Jones has easy jump to Division I


Cyrus Jones (Dunbar) needed only a few games to make the transition from junior college basketball to Division I.

The junior guard, a juco All-American at Connors State College in Warner, Okla., last season, paces West Virginia with a 14.9 scoring average as a result of compiling team-high totals in four of the past five games, including a career-high 31 against St. Joseph.

* Shepherd senior Stephanie Lazor (Northeast-AA) is the top rebounder (10.7) in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 16th in scoring (13.6). She is on track to become the fifth player in school history to collect 700 points and 700 rebounds.

* Matt Seward (Loyola) had 25 points and was 6-for-13 in three-point shots in Mary Washington's 126-121 overtime loss to Washington & Lee.

* Marlon Quillens (Southwestern, Baltimore City CC) is Pfeiffer's No. 2 scorer (13.9) and leader in free-throw percentage (70.0) and George Raikes (Mervo, Dundalk CC) is No. 3 in scoring (11.5) and first in field-goal percentage (59.3).


Princeton junior Reed Cordish (Gilman), who plays No. 1 singles and doubles and captains the team, was ranked third in singles in the East for the fall season behind players from Miami and Penn State.


Rider junior Mike Jenson, who was 94-1-1 with 66 pins at Randallstown, began the season by winning four of five bouts and finishing third in Lock Haven's Mat Town USA Tournament and is 13-5 at 177 pounds. Rider sophomore Gregg Kessler, a three-time state champion at Owings Mills, is 4-5 in the 134- and 142-pound classes.

* With his 5-3 decision at 142, Matt Slutzky (Aberdeen) triggered Syracuse's rally against Appalachian State. The Orange won six of the final seven weight classes.

Et cetera

Redshirt freshman Kevin "Chip" Cochran (Annapolis), a transfer from Army, is 7-3 in the 142 and 150 classes. . . . Sophomore Tiffany Stith (Milford Mill) was third in the 55-meter high hurdles for Delaware in a quad meet. . . . Senior Dennis Edwards (Annapolis), who has 1,171 career points, needs 49 to move into eighth place on Fort Hays State's all-time list. . . . Freshman Kacy Williams (Hammond) has started 14 games for Georgetown and leads in assists (71) and is second in steals (22). . . . Senior Todd Kerr (Park) is 106 shy of joining Hampden-Sydney's 1,000 points club.

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