St. Frances dominates second half, wins in Del. No. 1 Panthers use 40-15 run to take consolation; Basketball roundup


Top-ranked St. Frances (9-3) rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to avoid a second straight loss, outscoring Good Counsel (Md.) 40-15 in the second half, and posting a 62-45 victory in a consolation game of the main bracket of the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament yesterday in Lewes, Del.

Senior forward Mark Karcher had 18 points and five assists, and junior center Shawn Hampton added 12 points to lead the Panthers, who lost to Rice (N.Y.), 57-53, Friday at the Cape Henlopen High tournament.

Lake Clifton 84, Mercersberg (Pa.) Academy 54: Senior guard Kevin Braswell scored 25 points, and senior forward Michael King added 22 as the No. 4 Lakers (6-2) won a consolation game in the Power Series bracket of the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament.

Dunbar 73, Fairmount Heights 60: Sophomore guard Timothy Lyles led all scorers with 25 points and sophomore center Jamal Brown had 20 as No. 5 Dunbar finished 2-0 in the two-day !B round-robin Fairmount Heights Tournament.

Mount St. Joseph 76, Oswego (N.Y.) Free Academy 35: Sophomore guard Chris Masters scored 18 and James Barones scored 11 of his 15 points in a decisive second quarter to lead the No. 7 Gaels (8-2) in a consolation game romp at the Stop-DWI Holiday Classic at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, N.Y. Mount St. Joseph meets Bethlehem (Pa.) Academy noon today in the consolation finals.

Severn 64, Loyola 60, OT: Tournament Most Valuable Player Jeff Hatch scored 17 points, including a key overtime bucket to give the No. 16 Admirals the York County Special Olympics Holiday championship over No. 14 Loyola. Dennard Melton added 11 for Severn. Loyola's Brian Cosgrove had 14 and Ryan Heacock added 13.


Mercy 70, Newark (Del.) 36: Tournament MVP Shannon Cohen paced the No. 2 Magic (7-0) with a game-high 15 points as Mercy won the Caesar Rodney Cup championship at the Diamond State Classic in Wilmington, Del.

Mercy's Jamie Vogtman (six), Ashlee Courter (10) and Adrienne DiPietro (six) all made All-Tournament Team selections.

St. Mary's 75, Bishop McNamara 63: The No. 3 Saints (8-1) overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to down the Mustangs in the Noel Classic at Spalding behind junior forward Tiffany Schummer's 21 points. Sophomore Emily Lipton added 14 points as St. Mary's improved to 2-0 in the round-robin tournament.

John Carroll 69, Old Mill 56: Jen Westervelt scored a game-high 22 points and Britney Whitehurst added 19 as the No. 4 Patriots (8-0) won their second straight game at the Noel Classic.

Annapolis 71, Laurel 66: Junior guard Kia Green came off the bench to lead the No. 12 Panthers by hitting 12 of 19 foul shots and scoring 22 points in a Capital City Classic semifinal. Junior forward Jackie Edwards scored 18 points for the Panthers, and junior center Kammi Cottrell added 16. Laurel battled backed from a 33-17 halftime deficit to lead, 41-40, in the second half before the Panthers pulled away late. Annapolis meets Linganore 8 p.m. tomorrow for the championship.

Pub Date: 12/29/96

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