blocked shots with 102. She has added to her offensive game this season, averaging 8.6 points and 7.7 ** rebounds.

Sophomore Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) runs the show at the point, averaging 3.9 assists, 8.7 points and 22 steals.

Wrestling

The Green Terror (2-1) travels to Messiah Saturday to $H compete in a quadrangular meet with Johns Hopkins and Washington & Lee.

Two freshmen -- Northeast grad Steve Smiddy (134 pounds) and Mount St. Joseph grad Paul Scott (142) -- both are 3-0 along with junior Joe Fleming at 190.

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