At least one famous name will be on the floor at Westminster High Friday night for the Carroll-Howard all-star basketball games.
Phil Chenier Jr., a senior at Wilde Lake High, will lead the visitors in the 7:30 p.m. boys game, following the girls contest, which kicks off at 6.
Chenier's father is Phil Chenier Sr., the former Baltimore Bullets standout, who often attends his son's games.
The all-star games began several years ago as a way to showcase senior players in both counties. Though several players involved already have been courted bycolleges, others use this game as a way to attract the attention of NCAA Division III or junior college coaches.
"We're just out to showcase the talents," said Westminster boys coach Dave Byers, who is coaching Carroll's boys squad and coordinating the tournament. "I think it's a neat situation for (the players)."
Carroll will be looking to notch its first victory in the five-year, 10-game history of theevent. The boys came closest -- losing, 76-74, in 1987 in the lowestscoring boys game in the tournament's history.
Howard has scored 100 or more points in four of the first five boys games, and Carroll joined the offensive fun last year, despite losing, 109-104.
Threeof the five girls games also have featured strong offensive performances from Howard teams, but last year's was the most defensive-oriented contest of the series and, perhaps not surprisingly, Carroll closest showing. Howard scored a 40-35 win last year.
In the boys game,Carroll will be led by Westminster's Herman Costley (31 points, 13 rebounds per game) and Liberty's Neal Lampron (13 points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot per game).
Joining Chenier, who scored 13 in Wilde Lake's 68-65 loss to Edgewood (Harford County) in the state Class 2A semifinals last week, is Jermaine Reynolds of Atholton, who averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds per game for the Raiders.
Carroll's girls team will be paced by North Carroll's Lisa Garland (15 points, 12 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.6 steals and one block per game), the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
Leading the way in the back court will be Cindy Leeds of Liberty (nine points, 2.4 assists and a school record 6.4 assist per game).
Howard, which sentthree girls teams to last weekend's state tournament, will be paced by Oakland Mills' Mia Dammen (17 points, 6.2 assists per game) and Christine Copeland (11 rebounds per game).
Here are the teams rosters for the games:
Carroll County: Francis Scott Key -- Jim Wright, Larry Haines, Brett Garber; Liberty -- Neal Lampron; North Carroll -- Scott Deltuva; South Carroll -- George Dick, Jamie Harrich, Chris Larrick; Westminster -- Herman Costley, Joe Cushen, Chad Wiles.
Howard County: Atholton -- Jermaine Reynolds; Centennial -- Chad Harris; Glenelg -- Jan Dorsey; Hammond -- Kyle Jefferson; Howard -- Alex Sutton, Tony Troy; Mount Hebron -- Mark Jantac; Oakland Mills -- Carruthers Grant; Wilde Lake -- Joe Guyton, Phil Chenier.
Carroll: Liberty -- Cindy Leeds, Lisa Pauley; North Carroll -- Lisa Garland, Stacey Kent, Robin Martin; South Carroll -- Amy Masters, Kelly Clutter, Val Baker, Dawn Carter; Westminster -- Lisa Brown; Francis Scott Key -- player not known as of Monday afternoon.
Howard: Atholton -- Erika Kean; Hammond -- Emily Minah; Howard -- Christi Greer; Mount Hebron -- Andrea Day, Cescili Drake, Stefanie Magro; OaklandMills -- Christine Copeland, Mia Dammen, Andrea Romich.
In other sports this weekend:
* The Western Maryland College men's lacrosseseason opens today with a 3 p.m. home game against St. Mary's College at Scott S. Bair Stadium.
* The Western Maryland women's tennis team, which started its season at home yesterday against Messiah College, plays a 3 p.m. match against Goucher College of Baltimore County tomorrow at the Frank Hurt Tennis Courts. The squad then is off until a March 30 home match against Franklin & Marshall of Lancaster, Pa.
* The Terrors baseball team heads to Cocoa Beach, Fla., for spring exhibition games against several small schools from the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern areas of the country.
* The Carroll County GirlsBasketball postseason tournament starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday. The junior division game is Sunday afternoon, the title game Sunday evening (no times available) at West Middle School in Westminster.