Boys Top 20

March 07, 1994

1 Southern-Baltimore (record: 21-1, points: 200) -- Last week's ranking: 1. In the state 4A North Region semifinals at UMBC on Friday, Dante Williams and Damon Cason each scored 20 in an 81-63 victory over Lake Clifton. Williams scored 23 in a 67-54 victory over Southwestern in the region final on Saturday. Next game: Thursday vs. Crossland in the state 4A Final Four at the University of Maryland.

2 Dunbar (21-3, 190) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Thursday, Norman Nolan scored 20 points in an 81-49 victory over South River in the state 2A East Region semifinals at Chesapeake College. In the region final on Saturday, Nolan and Billy Wells each had 20 points in a 79-62 victory over Cambridge-South Dorchester. Next game: Friday vs. Potomac in state 2A Final Four at the University of Maryland.

3 Milford Mill (21-0, 164) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Friday, (P Blanchard Hurd scored 32 points in an 84-65 state 1A South Region win over North East. Hurd scored 22 in a 76-53 victory over Sparrows Point in the final on Saturday. Next game: Friday ** vs. Williamsport in state 1A Final Four at the University of Maryland.

4 Glen Burnie (20-3, 162) -- Last week's ranking: 10. In a 55-54 victory over Calvert in the state 4A East Region semifinals on Thursday, William Brown scored 19. Saturday, the Gophers beat Annapolis, 89-80, in the region final. Next game: Thursday vs. Springbrook in state 4A Final Four at the University of Maryland.

5 Gibbons (25-6, 155) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Crusaders did not play. Next game: March 17 at Alhambra Tournament in Cumberland.

6 Annapolis (20-3, 150) -- Last week's ranking: 3. Rodney Johnson scored 23 points in an 89-77 victory over Arundel in the state 4A East Region semifinals Thursday. In an 89-80 loss to Glen Burnie in the region final on Saturday, Rico Lee scored 19 points. Next game: Season over.

7 Southwestern (18-6, 148) -- Last week's ranking: 7. The Sabers topped Edmondson, 92-56, in the state 4A East Region quarterfinals Tuesday and Woodlawn, 73-51, in the semifinals at UMBC on Friday. Saturday, the Sabers fell to Southern-Baltimore, 67-54, in the region final. Next game: Season over.

8 Lake Clifton (16-7, 142) -- Last week's ranking: 4. In a 90-61 victory over Perry Hall in the state 4A North Region quarterfinals, Reggie Frazier scored 23 points. Shawnta Rogers scored 24 in an 81-63 loss to Southern-Baltimore in the regional semifinals on Friday at UMBC. Next game: Season over.

9 Woodlawn (20-2, 123) -- Last week's ranking: 5. In the state 4A North Region semifinals at UMBC on Friday, Guy Butler scored 23 points in a 73-51 loss to Southwestern. Next game: Season over.

10 Severn (23-3, 97) -- Last week's ranking: 11. The Admirals did not play. Next game: Season over.

11 Southern-AA (17-5, 95) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Tuesday, Chatney Howard scored 23 points in a state 2A East Region quarterfinal victory over Parkside. In the semifinals at Chesapeake College on Thursday, the Bulldogs fell, 78-70, in overtime to Cambridge-South Dorchester. Next game: Season over.

12 Edgewood (17-4, 94) -- Last week's ranking: 16. Eric Briggs scored 16 points in a 58-44 victory over Catonsville in the state 2A North Region semifinals on Friday. In the region final on Saturday, Briggs scored 15 in a 65-55 victory over Overlea. Next game: Friday vs. Allegany in state 2A Final Four at the University of Maryland.

13 McDonogh (15-5, 70) -- Last week's ranking: 12. The Eagles did not play. Next game: Season over.

14 St. Frances (13-8, 61) -- Last week's ranking: 14. The Panthers did not play. Next game: Season over.

15 Broadneck (14-6, 52) -- Last week's ranking: 13. Jason Smith HTC scored 28 points in a 64-61 overtime loss to Douglass in the state 3A East Region semifinals on Thursday. Next game: Season over.

16 Randallstown (17-6, 51) -- Last week's ranking: Not ranked. Friday, Troy Lewis and Daron Ward each scored 18 points in a 63-45 state 3A North Region semifinal victory over Franklin. In the championship game on Saturday, Ward scored 24 in a 63-53 victory over C. Milton Wright. Next game: Thursday vs. Douglass in state 3A Final Four at the University of Maryland.

17 Calvert Hall (17-11, 38) -- Last week's ranking: 17. The Cardinals did not play. Next game: Season over.

18 Douglass (12-9, 32) -- Last week's ranking: Not ranked. The Ducks, the No. 5 seed in the state 3A East Region, won the championship. In a 79-64 victory over Northern on Tuesday, Alfonso Jones scored 34 points. Thursday, the Ducks edged Broadneck, 64-61, in overtime on Jones' three-pointer at the buzzer. In the final on Saturday, Jones had 26 in a 75-71 victory over Poly. Next game: Thursday vs. Randallstown in state 3A Final Four at the University of Maryland.

19 Mount Hebron (17-5, 21) -- Last week's ranking: 15. Friday, Kurtis Jestes scored 24 points and Patrick Ngonba contributed 13 in a 67-59 loss to Poly in the state 3A East Region semifinals. Next game: Today vs. Hammond.

20 Arundel (16-8, 10) -- Last week's ranking: 20. In an 81-69 victory over Northern-Calvert in the quarterfinals of the state 4A East Region playoffs on Tuesday, Bakari Ward scored 30 points. Thursday, Ward scored 25 in an 89-77 loss to Annapolis in the semifinals. Next game: Season over.

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Poly (17-7, 7); Wilde Lake (13-10, 6); Walbrook (9-11, 6); Overlea (15-6, 4); Aberdeen (14-6, 3); Atholton (16-7, 3); Gilman (16-8, 1).

Poll members: John Blake (Mervo); Jack Burke (Hammond); Rick Collins (St. Paul's); George Constantine (C.M. Wright); Mike Daniel (Towson Catholic); Tim Holley (Gilman); Gerald Moore (Arundel); Pat O'Malley (The Baltimore Sun); Troy Warehime (North Carroll); Derek Toney (The Baltimore Sun).

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