Largo captures Poly title again, 70-56 Mt. Hebron girls win Va. tourney


December 31, 1992|By Tara Finnegan | Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer

Teriyana Fields led all scorers with 26 points and Largo High repeated as Poly Classic champions, racing past the host team, 81-53, last night in the championship game.

Largo beat Poly, 70-56, last year in the inaugural tournament.

Fields, the tournament's Most Valuable Player, led the way for an aggressive Largo team which intimidated a young Poly squad.

"Our biggest problem was they really rushed us mentally and forced us into turnovers," Engineers coach Mark Sawyer said.

Fields scored 20 (including 9-of-10 from the foul line) in the first half.

Junior forward Kenya Holman and freshman forward Kelly Logan shared top scoring honors for Poly with 15 each.

Largo led 21-5 at the end of the first quarter but free throws kept Poly in the game as the Engineers scored 11 of their 21 second-quarter points from the foul line.

The Engineers pulled within 10 with 2 minutes, 44 seconds left in the half as Holman hit a jumper off of a pass from Logan.

"We were in the game at that point," Sawyer said.

The Lions then pulled away from the Engineers (5-5), scoring nine in the last 1:37 of the half, with Fields scoring six of her 20 first-half points to put Largo up 45-26.

"They make an attempt to run-and-gun every time," Sawyer said. "We did a good job staying with them early, but they eventually ran us down."

Holman picked up her third foul with 3:40 remaining in the first quarter, but returned in the second to score eight of her 10 first-half points.

The Lions led 56-38 going into the final eight minutes.

Largo led 79-49 with 1:14 left when a double technical foul was called on Poly coach Mark Sawyer. Two second-half technicals were also called on the Largo bench.

In the first half, Holman led Poly with 10 and Logan added eight.

Fields was selected as the tournament's Most Valuable Player ++ and Yolanda Matthews (Milford Mill), Lakeisha Cooper (Central), Kelly Logan (Poly), Ashanta Sellers (Largo) were selected to the All-Tournament team.

In the third-place consolation game, Latia Howard (27 points) and Lakeisha Cooper (23 points) paced Central, as the Falcons breezed to a 62-20 victory over Edgewood (4-3).

The Falcons led 45-16 entering the fourth quarter and only allowed the Rams four points the rest of the game.

Monica Santana led Edgewood with six points and Nichole Wilson and Kareema Holmes added four each.

"I don't think they were aware of the kind of team they were playing against," Rams coach Matthew Rankin said of his squad. "They gave 100 percent and were still overmatched."

In other consolation action of the Poly Classic, senior Yolanda Matthews scored 32 points to lead Milford Mill (3-2) over Surrattsville, 61-24, in the fifth-place consolation game. Dana Coleman led Surrattsville with 14.

Junior Maggie Owsianny scored 19 points as Patterson (5-4) defeated Ballou, 53-24, in the seventh-place game. Sophomore Jackie Wilkes added 16 for Patterson.

* Mount Hebron 37, Walt Whitman 32: Emily Yanero scored 14 and Erica McCauley had eight as Mount Hebron (6-2) defeated Walt Whitman (6-1) in The Warhawk Classic Championship Tournament at Madison High School in Madison, Va. Averaging eight points per game with nine assists and nine steals, McCauley was named the MVP of the tournament.

Yanero, who scored 51 points in the three games, was named to the all-tournament team.

Boys basketball

* Dunbar 60, Penn Hills (Pa.) 54: No. 1 Dunbar held off Penn Hills (Pa.) in the Altoona Classic as senior forward Keith Booth scored 25 for the Poets (7-1) and junior forward Alexander Mobley added 13, including a pair of game-clinching free throws with 25 seconds remaining in regulation.

* Calvert Hall 79, Queen Anne's 11: After losing its first two games, Calvert Hall whipped Queen Anne's in a consolation game of the Benedictine Basketball Tournament in Richmond, Va. Senior center Chris Wilson led the way with 21 points as the Cardinals (6-5) opened up a 44-7 halftime lead and held the Lions to just four second-half points, including just one point in the third quarter.

* St. Paul's 54, Oxford (Pa.) 41: Michael Watson scored 18 points as St. Paul's won a consolation game at the Kennard Dale Tournament in Fawn Grove, Pa.

* New Dorp (N.Y.) 68, Gibbons 59: Junior Bo Kinard scored 24 points as New Dorp (7-3) defeated Gibbons (7-6) in the fifth-place consolation of the Norfolk (Va.) Catholic Holiday Tournament. Junior Richard Dent led Gibbons with 18 points, and Steve Wojciechowski added 11. Gibbons' Troy Queen got the tournament award for most assists (20).

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