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• 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 .
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.:
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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.).
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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.
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Toombs Co. fell to 2-8 overall and
0-2 in sub-region play.
BASEBALL
Richmond HIM tO, Toombi Co. 0
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Records: Jenkins 5-2.
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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
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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.
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used car inventory arid will be liquidating cars and trucks for tte
low as thirty-nine dollars this Saturday, March 18th, 2000.
SAVANNAH, GA
thirty-nine dollars. All cars and trucks
will be on display at Savannah Toyota
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA - Jim Manka, located at lilOi Abercbrn, at 8:00 a*m.
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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