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1 2 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, December 4, 2003 i Can't Go to War With These Consolation Win Leaves Lady Rams With 2-4 Record Shepherd's womens basket- ball team split its two games in the Catawba (North Carolina) Tournament last Friday and Saturday. The Lady Rams lost in the first round to Virginia Union, 92-82, as the teams traded bas- kets and Shepherd went 12-for- 26 on its three-point field goal attempts to stay close• The loss shoved Shepherd into Saturday's consolation game with a 1-4 record. Shepherd actually held a 40- 36 lead at the half, but Virginia Union exploded for 56 points in the run-run second half to get the win. Virginia Union placed four players in double figures with three of them scoring 20 points or more. The Lady Panthers went 33- for-80 from the field, including 3-of-10 on three-point tries. They were 23-for-30 from the foul line. Shepherd was 28-for-76 from the field and made 14-of- 16 free throws but its highest point total of the season wasn't enough• Cassie Murray led the Lady Rams in scoring for the first time this season with her 17 points, but she was just 5-of-13 from the field. Lindsay Stewart scored a season-high 16 points, going 2- for-5 on three-point tries, 5-for- 10 from the field overall, and making all four of her free throws. Casey Landrum scored 13 points and made all five of her free throws. In the third-place, consola- tion game, the Lady Rams tripped Virginia State, 73-71. The Lady Rams trailed, 39- 31, at the half and outscored the Lady Trojans by 10 points in the second half to improve their record to 2-4 overall. Shepherd continued its ef- fective free throw shooting by making 20-of-25 foul shots. The Lady Trojans were ll- for-15 from the foul line. Shepherd was 5-of-17 on three-point attempts while Vir- ginia Union was 6-of-10• Shepherd had 39 rebounds and Virginia Union 33 as Cassie Murray and Gaynell "Nippy" Reese both claimed eight missed shots for the Lady Rams. Cassie Murray again paced Shepherd's scorers with her season-high 24 points on 9-of- 20 from the field. Reese tossed in 19 points, going 5-for-8 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Ashley van Norden gave Shepherd three scorers in double figures with her 14 points on 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-3 from the foul line. The Lady Rams face WVIAC foe Davis & Elkins on Saturday at the Butcher Center at 2 p.m. This will be Shepherd's last home game before a January 8 date against West Virginia Wesleyan. By Bob Madison Baltimore's best pitcher (af- ter it traded Sidney Ponson to San Francisco) was Pat Hentgen. Hentgen was in the final year of his contract and had a clause that called for him to be paid $4 for the coming 2004 season if his option was wanted by general managers Mike Flanagan and Jim Beattie. His option was not accepted • . . and Hentgen went back to Toronto where he had already won a Cy Young Award. Catcher Brook Fordyce, third baseman Tony Batista, shortstop Deivi Cruz, and sev- eral middle-inning relievers were given free agency and sent away following the team's sixth consecutive fourth-place finish in a five-team division. It may only be the first week in December, but for a team with reputed millions to spend on free agents or players gleaned in trades the Orioles have done nothing. Derreck Lee, a first baseman who was with the World Champion Florida Mar- lins last season, would have come to Baltimore -- but for only one year. Flanagan and Beattie said they were in no mood for "rental players" and told Lee and his agent they would only sign the player to a multi-year contract. Lee was subsequently traded to the Chicago Cubs• Baltimore would have an in- field with Jay Gibbons at first, Jerry Hairston at second, Brian Roberts at shortstop, and Melvin Mora at third if the