Basketball* 11-and-under boys -- The Severna Park Green...


August 25, 1994|By Steven Kivinski


* 11-and-under boys -- The Severna Park Green Hornets Maryland State Championship Amateur Athletic Union basketball team went 7-1 in nationals last weekend in Cocoa, Fla., earning them seventh place in the 60-team field.

The Green Hornets, who qualified for the national tournament by winning the states for fourth straight year, defeated Georgia in their opener, 45-32. Severna Park, coached by Gil Goodrich, Spike Garritt and Ed Wilson, downed Arkansas, 46-29, in its second game to advance to the championship round.

The Hornets lost to Indiana, 53-48, in their first championship-round contest, but rebounded and beat Utah -- last year's national champs, 48-46. Severna Park then defeated Michigan, 46-40, West Virginia, 52-32, and Ohio, 38-36.

Gil Goodrich led Severna Park in scoring for the second straight year with 132 points and 22 steals in eight games. Stanley Wood, an addition from Cherry Hill, had 67 points, a team-high 83 rebounds and 10 steals.

Deon Gough had 43 points, 16 steals and 13 boards and Jon Garritt had 42 points and 16 rebounds. Joey Graves chipped in 42 points and 48 rebounds and Trevor Quinn contributed 20 points, 11 steals and 11 boards.

Other contributors included Gavin Floyd (12 points, 16 rebounds), Lionel Jennings (eight points, six rebounds) and Antwan Thompson (two points, two rebounds).

The Hornets, who finished eighth in the nation last season, won 13 tournaments throughout the year.

* Senior men -- Both Classics teams went 3-for-4 in last week's Anne Arundel County Fall Senior Softball League.

The Classics 50-and-over team beat PBC in a doubleheader, 11-10 and 25-10. Al Leightner had a double, triple and knocked in four runs in the first game.

In the second game, Joe Moyher and Tom Collins each homered. Charles Hensley was the winning pitcher in both games.

The Classics 50-and-over squad split with Arthur's, winning the first game, 18-5, before falling, 19-15.

Don Martin hit two home runs with seven RBIs and Bobby Morris was the winning pitcher.

The Classics 55-and-over team beat Garden Restaurant in two games, 13-6 and 16-4.

Charles Collaianni went 4-for-4 with three RBIs in the first game, and Ed Hynes was the winning pitcher.

In the second game, Ron Pirce was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Chuck Bennett was the winning pitcher.

The Classics split with Arthur's 55-and-over team, losing the first game, 24-3, before winning, 24-12.

Billy Walther was 5-for-5 with three RBIs for Arthur's and Mike Armetta was 3-for-3. Earnest Lear was the winning pitcher in Game 2.


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