WMC women face double test


January 24, 1996|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

The Western Maryland College women's basketball team is fresh off a 3-0 week in the Centennial Conference. Now comes the tough part.

The Green Terror is 11-2 overall and in third place in the CC West Division at 6-2 after its 73-56 victory over visiting Swarthmore Saturday. Tonight, the Green Terror will travel to CC West-leading Johns Hopkins (12-4, 7-0) before traveling to Muhlenberg (10-4, 4-2 and second in the East) on Saturday afternoon.

First things first and for the Green Terror that means shutting down the inside/outside game of Hopkins' Julie Anderson and Angie Arnold. Anderson, a 5-foot-10 sophomore forward, comes in averaging 17.4 points and 15.5 rebounds with Arnold adding 17.2 points and a team-high 5.6 assists per game at guard.

Western Maryland will counter with a balanced attack that was never more evident than on Saturday when all five starters reached double figures. Junior guard Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) scored 18. In wins over Gettysburg, Washington and Swarthmore, Murphey averaged 18.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and three steals.

A familiar face in the Hopkins' lineup is junior guard Francine Hewes (North Carroll), who's coming off the bench and averaging 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Green Terror split in pool

The Western Maryland swimmers returned to the pool Saturday after a long absence, splitting its meet with Dickinson.

Senior Paul Matkovic was a triple winner to lead the men (3-3) to a 118-62 win, capturing the 200 and 500 free style and the 200 breast. The women (1-5) fell, 140-58.

Carroll Christian wins

The Carroll Christian boys basketball team is putting together another fine season.

On Monday, the Patriots' 77-50 win over visiting Calvary Christian was their ninth straight as they improved to 10-3. John Brunson scored 20 points to lead the way with Casey Davis adding 13. With the win, the Patriots remained perfect in the Potomac Christian Athletic Conference at 5-0.

The Carroll Christian girls made it a sweep on Monday with a 47-26 win over Calvary. Nicole Dean had 16 points for the Patriots (6-7, 3-2 in the PCAC).

Key perfect in the county

The two Francis Scott Key basketball teams finished 5-0 in county play this season. The boys were 3-0 with two wins over North Carroll and another against Liberty with the girls also earning wins over North Carroll and Liberty.

The Lions compete in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League and neither team is eligible for the county title because neither plays enough county games.

Cavs miss out on match

The South Carroll wrestling team appears to have lost a valuable tri-match with Hammond and Glenelg.

The tri-match was scheduled for Dec. 19 at South Carroll, but bad weather forced it to be postponed. With open dates scarce at South Carroll, the plan was to move the match to Glenelg last Friday, but that was postponed when Glenelg needed its gym to make up a basketball game.

Now, it appears the match will never be made up with the three schools unable to find a compatible date.

South Carroll coach Pete Olson said the Cavaliers will lose important individual points for the seedings of the regional playoffs.

Swimming championships

The second annual High School-Middle School Swimming Championships will take place Friday, Feb. 2 at Western Maryland College.

Swimmers from all over the county will be representing their high schools and middle schools. The competition begins at 6 p.m.

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