A Page -- Feb. 20, 2011


Golden Flashes topple Buffalo on Senior 

Day to stay in the MAC divisional race; 

Solon's Kourtney Brown, who has 

rewritten the Buffalo record books and 

leads the MAC in rebounding and 

scoring, gets another double-double; 

Jones has meager misses for Kent

Feb. 20, 2011 – 12:01 A.M.

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

KENT -- In Mid American Conference basketball action Saturday between the only two teams with still chance of catching West Division leader Bowling Green and getting at least a partial championship, Kent defeated Buffalo, 72-52, in the MAC Center here.

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The Flashes are now 9-4 in league play and Buffalo 6-7. Bee Gee came into the weekend 9-3. After today’ action two league games remain.

Kent started it off with a 6-0 lead by the time the game was one minute old on the strength of threes by Hoover High alumna Stephanie Gibson and Taisja Jones.

Buffalo kept it close for the first 10 minutes of the first half, remaining within at least six points if not fewer.

Known for their defense, the Flashes did a nice job defensively during that early stretch on Solon High graduate Kourtney Brown, the leading scorer in the conference and all-time leading scorer at Buffalo.

Brown, averaging, 21.7 points per game, did not get her first points until there was 9:22 left in the half.  Nonetheless, it brought the Bulls back to within four at 17-13 and Brown was on her way to another double-double with already five rebounds at that point.

Humes (L) and Jones (R)

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Shortly thereafter was when Kent began making its run. Using its aggressive defense, the Flashes created points with heads-up play when Jamilah Himes stole the ball and went all the way on her own for a layup, but laced around that were a trio of threes by Jones, all within a two-minute span to enable the Flashes to open up a double-digit lead with seven minutes to go in the half.

The Flashes led by as many as 16 points in the first half and it remained that way until Tamzin Barroilhet came off the bench and first hit a basket and then a pair of free throws the next time down the court to give Kent a 37-18 lead with 1:45 to go in the half.

Jones already had 14 points and six rebounds by halftime while Brown, also the leading rebounder in the conference, had a game-high nine rebounds. Jones was 4 of 4 from three-point land at the half. Kent led, 39-20, at the half.

An old-fashioned three-point play by Jessica Fortman 12:13 to go in the game brought the Bulls back to within 10 points, 45-35.

After a timeout, Jones brought it back to a lead of a baker’s dozen with the three that whipped through the nets just as the shot clock expired, leaving her still perfect from outside the arc at 5 of 5 with 11 minutes to go.

Brown achieved her double-double with 10:13 to go by hitting the front end of the one and one.

Solon's Kourtney Brown

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After an intentional foul was called on Kent, Buffalo found a passageway to get it down to nine points, getting possession after the shots and then getting a two-pointer from Brittany Hedderson with seven minutes to go to make it 52-43.

A three by Chenel Harris three got it back up to 13 points, 56-43, for Kent with six minutes to go.

Jones missed a double-double by one rebound and Humes a double-double by one assist. Jones wound up with 26 points and nine assists. Brown wound up with 18 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. She was 7 of 14 from the field and 4 of 6 from the line.

In all, Jones took 19 shots, missing only six from anywhere on the court (8-13 FG, 5-5 3P, FT 5-6).

Gibson finished with seven points, five rebounds and five assists. Ellie Shields also hit double figures for the Flashes with 10 points.

Kyle Dunne, James Meyer lead 


River to 16th win

Rocky River’s boys’ basketball team moved one step closer to winning the West Shore Conference championship with a 46-43 win over Bay.

The Pirates (16-2) were led by Kyle Dunne’s 16 points and James Meyer’s 10 points.

Coleman, Kauffman, Gray charge Avon's 13th win

Marvin Coleman scored 18 points and Claude Gray 11 to lead Avon to a 58-44 win in boys’ basketball.

R. J. Kauffman added eight points for the Eagles, who have on a baker’s dozen of games this season.

#17th ranked Mount Union rolls at The Berg


Feb. 20, 2011 -- 12:01 a.m.


By Lenny Reich


ALLIANCE -- Mount Union's nationally ranked women's basketball team opened the second half on a 25-5 surge to blow the game open on their way to an 86-57 rout of Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.


The Purple Raiders, ranked No. 17 in the USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 19 in the d3hoops.comTop 25, already clinched the OAC regular season title earlier in the week.

