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February 28, 1993|By Derek Toney | Derek Toney,Contributing Writer

Lake Clifton tops Walbrook for crown

Before a capacity crowd at Dunbar last night, No. 2 Lake

Clifton defeated No. 3 Walbrook, 77-63, in the Maryland Scholastic Association Gamper Conference championship game.

Senior guard Kevin Norris led the Lakers (17-4) with 25 points and 10 assists. Shawnta Rogers had 22 and 10 assists and Reggie Frazier added 17 and eight rebounds.

Lake Clifton coach Charlie Moore said the Lakers will host Mervo tomorrow in a Class 4A, Region II quarterfinal game. During the regular season, the Lakers won both games, by 122-49 and 61-47. If successful tomorrow, the Lakers will travel to Prince George's County power High Point, for a semifinal game on Wednesday night.

The Lakers helped secure the third seed in the region with a 96-86 victory over Edmondson on Tuesday. The win also gave the Lakers the decisive advantage in a tiebreaker over Dunbar for the right to participate in last night's conference title game.

Although the Lakers played one of their worst games of the season, they were able to come through by hitting 15 of 16 free throws in the final period to hold off the Warriors.

"We did a good job in spots," said Moore. "A Warrior is hard to beat. We played well in spots and did what we had to do to win."

Last night's victory also gave Lake Clifton its first MSA championship since 1986-87.

* Old Mill 63, Chesapeake 45: Senior forward Troy Green scored 22 points and Old Mill built a 30-9 halftime lead on the way to a victory that clinched the sixth and final seed in the state Class 4A, Region IV state playoffs, eliminating Baltimore's Edmondson.

Old Mill and Edmondson finished with identical 12-8 overall records, not counting holiday tournament games, which do not count toward the playoffs. Old Mill ends up with a playoff points' average of 4.45 over 20 games while Edmondson compiled a 4.41 average over 17 games.

* Westminster 57, Q. Orchard 55: Todd Dorsey scored 16 points and Brad Gibson added 11 as host Westminster (14-8) defeated Quince Orchard (16-7) in a non-league finale for both teams. Dorsey hit two free-throws with five seconds remaining to give the Owls the victory.

The win gives the Owls the fifth seed in tomorrow's State Class 4A, Region I playoffs. Westminster made the playoffs by virtue of two losses this week by Montgomery County's Magruder.

Girls basketball

* Western 76, Walbrook 52: Western pulled off a triple-double with three players in double figures in points and rebounds as the Doves (22-0) used a balanced attack to defeat No. 12 Walbrook (15-4) at Dunbar, to win its third City-Wide title in four years.

Sophomore forward Chanel Wright had a game-high 16 points and 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals while senior Kelly Evans had 15 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore guard Tesha Tinsley had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore center Danielle Davis had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Doves.

The Doves were without starting point guard Kimberly Smith, the Doves' catalyst on both ends of the court, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury during a scrimmage on Tuesday.

With the victory, Western avenged a 49-47 upset loss to Walbrook in last season's title game.

Western, ranked 15th nationally by USA Today and the top seed in the Class 4A, Region II playoffs, immediately established an up-tempo game and raced to a 12-4 lead by hitting six of its first seven shots. The Doves extended their lead to 22-11 after one quarter.

Wright scored 12 in the first half on six-for-nine shooting, as Western increased its advantage to 40-24 at halftime. The Doves shot 59 percent (17-for-29) from the field in the half.

* St. Mary's 48, Bryn Mawr 41: No. 6 St. Mary's (18-2) used a strong inside game led by Anne Donovan's 19 points and good defense as it defeated No. 5 Bryn Mawr (24-6) to win the Baltimore Girls Independent Championship at Gilman.

The contest was a special matchup between the Catholic League champion -- St Mary's -- and the Association of Independent Schools champion -- Bryn Mawr -- for the benefit of the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland.

Julie Szymanski led Bryn Mawr with 18, while Kisha Ford, one of the area's top five scorers was held to 13 points. St. Mary's Anetta Davis also scored in double-figures finishing with 11.

* Randallstown 49, Loch Raven 44: Nyota Mitchell scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, including eight in the last 1:11, to lead No. 9 Randallstown (21-0) over host and No. 8 Loch Raven (20-1) in the Baltimore County Girls Championship game.

Mitchell, the area's leading scorer, stepped up her play in the final minutes after shooting four for 17 from the field. The forward helped bring the Rams back from a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter. Loch Raven led most of the way, as Robyn Disney (13 points) and Shelley Klaes (10) led a balanced offense.


AIS Championships: With plenty of depth and strong relay teams host McDonogh slipped past four-time defending champ Severn and up-and-coming Notre Dame Prep at the Association of Independent Schools Swimming Championships. With 251 points, McDonogh outdistanced second-place NDP (211) and third-place Severn (133). Mercy and Institute of Notre Dame tied for fourth with 89 points.

Two McDonogh Eagles won individual titles. Amanda Kuehl, the only diver competing, captured 187.8 points and Caroline Wolven won the 200 freestyle by less than a second over Severn's Jenni Phillips.

But the Eagles picked up most of their points in the relays, which provide double the points of the individual races.

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