• Friday, March 17,2000 • Savannah Morning News —"tB PRO BASKETBALL Wizards end Lakers' win streak SSU baseball barreling in on NCAA record Savannah Morning News Tht Associated Press WASHINGTON— The Los Angeles Lakers' 19-game winning streak ended Thursday night against an unlikely opponent, the Washington Wizards. v In their most spirited performance in two years — before a crowd that frequently cheered wildly for the visitors — the Wizards ended the fourthlongest winning streak in NBA history Thursday, beating the Lakers 1091 0 2 . , •;•••.. ' . - . • • • . . Washington won for only the 21st time all season and got 32 points from Mitch Richmond. The streak didn't end passively as the Lakers rallied from a 21-point second-quarter deficit Shaquille O'Neal, fouled mercilessly throughout, had 40 points and 12 rebounds, and made 10 of 16 free throws. But he also was plagued by foul trouble, as was Kobe Bryant, who fouled out in the game's final second with seven points on 2-for-10 shooting. ; The Wizards, playing their best basketball, also needed some luck in the final minute. Leading 101-98, Richmond forced a jumper that barely scraped the rim. The ball fell right in Juwan Howard's hands, giving the Wizards a new 24-second clock. Htat 92,76t rs 77 MIAMI — Reserve Bruce Bowen sank three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter against his, former team, which played without suspended guard Allen Iverson. Tim Hardaway came within a rebound of the fourth triple-double in Heat history. He had 18 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds. COLLEGE SPORTS two in the seventh and two more in the ninth, outhitting Stetson 14-8. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the Matt Easterday paced the Eagle NCAA record for consecutive victo- attack with" three hits and two RBIs. ries in sight, Savannah State's baseDavid Ray picked up the win for ball team steamrolled Miles College GSU, hurling six strong innings and Thursday in a doubleheader. allowing just, two runs on five hits, The Tigers, 33-0, can tie and break while striking out five, lason Cadenthe University of Texas'? all.divisions head pitched the final three innings record of 34 straight wins in a double- for his first save. header Sunday against Maryland Georgia Southern is now even on Eastern Shore. SSU bypassed Kenne- the season at 9-9. saw State's Division II record with a pair of wins Wednesday at Tuskegee. SCAD SOFTBALL WINS A PAIR Left-hander Chris Cesario highlighted Thursday's games against ORLANDO, Fla.—Chrissy Way and Miles,* throwing a complete game Amanda Brandt each tossed Comone-hitter in a 14-0 Game 2 victory. plete-game shutouts as the SCAD SSU won the opener, 20-3, despite a softball team topped Fairleigh Dickrocky start by staff ace Guy Thigperi. inson (N.J.), 4-O, and Manhattanville Savannah State scored Gve runs to (N.Y.) 9-0 in six innings at the Disney start the day before Thigpen allowed Classic on Thursday. three hits and three earned runs in In the first game, Way hurled a the bottom of the first inning. The three-hitter with six strikeouts to Tigers added four runs in the second improve to 5-1 on the season. In the inning, however, and Thigpen settled second game, Brandt pitched a onedown: SSU piled on 10 runs in the hitter, with eight strikeouts and no seventh inning to seal the game. walks to improve to 5-1. Brett Higgins continued to lead Way also led SCAD's offensive SSU at the plate. The senior catcher assault, going 4-for:7 with two douhad three hits, including his 15th bles and three RBIs overall. Hilary home run of the season, and three Havlik went 3-for-6 with a triple and BBIs in Game 1. With Cesario domi- five RBIs and Traci Simons went 3nating Game 2 from the mound, Tor- for-5 with a RBI for the Bees. rie Pinkins led die Tigers at the plate SCAD (18-2) faces Cumberland with three hits, including a homer, (Tenn.) College today at 1 rxminthe Nick Wass/The Associated Press and five RBIs. ; tournament. Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal goes to the basket against the Wizards' Don . In Wednesday's action at Tuskegee, Reid (60) during the second quarter Thursday. . Ricardo Castillo improved to 13-0 AASU BASEBALL and combined with Shantwone Dent t o p s BEMIDII STATE Jazz 107, Cavaliers 8 6 tention, have beaten playoff-bourid on a two-hitter in a 16-i SSU win. The Armstrong Atlantic State UniPhoenix, Indiana arid San Antonio in Charles Brown (2-0) earned the CLEVELAND — Bryon Russell the last six days after losing sjx in a mound victory in Game 2. SSU versity baseball team scored five runs scored 12 runs in the top of the first in the its final two-at bats to break a scored 13 points and Karl Malone 11 row. inning on its way to a 20-4 victory. tie at 2 and post a 7-4 win on Thursduring a 36-8 third-quarter run to ' Higgins had a career day against day. » "'•-. lead Utah. Howard Eisley scored 24 Bucks 106, Rocktts 96 Tuskegee, going 4 for 7 at the plate Haydn Chinh's tie-breaking RBI points for the Jazz, including 10 during the fourth quarter. Malone finMILWAUKEE — Ray AUen scored with seven RBIs and six runs scored. double highlighted a three-run seventh inning, which gave the Pirates a ished with 21 and Russell with 18. 28 points and Sam Cassell added 22 He homered in each game. SSU will go for histqry at 1 p.m. 5-2 lead. Jimmy LaRose's two-run sinas the Bucks handed the Rockets Sunday at Tiger Field. Thigpen and gle added insurance runs in the their fifth straight loss. Mavericks 110, Spurs 8 8 Rookie Steve Francis had 22 for the Castillo, who are a combined 25-0, eighth. are scheduled to start against MaryLaRose went 2-for-4 with three SAN ANTONIO — Erick Strickland Rockets an Kelvin Cato added 20. Robinson, held to five points in the land Eastern Shore, a Division I team RBIs and Chinn added two hits. scored 26 points and hit five of his team's 12 3?pointers as the Mavericks first half, had 14 after the break, which plays in the Mid-Eastern Ath• got their first win in the Alamodome including eight in the fourth period letic Conference. since 1996. The Mavericks, only 27-37 as the Bucks never let the lead slip and not close to postseason con- away. GSU BASEBALL SPLITS SERIES WITH STETSON HOCKEY DeLAND — Georgia Southern scored nine runs off seven Stetson pitchers as the Eagles snapped the Hatters' 10-game winning streak with a 9-5 victory on Wednesday, afternoon. The victory came a day after GSU fell to Stetson 7-3 in the first of a two-game series. . On Wednesday, the Eagles scored two in the second, three in die fifth, Thrashers provide Islanders' goalie withfirstwin The Associated Press first game with revamped Pittsburgh, which ended an O-fqr-18 power-play ATLANTA — Stephen Valiquette drought. The Penguins began the made 37 saves to win Ills first career night tied with four teams for the NHL start as the New York Islanders final two spots in the Eastern Conferbeat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-2 Thurs- ence playoffs. . day night Brad Isblster, OUi loldnen, Josh Green and Tim Connolly each Flyers \, Canadians 1 scored for the Islanders, who improved to 14-7-6 when scoring first PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Hackett made 38 saves as Montreal tied Philadelphia. RickTocchet scored for Penguins 4, Panthers 2 