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Hancock places twice at swim event


Amy Hancock won the 100-yard breaststroke and placed second in the 50-yard breaststroke at a recent U.S. Swimming-sponsored tournament at Towson State University.

The finishes qualified the 10-year-old Eldersburg resident, who was competing against youngsters from throughout the state, for U.S. Swimming's Eastern Zone All-Star Swimming Championships, scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y.


* Women's playoffs -- House of Pasta and Spangler Construction, the top regular-season teams in the Carroll County Women's Basketball League, won semifinal games Sunday in the post-season tournament at East Middle School in Westminster. The teams will meet for the championship at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at East Middle.

Spangler, 6-1 and second in the regular season, beat Active Glass and Mirror, 57-31, in the first semifinal.

House of Pasta, 6-0 in the regular season, topped a scrappy Louis Myers squad, 38-29, in the second.

The latter had beaten Nick's Pizzaria earlier in the day, 48-39, to reach the semifinals.

The Eldersburg-based Myers team, only 1-6 in the regular season, started quickly against House of Pasta, as Darlene Cass hit three jumpers to put it ahead 8-3.

Lynn Frost hit a jumper from the right corner to put Pasta ahead for good, 9-8.

Point guard Teri Leatherwood increased the lead to 15-11 with two full-court driving shots.

Two more jumpers by Frost put Pasta ahead, 21-11, with 4:11 left in the half and Pasta led 24-15 at the half.

Donna Fleming's jumper and center Cindy Yeager's two follow-up shots kept Myers close at 30-23 with 10 minutes left in the game.

But guard Beth Brown, the game's leading scorer with 13 points, hit two jumpers from the right side to push the Pasta lead back to double figures, 34-23.

Spangler had an easier time in its semifinal. It took an early lead and quickly pulled away behind the outside shooting of Colleen Gohegan, who led all scorers with 16 points, and the inside play of center Barb Wolfe, who added 10. The two led a 17-3 run that put Spangler ahead 21-6 with five minutes left in the first half.

Wendy Martin, who led Active Glass with 12 points, hit a three-point play on a driving shot in the lane before Nancy Carter's rebound basket put Spangler up 27-14 at halftime.

With about 10 minutes remaining in the game, the winners had a 45-18 lead and coasted the rest of the way.

* Sweet 16 Tournament -- St. Joseph's of Eldersburg finished second in the recent Sweet 16 Tournament at Mount St. Joseph's High School in Baltimore.

The local seventh- and eighth-grade boys' team won its first three games, topping St. Williams of Baltimore, 45-32; Our Lady of Victory, 38-30; and St. Mark's (Catonsville), before losing in the championship, 29-27, to host Mount St. Joseph's.

St. Joseph's Ryan Pagels and Kyle Swinton were named to the all-tournament first team and Bryan Burke to the second team.

* North Carroll -- Nick's Pizzaria topped Mobile Lawnmower Repair, 48-40, in a seventh- and eighth-grade boys/girls division game.

Center Justin Malbrough paced the winners with 30 points, and point guard David Mays had 20 for Mobile.

* Men's league playoffs -- Glass and Mirror topped the Travelers, 81-65, to win the over-30 B Division post-season title. Mark Carr and Kevin Apple scored 37 and 20 points, respectively, for the winners. Mike White had 15 for the Travelers, and Jack Schulze had 14.

Glass and Mirror defeated Carroll County Times, 64-53, in a semifinal game behind 25 points from Carr and 13 from Apple. Frank Livolsi had 18 for Times, and Trent Davis had 13.

In the other semifinal, Travelers beat Lehigh, 73-68. Schulze had 23 points for Travelers, and Reed Rippen scored 18. Nevin Smith and Steve Schug each scored 18 for Lehigh.


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