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1 4 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -Thursday, December 23, 1999 At top left Amanda Thomp- son of the Jefferson girls jayvees tries to stop the dribble of a James Wood player. The Lady Cougars remained un- beaten at 3-0. Top right is Sara Crowe. Bottom left is Emmie Collier (10) receiving a pass from a Shepherdstown eighth grade teammate in a win over Harpers Ferry. Ashleah Pinion (11) is shown for the Lady Ti- gers. Bottom right is Nevin Tennis of the Cardinal eighth grade team. Herd Is 8-0 After Double Overtime Thriller Marshall moved to 7-0 with a Georgia went to 5-4 overall after Joda Burgess (12 points) made a 89-79 win in Huntington on Satur- successive victories over Georgia three-pointer and a free throw as day against highly regarded Geor- Tech and Wake Forest on last-sec- the Herd drew within 126-124. gia of the Southeastern Confer- ond shots. Travis Young (27 points) made a ence. Georgia shot very well from the free throw with 11 seconds remain- The quick-paced game saw the floor (30-of-46) but was hurt by ing and then Burgess made a steal Thundering Herd lead 50-44 at the turnovers in both halves, and feed to Marques Evans (eight half. Marshall made a series of come- points), who made a layup with Marshall went ll-for-27 from backs -- several times from double only four seconds showing on the beyond the three-point arc, shot 50 figure deficits -- to finally score the second overtime clock. percent from the field on 33-of-66 winning basket with four seconds " Tamar Slay led Marshall in andwas 12-of-17 fromthe foulline, left in the second overtime. The scoring with a career"high 38 J.R. VanHoose scored 20 pointsHerd topped conference foe West- points on 12-of-18 from the field. J. and had seven of Marshall's 23 re- ern Michigan, 127-126, in double R. VanHoose tallied 24 points and bounds. Tamar Slay scored 21 overtime on Monday in a road nine rebounds. The Herd was 40- points and also grabbed seven re- game. for-74 from the field and 30-of-39 bounds as the Thundering Herd The Herd moved to 8-0 overall, from the foul line. defeated the team that was ranked Marshall had to outscore the Robert Watson led seven Bron- in the top 20 in several pre-season Broncos 17-7 in the last four min- cos who scored in double figures polls. Georgia is coached by West utes of regulation just to force the with 26 points and only missed one Virginia native Jim Harrick. first overtime. The first overtime of his nine shots from the field. Cornelius Jackson contributed was a wild scoring affair with both 19 points to the Herd cause and re- teams netting 20 points. serve guard Joda Burgess gave Western Michigan scored nine The game was the first MAC Marshall four players in double fig- of the first 12 points in the second game for both schools. ures with his 14 points and 4-of-6 overtime and still led 126:120 with Marshall is off to its best start effort on three-point field goals, only 2:30 left. since the 1973-74 season. Mountaineers Clip Bowling Green, Pirates West Virginia returned Marcus Geree to a low-post position and in- serted Brooks Berry into the start- ing lineup for the first time this season when it played Bowling Green on Saturday in Charleston. The new player alignment, along with much better field goal shooting, fewer turnovers, and even improvement at the foul line helped the Mountaineers defeat the Mid-American Conference op- ponent, 100-54, to improve to 4-3. Bowling lost for only the second time against six wins. Goree finished with 22 points on 10-o512 from the field. Berry, who hadn't even played in two of the last three games, scored 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Sophomore Lionel Armstead, who started for one of the few times this season, scored 18 points on 7- for-14 from the field. West Virginia went 37-for-67 from the field and 19-of-26 from the foul line to snap a two-game losing streak. The Mountaineers led 43-28 at the half, and outrebounded Bowl- ing Green by a telling 53-31 mar- gin as Goree hauled down a team- leading 12 rebounds. West Virginia had 24 assists compared with Bowling Green's seven. Tim Lyles was credited with six assists. Lyles also scored nine points. On Monday the Mountaineers moved their record to 5-3 with a 87- 76 win over East Carolina in Greenville, NC. A notoriously poor free throw shooting team in the past decades, West Virginia went 31-for-42 from the foul line in winning for the sec- ond time in three days. tained a working margin of six to East Carolina (2-7) was but 15- 12 points. of-23 at the foul line. The Mountaineers built a nine- Marcus Goree had 24 points and point lead with seven minutes re- 11 rebounds for west Virginia. maining in the first half, but the Freshman point guard Tim Lyles Pirates, a member of the Colonial tossed in 20 points and added six Athletic Conference, sliced it back assists and reserve center Calvin t o o n e p o i n t a s G a r r e t t Bowman scored another 12 points. Blackwelder hit three long three- point field goals. Blackwelder led West Virginia went 25-of-50 the Pirates in scoring with 25 from the field. points as he connected on eight Brooks Berry had nine points, three pointers. ~ Lionel Armstead eight, and Keith West Virginia moved to a 41-36Kincade six for the Mountaineers lead at the half. who played before a crowd of 2,609 East Carolina never made a real in their last pre-Christmas game. run at the lead in the second half The next game comes on December as West Virginia usually main-28 at Virginia Tech. [ Friendly & Informal Short & Sweet [--'~Casual Dress [' Stimulating Other Options 1'~-- -- . We rship at ~ 30 & I I a.m r.~Ylorant Music With Full Choirs ,Sunday ~:hool for all Ages at 9:30 am. L~Durmg Chddrens Sunday School ~ - ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH "A Church of the E~,~,er-Widening Circle offering diversity, reaching outward with C[~rist at our Center." 1 10 W. North Street in Charles Town, W. Va. 725-5513 / Nick Fisher (below) of the Ferry eighth graders controls At left is another Harpers Ferry grader whose number is Shepherdstown defender Bryan at right. 4/" f to our and colleagues witl warmest wishes fo7 the holidays and ! "~~ coming year]. Best Always! /7 Costy and ,' uo o pt.r T e ', Carole Caras