Lonnie Smith wins bout to advance to regionals

Recreation roundup

February 02, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

Lonnie Smith of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club continued his quest for a national super heavyweight boxing title last weekend at Sugar Ray Leonard's boxing facility in Palmer Park.

Smith, a resident of Maryland City and a junior at Towson State University, defeated Levon Seagers of Palmer Park in a three-round unanimous decision to advance to the Potomac Valley regional championships this weekend at Fort Eustis in Hampton, Va.

The 216-pounder thoroughly outboxed his opponent, keeping him off balance with numerous hard punches and sending him to the canvas in the second round.

With a strong showing this weekend, Smith (46-5) could advance to the upcoming national championships at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. To get there, however, he must win as many as three bouts this weekend.


* Midget girls: The UCLA Bruins of the Howard County Youth Program improved their record to 7-1 last week by defeating the Duke Blue Devils, 22-8.

Lauren Bennett led the Bruins with 10 points, Sarah Albert scored six and Brittani Godbout, Eva Armanas and Erin Jackson each added two. Sarah Davarya scored six points to pace the Blue Devils.

In other games, Maryland edged Duke, 8-7; and N.C. State, 12-10; Miami defeated UCLA, 15-14, and Notre Dame, 30-8; and Georgia Tech beat Boston College, 24-18.

* Minor girls: Kelley Mahoney, Jenny Tayabji and Kim Paulis led the scoring as Miami stayed undefeated last week, beating Duke, 26-12.

In other games, UCLA defeated Maryland, 28-20; Villanova edged Boston College, 26-24; Georgia Tech beat Boston College, 15-7; LSU got by UCLA, 24-21; Notre Dame beat Villanova, 20-17; and N.C. State dumped Maryland, 35-11.

* Major girls: Courtney Weglein scored a game-high 14 points and Marie Stanton added six to lead Georgia Tech to a 33-17 win over UCLA.

The fast-breaking Yellow Jackets led the entire way, helped by Joy Mulholland's strong rebounding and stingy defense by Michelle Kincaid, Stacey Lesko and Jessica Jefferson.

Earlier in the week, Georgia Tech edged LSU, 14-10. In other games, Duke beat Boston College, 34-24, and Miami, 38-8; LSU edged N.C. State, 26-21; and Maryland defeated Boston College, 29-19.

* Major boys: In the only game of the week in the Howard County Youth Program, Boston College used good defense late in the game to edge Kentucky, 46-45.

* Adult: In Division I action Sunday, Bode Floors defeated Clydes, 84-51; Celtics-Not beat "The Burg," 64-45; Dawg Brick beat the Skins, 42-25; and Glass Block and Fred Frank Bailbonds won their games by forfeit.

In Division II, the Irish Pizza Pub beat K.A.O.S., 57-46; Milts defeated Baxter, 58-43; the Baby Brigade defeated Pete's Raider, 68-56; Dream On beat Wine, 56-45; the Industrial Wastes disposed of MAI Legends, 64-36; the Lakers edged Bricks-R-Us, 49-47; Mutha's routed Baltimore Aircoil, 89-36; Young Guns III defeated the Longshots, 71-54; and the Untouchables got by Fitness Formula, 61-52.

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