Alexander to lead East seniors in basketball classic


April 09, 1991|By SAM DAVIS

Dunbar's Terrance Alexander, The Sun's 1991 Basketball Player of the Year, heads the list of participants slated for the Coaches' Association Annual All-Star Basketball Classic on Saturday at Morgan State.

Alexander is a member of the team of East senior all-stars who will take on the West seniors at 8 p.m. In the first game, which begins at 6 p.m., the East underclassmen meet the West underclassmen.

The participants are from the Maryland Scholastic Association and the Baltimore Catholic League.

St. Frances' Devin Gray, who missed the March 27 Capital Classic after undergoing an emergency appendectomy March 15, has been given clearance by his doctors to play Saturday. He is an East senior.

The rosters:


West -- Eric Bazemore, Forest Park; Dana Coleman, Walbrook; Diarra Davis, Southwestern; Steven Hicks, Carver; Tony Jenkins, Poly; Darrin Jones, Mount St. Joseph; Todd Kerr, Park; Casey Musick, Cardinal Gibbons; Robert Nance, Northwestern; Ross Peacock, Gibbons; Adrian Price, Northwestern; Kelly Press, Forest Park; Shane Tanzymore, St. Paul's; Stevie Thomas, Walbrook; Pat Young, Mount St. Joseph. Coaches: Mel Washington, Northwestern; Al Bentley, Northwestern.

East -- Terrance Alexander, Dunbar; Roland Brown, Calvert Hall; Kenneth Carr, Patterson; David Cason, Southern; Che Evans, Southern; Devin Gray, St. Frances; Marvin Gross, Dunbar; Ronnie Van Hook, Lake Clifton; Dana Marshall, Towson Catholic; Greg Penn, Towson Catholic; George Raikes, Mervo; John Salley, Southern; Curtis Sheppard, Lake Clifton; Harold Smith, Lake Clifton; Tim Wallace, Towson Catholic. Coaches: Meredith Smith, Southern; Larry Alexander, Patterson.


West -- Shamar Bass, Walbrook; Albert Battle, Douglass; Rodney Black, Carver; Maurice Blanding, Edmondson; Rodney Beasley, Walbrook; Andre Crockett, Northwestern; Randolph Eddison, Edmondson; Sean Evans, Walbrook; Damon Flicking, Forest Park; Mike Gaines, Poly; Quintin Moody, Gibbons; Jermaine Porter, Walbrook; Mike Richardson, Carver; Devin Ross, Edmondson; Charles Walker, Northwestern. Coaches: Carrell Reavis, Forest Park; James James, Edmondson.

East -- Tony Bishop, Towson Catholic; Keith Booth, Dunbar; Donta Bright, Dunbar; Abdul Brown, Southern; Eric Carroll, St. Frances; Kwame Evans, Southern; Frank Hardin, Patterson; Diego Jones, Dunbar; Anthony Lang, Lake Clifton; Michael Lloyd, Dunbar; Kevin Norris, Lake Clifton; Derrick Watkins, Southern; Antoine Wingo, St. Frances; Warren Wright, Mervo; Mike Smith, St. Frances. Coaches: Charles Moore, Lake Clifton; John Blake, Mervo.


Byron Turner, the Aberdeen lineman who was selected to The Sun's All-Metro football team the past two years, has announced that he will attend Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

Turner, 6 feet 1, 285 pounds, was considered one of the country's top recruits in preseason reports by Super Prep and Street and Smith's. However, when Turner had trouble scoring the minimum 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, many schools that were recruiting him backed off.

A score of at least 700 is required by the National CollegiatAthletic Association for freshman eligibility.

By the time Turner got the required minimum on the SAT, schools such as Maryland, Penn State and Notre Dame, that had shown much interest, had given out all their scholarships.

"I'm a little bit [disappointed]," said Turner. "The SAT really knocked me back, but I'm happy with what I got. It's a pretty nice school, not far away, and it has good academics."


North County will rename its gym Hart Hall in ceremonies during tomorrow night's basketball doubleheader to benefit the Dick Hart Scholarship Fund.

Keith Mills, WMAR-TV sportscaster and Brooklyn Park graduate, will conduct the dedication ceremonies after alumni from Brooklyn Park and Andover play in the first game (6 p.m.). The second game will feature the WMAR All-Stars against a team from the late Andover coach's parish, St. John's Lutheran Church of Linthicum.

Hart died Feb. 2 after a long battle with brain cancer. He was the only basketball coach in Andover's 29-year history.


Records, streaks, milestones: Victor Carter-Bey, a junior at Gilman, came within a half-inch of tying the school shot-put record with a throw of 53 feet, 3 inches at Saturday's Gilman Relays. However, the combined throws of Carter-Bey, Michael Schermahorn and Biff Byun of 147-7 1/2 did set a record for the Gilman Relays. . . . Top-ranked Northeast's softball win streak reached 60 games with shutouts of Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, and South River, 13-0, last week. The Eagles' streak, the fifth-longest in history, is within two games of tying No. 4 Corryton Gibbs (Tenn.) at 62. . . . Hillary Kuker scored her sixth goal with 1 minute, 5 seconds left, as Severna Park's top-ranked girls lacrosse team edged Annapolis, 13-12, Friday, for its 53rd straight victory.


Overtime: Howard lacrosse defender Joe Wilson will sign a letter of intent with Virginia tomorrow.

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