South Carroll senior point guard Lindsey Vosloh will tell you that shooting isn't one of her strengths on the basketball court.
She more than makes up for it with the rest of her game.
Her athletic ability, particularly on defense, can take over a game. That was evident in the No. 11-ranked Cavaliers' 45-35 win over No. 16 Westminster last week.
Vosloh's 10 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals were only part of the story in the key win over the Cavaliers' primary county rival. She also constantly harassed the Westminster guards, and her intensity was contagious.
"It started in the locker room," said Vosloh. "Everybody pumped each other up, and we were ready to go. We couldn't stand still."
Fellow senior Ce Wagener said Vosloh's excitement started a little earlier than that.
"We drove to the game together, and she was so pumped up, it got me pumped up," she said.
Vosloh and the Cavaliers face their biggest challenge to date when they take on defending Class 2A state champ Linganore tomorrow night. The Lancers have one of the finest backcourt duos in the state in seniors Cara Consuegra and Mimi Ritter.
While we're on the subject of guards, the Westminster boys' backcourt has been the difference in the early going of the county slate.
In the Owls' county opener against South Carroll last Wednesday, junior Aaron Krug hit five three-pointers and scored a career-best 25 points in a 66-55 win. On Friday in Hampstead, Krug scored 22 points with fellow junior guard Desmond Esteves also getting in the act with 13 points, five assists and four steals in a 67-41 win over North Carroll.
Owls veteran coach Dave Byers has always put emphasis on the importance of winning in your own backyard. The Owls are 2-0 in county play and 6-8 overall.
Green Terror report
Women's basketball: Junior forward Katie Haley was named the Centennial Player of the Week after leading Western Maryland to wins over conference foes Franklin & Marshall, Dickinson and Haverford last week.
Haley had double-doubles in all three games, averaging 20 points and 13.3 rebounds during the span. She also was 20 of 23 from the free-throw line, hitting her last 19. The streak reached 23 before she missed on her fifth attempt in Western Maryland's loss 65-54 loss to Gettysburg on Tuesday.
Haley is now the school's all-time career leader in free throws attempted (365) and free throws made (265).
The Green Terror women are now 9-3 overall and 4-2 in the Centennial. Despite shooting 27 percent for the game (21 of 77) and hitting only seven field goals in the second half, Gettysburg still was able to bypass the Green Terror.
The difference? The Green Terror turned the ball over 31 times.
Wrestling: At 11-5-1, the Green Terror is putting together its finest season in years. Three wrestlers have surpassed the 20-win plateau: junior Steve Smiddy (142) is 26-4; sophomore John Wert (134) is 23-8; and freshman Julian Tai (126) is 21-9.
Freshman 158-pounder Charlie Conaway (South Carroll) is also putting together a solid first year with a 13-10 mark.
The Green Terror will travel to Messiah College on Saturday to compete in a quad meet with Delaware Valley and New York University. Messiah is ranked 14th in the NCAA Division III coaches' poll.
Pub Date: 1/23/97