Two Carver grads led Newbury College of Brookline, Mass., on a march that stopped just short of a national basketball championship.
Rodney Black and Mike Richardson were the standouts as Newbury finished third in the National Junior wich College Athletic Association's Division III tournament, behind Sullivan County CC of Loch Sheldrake, N.Y., and Corning (N.Y.) CC.
After losing to Corning in the second round of the double-elimination tournament, Newbury (24-8) beat Brookhaven College of Dallas for third.
Richardson, named to the all-tournament team, was Newbury's season leader in scoring (21.4) and assists (4.5), and Black led in rebounds (11.0).
* Shenandoah junior Phil Dixon (St. Frances) was named third-team Division III All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He averaged 27.1 points and 9.0 assists, seventh and second, respectively, in Division III. The Dixie Conference Player of the Year, Dixon is Shenandoah's first basketball All-America.
* Junior Lisa Roberts (Annapolis), a 6-foot-1 center, averaged 9.3 points and was the No. 2 rebounder for West Virginia Wesleyan (19-7). . . . Rick Tarburton (Eastern Tech) completed his career at Pittsburgh-Bradford with 1,250 points and as the school's all-time rebounding leader. . . . Marist senior and tri-captain Andrea Macey (Broadneck) had a career-high 17 points against Fordham and reached double figures eight times, finishing this season with 6.7 ppg and 4.3 rpg. . . . Lafayette freshman Alfred McAllister (Edgewood) was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after two 13-point games. He was the team's No. 5 scorer with 6.5 ppg. . . . As a freshman forward, Christina Williamson (Mercy) had 39 points and 49 rebounds as Susquehanna (20-7) finished runner-up in the Middle Atlantic Conference.
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Senior outfielder Mark Budzinski (Severna Park) is batting .392, fourth best in the Colonial Athletic Association, for Richmond, which is off to its best start (16-2) since 1947. Budzinski, the only player who has started all 18 games, has 19 RBIs and four home runs, including a grand slam in the eighth inning that beat C.W. Post, 7-5. . . . After eight games, freshman Jason Keefer (Severna Park) leads Hampden-Sydney with a .379 average.
Trent Carter (Boys' Latin), who played on two of Hobart's Division III championship teams, has joined Bucknell as an assistant coach. . . . Sophomores Meghan Hallahan (Roland Park) and Jennifer Rose (Mount Hebron), both returning starters, are helping to anchor Bucknell's defense. . . . Bucknell men's coach Sid Jamieson said junior Mike Altshuler (Catonsville), the team's top faceoff specialist, had "a terrific preseason," in particular dominating against Cornell. . . . Jill Altshuler (Catonsville) had 12 goals, Kristin Gillis (Severn) nine and Cristina Brill (Severn) three as Lehigh won two of its first three women's lacrosse games. . . . Freshman Brian Kalman (Park) is a midfielder on the Merchant Marine Academy varsity. . . . Buttressing Mary Washington are Heather Shumake (Glenelg), Emily McManus (Archbishop Spalding) and Jen Wassif (Severn). . . Senior Melissa Compton (Loch Raven) is Hofstra's top returning scorer (27 goals, 15 assists). . . . Franklin & Marshall's Megan McGowan (Centennial) is back for her final season after scoring 45 goals as a junior.
Senior Tina Rankin (Glenelg) won the hammer throw (162 feet) to help Cornell finish second in an eight-team meet. . . . Junior John MacDonald (Hereford) returns as one of the Merchant Marine Academy's top tennis players.