the Flyers, who moved within five PITTSBURGH—Josef Beranek and points of the Atlantic Division-leadBob Boughner scored goals in their ing New Jersey Devils. Maple Leafs 4 , Red Wings 3, OT DETROIT — Mats Sundin scored on a power play 138 into overtime as Toronto beat Detroit. Sergei Berezin, who had two goals and ah assist, scored with 8.2 seconds left in the third to sent it to OT. Blackhawks 5, Bruins 4 , OT CHICAGO — Steve Sullivan scored 1:39 into overtime to lift Chicago over Boston. The Blackhawks won their fourth straight Freshman Andrew Moss earned his first collegiate win with two innings of relief. AASU improved to 22-5. The Pirates will travel to Soutlj CarolinaAiken in a three-game series this weekend. A single game on Saturday begins at 2 p.m. Sunday's doubleheader starts at 1 p.m. Bemidji State felltol-5. AASUTENNIS WINS IN CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ, Calif..— Christopher Petersen'. Blaise Tribolet, Frederic Heitz and Aref Jallali each postedsingles wins to lead the Armstrong Atlantic State University men's terihis; team to a 5-2 win over Califoftiia, Santa Cruz. ••'. The doubles team of Petersen-Tribolet and Heitz-Jallali also won. AASU, ranked No. 4 in the Division II poll, improved to 12-2. The Pirates will host No. 15 Drury on March 26 at 10 a.m. . SCAD BASEBALL DROPS A PAIR MIAMI, Fla. — The Savanhah.fiollege of Art & Design baseball tearniell to the University of Bridgeport (Conn.), 1-0, andSt. Cloud (Miijn.) State, 10-4, in the Homestead Challenge Baseball Tournament, on Thursday. In the first game, SCAD's Harold Jones tossed a three-hitter and sfiruck out nine. But Bridgeport scored on an unearned run on a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning.: •_• In the second game, Division. J[J St. Cloud built a 6-0 lead after-.(wo innings to top the Bees. SCAD tallied within 10-4 and had the bases loaded with one our in the seventh, but a double playended the game. .,, Henry Garcia went 2-for-4 witjitwo runs scored and a RBI for the .Bees. SCAD (6-14) ends its touinarhent play today at 2:30 against Nazarene (Tenn.). CR1MESTOPPERS! ^ l 234-2020 of Savannah -Chatham County "Working Together to Solve Crime." The Savannah Morning News is proud to support Crime Stoppers. USED CARS TO BE SOLD AT PREPS DeGhristofaro hurls no-hitter for Richmond Hill Savannah Morning News RICHMOND HILL — Vlnnie DeChristofaro struck out 17 batters en route to a no-hitter as Richmond Hill downed Toombs Co. 10-0 in six innings in Region 2-AA North baseball action on Thursday. The left-hander improved to 3-1 on the season. Michael Bashlor went 2for-4 with a grand-slam home run and 5 RBIs for the Wildcats (7-4, M i Sean Griffin went 2-f 6r-3 with a home run and an RBI and Harlow Cameron added a RBI double for Richmond Hill. . Toombs Co. fell to 2-8 overall and 0-2 in sub-region play. BASEBALL Richmond HIM tO, Toombi Co. 0 ToomtwCo. 090000 0 0 t Richmond HM 01W11 10* 0 Winning pitcher: Vionit OcChristolaro (3D. Losing pitcher: Ryan Toole. Leading hitten: Michael Batnlor 2-4 orand Dam HR 5 RBIs. Sean Griffin 2 3 HR RBI. Haitow Cameron 1-2 2B RBI Nick Boney 2 3 2B. Seth Norwood 1-2 2B. Records: Richmond Hill 7-4, i t Region 2-AA North; Toombs Co. 2-8. 