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 B-W Men’s Tennis Beats Defiance College, 9-0, To Remain Undefeated


BEREA, OHIO –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team defeated Defiance College, 9-0, today (Saturday, February 19, 2011) at the Paramount Tennis Club in Medina.  This was the third winter-spring match for the Yellow Jackets.  B-W also plays another match tonight when it faces Adrian (Mich.) College at 6:30 p.m. at the North Ridge Racquet Club in North Ridgeville.

With its win, B-W improves to 5-0 overall and dominated this match by scoring 96 of 113 total points, including 72 of 84 singles points and 24 of 29 doubles points.  With its loss, Defiance is now 0-1 overall.
North Royalton's Joe Horvath

The Yellow Jackets gained a 3-0 advantage in doubles.  The number one duo of junior number one singles player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and freshman No. 6 player Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Ellet) won 8-4, the No.2 tandem of No.2 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and No.4 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward) won 8-1 and the No.3 duo of No.3 player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) and junior Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won by an 8-0 shutout.

In singles play, B-W again dominated at Trzeciak won at No.1 by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0, Horvath won at No.2 by the scores of 6-1 and 6-3, Kearney won at No.3 by the scotres of 6-1 and 6-2, Lachman won at No.4 by the scores of 6-2 and 6-0, senior No.5 player Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) won by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0 and Minrovic won at No.6 by the scores of 6-1 and 6-2.


Hiram College Men’s Basketball Wins Fourth Straight Game With Rout of No. 17 Wittenberg University

February 20, 2011-2:0 a.m.


By Jeff  Hoedt


HIRAM, OHIO  –  Senior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter) and junior guard Andrew Wiegand (Amherst/Firelands) each scored 15 points to lead the Hiram College men’s basketball team past No. 17 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University, 87-65, today (Saturday, Feb. 19) in the North Coast Athletic Conference and regular-season finale at Price Gymnasium on senior day.  [Game Stats]


The Terriers recorded their fourth straight win, including a second victory against a nationally-ranked opponent in the period of a week, and end the regular season with a 14-11 overall record and 8-8 in the NCAC.  The Tigers end their regular season 17-7 overall and 13-3 NCAC.


Hiram looked to make a statement early scoring the first nine points of the game to grab the early lead.  Wittenberg later rallied and pulled to within a point, 15-14, at the 10:41 mark.  But Hiram answered with a run of its own, outscoring the Tigers, 14-4, and took an 11-point advantage on a layup by senior forward Hassan Muhammad (Akron/Buchtel) with 6:54 left in the half.  Wittenberg narrowed the gap to six points later in the period, but Hiram extended its lead again to end the half and re-captured an 11-point edge at the break with a score of 41-30.


Buchtel alum Hassan Muhammad


Hiram put the game away in the second half with an 18-4 scoring run to begin the period and take a 25-point lead on a jumper by senior guard Nick Russo (Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) at the 13:19 mark.  The Tigers wouldn’t get any closer than 17 points the rest of the way as the Terriers recorded their largest lead of the game of 32 points, 76-44, with one-of-two free-throws by Wiegand with 6:53 left to play.  Hiram would go to win by the final of 87-65.


Hiram shot 45.2 percent (33-of-73) and out-rebounded Wittenberg, 51-39.  The Tigers shot 36.4 percent (24-of-66) frm the floor for the game.


The Tigers were led in scoring by Clayton Black with 16 points on six-of-14 shooting (42.9 percent).  Justin McDowell was the only other Wittenberg player in double-figures with 12 points.

Hiram was led by Eniola’s and Wiegand’s 15 points


Mullins Ties Spartan Career Hit Record 


as Case Reserve Baseball Opens Season with Two Wins against Averett University (VA)

By Nick Minerd


DANVILLE, VA – Senior third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH/Waynedale) tied the school career record for hits as the Case Western Reserve University baseball team opened up its 2011 season with a pair of wins, 8-7 and 8-2, on the road against Averett University (VA) on Saturday, February 19 at Owen-Fulton Field.


Mullins entered the day three hits short of the CWRU career hit record, and posted a 2-for-5 game in the opener. After failing to produce a hit in his first three trips to the plate in game two, the senior pounded a home run to left center field to tie the record and cap the scoring for Case as the 
Spartans improved to 2-0 with the sweep. Mullins now shares the all-time hit mark with Scott Feskanich, who recorded 183 hits from 1994-97.

Mullins


In game one, the Spartans had six players record multi-hit games, producing 13 hits as sophomore shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge) led the way with a 2-for-4 game, scoring twice and knocking in two more.


