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Thursday, February 13, 1992
Lady Lions cruise
Greg Geibel fine Collegian
Shoot the rock: Freshman guard Megan
Musante pulls up for a jumper against
Lions burned by
The Lions have guards,
forwards and centers. Maybe they
should add an exorcist to their
roster to take care of Demons,
especially Dyke: College
On Monday night, the Lions
four-game win streak was
snapped in Cleveland by the
Dyke Demons, 85-75.
The Lions led 49-40 at the
half, but they came out slow in
the second half and were ravaged
by the Demons.
"We struggled all night. In the
second half our defense was poor
and our shots wouldn’t fall," said
point guard Don Plyler.
Byron Thome paced the Lions
with 17 points while Rick Clark
added 13. Plyler, Rob Hunt and
Rich Buzulka also scored in
The Demons shot 58 percent
from the field while Behrend shot
46 percent. The Lions out
rebounded Dyke 34-30. Buzulka
grabbed 12 boards to lead the
The loss to Dyke followed a
double overtime win against
Waynesburg College last
Wednesday in front of an
emotional home crowd.
Hunt scored with eight seconds
left in the second overtime to
clutch a 71-68 win,
The Lions were up 56-53 near
the end $f regulation, but
Joe Johnson nailed
a three-pointer at the buzzer to
send the game into overtime.
In overtirhe, the teams played
tight. With 16 seconds left.
"Our goal is to get
to the playoffs. We
need to win all of
games to achieve it.
If we can stop them
from doing what
they want to do, we
can do what we want
Waynesburg sunk two free
throws to take a 64-61 lead.
Coach Fred Paulsen called
timeout and set up a three-pointer
for Plyler. The play worked.
Plyler got the ball, but the shot
by Titans, bow to
bv Paul Benim
Last Monday night, the Lady
Lions cruised to their 19th
victory of the season with an 80-
43 bashing over Westminster.
This followed a disappointing
loss to Division II Mercyhurst
College last Wednesday night.
The Lions trounced on the
Westminster Titans as soon as
the ball went up. A Krista
Hershner 12-footer, followed by a
Kim Boyd jay, sent the squad to a
12-2 lead in the first five
The defensive pressure was too
much for Westminster to handle.
The Lions were all over the court
and were simply too much for the
The Lions bolted to a 41-18
halftime advantage in the last 15
of the first half. Behrend's "D"
smothered Westminster, giving
up a measley 18 points.
Sophomore Michelle Grover,
who had a career 14, carried the
Lions in the first half with eight
points. Forward Becky Swartz hit
a pair of long distance bombs to
increase the halftime spread.
The second half was much of
the same, a couple times over.
After the intermission the
Lions forced their opponents into
twenty turnovers and they held
the Titans to 37 percent from thfe
Defensively the stats were
terrific. For the game, Behrend
stole the ball 25 times and made
them turn it over 38 times.
Waynesburg got the rebound
and just when things were
beginning to look bad, Clark
tipped the ball into Thorne's
Thorne caught the ball and
threw up a three. His shot
swished throught the net just as
the buzzer went off.
Clark hit five three-pointers
and finished with 25 points.
Plyler scored 16 and Thome and
Respress added 10 apiece.
The Lions won despite
shooting only 31 percent to the
Yellow Jacket's 37 percent.
Behrend out rebounded
Waynesburg 51-45 as Respress
The Lions are now 12-10, with
four games left to play. Plyler
said that they will probably need
to win them all to get a playoff
"Our goal is to get to the
playoffs. We need to win all of
our remaining games to achieve
it," commented Plyler.
The Lions will need to play
good, strong defense.
"If we can stop them from
doing what they want to do, we
can do what we want to do,"
The Lions have two remaining
home games. They take on Thiel
tonight and next Monday they
have another game against Dyke.
As usual, a balanced scoring
ledger accounted for Behrend's
Every player got into the
scoring column. Grover netted 14
and grabbed four offensive
rebounds. Boyd tossed in 12 to
go along with four steals.
Swartz finished with twelve
also, while Michele Beisler had
nine, and Heather Shearer eight.
On the boards the house cleaning
was handled by freshmen Karen
"We were happy
with most of the
action in the first
half was a different
Strait and Tracy Thompson. Each
The Mercyhurst game was a
different story though.
After recently becoming ranked
#l9 in the nation, the Lady Lions
bowed to Division II Mercyhurst
College (13-8) by tne score of
The ladies pounced on the
Lakers earlier getting off to a 7-0
Kimberly Boyd got Behrend
rolling with a jumper, which was
by Dan Zahniser
On the home front...
Check out the Lions and Lady Lions as they battle
Thiel tonight in Erie Hall. The Lady Lions hit the court
at 5:30 p.m. and the Lions take the court at 7:30 p.m.
The Men's Volleyball Club will host Slippery Rock
University this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Erie Hall.
And now some national news...
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was
found guilty of all three counts in his rape trial. Tyson
will be sentenced March 6th for the rape of a Miss Black
America contestant and could face up to 60 years in
prison for one count of felony rape and two counts of
criminal deviate conduct.
The United States won its first gold medal of the 1992
Winter Olympics last Monday. Speed skating champion
Bonnie Blair won the gold in the 500 meter event and
became the first two-time Olympic women's champion at
500 meter. Blair is also expected to win in the 1500
meter Wednesday and the 1000 meter Friday.
Last Saturday in Orlando, Magic Johnson finished his
NBA career with a stellar performance in the All-Star
game. Johnson was named the game's MVP and
finished with a game high 25 points. The players and
fans welcomed the presence of Magic in the game who
says he has no plans after the Olympics.
backed up by a Krista Hershner
In the first half the Lions shot
an outstanding 64 percent from
the field to go into half-time with
a deadlock at 35-35.
Heather Shearer paced the
Lions with ten at the half,
Hershner and Boyd swished in
eight and seven respectively.
The second half was a different
story. The Lions hit only 6 of 36
shots for a horrific 16.6 percent,
as comparable to Mcrcyhurst's 52
percent from the floor.
Behrend was led by Shearer's
14 points and nine boards.
Hershner scored 16 and grabbed
Off the bench Becky Swartz
chipped in 11, including three 3-
pointers. Boyd netted seven
points and eight rebounds.
"We were happy with most of
the action in the first half," said
assistant coach Brett Banker.
"The second half was a different
story. We did not play our
defense, we did not front in the
low post, we did not concentrate
on offense, and we did not play
period,” Banker continued.
The 19-3 women's team battles
Thiel College on Thursday, Feb.
13th, in Erie Hall, in the front
end of a double-header at 5:30.
Sp. Ed. Note: Due to an
untimely braincramp while
editing, Missy Thompson
was mistakenly identified
as Becky Swartz in last