season began today. The outfield would have Luis Matos, Larry Bigbie, and Marty Cordova• David Segui would be the designated hitter until he was injured. The payroll would be small indeed. The talent pool would be even smaller. Everybody connected with the team and to the team knows the current 40-player roster is lacking across the board. But it has been some six weeks since the World Series has been over. And nothing has been done. The same as little or nothing has been done for years on end. Money is available• There is a list of free agents that has some talent/intelligence and many players of both question- able talent and intelligence. Both Flanagan and Beattie are prone to be cautious rather than frivolous when spying that list of questionable bodies and heads• And rightly so. But Baltimore has little to chase the Yankees, Red Sox Late Rally Saves S Shippensburg, with a num- ber of freshmen in its starting lineup, fell behind visiting Shepherd in the first half, but outscored the Rams by some 14 points in the second half to get a 79-72 men's basketball vic- tory that improved its record to 3-1. Shepherd was 1-3 after get- ting outscored, 49-35, in the second half of the NCAA Divi- sion II game in Shippensburg. The Rams didn~ shoot well, especially in the second half, and finished with a 25-fo'r-63 showing from the field. With Ross Mitchell, who started Shepherd's first three games, injured and unable to play, Mark Bressan took over at point guard and scored 15 points on 5-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from the foul line. The Rams converted 17-of- 24 free throws . . . but that wasn't enough to overcome a 5- for-15 showing on three-point attempts as well as a 6-for-16 showing from Mark Jennings, a 2-for-7 night from Danley Shank, a 2-for-6 game from center Jaakko Koivula, a 2-for- 6 showing from starter Esosa Imoisili, and 3-for-10 from starter Brady Catlett. Shippensburg, even though outrebounded, 43-32, by the Rams, went 30-for-62 from the field and had fewer turnovers to notch its third win in four games. The Rams still led, 67-60, with about six minutes to play. Shippensburg then went on a 19-5 tear to pull out the win in the last few minutes. David Levetter scored 19 points, freshman Charles Jones (a non-starter) scored 18 points, freshman Chuck Davis had 15 points, and guard Marcus Hudson (St. Maria Goretti High) totaled 10 assists and others. Boston has Curt New" York is sure to Red Sox into the with some player tials to make his $12 J year contract look As any old eon might say: "I go to war with these Omar Daal. Jason J Eric DuBose. Matt Riley. Those pitchers York. Or Boston. other than Detroit (Tampa Bay is beats Baltimore). Acquisitions made Flanagan and to preside over Inc." if Baltimore is terested in tending team before try celebrates another| in 2075. for the winning Shepherd's scorers were Bressan (15)~ and (10). Myers did not game. Shippensburg ha sists, while Shepherd will face in the first round Stroudsburg fi~orrow night in a Pennsylvanim The play either ho Stroudsburg or necticut State in day game in Reese Nets 19, But Lady Rams Fall to Raiders Shepherd's Lady Rams were the equal of Shippensburg in the second half of their women's basketball game last Tuesday, but the 10-point defi- cit the team faced at halRime proved to be too much to overcxome and the Lady Red Raiders grabbed a 78-71 win on their home floor. The loss lelt Shepherd with a 1-3 record to take to the two- day Catawba (North CaroLina) Tournament last weekend. Shipppensburg had a 2-1 record following the win. Shippensburg led, 39-29, at the half. Starter Anna Lashway missed the game for the Lady Rams. Shepherd didn't shoot well overall -- going just 24-for-62 on all its field goal attempts and only 2-for-13 on its three- point tries. Shippensburg was 23-for-53 overall, but made 6-of-10 three- point