Sophomore southpaw Jamie Hora (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) went the distance on the mound for Case in game one, tossing seven innings to earn the win (1-0) while surrendering five 
earned runs and striking out four. Junior righty Noah Lieberman (Evanston, IL/Evanston) also pitched a full seven in game two, striking out five and allowing just two earned runs to pick up a win (1-0).
Averett dropped to 1-7 on the year with the two setbacks, as lefty Chris Moyer was hit with the loss in game one. Tyler Muench took the loss in game two for the Cougars.


The offenses started slow in the afternoon’s first tilt, as the score was knotted 0-0 until the top of the third, when Mullins led off with a single to left. After sophomore 
first baseman Brett Ossola (Baltimore, MD/Bullis School) followed by reaching on a fielder’s choice, junior right fielder Sam Alexander (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) laced an RBI double to center to score Ossola and give Case a 1-0 advantage.


Keen then led off the top of the fifth with a two-base hit to left-center, and Ossola singled through the left side to score Keen and make it a 2-0 ballgame.


Averett came right back and tied the game in the bottom half of the fifth, however, when Jimbo Newcomb rapped an RBI single to right field and later scored on a single by Adam Higgins.

The Spartans answered by exploding for six runs in the sixth, taking an 8-2 lead.


Hora grounded out to lead off the inning, but junior outfielders Matt Richards (San Juan Capistrano, CA/San Clemente) and Jimmy Abed (Westlake, OH/Westlake) each lined one out singles to center and advanced on an error by Higgins. Keen followed with a two-run single down the left field line and Mullins stepped up next, scoring Keen with an RBI double. Two un-earned runs crossed next before sophomore second baseman Bobby Marko (Lyndhurst, OH/Brush) singled through the left side of the infield to plate Cory Pecoraro (Strongsville, OH/Benedictine).
Averett pushed across five runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the Spartans managed to hang on for the one-run win, 8-7.

Westlake's Abed


In the day’s second contest, the Spartans got on the board early with three runs in the top of the second. Marko doubled in two, while Richards forced another run in as Case took a 3-0 lead.

Averett answered with a pair of runs in the bottom frame, but the Spartans picked up a run and led 4-2 after an Ossola solo homer in the top of the third. Ossola then reached on a fielding error in the top of the fifth, leading to two more unearned runs for Case. Keen and Richards crossed the plate to make it a 6-2 game.


An inning later, Richards knocked freshman Jordan Dague (Barberton, OH/Barberton) in with a single to center. Mullins supplied the Spartans’ eighth run with his school record-tying
solo shot in the seventh.


Oberlin tennis endures marathon weekend
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Results vs. Otterbein
Results vs. Tiffin

Oberlin, Ohio - The Oberlin College women's tennis team endured a second straight marothon weekend of tennis hosting matches against Otterbein University and Tiffin University.  The Yeowomen were successful in both dual matches defeating the Cardinals 9-0 and then returning to the courts to down the Dragons 8-1.

Oberlin improved to 4-3 on the year and are now 3-1 during spring action with today's pair of wins.  In the first match up this afternoon the Yeowomen made short work of Otterbein from the onset of the match.  The OC doubles pairings all won by identical 8-1 scorelines.  Ariel Lewis and Farah Leclercq partnered in the top spot to defeat Julie Stroyne and Brooke Trine.  In the second slot Oberlin enjoyed having a healthier Brenna Sheldon in the line up.  She andFinley Gate defeated the duo of Taylor Jordan and Kylie Hammons.

The Yeowomen continued their dominance over the Cardinals during singles action as no one dropped a set.  Leclercq was a 6-3, 6-3 winner of Stroyne in the top spot.  Preeya Shah played a close first set with Hammons at 7-5 beforem earning a 6-3 win in the second to finish off her match.  Shah and Brie White-Dzuro connected as the Oberlin No. 3 doubles pairing to earn the third Oberlin win of the day.

Lewis was an easy 6-0, 6-2 winner at the No. 2 spot against Jordan to seal the match the the Yeowomen.

"This was another good test for this team.  We played fairly well throughout the line up during both matches, we are getting healthier and stronger and winning these matches is building our confidence as a team.  We will be facing two Regional ranked opponents next weekend when we head to DePauw where we will also play Luther (IA) so getting these wins today will hopefully go a long ways in helping us prepare for and compete in those matches", noted head coach Constantine Ananiadis following the day's matches.

After a short break in action Oberlin returned to the courts and had little trouble handling NCAA Division II Tiffin University.  The Yeowomen would drop their only match of the day in a tightly contested No. 1 doubles battle where the Dragons earned an 8-5 win.

