Annapolis teams advance with two easy victories Capital City Classic

December 30, 1992|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Staff Writer

Both Annapolis teams won their respective games in the Capital City Classic for boys and girls basketball on Riva Road yesterday. Three of the four winning teams coasted to their victories.

The fourth-ranked boys team of coach John Brady ran Bethesda-Chevy Chase (1-5) of Montgomery County dizzy from buzzer to buzzer in winning its fourth consecutive game without a loss, 89-43.

Eleven Panthers scored, with Wendell Williams (18 points) and Lozonnah James (17) combining for 35 points. Two other Panthers in doubles were Larry Brown (11) and Ronardo Johnson (10).

Annapolis will meet Christian Brothers Academy (4-0) of New Jersey, a 67-66 winner over defending tournament champion, Cardozo (1-3) of D.C., for the championship at 8 tonight with the consolation set for 4 p.m.

Greg Gaffney made the back-end of two free-throw attempts with six seconds to go as Christian Brothers nipped defending Capital City champion Cardozo.

Geoff Billet led the winners with 19 points and Greg Jones, the D.C.area's leading scorer (30.3), scored a game-high 28 points, including five three-pointers for the losing Clerks.

South River (0-7) provided little opposition for the host Panthers girls (2-2), who rolled, 59-41. Annapolis raced out 13-0 in the first period and by halftime the game was out of reach at 31-16 with the victor's biggest lead 18 points (24-6) at one stage.

Shannon Henderson, a 6-foot-1 junior, was unstoppable, dominating underneath with a game-high 37 points, 10 boards, six steals and three blocks.

Annapolis meets Glen Burnie for the Capital City crown at 6 this evening. The Gophers also romped over winless Crossland by 35 points.

Glen Burnie (3-2) ran by Crossland (0-6) of Prince Georges

County, 68-33. The Gophers of second-year coach Patty Dages jumped out 15-4 in the first period and by halftime their fast break had piled up a commanding 30-14 lead.

Keshia Marshall led Crossland, which will play South River in today's consolation at 2 p.m., with 15 points.

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