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..... The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 --- Page 7A ran I By Dave Corcoran, Sr., Acting Sports Editor, 462-7309, Fax: 462-7300 I Grade SchoolLeague: Troy VS. town " r ,, "" " ) TROY GIRLS PREVAIL --- In the Thurs., Dec. 2 match-up between Troy and Normantown Elementary Schools, the Troy Girls' Team beat their Normantown r vals, 16-11, in an exciting two overtime game. In this game, the grade school fives on both sides brought the crowd to their feet in the tense contest. Here Pare Loudin (center, No. 52), of Troy, decides whether to pass off or to shoot. The high scorer for the game was Troy's Hannah Simmons with seven points. (Staff photos by Debbie Huffman, GSC Business Dept. Intern) neers in I as By GSC Sports Information Dept. C-PP 81-GSC 75 possession of'the hall and a four point Glenville State's Lady Pioneers On the second and final day of the lead at 73-69 with 2:40 to play. traveled this past weekend across the classic, the Lady Pioneers played op- However, the Lady Broncos had country to Bakersfield, California to posite Cal-Poly Pomona. The Lady other plans. The Lady Broncos would participate in the Classic Western Pioneers came out of the gates strong take advantage of a few Lady Pioneer Shootout. Playing opposite host Cali- in the contest, as they scored the turnovers down the stretch and going fornia State-Bakersfield on the open- game's first seven points. The Lady on a 12-2 run to end the contest, pro- ing night and Cal Poly Pomona on the Pioneers would lead bY as many as riding the Lady Broncos with an 81- second night, the Lady Pioneers nine points on three different occa- 75 victory over the Lady Pioneers. dropped two close games. The losses sions in the opening half and never The Lady Pioneers shot the basket- bring the Lady Pioneers, who entered trailed in the game's first 20 minutes, ball better in the contest than the night the weekend ranked No. 9 nationally, However, after leading theentire half, before, converting 48% of their shots. to 3-2 overall, ! -0 in conference play. the Lady Pioneers. surrendered a lay- However, they had other issues, three CS-B 65-GSC 55 up to the Lady Broncos' Candice Allen in specific, on this night that ultimately On the opening night against host with five seconds to play, causing the led to their downfall. First, the Lady CaliforniaState-Bakersfield, theLady game to go to intermission tied at 37- Pioneers wereoutreboundedagain, this Pioncers led by as many as five points 37. time by a 42-32 margin. Second, the on two different occasions in the first The second half opened with each Lady Pioneers again struggled with half and maintained a lead for the teamtradingbasketsforafewposses- turnovers, committing 24 in the con- majority of the first 18 minutes of the sions before the Lady Pioneers took test, including two crucial ones down contest. However, an I 1-4 run by the control of the contest. Trailing by the stretch. The third and final issue Lady Roadrunners gave them a 32-28 two, the Lady Pioneers used a 12-2 centered around free throw shooting. lead at intermission, run to give themselves an eight point The Lady Pioneers attempted only 20 The Lady Pioneers wouid come out leadat53-45withjustunder12"00to free throws in the contest, while the of halftime with an 11-4 run of their play. They would continue to lead Lady Broncos' Candice Allen shot 19 own to reuflce their five point lead at until the 6:49 mark when the Lady herself. Allen converted 16 of the 19 39-34 with 15:00 to play in the con- Broncos would tie the score at 61-61. free throws and tallied a career-high test. It was at that time that the Lady The game would go back and forth 50 points for her team. Roadrunners began to take over, as over the next three minutes, with nei- Philly Tourney next for Ladies they would use the next six and a half ther team able to take more than a two The Lady Pioneers will break shortly minutes to go on an 18-4 run that pointlead. Atthe3:53mark, theLady forfinalexamsandtheChristmasholi- would give the host team a 52-43 lead Pioneers trailed 69-68. They scored days before traveling to Philadelphia, with 8:28 to play. The Lady Pioneers the next four points to take a 73-69 PA to play in the University of the would get as close as five on two lead with 3:04 to play. Then ensuing Sciences Holiday Classic on Decem- different occasions down the stretch, po,e~ion for the Lady Broncos was her 28-29, 21104. The Lady Pioneers the f'mal time at 58-53 with 4:15 to a turnover forced'by the Pioneers. will