tries. Shepherd was 21,for-30 from the free threw line, while the Lady Red Raiders were 26- for-34. Danielle Murray and Ashley van Norden fouled out for the Lady Rams. i ii iiiiiiii i i Gaynell "Nippy" Reese led all Shepherd scorers ~vith her 19 points, the senior's career high in scoring. Reese was 7-for-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the foul line. Danielle Murray had 11 points before fouling out, but made only 5-of-12 field goal at- tempts. A third Shepherd player in double figureswas Casey Landrum, who scored 10 points and made all four of her free throws. Shippensburg claimed 42 rebounds and Shepherd had 36. Danielle Murray, had 11 re- bounds for the Lady Rams. Both teams were whistled for 25 personal fouls in the game. Emily Swingler paced the Shippensburg scorers with her 20 points. Katie Bray added 19 points. Shepherd was guilty of 17. turnovers, while Shippensburg had 23 turnovers. Shepherd never got closer than five points of the Shippensburg lead in the sec- ond half. Bowling WEDNESDAY NIGHT HANDICAPPBB8 Team W L Jerry's Kids ~ 1$ Intimidators 28 lg J&J Pro Shop 27 17 Wrecking Crew 27 17 Spare Me ~ 18 Always Late 26 18 Cruise Control 24 20 Beerly Able 23 21 Last Call 22 1/2 21 1/R We're Still Here 22 22 Goodwrench 22 22 Bust & Balls g2 22 Team #15 22 $2 The MiJ~its 22 22 Good to Go 21 23 Out 4 Fun 21 22 S&G's 20 24 Double Trouble 18 28 Wanta Re's 17 !~ ~ 1/2 Co. 2&4 16 28 No Idea 15 29 The Four B's 12 31 M~ ~ NIGHT HANDICAP Team W L Superior Auto Body M IS J&J lb0 8hop 16 18 Glt er Done ~5 19 J~n~ma ~murity aamk &$ 21 The ~ B i~J Misfits 21 23 Jonm Bail Bonds SO 24 Pimm Hut m Sl Hish Average: Brian Longorbeam. Greg Sgaubs-SOl; JR. Walksr-104L High Game: Greg 8taubs-gs~; Dave Stm.l~l; Bru~ Moler-~B. High Series: Dave 8turroek-647; • Ores Stoubs41g; Brian Longerboam410. High Team Game: Superior Auto Body-974; Jonas Bail Bonds-9$5; The FaHas-RS. High Team Series: Superior Auto Body-g83is; Jonas BaH Bondo-270S; The F~tss4~17. WEDNIWDAY NIGHT SCRATCH High Average Wommm Gloria Orov~ Team " W L 176; Deena Jeeknon-172; Barbara M~r, Jr. 9 $ Burkhert-170. Bertovio '7 is High Average Man: Joe Carter- Ruth~'tord 7 is 207.50; Jim O'Srien-207.30; Russell Grigsley 7 I$ Underwood-~O0. Hlggine 7 is High Game Woman: Barbara Buzz-saw 6 Burkhart-~02; Gloria Grove & Tawena Fisher 6 Minalek- I~, Sirbaugh 6 High Gmo Man: Joe Cert~r-26S; Jim Minnie~ Jr, 6 Grove-288; Bruee Moiev.2$7. Armstrong 6 High Series Woman: Gloria Grove- Lewi~ 4 536; Trseie Wlst-498; ~ Almli-4f~. Hottie 2 High Series Man: Jim O~rien-6~3; Jim Grove-817; Jeff 8ilvieuJ40~. High Team ~am~ Spar~ Me-777; J&J Pro Shop-768; Cruise Control-7~9. High Tbam ~le~ Sp~ve M~-~Ig0; In- timidators-207~ J&J Pro Shop-1918. 6 6 S 6 8 I0 Hi~ Average: Dave Mercer, Jr.-~S; Dave Sturroek-~0& O~ Berto~ie401. Oam~ ~ B~ovi~ Dovid Mt~r. Jr.-~?; Adsm Ru~43~. High Series: David Mereer, Jr.-876; Oregg B~./~vie-814; Mike Flsh,~Mo. The Rams team fiq~m the JCYI~. First row (l-r) has ~rever V'm, Cory Bond, T~ler Beane, D.J. Conner, Seth Brady Fargo, Cameron Movers, Colin Gustines, Petrie Bayler, De'ondre Johnson, and Jacob Dennison. Second Maliki Durham, Kevin Haynes, Sterile Ballenger, Nick ~elmut, Richard Miller, Ella Monjerez, Evan Longerbeam, D. Sutch, Jalen Jackson, and Dytan Ceravalo. Third xow has Dueoe V'm, Keegan Burger, Eric Mendsela, Dylan Nick, Raymond Twyman, Brandon Amato, Stanley Whitman, Seen Spotts, and Corey Mangold. has Devin Dickinson, Corey Bowle~, ~reh Collier, I~D. Gegeby, Atmtin Kelican, Justin Kale, Bryant (last name Gerald Buchanan, Mitchell Helmut, Nathan Smoot, and Trever Poe. Back row has Jaren W'dliams, coach Bob Saunder~, Braudon Saunden, coach Nick, coach Robimmn, coach Doug Welters, coach Smoot, Cory Carper, Carper. (Name~ provided by JCYFL). Shepherd will honor former men's basketball coach Bob Starkey on Saturday, Decem- ber 20, before