0-2. Memorial Day 11 FrederlcaO (5 hwO Fradwtca 00000 0 1 4 Manorial M14« 11 I 0 Winning pitcher: Crk Jones (2-0). Losing pitcher: Lavalie. Leading hitters: Memorial, Matthew Wilcoion 2-3 3 RS. Kyle Clark 3 3 2B 3B 2 RBI. Records: Memorial 5-2.2-0 GISA Region 2AA; Trederica 0-2 region. Thursday* late game South Efflngham 12, Cfflngham Co. 2 •cemnfiiMi MI Mil it i o tfflngtam 100001 0 1 4 1 Winning pitcher: Scotty Gordy 12-2). Losing pitcher: Trey Hunter. Leading hitters: So. Citingham. T.J. Lonon 2-3, Travis Adkinson 2-3 HR 3 RBIs. Jessie Collins 2-3 HR 2 RBIs, Caleb Cubanks 2-4 26 3 RBIs Records: So. Effingham 6-6. GIRLS5OCCER South Effinoham 3, Calvary Baptist t Goals: Calvary. Ashlie Exley t. Assists: Sarah Whitmorse. Saves: Klie White 9. Jessica Higgins '8. ' ' • ' .;.. • ' Groves 0, Bradwell Institute 0 Saves: Groves, Allison Mays 4. ' Records: Groves 4-5-2.2-2-1 Region 3-AAAA (A); Bradwell H-l sub-region. Note: Match was stopped at haiftime because of the inclement weather. .• . Note: Match was stopped with 19 minutes left in the second half because of Inclement weather. Jenkins W, Effingham Co. 0 Goals: Jenkins, Jennifer t o w n 4, Lisa Wills, Brooke Rushing 2. Melissa Hammentree, Morgan Walker, Jamie Meshew. Assists: Jenkins, Lo'ten 3, Wills. : Records: Jenkins 5-2. . Richmond HiH 2, Windsor Forest 1 Goals: Richmond Hill. Christina Coyle. Melissa Mantho; Windsor, Trkia Parker. Assists: Mantho, • COyle; Windsor. Rachel Ramirez. Saves: Richmond Hill. Nina Timmons I; Windsor. Ashley Gnann'5. . > . Records: Richmond Hill 4-2-1. Note: Match was stopped at haiftime because of Inclement weather^ BOYSSOCCER South Effingham 6, Calvary Baptist 1 Goals: So. Effingham, Carlos Moreno 4, Christian Eaddy, Ralph Anderson: Calvary, Chris Malautea. Assists: So. Eflingham, Moreno 2, Kyle Johnson, Eaddy. Robert Espy: Calvary, Matt Meeks. Saves: So. Effingham, Dennis Jones 5. Records: Calvary 2-6,11 Area 2-AA/A: So. Effingham 3-51,10. ^^ Aft - J-* A AJ^B^M ^^^BA 1 ? 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Used Car Manager for Savannah All vehicles will be open so that buyToyota has just announced plans to ers can inspect the cars; one hour; hold a special used car and truck before the sale begins at 9:00 a.^h> event with used cars and trucks start- Whoever is sitting behind the wheel ing at thirty-nine dollars and up on when the prices are slashed on tfie: Saturday, March lcHh, 2000 from 9:00 windshield will be given first opporam - 12:00 noon. According to Used tunity to purchase the vehicles at the Car Manager Jim Manka, record sales sale price. This innovative approach from the last few months has resulted to selling used vehicles will make it in an overload of trade-ins and lease easy and quick for anyone in the marreturns. "In the last few months our ket for a good used car or truck'at sales have increased at a tremendous very low prices.with no hassles. There rate", Jim Manka said. Now, we must will be five to six business managers reduce the number of cars and trucks who can arrange low cost financing as in our used car inventory. During this well as many bank lenders on haf}ti. thirty-nine dollar sale every car and We've got over 2 million dollars in truck will be sold for,hundreds to inventory. Our total inventory will be thousands below the original price close to 600 new and used cars arid Jim Manka said, "Our customers trucks. Since we are a local business should find these prices as low as we would like to give back to the comwholesale auctions". Auction bidding munity. "We would rather allow the often inflates the true value of a car so public to buy these vehicles tr\an you pay more. This Saturday every wholesale them at auction". Any car and truck is on sale, first bidding. questions may be directed to 912-927It's the best opportunity to get a good r1234 at Savannah Toyota. Sale Date: quality used vehicle at the lowest March 18th, opens at 8:00 a.m., sale price possible including used cars for starts at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
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