Sports Wrap

February 10, 2009

Women’s basketball supports breast cancer awareness
Upon the encouragement of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the McDaniel women’s basketball coaching staff will take part in the organization’s Pink Zone campaign for its home game at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 against York (Pa.) and its 4 p.m. Feb. 21 game at Gettysburg.

The Green Terror coaching staff is asking fans to join them in showing support for all cancer awareness by wearing something pink at both games. Pink is the color that was chosen to recognize breast cancer.

The WBCA Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA’s nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The goal is to educate, create awareness and motivate everyone to learn about cancer prevention.

Men’s basketball
Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) netted eight of his team-high 19 points in the final 2:02 to lead McDaniel to a 66-60 victory Feb. 7 over Ursinus in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action.

With the win, the Green Terror (16-5, 11-3 CC) tie the program record for wins in a season with 16 and maintain its hold on second place on the CC standings. The team has had four 16-win seasons, most recently in 1982-83. Franklin & Marshall kept its one-game lead on McDaniel with a 95-64 win over Washington (Md.) while the Green Terror extended its advantage over third-place Gettysburg to two games after Muhlenberg downed the Bullets, 62-58.

McDaniel can clinch its second straight playoff berth and potentially wrap up a first-round bye with a record-setting 17th victory of the season at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 Dickinson – the Green Terror’s final regular-season home game.

Women’s basketball
Kim Staub (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) recorded a career-best 15 points Feb. 7 to pace McDaniel in a 71-59 Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball victory over Ursinus. Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) added 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Green Terror (11-9, 9-6 CC), who snapped its three-game skid and kept pace in the win column with four other conference teams. The Green Terror returns to action at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at home against Dickinson and takes to the home court in support of breast cancer awareness at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 against York (Pa.).

Indoor track
Lindsay Wilson (Catsonville, Md./Seton Keough) finished fifth in the mile with a program-record time of 5:18.53 to lead McDaniel Feb. 7 at the Susquehanna Invitational in men’s and women’s indoor track and field action. Wilson broke the previous mark by five seconds in her first attempt at the distance. On the men’s side, Kevin Bowman (Frederick, Md./Brunswick) led the way with a sixth-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:33.32. McDaniel returns to action Feb. 11 at the Navy Classic.

Washington (Md.) took a 125-67 victory over McDaniel Feb. 7 in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s swimming action. The Shorewomen (10-3, 3-3 CC) also downed the Green Terror (1-8, 1-6 CC), 129-73. On the men’s side, Washington (6-4, 2-3 CC) notched victories in eight events while McDaniel (2-6, 0-6 CC) took the other three events. McDaniel returns to action at the CC Championships on Feb. 20-22 at Franklin & Marshall.

Zach Hetrick (Hanover, Pa./South Western) notched a 3-0 day but McDaniel went 1-2 Feb. 7 in a non-conference wrestling quad meet at Messiah. The Green Terror (8-13) dropped a 25-17 decision to No. 28 Messiah before falling to King’s, 24-12. McDaniel defeated Gettysburg 40-17 in a non-conference bout. Hetrick led the way with a two major decision and a first-period fall while Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) also recorded a 3-0 day. McDaniel returns to action in a Centennial Conference quad match at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at home.