the beginning of the Shepherd-Hood College non-conference,game. Prior to the 2 p.m. beginning of the men's game, Starkey will be recognized as Shepherd's all-time winningest coach. In his 20 years as Shepherd's meus coach from 1968 through 1988, Starkey had a record of 360-203 and posted numerous 20-win seasons, once winning 33 games in the 1975-76 sea- SOn. Former Shepherd players who were members of Starkey's teams will attend and Hood College is coached by former Starkey player Tom Dickman. Shepherd College baseball coach Wayne Riser will hold the Ram Baseball Preseason Camp that takes place in Janu- ary. of 2004. The camp is for both hitting and pitching and will hold its first session on January 11. All the sessions take place on Sun- days and will last for five con- secutive Sundays. Each individual camper will select whether he wants to be a part of the pitching or hitting camp. Riser and some of his 2004 baseball players will be the camp's instructors. The cost per camper is $150. Every camper will receive a t-shirt. Payment in the mode of checks should be made payable to: Wayne Riser, P.O. Box 3210, Shepherd College, Shepherd- stown, WV 25443. Riser can also be contacted at 876-5493 or by e-mail at: WVU Tickets For The West Virginia Univer- sity ticket office in the Cola- seam will be open from l@~.m. through 6 p.m. daily Monday through Friday to accommo- date those wanting to purchase tickets for the January 1 Gator Bowl game between the Moun- taineers and Maryland. West ~rn~ginia has received an allotment of 12,750 tickets that are priced at $40 each, plus $8 for handling and over- night delivery. Ticket orders are also beihg accepted by telephone at 1-800- WVU GAME. Those ordering tickets through the Mountaineer ticket office may use Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The ticket office has said eers went to Virginia. The Gator Jacksonville, Florida each team the ACC with a 6-2 record and 9-3 "~l'he MountaineerS' that tickets will be mailed to co-champions of the buyers by December 19. along with Miami. West Vhwinia sold its allot- the Hurricanes had 6- ment of tickets to last year's ence records and Continental Tire Bowl game in taineers won their December when the Mountain- games to finish Football Finals This Five of the six top-seeded teams thrived or survived to reach Wheeling Island Sta- dium and the three West ~r~r- ginia high school football championship games this weekend. Only Morgantown, seeded, second in Class AAA and the defending state champion, was beaten in the six semifinal games last weekend: The Mohigans fell, 14:13, to third-seeded Parkersburg South in a game played in Mor- gantown. The Patriots will face first- seeded Martinsburg, a 28-14 winner over Cabell Midland in Maxtinsburg, in the Class AAA finals. Parkersburg South ousted the Bulldogs in the 2002 semi- finals, but fell at Wheeling Is- land Stadium to Morgantown. Second-seeded Poca, the state champion in both 2001 and 2002, will try for a third consecutive title on Friday night against first-seeded Bluefield. The Dots and the Beavers played in the state champion- ship game in 2002. Last week, Poca stopped Mount View, '24-2, and Blue field blew past Westside, 35-8, to reach the state fnals against each other again. In Class A, Moorefield tries for its sixth state champion- ship in eight years when it faces top-seeded Williamstown. Moorefield (12-1) was seeded second• The Yellow Jackets eliminated~ Williamstown in the state semifinals last season. Moorefield lost i~ finals to Catholic in 2002 :" time it had lost 'in Fiddler's six ye Moorefield's 1 This is Fiddler'S season in the state was a graduate Marshall when Jackets lost in pionshiI Moorefield sto ously unbeaten weekend, 30-6. now 13-0, beat Tolsi~ get another chance Moorefield. The Martins Parkersburg South Saturday at 12-noo~ Moore game is on Saturday p.m.