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t ~p~r~t of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE Sports Thursday, December 27, 2012 B9 9 WINCHESTER, Va. -- With Kenya Dozier providing Wash- ington's girls basketball team with a double-double, the Patriots were able to defeat homestand- ing Handley, 58-37, last Thurs- day night at the Hunter Maddex/ 'Jimmy Omps gymnasium. Dozier scored 13 points and claimed 10 rebounds. Washington's' Jackie Hess added 10 points as did the Patriots' Morgan Adams. The Patriots improved their overall record to 3-4. Washington evened its over- all record at 4-4 when it defeated Sherando, 51-41, on Friday in a home game. Sherando left town with a 3-5 record. The Patriots led by 13 points after the third quarter ended. After She- rando sliced five points off that lead. It was the second quarter that buoyed Washington. There were leads of 22-8 and then 31-16 at the half. Kylie Nelson led the Patriots in scoring with 17 points. She also collected nine rebounds. Ad- ams added 13 points in the win. ANDREW WILT Alycia Lambert is defended by Sherando in the Patriots' girls win. Four junior college football pounder from Itawamba Com- Kansas. Smith rushed for 984 players will be joining WVU for munity College. White caught yards on 120 carries and had the spring semester and its foot- 36 passes in 2012 and Carswell 17 touchdowns in 2012. The ball practice sessions, had 44 receptions this past sea- last of the four players is safe- The four include two wide re- son. Itawamba is in Mississippi. ty Terrell Pinson, a 6-foot-3, civers--KevinWhite,a6-foot-4, One of the other signees is 200-pounder from Tupelo and 210-pounder from Lackawan- running back Dreamius Smith, Itawamba CC. Pinson had 36 na College in Pennsylvania and a 5-foot-10,210-pounder from tackles and four interceptions Ronald Carswell, a 6-foot, 180- Butler Community College in this season. Late scores get Patriots win over Raiders MARTINSBURG -- Two late-game layups provided the finishing touches on Washing- ton's 62-58 win over Stone- wall Jackson (Va.) on the sec- ond night of the Holiday Tour- nament held at Martinsburg High. Balanced scoring allowed the Patriots to improve their record to 5-2, while the Raiders went to 5-4 overall. Maleke Jones led Washing-pass to Dominique Newman for ton's evenly-paced scoring with the final four-point margin. 14 points with Kendell Smith Washington trailed by 10 adding another 13, Dominique points in the fourth quarter be- Jones finishing with 12 points fore its pressure defense brought and Jerome Jones also chipping it back.., and provided a whiff- in his 11 points, wind comeback victory. Maleke Jones had a steal and . Smith had 12 rebounds, layup that lifted Washington Maleke Jones counted five steals into a 60-58 lead with only 10 and Newman another six steals seconds to play. Jones sealed the in the successful Come from be- win with another steal and assist hind win. 9 STEPHENS CITY, Va. -- throws they attempted. Sherando outscored the Cougars, SherandooutscoredJeffersonby The Cougars had a 1-5 over- 20-16,in the last quarter. small margins in every quarter all record while the Warriors Miller paced Sherando's scor- and completed a 63-49 win over moved ahead to 3-4 overall, ers with 20 points while Wil- the Cougars with a 20-point out- Sherando posted a first quarter liams and Harrison both scored burst in the fourth period in the lead of 15-11 and moved it to 29- 11 points. game played last Thursday. 23 at the halftime. After outpoint- Jefferson showed Josh Dud- Jefferson made only 15-of- ing the visiting Cougars, 14-10, ley with 14 points, while Ryan 27 free throws while the War- in the third period, Sherando led, Helm totaled 11 points and Jalen riors converted 15 of the 22 free 43-33, moving to the last quarter. Smith added his eight points. Musselman FROM PAGE B8 wins, including three state tides. The first championship came just a year later when the Applemen beat Hamlin, 8-0, in the A divi- sion for West Virginia's smallest schools. In 1982, after the growing school moved up to the AA di- vision, Price led Musselman to a second title, this time over Wayne Countypowerhouse Ceredo-Ken- ova High.The next fall, the state title again came down to. a show- down between C=K and Mussel- man, but this time the Wonders prevailed. At the time, the C-K football team was coached by Carl Ward, who formerly held the record for most football wins at a sin- gle school. (Ward, who coached at the school from 1959 to 1988, retired with 244 victories. His re- cord at C-K endures. A decade after his exit, the school was closed, consolidated with two others.) In 1989, Musselman again fin- ished as AA state runner-up and six years later, Musselman won a second AA title in dramatic fash- ion: starting as'the 16th seed and taking out No. 1 South Harrison the first week of the playoffs on its way to the state title, a win over Bluefield. During his 40-year tenure, Price - a native of Paden City along West Virginia's border with Ohio - also led the school to four undefeated regular seasons, in 1980, 1982, 1993 and 1998. Only three others have served as head football coach at Mussel- man since the school opened in 1949, including the school's first football coach Kenneth Waldeck, for whom Musselman's football field is named. Washington FROM PAGE B8 errors and turnovers. With the Pioneers failing to maintain any inroads they made into the Washington leads, the fourth quarter became a long pa- rade of Washington players go- ing to the foul line. The Patriots tried 22 free throws in the last period. They made 12 of them. And they won by 16 points as Maleke Jones went 7-for-10 from the foul line for most of his 12 points. Jerome Jones had his best scoring game with 15 points and steady-scoring Kel- don Bell finished his night with 14 points. Millbrook had been outgunned by 13 points in the first quar- ter. That deficit was never fully erased. And then the Pioneers' all-purpose guard Culbreath went only 5-for-12 from the foul line himself. Washington was 4-1 overall. Its lead had been enough. Its 12 fourth-quarter