College Basketball Report


Around the perimeter * STARTING FOR NO. 1 -- She's averaging 5.2 points and playing 16 minutes for the Virginia women, but the most impressive aspect for Melanee Wagener is that she's doing so for the No. 1 team in the nation.

A 6-foot-2 junior forward, Wagener was an All-Metro basketball and volleyball player for South Carroll. She averaged 3.5 points as a Virginia freshman, and her average dropped to 2.6 last year, even though she started eight games.

Wagener has started all but one game this season. She's made 49.6 percent of her field goal attempts, is averaging 3.8 rebounds, and also has 22 assists and nine blocked shots to her credit.

Virginia, 24-1 overall with the only loss coming to Penn State, plays Maryland at Cole Field House tomorrow (7:30 p.m.).

* QUICK WORKER -- The biggest roadblock in Allegany's way to state junior college and Region XX titles could be Garrett. The Lakers are getting another fine season from Chuckie Moore, a sophomore forward from Milford Mill who's considering Northeastern, Tulsa, Gannon and Marshall as possible schools to move on to for his final two seasons of eligibility.

Moore, son of Lake Clifton coach Charlie Moore, is averaging 29.2 points and 10.3 rebounds. Last week he became Garrett's all-time scoring leader, and his two-year total is 1,344 points.

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