State's star duo is shining in Div. III

Area colleges

March 07, 1991|By Paul McMullen

What are the chances of one state producing the best forward and the best guard in Division III basketball?

The All-American team selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, which will be announced next week, is the most recognized among the small colleges. Both Salisbury State's Andre Foreman and Johns Hopkins' Andy Enfield are getting consideration, and it's doubtful that any state has a daily double as impressive.

Foreman, a 6-foot-6 junior forward who went to Stephen Decatur High in Berlin, figures to lead the nation in scoring with his 31.5 average, and he's also among the top 10 in rebounding with 12.4 a game. He has 2,193 points, and next season he should become Division III's all-time scoring leader, and the state's best regardless of division.

Enfield will enter the NCAA record book as the all-time leader in free throw percentage over a career. This season he nailed a Division III-record 95.3 percent at the line, and two of his six misses came in the same game. The senior guard from Shippensburg, Pa., finished with a school-record 2,025 points.

He also had 220 career assists, and probably averaged one bad shot a season. A clutch performer, Enfield was 66-for-67 at the line in 11 postseason games.

* Frostburg State (27-1) has reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Division III women's tournament. The Bobcats take a 26-game win streak into tomorrow's game against St. John Fisher. The other sectional game in New Concord, Ohio, has host Muskingum against Hartwick. The winners come back Saturday, with that winner moving on to the Final Four.

Regular-season champion Mount St. Mary's is the host team for the Northeast Conference women's tournament at the Knott Arena tomorrow and Saturday. The Mount's Beth McNulty, a senior guard from West Hartford, Conn., is eligible for the GTE Academic All-American team.

The other guard on the GTE District 2 team is West Virginia's Rosemary Kosiorek, a junior from Mercy High who led the Atlantic 10 in scoring (20.7).

* The NCAA indoor track and field championships will be held tomorrow and Saturday at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis. Tennessee is among the men's favorites, and the top youngster for the Volunteers is freshman Tony Parrilla, who in 1988 was a sophomore sensation for Severna Park High. He spent his last two years of high school in Homestead, Fla.

At the Southeastern Conference championships, Parrilla placed second in the 800 meters in 1:48.83. He's also an NCAA qualifier in the 400.

Navy will send two senior weight men to the NCAAs, Rob Sehnert in the shot put and Matthew Howard in the 35-pound weight throw. Peter Rono of Mount St. Mary's, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in the 1,500, is looking for his first NCAA title, in the mile.

* One more season like this one, and Kevin Green will become the all-time leading scorer at Loyola.

A junior guard from Dunbar, Green was a first-team all-star in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. He averaged 22.1 points, in part thanks to 45.6 percent shooting from three-point range, and his three-year scoring total is 1,593. The Loyola record of 2,199 was set by Jim Lacy in 1949.

The other half of Loyola's dynamic backcourt, sophomore Tracy Bergan, was a second-team All-MAAC selection. He averaged 15.1 points and a league-leading 5.8 assists. The Greyhounds' 12-16 record was their best in four years.

* The National Junior College Athletic Association bowling championships will be held tomorrow and Saturday at Brunswick Crown Lanes in the Hawthorne Shopping Center, with Essex serving as host . . . The state's senior soccer players will gather at Loyola's Curley Field Sunday (1 p.m.) for a game. Towson State's Frank Olszewski and Western Maryland's Matt Robinson will be doing the coaching.

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