Originally created 10/25/98

Overtime: Broken hand sits Cummings on sidelines



University of Pittsburgh guard Vonteego Cummings of Thomson, Ga., broke his left hand in practice and will miss at least two weeks, including the exhibition opener Nov. 1.

Cummings, one of five starters returning from last year's injury-riddled Panthers team that finished 11-16, was injured during Friday's practice at Fitzgerald Field House.

As a junior last season, Cummings set a Big East record by averaging 39.5 minutes in conference games and was second in the conference in assists, 6.1; second in steals, 2.2, and third in scoring, 19.5.

SOCCER: Augusta State upset 14th-ranked Francis Marion 2-1 on Saturday, with Quincy Aberdeen scoring the winner with 6:38 left in the second overtime. Neil Matthews had tied the score off a Kamu Laird assist at 89:14. Laird also got an assist on Aberdeen's goal.

Jaguar goalie Mario John denied Francis Marion a goal on a penalty kick in the last two minutes of play in the first half.

Lutz Perner scored for Francis Marion at the 80:01 mark on a Chad Jenkins assist. The victory gives Augusta State a 13-4 overall record and 5-2 in the Peach Belt. Francis Marion is 13-2-1 and 4-1-1.

BOWLING: A trio of Augusta area bowlers hit honor score paydirt last week at Augusta's Masters Lanes.

Joseph Penvose ended a six-year Augusta honor score drought by bowling a 300 game in last Thursday night's Businessmen's League.

"Strangely, my last 300 there came in the same league and on the same lanes (3-4)," Penvose recalled during a Saturday interview. "This time, I bowled 185-300-177 -- 662 -- that last game was just awful and the first one wasn't much better."

Penvose admits his concentration wasn't what it should have been, since he was working on a new ball in the pro shop between frames.

His overall honor score drought actually ended at Bobby Dunn's Family Bowl in Aiken last year with another 300, he said.

Meanwhile, another Businessmen's League bowler -- Dan Bouvier -- bowled his first perfect game on the same night as Penvose's, but several lanes away for another team.

"Everything was solid except on the 10th frame when I bowled a crossover Brooklyn," said Bouvier, who wound up with 199-241-300 -- 740. His previous honor score was a 297.

The third man bowling an honor score was 19-year-old Nick Doggette, who left the 6 and 10 pins on his 298 in last Friday's Mixed League action.

Doggette, still recovering from back injuries suffered in an automobile wreck, put together a 223-298-238 -- 759.

"I'm gradually getting back into my groove because I bowled a (non-counting) 300 in practice last week," he said. He had bowled another 298 previously.

TENNIS: Seven members of USC Aiken's team scored upsets during the South Carolina Fall Invitational at the Gamecocks Tennis Center in Columbia.

Coach Dendell Lawrence said sophomore Shaun Rinaman upset Auburn's Mark Kovacs 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 and Aleem Ladha toppled Patrick Burns of the College of Charleston 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. Matt Harris upset Furman's Brandon Smith 6-3, 6-2, then defeated Jose Garcia of USC Spqrtanburg 6-3, 6-3.

The Pacers' doubles team of Will Elliott and Arturo Costa upset the Charles Southern team of Matija Corkovic and Lee Withrow 9-8 and 7-4 in the tiebreaker.

Pacers freshman Tobias Croke ended the day with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 victory over Tim Brown, James Madison University's top player.