Sports Wrap

February 20, 2009

In men’s basketball
Gettysburg won a 53-48 victory over McDaniel Feb. 21 in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action. The Bullets (16-8, 11-7 CC), by virtue of Muhlenberg’s 97-90 overtime loss at Ursinus, earn the third seed in the upcoming CC tournament. The Green Terror (18-7, 13-5 CC) will be the second seed and face Gettysburg in the semifinals Feb. 28 at Franklin & Marshall. The 13th-ranked Diplomats, despite dropping their second straight game – a 74-67 loss at Dickinson, earned the top spot and will host the tournament.

In women’s basketball
Gettysburg scored a 65-54 win over McDaniel Feb. 21 in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball action. Despite the loss in its regular-season finale, the Green Terror (14-11, 11-7 CC) had everything else go its way on the day. Washington (Md.) defeated Johns Hopkins and Dickinson downed Franklin & Marshall to force a five-way tie for second place in the conference standings at 11-7. By virtue of head-to-head tiebreaker, McDaniel earned the fourth seed in next week’s tournament and will host Dickinson in the first-round game Feb. 25.

In indoor track
Lindsay Wilson (Catsonville, Md./Seton Keough) won the 3,000 to lead McDaniel Feb. 21 at the Susquehanna Open in men’s and women’s indoor track and field action. In the Green Terror’s final tune-up before the Centennial Conference (CC) championship Feb. 28-March 1, Wilson clocked a time of 10:43.36 to pace the 21-member field.

Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) led the men with a second-place finish in the same event, finishing as the first collegiate runner with a time of 9:02.46. The men’s distance medley relay finished second with a combined time of 10:34.55, setting a program record. The group of C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll), Juris Eyler (Middletown, Md./Middletown), Cody Crutchley (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Kevin Bowman (Westminster, Md./Brunswick) broke the old mark by more than six seconds with the fastest time in the CC this season. The 4x800-meter relay was fifth with a time of 8:22.75 – the Green Terror's best time of the season.

In swimming
Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) won the 100 breaststroke in a program-record time of 1:07.26 to lead McDaniel to a seventh-place finish Feb. 20-22 at the 2009 Centennial Conference (CC) swimming championships hosted by Franklin & Marshall on Friday-Sunday. The men also finished seventh.

In wrestling
Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) finished first at heavyweight Feb. 21 to lead McDaniel to a third-place finish at the 2009 Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling championships at home. Glotfelty improved to 35-1 on the season, going 3-0 on the day to earn the championship and berth to the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Mar. 6-7. As a team, the Green Terror finished third with 54 points behind Merchant Marine, which successfully defended its title with 116 points, and Ursinus (66 points).