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  • Pre-race favorite Samantha Nadel, a senior from North Shore (Glen Head, N.Y.), won the girls mile in an outstanding time of 4:47.66 on Saturday during the U.S. Open in New York City. It was the fastest time ever for a high school girl on the Madison Square Garden track.

    Nadel won by seven seconds over teammate Brianna Nerud.

    In the boys mile, Zavon Watkins of Liverpool (N.Y.) placed first in 4:19.86. Wesley Gallagher of Pembroke ( Mass.) was right on his heels with a time of 4:20.01.

    The elite 800-meter run was captured by Fantu Magiso of Ethiopia in 2:07.54  Neptune (N.J.) star Ajee Wilson finished second in 2:09.09.
  • Candace Brown finally broke down the barrier on Saturday when she poured in a school-record 49 points to lead Summers County (Hinton, W. Va.) to a 112-27 rout of Valley (Smithers, W.Va.).

    The 5-foot-9 senior had tallied 46 points - one short of the school record held by current assistant coach Laura Rollyson - four times earlier in the season. The nation's leading scorer, Brown completed a triple double with 15 rebounds and 13 steals in 26 minutes of action.

    * Brandon Cook scored 47 points as Cannelton (Ind.) defeated Wesley Christian (Allen, Ky.), 76-66. He shot 11-of-20 from the field and 25-for-31 from the free throw line.

    * James Smith posted his 800th boys basketball coaching victory when Peabody (Alexandria, La.) defeated Tioga (La.) 102-66.
  • The nation's longest current girls basketball winning streak ended Saturday night when Scott (Madison, W. Va.) rocked visiting Summers County (Hinton, W. Va.), 72-55. During that streak, the Bobcats had gone 9-0 against Scott.

    Summers County had won a West Virginia-record 105 consecutive games and the last five Class AA state titles. In the previous two years the Bobcats had beaten Scott in the championship game. Their reign of being ranked No. 1 in the state by the Associated Press for 34 consecutive weeks also will end, with No. 2 Scott presumably moving up to the top.

    Scott, which had been upset in its last game by Chapmanville (W. Va.) 54-50, and Summers County both now have 9-1 records.

    Makenzie White, a University of West Virginia recruit, paced the winners with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Candace Brown, the Bobcats' lone returning starter, took game honors with 39 points and continues to lead the nation in scoring. No teammate had more than seven points. She also grabbed 11 rebounds.

    Looking back, Summers County coach Wayne Ryan told the Beckley Register-Herald, "It was a very special accomplishment and an amazing thing we have been able to do. But it ended tonight and we got beat by a team that outplayed us. They actually beat us up and down the floor, which is very unusual for us. They played harder and were more determined than us. That was very disappointing.

    "I think our team is very immature and did not respond to the intensity and the environment we were under. We have to grow up. When that happens, we will be a good team. We can't dwell on this one. We have to go back to work and move forward."
  • The Summers County (Hinton, W. Va.) girls basketball juggernaut raced past Chapmanville (W.Va.) during the Capital City Showcase at the Charleston Catholic Athletic Complex, 74-49.

    The Bobcats raised their record to 7-0 and they have won their last 103 contests.

    The lone returning starter, Candace Brown, continues to carry them to great heights. The versatile 5-foot-9 senior matched her career high of 46 points - one short of the school record - and surpassed 1,000 career points. Her point total is believed to be a gym record for both boys and girls.

    Brown, who is averaging more than 30 points, also contributed 13 rebounds and eight steals.
  • Summers County (Hinton, W. Va.) routed winless Webster County (Upper Glade, W.Va.), 83-41, before a capacity crowd Friday night to become the state's first team - boys or girls - to win 100 consecutive games.

    Photo courtesy of Summers County High

    Candace Brown, Summers County

    The Bobcats, who have won a record five straight Class AA state girls basketball titles, will play Clay County (Clay, W. Va.) tonight for the championship in the 21st annual Rogers Oil Classic.

    The large crowd included many girls who had helped build the streak over the previous five years. The state record of 88 consecutive wins had been eclipsed last year.

    Coach Wayne Ryan told the Beckley Register-Herald, "This program has written another piece of history, and continues to add to its resume of very special accomplishments. There were so many alumni here tonight and they're a part of this. They established the tradition. They established the pride and the attitude we play with and practice with every day. We share in it as a community and as a basketball program."

    The lone returning starter, 5-foot-9 senior Candace Brown, did the bulk of the damage with 37 points, 14 rebounds, 11 steals and six assists.

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  • Summers County (Hinton, W. Va.) routed James Monroe (Lindside, W.Va.), 82-33, for its 98th consecutive girls basketball victory. The five-time defending Class AA state champions were led by their only returning starter, 5-9 senior Candace Brown, who dominated with 34 points, 16 rebounds and 15 steals.

    Seward (Seward, Neb.) has won its last 79 games, while Winnacunnet (Hampton, N.H.) is right behind with a 78-game winning streak.