Pfeiffer's basketball team is in mourning following the death of one of its members, David Brown of Baltimore.
Brown, who played for Southern-Balto. and Baltimore City Community College, was killed Jan. 7 in a drive-by shooting while en route to a Washington Bullets game. Pfeiffer (N.C.) is consulting with the NCAA about a way to honor Brown's memory the rest of the season.
Although limited by a hand injury to action in five of the first nine games, Brown, a junior guard, was averaging 10 points and 3.8 rebounds. He recently was declared a medical redshirt by the NCAA, which would have given him two more years of eligibility.
* Fort Hays State's Dennis Edwards (Annapolis) leads NCAA Division II in scoring (30.5) and has a field-goal percentage of 67. The 6-foot-5 senior, who has scored as many as 50, last week had 45 on 21-of-24 shooting against MidAmerica Nazarene and 15 on 7-of-8 when he sat out most of the second half in a 25-point rout of Colorado Mines.
Jerry Dixon (Woodlawn) broke his hand early this season and has played in only seven games, averaging five points and three rebounds.
* Shippensburg's Rich Rhinehart (Towson Catholic) was named to the Carlisle Kiwanis Tournament first team with 28 points and 21 rebounds in wins over Messiah and Ramapo.
Led by co-captain Mark Gabriele (Calvert Hall), James Madison has a Baltimore flavor. Gabriele has JMU's top times in the 100 butterfly (50.28) and 100 freestyle (46.45) this season and was on the 800 freestyle relay that won the Buffalo Invitational in a school-record 6:45.35.
Senior Becky Andrews (Broadneck) has the women's top times in the 500 (5:10.3) and 1,000 (10:37.06) freestyles and the second best in the 200 (1:56.12). Junior Missy Zipf (Wilde Lake) ++ has the second best in the 100 (1:07.24) and 200 (2:27.04) breaststrokes and 1,000 freestyle (10:53.51).
Sophomore diver Amanda Kuehl (McDonogh) has JMU's top scores in the three-meter (223.89) and one-meter (226.73) events.
Todd Kerr (Park) had 31 points in Hampden-Sydney's wins over Guilford and Rio Grande to raise his average to 13.2 . . . . James Madison junior Juan Dorsey (Glenelg), a wide receiver, played in only three games because of a back injury, but hopes to be ready for baseball. Among the returnees, the left fielder has the highest batting average (.368).