free throws had been enough. Droughts FROM PAGE B8 triots through the length of the third quarter. There were only three points achieved by the drought-bound Patriots. overs. Turnovers again changed the droughts, turnovers, droughts, Washington was outscored,22-3, game's precarious balance.And the turnovers, and enough Mor- to fall back in disarray, 41-27. Patriots moved within a point of the gantown free throws to keep A seven-point last period mistake-dissolved lead. it unbeaten at 3-0 while the nearly evaporated all of the Morgantown free throws in Patriots were left at 4-2 after Morgantown success it had ear- the last 80 seconds were just falling just shy of making the lier in the half. enough, monumental comeback avoid Washington kept causing turn- It had been a game filled with their second loss. Maryland FROM PAGE B8 liams took an unheralded team to the 2002 national championship. His star had risen to a level most coaches only dream about. ~ But Williams still had detrac- tors that pointed to the miniscule graduation rate of his players. When his best player, a sopho- more center, left school for entry into the NBA, Williams decid- ed to retire from coaching while taking a university position as a fund raiser for mostly academic scholarships. Maryland had very few players returning. Turgeon came from success at Texas A&M, a so-called "foot- ball school" where his abilities were recognized but were also playing along the shadowed edg- es because of the Aggies football team and those of Texas, Baylor, and Texas Tech holding court in the same state. Turgeon started at Maryland by trying to convince, the few athletes Williams had recruited for the 2011-12 team to keep true to their commitments and play for the Terrapins. Secondly, Tur- geon went out recruiting on his own and made some scant prog- ress. Last year, his first Maryland team worked through a schedule filled with lesser lights. The pre- conference slate was filled with teams with not much winning history nor drawing power. Turgeon now has four fresh- men in his 10-player rotation. That group has only two seniors. Turgeon's second year in Col- lege Park has the same group of unrecognized opponents on the non-conference schedule. Of the first 13 games this sea- son, 10 of them are at the Com- cast Center and two of them at neutral sites. The only true road game the Terps have seen was a win over Northwestern in Evan- ston, Ill Maryland lost by three points to Kentucky in its opener at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Then it took straight wins at home against Morehead State, LIU Brooklyn, Lafayette, and Georgia Southern. There were victories against Northwestern and later George Mason at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Continuing its feast against the uriknowns of the Division I world, the Terrapins then saw Maryland Eastern Shore, South Carolina State, and Monmouth at the seats-empty Comcast Center. Stony Brook was beaten last Friday and now Maryland has only Delaware State and Indiana University/Purdue University In- dianapolis remaining before the beginning of the Adantic Coast Conference season in January. Maryland has lost only a three- point verdict to Kentucky. It has won 10 straight since that defeat. Turgeon is not blowing any horns. He's been as low-key as he was when he accepted the Maryland position. Four of Turgeon's starters are underclassmen. His best play- ers have been 7-foot-1 sopho- more Alex Len, a native of the Ukraine, and 6-foot-5 sopho- more Dez Wells, a transfer from Xavier in Ohio. The other Terrapin start- ers have been 6-foot-6 sopho- more Nick Faust, 6-foot-8 senior James Padgett, and 6-foot-3 ju- nior Pe'Shon Howard. All of those players have start- I ed nine of the first 10 games. The other five Terps with some- times generous playing time in the first 10 games are 6-foot-1 fresh- man Seth Allen, 6-foot-9 fresh- man Shaquille Cleare, 6-foot-3 senior Logan Aronhalt, 6-foot-8 freshman Charles Mitchell, and 6-foot-8 freshman Jake Layman. The schedule of nondescript teams won't impress the NCAA tournament selection committee. Or even the NIT for that matter. But Maryland has a team with several versatile players and with a 7-foot-1 athlete as its best chance to win ACC games, it will clear out and clean out teams like Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Bos- ton College, Miami, and Flori- da State when it sees them in the Comcast Center. Turgeon Would never say it, but one of his predecssors at Mary- land would snort and stomp his foot and bellow "I can coach, baby!" when he heard derisive comments sent his way by the media. Lefty Driesell refused the shadows or the criticism. He was Turgeon's opposite in that regard. Yet, Turgeon can coach. Re- gardless of how soft and squishy his schedule is. presents the Cougar Female Basketball Player: Jennifer Biebel Jennifer is usually one of Jefferson's leading rebounders and is one of the team's better defenders. She is the Cougar Female Athlete of the Week. Congratulations, Jennifer/ TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. presents the Cougar Male Basketball Player: Mario Gonzalez Mario had a 17-pointgame and has been a steady starter for the Cougars. He is the Cougar Male Athlete of the Week. Way to go, Mario/ Complete Vehicle Repair Center Bddgestone/Flrestone Dealer Computerlzed Diagnostics TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. Alignments Shuttle Servlce 304.876.6835 Towing Sendce www,brownstire.net Men. - Fd. 8am to 6pm J Saturday ram to 12 noon [ Sunday Closed iiiii:i!i;iiii!;iiiiili!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiii TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. presents the Patriot Female Basketball Player: Kylie Nelson Kylie scored well in both games as the Patriots. achieved wins over Handley and Sherando. She is the Patriot Female Athlete of the Week. Congratulations, Kylie/ Complete Vehicle Repair Center Bfldgestone/Flrestone Dealer Computerlzed Diagnostics TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. 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