The key for the Western Maryland College women's basketball team's early success has been balance in the starting lineup.
That lineup took a hit on Sunday, however, when sophomore guard Kristen Miller went down with a wrist injury in the Green Terror's 69-59 victory over Ripon. Miller, who averaged nine points a game, is likely to miss two weeks.
The Green Terror (5-2) have won its last four and have Lebanon Valley (3-5) up next tomorrow, with Bryn Mawr (0-8) following on Saturday.
Miller's absence should provide more time for freshman Dena Morgan and even more minutes for senior standout guard Erin Murphey, a Francis Scott Key grad. Murphey (11.6 points a game) became the college's all-time career leader in assists with three on Sunday, giving her 284.
Junior forward Katie Haley's 18.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game both lead the team. Sophomore forward Kathi Snyder is averaging 13.1 points a game with her sister, senior center Heidi, averaging 9.9.
Last year, the Green Terror was 6-1 at this time and won seven of its next eight before finishing the season 17-7.
The Western Maryland men (3-5) lost to host Wilkes College, 91-66, in the finals of the Holiday Inn/Colonel Classic on Sunday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Forwards Daeviid St. Rose and Will Marshall were chosen to the all-tournament team.
The Green Terror will travel to Catholic (3-4) tonight and could see freshman center Matt Laczkowski, a first-team All-County selection last year at Westminster High who is coming off the bench for the Washington, D.C., school in a limited role as a freshman.
The Bowling Brook basketball team opened play in the newly-formed Beltway Basketball League last night traveling to Potomac to take on Heights School.
Others in the six-team league that Bowling Brook (3-5 going into last night) will be going up against are Laurel Baptist, National Christian, Riverdale Baptist and Newport School.
In wrestling, Bowling Brook (2-6) placed three in the Garry Trott Invitational Tournament at Fallston High over the weekend.
Rob Holloman (15-7 on the season) won the 125-pound class with a second-period pin of Calvert Hall's Phil Gouel. Patrick Brown (11-5) finished third at 152, and Allen Hargrove (13-6) was fourth at 189. Bowling Brook finished sixth in the 10-team field.
Pub Date: 1/08/97