Owls expect test from Frederick

Westminster girls play host to giant-killer tonight

Notebook

January 09, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

The Westminster girls basketball team faces its toughest opponent so far when it plays host to Frederick tonight.

The No. 17-ranked Owls (9-0 overall, 2-0 league) are off to an amazing start for coach Dick Ebersole, but could raise their standing significantly with a victory tonight.

Frederick carries a big reputation into this game for having beaten Dunbar, which had scored 100 points in four straight games, and for taking Riverdale Baptist, ranked No. 2 in the Washington area, into overtime before losing.

"They are only 5-3 but have lost to good teams and this will be a real tough test," said Ebersole.

Tough losses

The Liberty girls basketball team (4-5, 0-2) has played better than its record indicates. The Lions have lost three games by four or fewer points, including a pair last week to Westminster, 55-52, and to Urbana, 46-42.

"We were up by three points with two minutes to go against Westminster and they beat us at the post position," Liberty coach Dave Trumbo said. "Against Urbana, we missed a one-and-one with 29 seconds left when we were down by one point, and then we missed a tough layup with nine seconds left."

Mat notes

North Carroll wrestling coach Bryan Wetzel was pleased with his team's performance at the Avon Grove Invitational in West Grove, Pa., last weekend.

The Panthers improved their dual-meet record to 8-1 with victories over Malvern Prep, Oxford and Avon Grove.

"Avon Grove was unbeaten," Wetzel said. "And Avon Grove defeated Salesianum, which was ranked fifth in Delaware."

The Thoroughbreds produced two individual winners in Joe Sloan at 189 pounds and Vernon Williams at heavyweight in the Fallston Tournament.

Makeups

The Francis Scott Key wrestling team has a home makeup tri-meet tomorrow against Jefferson (W. Va.) and Williamsport.

The Eagles also have moved an originally scheduled meet against Catoctin on Feb. 5 to this Saturday at home.

The Liberty girls basketball team will play Fallston in a rescheduled game away on Jan. 22.

And South Carroll's girls basketball team will play host to Damascus in a makeup game on Jan. 17.

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