Green Terror relishes near-record success WESTERN MD. NOTEBOOK

January 13, 1995|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

Western Maryland's women's basketball team was so close to a record.

The Green Terror had won seven straight before falling last night to Lebanon Valley, 74-63. The school record is nine, set in 1979-80.

And, on Saturday, the Green Terror play winless Bryn Mawr, perhaps a warm-up for a big conference game against Franklin & Marshall on Tuesday.

F & M is 6-3 and 4-1 in the conference despite losing four starters to graduation.

Senior Denise Spangler's 11 rebounds in Western Maryland's 66-61 win over Goucher on Tuesday gave her 500 in her career and put her in a fourth-place tie with Claire Thevenouz on the school's list. Green Terror head coach Becky Martin is third with 568.

Men's basketball

After competing in the Elmira (N.Y.) College Coca-Cola Cage Classic over the weekend in which the other teams were a combined 23-3, the Green Terror (5-7) lost to 10-0 Beaver, 97-94, last night and travel to 12-0 Franklin & Marshall on Tuesday.

After dropping the tournament opener against host Elmira, Western Maryland kept it close for a half against Colby-Sawyer in the consolation before Colby won, 92-72.

On Tuesday, senior guard Pat Young scored 28 in a 87-84 loss to Mary Washington to become the 13th player in school history to surpass 1,000 points. He also tied a school record with six three-pointers.


The Green Terror lost more than three matches last Saturday in its quad meet at Messiah.

Already thin at the lower weights, it lost freshman Steve Smiddy (134) with a broken hand.

The Green Terror (2-4) forfeited four weight classes in losing to Johns Hopkins (27-22), Lycoming (43-9) and host Messiah (43-3). Freshman Paul Scott (142, 6-0) won all three of his matches.


The Green Terror play host to Lebanon Valley Saturday. The women (5-1) have won three straight and the men are 3-2.

Junior Karen Alexander qualified on a provisional basis for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 200 backstroke. Her time of 2 minutes, 12.58 seconds in the York meet on Dec. 10 was below the provisional standard of 2:13.59.

Indoor track

Julie Cox (Liberty) will be heading to the NCAA Division III

Indoor Track Championships March 10-11 at Ohio Northern University. Her time of 8.35 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles at the West Virginia University Holiday Classic on Dec. 3 qualified her for nationals. The automatic qualifying standard is 8.55 and Cox's best time was 8.15 at last year's Centennial Conference championships.

Greg Davis (Westminster) has set two indoor records. At the Hagerstown Junior College Open on Dec. 17 he ran the 3,000 meters in 8:52.4 -- taking a second off Derek Johnston's 1992 mark. Saturday at the West Virginia University Collegiate Classic, he broke Tim Collins' 1993 mark in the 800 in 2:03.9.

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