Sheldon and Carolyn Ball hit as the No. 2 partnership against Jessie Stefanov and Taylor Cooper earning an 8-3 win to get the evening match started off on the right foot.  Sheldon earned three wins on the day and competed in here first singles match of the spring season in the earlier contest.
Ball

Gates hitting in the No. 3 position defeated Stefanov to go 3-0 on the day earning her seventh win to remain undeated during spring play.

The Yeowomen were in control of from the onset of the match and displayed solid performances from everyone enroute to a couple of good team wins.

The Yeowomen will again have the midweek free of competition but will be tested on the weekend as they travel to DePauw University for matches against Luther College (IA) on Saturday, February 26 and the hosts on Sunday, February 27.

Walsh and Roosevelt were a tale of three 

periods, but Warriors finally got goals in 

bunches from DiPietro, Marshall, 

Myeroff(s), Lane and company to move 

on in the sectionals

Feb. 20, 2011 – 12:01 A.M.

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

KENT -- In a game of three completely different periods, Walsh Jesuit exploded in the third period for five goals on the way to a 10-4 sectional semifinal win Saturday over Roosevelt, here in the University’s ice arena.

A defensive, lethargic first period was followed by a see-saw scoring spree in the second period, which was followed by a Walsh-dominatee third.

Warriors Captain Nate Myeroff

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A wild second period had Walsh and Roosevelt going at it as if it were some kind of shootout.

Between the two teams, eight goals were scored in the second period with Walsh holding a one-goal advantage, 5-4, for the second period in a row.

Of the first nine goals in the game, five were unassisted.


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Walsh’s Colin Marshall scored the only first-period goal, doing so without an assist and then after the intermission, the see-saw battle began.

First, Kyle Manning tied it for Roosevelt with an unassisted goal, only to have that one answered with an unassisted tally by Nate Myeroff.


STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS


Roosevelt tied it back up, 2-2, Tom Fisher assisted Bob Danner.

Walsh came back with an unassisted goal by Joe Lane and then Alex Gaj tied it, 3-3, with a helper from Bill Peachy.

Both teams went into a power play, one right after the other, but nothing was scored. Then Roosevelt took its first lead, 4-3, on another Gaj goal.


Walsh was to score two more times in the final two minutes, Dawson DiPietro putting in the first one and Lane the second. Pete Myeroff and Luke Matson picked up the late-period assists.

Lane

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The Warriors then took advantage of a rash of Roosevelt penalties to basically put on a shooting clinic for themselves and a burial service for the Rough Riders.

Marshall

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First it was Marshall scoring off an assist from DiPietro and Nick Musgrave on the power play to make it 6-4.

A slap shot from the blue line by Ben Romanski made it 7-4 at 7:32. Marshall and Pete Myerhoff assited.

Another power-play goal on which the puck bounced and dribbled its way across the goal line made it 8-4. DiPietro got the goal and Marshall the assist.  

DiPietro

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Yet another power-play goal at 9:41 had DePietro assisting Musgrave.

The final tally again came from Musgrave with Lane assisting.


Gilmour sweeps up Hoover, 10-0; Matt 

Grider gets another hat trick, Andrew 

"Kralls" up a tad to play some forward 

and score two goals; C.J. Valerian and 

friends give Vikings herbal dose of 

defense

Feb. 20, 2011 – 12:01 A.M.

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

KENT – On the strength of a Matt Grider hat trick and a defense that yielded near to nothing, Gilmour coasted its way to next week’s sectional final with Saturday night’s 10-0 win over Hoover in the sectional semifinals, here on the rink in the university complex.

Gilmour, the No. 2 seed in the tourney, began taking care of business right from the start, taking a 3-0 lead in the first period.


STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS


The game was only 2:22 old when Grider scored his first of two goals in the period, this one of the unassisted variety.

Grider

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Then at 4:47, C.J. Valerian took a slap from the blue line and Mason Schmitt redirected it into the net to make it 2-0.


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To make it 3-0, Grider took passes from Jordan Robinson and Kevin Rizzo to notch his second goal of the evening, this coming at 13:07.

It took the Lancers all of 18 seconds to make it 5-0 in the third period with John Tobbe assisting on both goals.

Andrew Krall

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C.J. Valerian

Andrew Krall scored at 0:10 followed by Spencer Antunez at 0:18. Antunez also assisted on Krall’s goal.

Gilmour took a 6-0 lead into the second intermission when Grider made it a hat trick at 10:15 with a helper from Ryan Hall.

Meanwhile the defense was all over the Hoover attackers, allowing only one shot on goal in the first period and two in the second.

Tobbe scored a pair of goals and then Krall, who is normally a defenseman but played some forward in this one, finished off the game with 31 seconds to go on the mercy rule with his second goal of the game.

