Nolan's 3-point play gives Dunbar tourney title

December 30, 1993|By From Staff Reports

Norman Nolan's three-point play with 30 seconds remaining in regulation broke a 59-59 tie and lifted No. 2 Dunbar (5-1) to a 64-59 victory over host Altoona (Pa.) in the championship game of the Altoona Rotary Tournament last night.

After Dunbar led by as many 17 points, Altoona (6-3) rallied to take a 59-58 lead. Billy Wells tied the game for the Poets with a free throw with 1:22 left in the game, then assisted Nolan for the game-winning three-point play.

Wells, a junior guard, finished with 18 points and five rebounds and was named to the all-tournament team. Nolan, who had 14 points and seven rebounds, was named Most Valuable Player. Jeff Churchill led Altoona with 16 points.

* Good Counsel Alumni Tournament: No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons placed fourth after falling to Episcopal (Va.), 64-56, in the third-place game.

Antdric Klabier scored 22 points for Episcopal (5-2), which is ranked No. 12 in the Washington area. Senior point guard Steve Wojciechowski led Gibbons (9-4) with 16 points, six rebounds, seven steals and four assists.

* John Carroll Holiday Tournament: Will Marshall scored a game-high 28 points and Carnell Damon, Griffin Dingle and Jerry Ciezkowski each added 14 in Sparrows Point's 81-56 first-round victory over Bay View School of Canada.

The Pointers (4-1) will meet John Carroll or Bel Air in tonight's championship game at 8.

* Slam Dunk at the Beach Tournament: Shawnta Rogers scored 19 points and had nine rebounds and eight assists to lead Lake Clifton (5-2) past St. Mark's (Del.) (3-3), 66-50, in a preliminary game.

* Kenard Dale Christmas Tournament: Joe Bannerman hit a 10-foot jumper from the baseline with two seconds left, lifting St. Paul's (5-4) to a 64-62 victory over Oxford (Pa.) (4-3) in the consolation game. Junior forward Garth Timoll had 13 points to lead the Crusaders.

Girls basketball

* Roland Park Holiday Tournament: Jessica Schiavone scored a team-high 14 points to lead undefeated Park (8-0) over Garrison Forest, 37-31.

* Poly Invitational Tournament: Senior forward Sheree Tilley scored 12 points in a losing effort as Surrattsville downed Owings Mills, 39-20, in a semifinal. Surrattsville will meet No. 18 Poly in today's championship game. Angela Brice scored 14 as the Lady Engineers (8-2) advanced with a 49-38 victory over Milford Mill.

* North Carroll Holiday Tournament: North Carroll and Glenelg advanced to final with first-round victories.

North Carroll missed its first 12 shots but slowly got its act together to turn back Francis Scott Key, 41-26, after Glenelg had breezed past Centennial, 59-34.

Casey Rhoten and Teresa Mays each finished with 11 points, and Jill Ballard had 10 points.

In the other game, the Gladiators (1-6) outscored the Eagles 17-5 in the second quarter for a 31-17 lead at halftime, then ran away in the third quarter.

Senior center Trish Kilroy led Glenelg with 12 points, and Jill Younce added 10.

* Liberty Belle Tournament: Host Liberty held off a late City rally and Magruder got by Howard as both advanced to the final in Eldersburg.

Liberty closed out the last three minutes of the first half with a 10-0 run to take a 26-17 halftime lead, but had to rally late as City took a one-point lead with less than four minutes left.

Angie Payne scored on a set play from an inbounds play with 1:23 left to give the Lions a 38-37 lead, and Natalie Hannibal made two free throws down the stretch to preserve the 40-37 win.

Liberty (1-7) will play Magruder (2-5), which surprised Howard46-42, in the opener, at 5 p.m. today for the championship.

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