St. Frances grad Dixon earns 2nd player of the week award

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February 04, 1996|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,SUN STAFF

Shenandoah's Phil Dixon (St. Frances) completed another banner week and was acclaimed Dixie Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season and sixth time in his career.

The senior point guard averaged 22.3 points and 9.0 assists in three games and set a school career scoring record with 2,056 points. He leads NCAA Division III in assists with 9.6 a game and is 20th in scoring (23.1).

Another St. Frances grad, New Hampshire College freshman guard Orlando Ranson, had 60 points, 18 rebounds and 17 assists in three games to win ECAC Division II Rookie of the Week for the third time.

* With 977 career points, Donta Bright (Dunbar) is on the verge of becoming the 28th player in UMass' 1,000 club, joining Marcus Camby, who went in last month. With 83 blocks, Bright ranks seventh on the school's all-time list, a notch below Duane Chase (Southwestern), who had 91.

* In Georgetown's win over West Virginia, freshman guard Kimberly Smith (Western) set a career high with seven assists and matched her points high with 15, adding three steals and three rebounds. . . . The Naval Academy Prep School's Kristen Riismandel (Wilde Lake), averaging a team-high 18.3 points, was double-teamed and held to a season-low seven, but had 12 assists, nine steals and six rebounds in the win over Navy's JV. Kimberly Kesselman (Arundel) had a season-high 11 points plus 13 rebounds for NAPS. . . . Sophomore guards John and Chad Bowman (C. Milton Wright) had a combined average of 27 points in Messiah's two games.

Swimming

Sophomore Jenn Murach (Bel Air) won the 50 freestyle and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay that enabled James Madison to beat George Washington by six points. Missy Zipf (Wilde Lake) took the 100 breaststroke and Amanda Kuehl (McDonogh) swept both diving events.

TTC * Freshman B. J. Brannan (Loyola), already the top distance swimmer for UMass (6-0), won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyles in a win over Connecticut. . . . Freshman Chris Scheier (Severna Park) took the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly in Lehigh's triumph

over Drexel.

Wrestling

Freshman Mark Chesla (Arundel) is 8-10 with four pins for--Shippensburg at 167 pounds. Greg Stotler (John Carroll) is 0-2 as a reserve heavyweight.

* Penn senior co-captain Brian Eveleth (Chesapeake) has beaten nationally ranked wrestlers from Iowa State, Arizona State and California State-Bakersfield to raise his record to 21-4, with four pins, with the bulk of the Ivy League season remaining.

* Roger Williams sophomore Kevin Neville (Mount St. Joseph) was a combined 6-0 in a pair of quad meets, raising his record at 177 to 17-5. . . . Washington and Lee sophomore Allen West (Gilman) took third at 126 at his school's seven-team 19th annual invitational. . . . The rundown on the locals at Franklin and Marshall: Timonium's Greg Knox (Peddie), 126, 16-9; Steven Truitt (St. Paul's), 142, 2-6; Sean Groszowski (Franklin), 150, 6-8; Brendan James (Calvert Hall), 150, 17-6.

Track and field

Renee Leach (Mount de Sales) was a member of Lynchburg's 800-meter relay that set a school record of 10:33.4 at the Hagerstown Invitational.

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