The Western Maryland College men's basketball team ended an eight-game slide against Johns Hopkins on Wednesday with a 73-58 win at the Gill Center.
Tomorrow afternoon at Catholic, Western Maryland will work on turning around another slump -- winning on the road.
The Green Terror is 1-7 on the road this season, allowing 92.5 points and scoring 65.5 points a game away from the Gill Center. Overall this season, the Green Terror has yielded an average of 85.4 points and scored 79.2 points.
The 1984-85 team was the last to finish .500 on the road. After a 3-0 start, it finished 5-5. In the 10 seasons since, the Green Terror is a combined 23-96 away -- including a 4-11 mark at neutral locations.
The Green Terror (7-10) didn't get big scoring efforts from leaders Daeviid St. Rose and Pat Young against Hopkins, but got the win behind a 20-point, eight-rebound effort from freshman Will Marshall.
Freshman Steve Dziengeleski is 26-for-27 from the free-throw line, a 96.3 percentage. The percentage is well above current Division III leader Matt Freeseman of Wartburg (Iowa) College, who is hitting 92.7 percent, but Dziengeleski is 14 made free throws shy of the minimum number to be ranked.
Tuesday's loss to Johns Hopkins was the first for the Green Terror in Centennial Conference play. It put the Green Terror at 6-1 in the league and tied with Hopkins and Gettysburg atop the West Division.
And while the five teams in West are all above .500 in conference play, the East is struggling. Only Ursinus (6-0 going into last night's game against the Green Terror) was above water with Swarthmore and Washington tied for second at 2-5.
After dropping a 35-16 decision to the host Elizabethtown Blue Jays Wednesday, the Green Terror (3-9) was blanked by York, 55-0.
Sophomore Rick Estes (167 pounds) got a third-period pin over Jef Papst in the opener, and sophomore Phil Simmerer (177) came away with a major decision win over Elizabethtown's Mat Cook.
The Green Terror settled for a split in a tight meet against Goucher on Wednesday as the women came away with a 48-46 win and the men fell, 51-43.
The women's meet came down to the final event -- the 400-yard freestyle relay -- with Goucher maintaining a 46-41 lead. Western Maryland's Kelly Benvin, Alison Denlinger, Laura Schuck and Karen Alexander defeated Goucher's four by 2.59 seconds to earn the last seven points.
Senior Buffy Burke set a school standard in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5 minutes, 17.99 seconds.
Julie Cox (Liberty) set three more school indoor records last week at Haverford. Her new records came in the 55-meter -- (7.2 seconds), long jump (15 feet, 10 3/4 inches) and the shot put (35-1 1/4 ).
Donte Abrom also set a school mark in the long jump (20-10 3/4 ), along with Kelly Parrish in the 800 meters (2:27.5).