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Magic tops surprising Celtics for Taneytown crown


Things were topsy-turvy in last weekend's Taneytown girls basketball league's postseason playoffs.

The two regular-season divisional winners fell in their first-round playoff games, and the Celtics, who won only three games all season, made it to the finals before losing.

The Magic upset divisional winner U.S.A., 20-16, in one preliminary game. Nicole Gillis paced the Magic with seven points, and Jessica Matos threw in a game-high 10 for U.S.A.

In the second first-rounder, the Celts edged another divisional champ, the Bullets, 17-16. Brandi Schaffer scored eight for the Celtics and Dawn Reimer had nine for the Bullets.

The Magic then ended the Celtics' championship dreams with a 31-14 victory in the final. Stephanie Stambaugh scored 24 points for the Magic and Erin Ness six for the Celtics.

St. John's basketball

* Grades K-2 Division -- The Eagles improved their first-place record to 8-0 by slipping past the Panthers, 12-10. Timmy Crews had six points for the winners and Tim Johnson four for the Panthers.

* The Lions also stayed undefeated by beating the Hornets, 24-10. The Lions (6-0-1) were paced by Tim McKenzie's 10 points and Darren Pulkert scored all 10 of the Hornets' points.

* The Spurs edged the Magic, 13-12. Dean Tolson scored six for the winners, and Andy Kuhn had eight for the Magic.

* Bryce Geiman scored eight points to lead the Cavs to a 16-11 victory over the Terrors. Danny Jackson had seven for the Terrors.

* The Owls romped to a 19-3 victory over the Heat as Ben Duke paced the winners with six points.

* Grades 5-6 Division -- St. John White ripped Red, 19-5, as Daniel Reedy paced the winners with eight points.

* Colin Russell scored seven points to pace St. John Green to a 17-9 victory over Grey. Justin Little paced Grey with four points.

* Blue pushed its first-place record to 8-1 by beating Grey, 16-7. Corey Chaney had five points for Blue and Justin Simon hit four for Grey.

* St. John White topped St. John Green, 18-12, as Richie Walking scored six points for the winners and Stephen Lawson netted four for St. John Green.

Westminster girls basketball

* Age 7-8 Division -- Westminster #2 topped Westminster #4, 12-6. The victors' Cindy Whalen and Westminster #4's Victoria Cashen each scored four points.

* Age 9-11 Division -- Westminster #4 completed an unbeaten regular season by topping Westminster #8, 6-3. Bridget Sheehy scored all six points for Westminster #4, which finished the season 9-0.

* Westminster #1, also known as the Dunkers, got by Westminster #5, 14-12. Stephanie Mundy scored seven points for the Dunkers and Megan Malinowski had six for Westminster #5.

* Westminster #2 topped Westminster #6, 12-8. Meredith Carter had four points for Westminster #2.

* Jennifer Null scored six points to lead Westminster #3 to a 16-11 win over Westminster #7.

* Age 12-15 Division -- Westminster #4 clinched the regular-season championship with a 34-26 victory over Westminster #7. Michelle Matthews scored 12 points for the champs, who finished at 7-2, and Jennifer Parker had 12 for Westminster #7.

* Candice Calderon scored 18 points to lead Westminster #6 to a 44-24 win over Westminster #5. Alicia Guseman had four for Westminster #5.

* Westminster #1 topped Westminster #3, 27-18, as Tara Dowling and Abby Cooper each scored six points for the winners. Shannon Brothers had seven for Westminster #3.

Sandymount basketball

* Grades 3-5 Division -- The Hornets shut down the Heat, 25-20. The Heat's Justin Simon led all scorers with seven points, and the Hornets' Matthew Thompson had six.

* The Jazz toppled the Lakers, 24-18, despite a game-high 13 points from the Lakers' Justin Dunn. Jeff Chaney had seven for the Jazz.

* The Pistons knocked off the Bulls, 33-24. Craig Gagnon scored nine points for the Pistons and Colin Boeh had 10 for the Bulls.

* Mike McCurry and J. W. Sawyre each scored 10 points to lead the Magic to a 40-17 win over the Celtics. Brock Myers scored 11 for the Celts.

* Grades 6-8 Division -- The first-place Bullets (9-0), with 17 points from Mike Swain, rolled over the Celtics, 61-16. Josh Griffis had six for the Celtics.

* The Lakers crunched the Magic, 46-22. Brian Bartholomew scored 12 points for the Lakers, and Adam Fisher hit 10 for the Magic.

* The Hornets knocked off the Bulls, 30-25. The Hornets' Eric Talvik scored a game-high 13 points and the Bulls' Dustin Ogan had nine.

zTC County women's basketball

House of Pasta coasted to a 64-27 romp over Nick's Pizzaria. Laura Morrisroe and Lynn Frost each scored 20 points for first-place House of Pasta (5-0), and Sherri Olsen had nine for Nick's.

* Active Glass pulled away in the second half to beat Louis Myers, 48-38. Terry Winfrey scored a game-high 19 points for the winner, and Darleen Cass had 18 for Louis Myers.


Two Carroll County YMCA youngsters won awards for their finishes in last weekend's YMCA Southern District Championship Meet in Beltsville.

Matt Farley was 11th in the 13-14 boys 100-yard breaststroke, and Kris Keefer was 10th in the 50-yard 9-10 boys butterfly.

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