Around the perimeter
* AS ALWAYS, ALLEGANY: In search of its fifth trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament in the last seven years, Allegany Community College is rolling along with a 24-2 record. The Trojans are favored to claim another Region XX crown.
The top gun is Corey Wallace, a sophomore from Meade who is averaging a team-high 18.2 points. He is expected to get his two-year degree in May, and at 6 feet 6, he is going to give some recruiter a very big shooting guard. Loyola is competing with Bowling Green, Colorado, Colorado State and West Virginia for his services.
Adam Johnson, a 6-9 freshman from Southern, is averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds.
"Adam doesn't start, but that doesn't mean a whole lot," said Allegany coach Bob Kirk. "We've got a lot of balance up front, and he's as good as anyone we've got there."
Allegany has avenged both of its losses, against Louisburg, N.C., and Vincennes, Ind. Kirk said one of the reasons for the Vincennes loss was the play the Indiana team got from Ron Lucas, a big man who played at Lake Clifton.
* MILESTONE FOR AMOS: Craig Amos, a junior forward from Milford Mill, became the 28th player in St. Joseph's history to reach 1,000 points in a loss to George Washington Jan. 19. Amos, who had 19 points in last night's 66-60 win over Philadelphia Big Five rival Temple, is averaging 15.5 points. St. Joseph's is 8-12 overall, 5-8 in the Atlantic 10.
Amos averaged 16.0 points and 6.4 rebounds last season.