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Mike Mathews - Sports

March 14, 2009

Quick fix needed to reverse state tournament woes


Still in the books

Several local players still have their names in the MPSSAA state tournament recordbooks.

Mac Sloan, of Westmar, remains tied for the most three-point goals in a single game with seven in a 25-point game against Cambridge-South Dorchester in 1993 .... John Smith, of Valley, holds the best foul shooting mark for two games, converting 30 of 33 in 1986 ... Bob Pence, of Bruce, made the longest shot in tournament history, an 85-footer, in a 1975 semifinal.

On the girls side, there are no record-holders but several players put up big scoring games.

There had been 38 30-point games in girls tournament history heading into this year. Southern scoring machine Jenny Hillen has the third and 20th best games, with 43 points in a 1984 semifinal and 32 in a 1985 semifinal ... Mount Savage’s Tina Malloy had 32 points, which is 16th best, in a 1975 quarterfinal .... Dawn Sloan had 30-point games in the 1990 final and a 1991 semifinal in leading Joan Fitzpatrick’s powerful Westmar teams to back-to-back championships.

Mike Mathews is a Cumberland Times-News sportswriter. Contact Mike Mathews at

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