Girls Top 20

March 01, 1994

1 Hammond (record: 19-1, 200 points) -- Last week's ranking: 1. The Golden Bears clinched at least a share of their first Howard County title after defeating Howard, 68-42, on Tuesday; Centennial, 84-42, on Thursday; and Oakland Mills, 85-30, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Fairmont Heights or Oakland Mills in a Class 2A South Region semifinal.

2 Western (19-2, 190) -- Last week's ranking: 2. The Doves clinched the City-Wide 4A League by edging No. 5 Lake Clifton, 60-59, on Tuesday. Wednesday, Western's starting lineup got the day off in a 40-23 victory over Mervo. Friday, coach Breezy Bishop notched her 500th career win as the Doves defeated No. 16 Poly, 69-34, in the Baltimore City Public Schools Championship. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Woodlawn or Walbrook a Class 4A North Region semifinal.

3 St. Mary's (25-2, 180) -- Last week's ranking: 3. The Saints finished unbeaten in the Catholic League after defeating Mount de Sales, 69-53, on Monday and Mercy, 77-47, on Tuesday. Friday, the Saints routed John Carroll, 79-37, in the opening round of the Catholic League Tournament. Sunday, the Saints advanced to the tournament championship game with a 68-39 win over Mount de Sales. Next game: Season over.

4 3l St. Frances (23-3, 164) -- Last week's ranking: 4. Kortni Webb blocked a school-record 12 shots in the Panthers' 48-36 win over No. 13 Seton Keough on Monday. Thursday, the Panthers defeated John Carroll by forfeit. In the first round of the Catholic League Tournament on Friday, Melba Chambers scored as St. Frances routed Archbishop Spalding, 62-30. Sunday, the Panthers again beat Seton Keough, 60-49, in a tournament semifinal. Next game: Season over.

5 Lake Clifton (15-2, 158) -- Last week's ranking: 5. The Lakers lost to No. 2 Western, 60-59, on Tuesday. Thursday, Lake Clifton scored 31 points in the second quarter en route to a 78-36 rout of Mervo. Friday, Janika Conley scored 27 as the Lakers rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to beat Walbrook, 62-49. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Dulaney or Patterson in a Class 4A North Region semifinal.

6 Mount Hebron (15-6, 149) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Emily Yanero scored a combined 69 points as the Vikings defeated Centennial, 74-34, on Tuesday; No. 19 Glenelg, 60-25, on Thursday; and Wilde Lake, 57-30, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Broadneck or Howard in a Class 3A East Region semifinal.

7 Towson (19-0, 140) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Generals completed an undefeated season in the Baltimore County 3A-4A League after beating Kenwood, 86-9, on Tuesday; Milford Mill, 65-19, on Thursday; and Owings Mills, 66-18, on Friday. Saturday, Towson routed Randallstown, 63-37, in the Baltimore County championship game. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Loch Raven or Elkton in a Class 2A North Region semifinal.

8 Fallston (19-0, 135) -- Last week's ranking: 9. The Cougars completed an undefeated regular season by defeating C. Milton Wright, 46-26, on Tuesday; No. 20 Joppatowne, 55-48, on Thursday; and Havre de Grace, 66-19, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. North Harford or Catonsville in a Class 2A North Region semifinal.

9 Old Mill (19-3, 118) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Patriots avenged their only Anne Arundel County 4A League loss by defeating No. 14 Arundel, 45-29, on Tuesday. Wednesday, the Patriots secured the top seed in the Class 4A East Regions by topping No. 15 Severna Park, 48-34. Friday, Old Mill routed Glen Burnie, 68-39. Next game: Tomorrow vs. No. 12 Annapolis or No. 14 Arundel in a Class 4A East Region semifinal.

10 Randallstown (18-2, 102) -- Last week's ranking: 7. The Rams outscored Lansdowne 24-2 in the fourth quarter en route to a 55-45 victory on Thursday. Without Nyota Mitchell -- the area's leading scorer who suffered a broken ankle the day before -- the Rams lost to No. 7 Towson, 63-27, in the Baltimore County championship game on Saturday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Lansdowne or Patapsco in a Class 3A North Region semifinal.

11 McDonogh (18-3, 92) -- Last week's ranking: 12. Season over.

12 Annapolis (16-6, 79) -- Last week's ranking: 16. The Panthers have won 15 of their past 17 after beating North County, 63-41, on Tuesday; Glen Burnie, 81-46, on Wednesday; and Chesapeake-AA, 50-37, on Friday. Next game: TBA.

13 Seton Keough (17-8, 78) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Gators lost to No. 4 St. Frances, 48-36, on Monday. Tuesday, Seton Keough edged the Institute of Notre Dame, 49-46. Friday, the Gators again beat IND, 51-36, in the first round of the Catholic League Tournament. Sunday, Seton Keough again lost to St. Frances, 60-49, in the tournament semifinals. Next game: Season over.

14 Arundel (17-5, 69) -- Last week's ranking: 17. After losing to No. 9 Old Mill, 45-29, on Tuesday, the Wildcats defeated Chesapeake-AA, 46-43, on Wednesday, and No. 15 Severna Park, 51-43, on Friday. Next game: TBA.

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