Ranson is making an impact at New Hampshire College

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January 21, 1996|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,SUN STAFF

New Hampshire College's Orlando Ranson (St. Frances) is taking the Eastern College Athletic Conference by storm.

The freshman point guard was named ECAC Division II Rookie of the Week for the second time after leading New Hampshire to wins over Keene State, Southern Connecticut State and New Haven.

Ranson totaled 44 points and 27 assists for the week as New Hampshire raised its record to 10-1, including 6-0 in the New England Collegiate Conference. He leads the team in scoring (18.4) and is the NECC leader in assists (7.7).

* It is through no fault of sophomore twins John and Chad Bowman (C. Milton Wright) that Messiah is 2-13. John is averaging 12.0 points and 3.0 rebounds and has 22 assists and 14 steals. Chad's numbers are 7.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 26 assists and 18 steals.

* Freshman Danielle Davis (Western) was named Seton Hall's Player of the Game after coming off the bench to collect seven points and four rebounds in 11 minutes as the team rallied from a first-half deficit to beat Georgetown.

* At Shippensburg: Rich Rhinehart (Towson Catholic) scored 18 points and had five rebounds, two steals and a game-high six assists in a win over Clarion, boosting the team's record to 9-6. Deb Dawson (Old Mill) came off the bench to score 10 points as the Lady Raiders (14-2) beat Clarion in overtime.

* In 15 minutes, her second most action of the season, freshman forward Annetta Davis (St. Mary's) had eight points and five rebounds in Syracuse's loss to Rutgers. . . . Freshman guard Kimberly Smith (Western) led Georgetown with 15 points in a loss to Boston College. . . . Gene Pleyo (Northeast-AA) contributed 14 points to Virginia Wesleyan's triumph over Bridgewater.

Cross country

The finishes of the locals in the 1995 NCAA Division I women's championships: Villanova freshman Kris Jost (Perry Hall), 26th in 17 minutes, 49 seconds; Wisconsin senior Jen Howard (Fallston), 37th in 18:03; Auburn freshman Kristen Nicolini (Annapolis), 119th in 18:39. . . . In the NAIA men's championships, junior Mike Mamo (Milford Mill) was third in 25:06 to help Lubbock Christian win for the sixth straight year.

Swimming

Freshman Maryellen Manges (Maryvale) is among Drew's swimmers who rank in the top 25 percent in Division III, with a 40th in the 1,000-yard freestyle. . . . Amanda Kuehl (McDonogh) won the three-meter diving for James Madison in its victory over Old Dominion.

Miscellaneous

Illinois College junior Terri Townslay (Howard) made the All-Midwest Conference South Division first team in soccer as a forward. . . . Matt Slutzky (Aberdeen) is 9-7, with two pins, wrestling at 142 pounds for Syracuse.

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