Here's some questionable insight

SIDELINES

January 06, 1993|By PAT O'MALLEY

It's time for another session of questions without answers.

* Did you know that Edmondson of Baltimore, in the same Class 4A Region IV as Anne Arundel County's 4A boys basketball teams, might not have enough games to qualify for postseason play?

Edmondson has only a 13-game schedule and recently was trying to schedule a few more to reach the required 18 to qualify for one of the six Region IV berths.

* How about those Christian Brothers of New Jersey and the 83-47 number they put on the host Annapolis boys basketball team in the Capital City final?

Annapolis athletic director Fred Stauffer, whose Panthers have played host to nationally acclaimed Dunbar in the past, said he thought Christian Brothers "was the best team we have ever played here."

Panthers coach John Brady thought some of the Dunbar teams were better, but he was really impressed with Christian Brothers saying, "They did everything you can do."

Will Christian Brothers be invited back next year to defend their Capital City crown?

"I asked them back, but they said they have already committed to a holiday tournament in South Carolina," Brady said.

Wasn't that an impressively large and raucous number of fans and parents who accompanied Christian Brothers from New Jersey?

If you didn't know Christian Brothers' team nickname, were you as startled as I was during pre-game warm-ups when a large contingent of fans started spelling "C-O-L-T-S"in the Panthers' gym?

Did you wonder for a few seconds if maybe they were cheering for an NFL franchise to return to Baltimore? As it turns out, Christian Brothers' nickname is the Colts, and yes, they wear blue and white.

* Isn't Annapolis sophomore point guard Cristi Samaras fun to watch as she tears up and down the court? Do you agree with me that she is one of the top guards in the county?

* And isn't second-year Glen Burnie coach Patty Dages doing a great job with the (2-3) Gophers, who were 3-18 a year ago? Glen Burnie was Capital City runner-up to Annapolis.

* Isn't it a shame that the Crossland and South River girls had to get into it while shaking hands after the consolation game won by the Seahawks? Yes, a fight broke out during the so-called good sportsmanship ritual of lining up to shake hands.

* With a very talented team led by 6-foot-5 Rich Abrams off to a 3-2 start, is Arundel coach Gerald Moore about to lead the Wildcats totheir first winning season in boys basketball since 1979?

How many of you basketball fans remember the '79 Arundel team coached by Bill Zucco (now the school's football coach) that was 13-7 with Jay Logan leading the way?

* Won't you youth basketball players be interested to know veteran Severna Park Green Hornets coach Ed Wilson has set up a free clinic for 7 p.m. tomorrow at Severna Park Middle School featuring Dunbar High stars Keith Booth, Norman Nolan and Michael Cooper, Cardinal Gibbons' Steve Wojciechowski and Lake Clifton's Kevin Norris and Shawnta Rogers?

"[Baltimore basketball promoter] Bill Spotts is bringing the kids down here and we're excited," said Wilson.

Nolan and Wojciechowski once played for Wilson's powerhouse 8-10 Green Hornets team. For more information, call Wilson at (410) 647-5316.

* How about congrats for Old Mill athletic director Jim Dillon, who received a 1992 Distinguished Service Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association? Dillon has been an athletic director and department chairman in the county for 27 years.

* Not to take anything away from Spalding's Amy Langville, but how could the people at Spalding's Noel Classic name their senior star MVP over anybody from Western?

Western destroyed Spalding, 70-25, (Langville had 10 points), and the Owls won the tournament by an average of 45 points a game over three opponents. Wouldn't it seem that Western had an MVP?

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