While the Western Maryland men's basketball team is relying on sophomore forward Will Marshall for scoring, it's a balanced attack that has the women on an early-season roll.
Marshall earned Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 23.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and two blocks a game in a road loss against Messiah last Tuesday and a conference-opening win against Ursinus on Saturday.
The Green Terror was 3-2 going into last night's game against visiting Mary Washington and will close out its 1995 portion of the schedule with three games at the Gill Center -- including a conference game Saturday afternoon against Muhlenberg.
Marshall and fellow sophomore Kris Shuck got the Green Terror off to a good start in the conference with the 85-73 win at Ursinus. Both had 20 points with Marshall adding a game-high 11 rebounds. Going into the week, Marshall was second in the conference in scoring (21.2 ppg) and rebounding (10.4 rpg).
The women have four of the conference's top 11 overall scorers with sophomore Katie Haley (17.0) sixth and Kathi Snyder, Kristin Miller and Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) each averaging 15 a game. As a team, the Green Terror (5-1) is leading the conference in scoring, averaging 79 points going into last night's game at Franklin & Marshall.
After playing host to Bryn Mawr Saturday night, the Green Terror will not be back in action until Jan. 8 at Messiah.
Terror swimmers swept
Swarthmore swept Western Maryland in a conference meet on Saturday, defeating the men, 59-35, and the women, 61-33.
Karen Alexander was a double-winner (100 backstroke, 200 free) for the Western Maryland women, with Michelle Garvey enjoying her first career victory in the 1000 free. Mike Welter was the lone Western Maryland winner on the men's side, claiming the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 1.79 seconds to edge Swarthmore's Chris Seaman.
Wrestlers fifth in tourney
Junior Phil Simmerer led the Green Terror wrestlers to a fifth-place showing in the 18-team Jerry Petrofes Invitational at Lebanon Valley over the weekend.
At 167 pounds, Simmerer (5-1) was third. Steve Smiddy (142 pounds) and Rick Estes (177) both finished fourth. The Green Terror was second among the five conference schools competing.
Bloom earns honor
Westminster High grad Sara Bloom, a junior at Bucknell University, was named to the U.S. Rowing Collegiate All-America first team. The award, announced by the U.S. Rowing Association, recognizes academic and athletic excellence.
Bloom, a biology major, carries a 3.9 grade-point average and was one of nine female student-athletes selected to the first team. Bloom, a cross country runner at Westminster, was a member of the gold-medal boat at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Championship last spring for Bucknell.
Carroll Christian wins
The Carroll Christian boys basketball team improved to 2-2 with a 50-47 win at Red Lion (Pa.) on Monday. The Patriots came back from a 26-13 first-quarter deficit and took their first lead when Casey Davis hit a free throw with 1:31 left in the game.
Josh Belcher led the way with 17 points and nine rebounds with John Brunson adding 10 points. The Carroll Christian girls dropped to 1-3 with a 49-29 loss to Red Lion.