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January 31, 2013

ACM beats PG, 59-51

CUMBERLAND — Monique Rhodes scored 25 points and Madi Nightengale had 16 as Allegany rode a strong team performance to a 59-51 win over Prince George’s in Maryland JUCO action Wednesday at Bob Kirk Arena.

Derica Souder added 10 points, Paris Duncan grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and Christina Briscoe dished out seven assists for the Trojans, who went on top for good midway through the second half.

“It was a great team win for us. We had all-out effort on both ends of the floor,’’ said ACM coach Bethany Sindy. “The girls rallied together and made good decisions with the basketball, and we had players step up and make big plays.”

Kayla Hutson hit a three-point shot to break a 47-47 tie with eight minutes left and Nightengale canned several jumpers on the transition to help the Trojans pull away.

Rhodes was particularly strong attacking inside and hit 11 field goals and three free throws in leading all scorers. Briscoe was cited for strong play at point guard, handling the ball smartly and distributing it well, especially late in the game.

Porchia Smith had 21 points and Tiara Smith 20 for Prince George’s (6-15, 2-8 Maryland JUCO).

Allegany (3-16, 2-8) visits Southern Maryland on Friday and travels to Garrett on Wednesday. The next home game is a rescheduled game with Cecil on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.

Garrett 79, Potomac State 77

KEYSER, W.Va. —  Janice Bartley poured in 27 points to help Garrett escape Potomac State with a win Wednesday.

The Lakers hit 11 three-pointers. Three coming from Bartley and four each from Terra McKenzie and Kailyn Woods.

Potomac State led 40-35 at halftime. Around the eight-minute mark, there were multiple lead changes until Garrett went up by eight. The Catamounts came back and had a two-point attempt to tie it with five seconds left that came up short.

Morgan Wright and Jenna McAtee each had 13 in the loss. Wright and Rachel Waibogha each grabbed 11 rebounds.

McKenzie finished with 23 points. Woods and Shameena Johnson each put in 12 for the Lakers.

Garrett (9-6) hosts Frederick Saturday at 3 p.m.

Potomac State (4-13) plays at Westmoreland Saturday at noon.

Tuesday night

So. Virginia 60, Frostburg St.  48

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Ann Kuroki led five scorers in double figures with 14 points and Southern Virginia pulled away from Frostburg State in the second half for a 60-48 win.

The Knights (9-6), down 33-31, outscored the Bobcats (5-15) 29-15 over the final 14 minutes to get the win.

Frostburg trailed by seven with two minutes left in the first half before Ronje James scored six straight points to cut the Southern Virginia lead to 21-20 at the half.

Four quick points put the Knights up 25-20 two minutes into the second half, but three-point shots by Steph Straka and Elaina Hummel and a two-pointer and two assists by Brynn Arnone gave FSU its 33-31 lead at the 14:04 mark.

The Knights took over from there with the 29-15 spurt.

Arnone led the Bobcats with 14 points and seven rebounds. James and Hummel had 11 points, with James also getting five steals and four assists. Straka had eight points and eight rebounds.

FSU plays at Wesley on Saturday.

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