take on the hos[ USP Devils on play, but the Lady Roadrunners re- The Lady Pioneers wete be4~inning to Decembet2gm 8:00pro and play op- spoadedonemoretimebyscoringthe asserttl~m~lves, seemingly ready to posite ~ile University on De- next seven points. That run ultimately takccontrolofthecontest, asthey had cemher 29 at 2:00pm. doomed the Lady Pioneers, who fell to the host Lady Roadrunners, 65-55. The Lady Pioneers were fairly strong defensively in the contest, as- they allowed only 65 points and held the Lady Roadruaners to 38% shoot- ing. However, the Lady Pioneers offense sputtered throughout, as they managed to convert only 44% of their shots, including a poor 20% from three point range. They also were outrebounded 43-32 and converted an uncharacteristic 26 turnovers. The Lady Pioneers were led by Rachel Redick's 23 points. Casey Taylor also performed well as she added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The contest gave Taylor a double- double for the third consecutive time this season. i! i :iii ~i ANOTHER CLOSE GAME -- In the N0rmantownJ.myBoys' game, the Troy Boys' Team edged Normantowr :, 42-40, in another exciting finish for the daj,.Pl/ ured is Troy's Bnan Burton (left, foreground)who is going up for a two-point jumpshot attempt. The'high scorer for the game was Cam Kinder with 13. t rthe A prelin~Jnary count of deer registered The 2004 buck harvest was down 12 at game checking stations across the state percent from the 2003 harvest of 73,128. indicates that deer hunters in West Vir- The top ten counties were as follows: ginia harvested 64,547 bucks during the Roane (2,477), Hampshire (2,336), Ma- two-week buck season, which ran from son (2,315), Jackson (2,082), Hardy ]~'nvPml'~Pr 99 thrnn,oh llP~'PmhPr A at'. (9 13d~) Pr~ttcm (9 O1 73 Ritrh|o (IQ~71~ 2004 CHEVROLET r LS 4WD "Wildlife Biologists had predicted an increase in the buck harvest this year, but larger than expected population declines in response to the record antledess har- vest of 2002, three previous years of poor acorn production, and inclement weather conditions in some regions of the stare during the first three days of season may have contributed to the missed forecast," Hamrick said. "Antlerless harvest for the same two weeks declined l0 percent from last year's figures and later tallies of the number of Class N licenses sold will determine if this decline indicates a decline in hunters or a decrease of antledess deer." The antlerless deer har- vest during the 2004 concurrent two- week buck season was 42,537, compared with 47,064 in 2003. The decrease in this year's buck kill is related to the success of an overall deer herd reduction in counties exceeding their population objectives, which are ex- plained in the Division of Natural Re,- sources' While,-tailed Deer Operational Plan. In 2003, the deer population ex- ceeded desired population levels in 27 counties, which represented 40 percent of the deer habitat in the state. The pre- liminary data of 2004 indicate deer popu- lations exceeded objectives in 22 coun- ties or 29 percent of the deer habitat in the state. "Progress is being made in balancing our state's deer herd," accord- ing to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wild- life Resources Section. "We will analyze this year's buck, antlerless, bow and muzzleloader harvest information for each county in the upcoming months before making recommendations for next year's deer season." The harvest of antlerless deer is the key to healthier and heavier deer herds. This is because there are natural limits to the number of deer the land can support. When these natural limits are exceeded, deer body weights, reproductive rates, antler development, and herd health de- clines, including an increased likelihood that deer will die over winter. If deer exceed natural limits long enough, habitat quality is reduced, pro- ducing a long-term reduction in the natu- ral limit of deer the land can support. Hunters and landowners can avoid these problems by participating and encourag- ing a reasonable antlerless deer harvest. Hamriek reminds hunters that the tra- ditional six-day antledess deer season in selected counties on both public and pri- vate land ends December 11. The Youth and Class Q antlerless season will open on Monday and Tuesday December 27 and 28 and will be followed by a three- day reopening of antledess deer season (December 29-31) on private land in selected counties. Muzzleloader deer season begins December 13 and runs through D~cember lg. 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