Basketball* 8-year-old boys -- There were many upsets in...


March 10, 1994|By Rich Scherr


* 8-year-old boys -- There were many upsets in the first two rounds of the Howard County Youth Program playoffs this past weekend.

In Green Division action, Miami opened with a come-from-behind victory over Georgetown, rallying from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to win, 22-18. Tim Brackney and Evan Calvert combined for all of Miami's points, while Greg Manning and Robert Truax combined for 16 points for the Hoyas.

In the other first-round game, Tim McNulty hit an 18-foot jumper with 43 seconds left to give LSU a 16-15 upset over third-seeded Georgia Tech. McNulty and Kevin McDermott teamed for 12 points, while J. J. Marchany scored 13 to lead the Yellow Jackets.

In their next games, however, the two first-round winners had mixed results.

McNulty scored a game-high 14 points -- including 12 in the first half -- to lead LSU to a 21-12 upset of second-seeded Maryland. Adam Rones, McDermott, Garrett Ryan and Chris Meachum also contributed on offense.

Miami, though, lost to UCLA, 15-8. The Bruins used their aggressive defense, led by David Schnorf, Matt Garbark and Christopher Nithianandam, to silence the Hurricanes' offense. Jimmy Zabel took care of matters on offense, scoring nine points.

In Grey Division action, Matthew Schoenfelder scored a game-high 24 points to lead Notre Dame to a 27-18 upset over Boston College. Jonathan Dupski, Bob Pencek and Drew Warren also paced the Irish, while Reed Chilton, Thomas Roth and Andrew Porter led the way for the Eagles.

In the other first-round game, Villanova turned back N.C. State, 12-6. Peter Perantonakis, Joshua Plaxen, Jeff Carr and Jon Paul Kelley paced the Wildcats.

But Villanova then picked up its first loss against Duke in the second round. Led by the inside-outside combination of Wylie Gunn and Alex Tack (who combined for 10 points), the Blue Devils won, 16-11.

In the other second-round game, unheralded Notre Dame continued to make waves. Again led by Schoenfelder (16 points), the Irish handled second-seeded Virginia, 24-11. Joe Damiamo, Nathan Carrick and Matthew Cox also played well for the victors.

The playoffs in both divisions continue this weekend.

* 9-year-old boys -- James Davis scored 10 points and J. R. Bilney added six as Maryland scored a 30-19 win over Boston College for its second victory of the season in the Howard County Youth Program 9-year-old Midget Division. Mike Taneyhill led Boston College with eight points and Danny Mellendick added three.

Georgetown rebounded from last week's defeat with a 52-25 win over Duke; UCLA upset Notre Dame, 24-13; North Carolina State beat LSU, 23-16, and first-place Miami defeated Georgia Tech, 28-11.

* 10-and-under girls -- In the Howard County Youth Program's Major Girls League, LSU beat Michigan State, 33-27; UCLA defeated Maryland, 33-20 and 33-18; Virginia scored wins over N.C. State, 25-19, and LSU, 39-12; Maryland edged UCLA, 25-24; Georgia Tech handled Boston College, 29-14; Michigan State edged N.C. State, 37-33, and Notre Dame dominated Duke, 35-6.

* 8-year-old girls -- Brittany Kompare had eight points and three steals to lead Michigan over Villanova, 12-9, Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Basketball League.

Samantha Fobbs and Jessica Rafferty also added two points each for the victors, while Catherine McKenzie and Clare Herlihy contributed with strong rebounding and Susan Monheit with superb defense.

Amber Fadrowski led Villanova with a game-high nine points and Agatha Horning and Christine Juras added solid rebounding and defense.

* 8-9 boys -- One undefeated team remains in The Supreme Sports Club Basketball League. With a 15-12 win over the Junior Lakers this past weekend, the Junior Heat improved to 7-0 in the 8-9 League. Ryan Eby scored seven points and David Freund added six to pace the Heat, while Timmy Wu (five) and Steve Bacon (four) led the Lakers (4-5).

The Junior Bulls (3-4) defeated the Junior Sonics, 12-3, as Lemuel Taylor scored six. Kyle Robinson scored two to pace the Sonics (0-7).

The Junior Magic improved to 5-2 with a 33-8 win over the Junior Knicks. Anthony Gaither scored 20 to lead the victors, while Winston Phipps led the Knicks (2-5) with four.

* 10-12 boys -- The Wolverines improved to 5-2 with a 27-23 win over the Spartans. Wintley Phipps II led all scorers with 17 points, while Sean LeDonne scored 15 to pace the Spartans (5-2).

The Irish also improved to 5-2 with a 42-28 win over the Huskies. Chris Wirth and Stefan Pastor each scored 10 to lead the victors, while Kevin Chrapaty scored 11 and Thurston Hamilton added nine for the Huskies (2-5).

Tye Hinds scored nine points to lead the Wildcats (1-6) to their first win, 27-19, over the Tar Heels. Bill Martinez paced the Tar Heels (3-4) with seven points.

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