Krall also assisted on one of Tobbe's goals as did Jordan Robinson and Hall.

Bartley's bunch does it with diversity; 

nine different Student/Athletes score 

in Shaker's rout of Canfield

KENT – Shaker Heights Coach Mike Bartley, the all-time winningest coach in Ohio high school hockey history, didn’t get that way by assembling shabby teams. 

His 2010-11 edition of the Red Raiders are everything their Red South Division title makes them to be and left no doubt about that as they defeated Canfield, 10-0, Saturday afternoon in the sectional semifinals here at the university.

STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS

Bartley’s teams have been known to do it with team work, free of the “superstar” approach, and this sound victory was no different as nine different boys scored goals for Shaker.

Phil Sereda was the only one with a multiple-goal game.

Others who got into the goal-scoring act were Jacob Shick, Richard Grant, Tyler Straffon, Anthony Johnson, Sam Clellen, Peter Shenk, Ian Brody, Josh Tallman.

Aaron Goodman was joined by Sereda, Johnson, Grant and Brody in getting two assists each. Tyler Straffon and Walter Stamm each had one assist.
    
Eric Sterin earned the shutout in goal.

Ohio Northern Men Defeat Baldwin-Wallace, 73-70, in Berea; 


By Jeff Miller 

BEREA –  Junior center Scott Schnelle scored 36 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked nine shots as the Ohio Northern University men’s basketball team was defeated Ohio Athletic Conferencerival Baldwin-Wallace College, 73-70, today (Saturday, February 19, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea. 

With its win, ONU improved to 13-12 overall and 10-8 in the OAC.  In addition to Schnelle for ONU, freshman guard Branden Rushton scored 14 points and sophomore guard Taylor Kuhlman had 10. With its loss, B-W ends its season at 9-16 overall and 5-13 in the OAC.

The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) with 19  points, junior All-OAC point guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/ Senior) had 15 and freshman guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Parma Heights Holy Name) had 12.

In the first half, B-W jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the 19:45 mark on a layup from Payne.  ONU took its first lead of the game at 4-2 at the 18:21 mark on jumper from Schnelle and continued its 9-0 run to build a 9-2 lead at the  17:03 mark.

ONU continued to build its lead to 10 points at 16-6 at the 13:03 mark when Schnelle scored again. He had 11 of the team’s 16 first points.

The Yellow Jackets outscored the Polar Bears 8-5 to cut into the ONU lead at 21-14 at the 8:49 mark when Payne connected on a layup. 

 B-W continued to fight back, using a 9-0 of its own, to close to 24-23 with 5:32 remaining when sophomore forward Sean Rothermel (Delaware/ Hayes) connected on a layup.
The Yellow Jackets were able to tie the game at 29-29 with 1:41 remaining on a Rothermel  layup. 

ONU shortly retook the lead at 31-29 with 51 seconds remaining on a layup by sophomore guard Tony Meyer.  To end the half, Polar Bear Rushton made a jumper to extend the lead to 33-29.

In the second half, Schnelle increased the lead to 35-29 but Yellow Jacket Krakowiak made a layup, was fouled and connected on the foul shot and Cabbil made two foul shots at 19:02 to close the gap to 35-34.

After a Schnelle jumper gave ONU a 37-34 lead, B-W sophomore center Chris Ameen (Broadview Heights/ Walsh Jesuit) made a three-pointer to tie the score at 37-37 with 18:22 left.  B-W continued its run and took the lead at 39-37 with 17:10 left when Cabbill made two more foul shots. ONU then tied the score again on another Schnelle basket.  Schnelle later connected on two free throws which grew the Polar Bears lead to 47-43 with 13:19 left in the game.  ONU used a 5-0 run to build the lead to eight, 53-45, when Kuhlman made a layup at 10:07.

The Jackets cut the lead to 53-49 at 8:41 as freshman forward Aaron Selmek (Ashland/Senior) made a pair of free throws.  The deficit for B-W kept shrinking when freshman guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland/Senior) was fouled and made all three free throw attempts.  Krakowiak continued to make it to the free throw line, going 5-for-6 on three straight positions, giving the Jackets the lead at 57-56 with 6:11 remaining.

ONU regained the lead on two free throws from Kuhlman  and  Rushton connected on a layup for a 60-57 lead with 4:57 left in action.  The game became squared up at 62-62 after a three-pointer from Fairhurst with 3:41 and then B-W regained the lead at 63-62 on a free throw from Cabbil with 2:56 left.

 

 

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