Boys Basketball Top 20

January 02, 1995

1 Lake Clifton (6-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. The Lakers, ranked No. 13 by USA Today, defeated McDonogh (95-46) and No. 16 Severn (73-71) to win the Severn Christmas Classic. Next game: Wednesday at Mervo.

2 Dunbar (7-0) -- Last week's ranking: 2. The Poets defeated Hempstead (N.Y.), 71-37, and Sanford (Del.), 62-40, at the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament in Lewes, Del., extending the area's longest winning streak to 21 games. Next game: Friday against Forest Park.

3 Walbrook (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 3. The Warriors did not play last week. Next game: Wednesday against Towson Catholic.

4 St. Frances (10-1) -- Last week's ranking: 5. With four victories, the Panthers claimed the championships at the Mount Hebron Holiday Classic and the Rocket Round Ball Classic in Spring Grove, Pa. Next game: Friday versus No. 7 Calvert Hall at the University of Baltimore.

Zcf,geblk,20,245 Southwestern (6-2) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The host Sabers were runners-up at the Henderson Neal Memorial Tournament, beating Northern, 102-65, on Tuesday and losing to previously unranked Mervo, 66-65, in triple overtime on Wednesday. Next game: Friday against Patterson.

6 Southern-Balto. (2-3) -- Last week's ranking: 6. The Bulldogs did not play last week. Next game: Wednesday against Edmondson.

7 Calvert Hall (7-3) -- Last week's ranking: 7. The Cardinals defeated Nazareth (N.Y.) in the first round of the Bishop McCorristin Tournament in Trenton, N.J. Bishop McCorristin defeated the Cardinals, 68-60, in the semifinals on Thursday. In the consolation game on Friday, the Cardinals defeated Osbourne Park (Va.), 80-42. Next game: Friday versus No. 4 St. Frances at University of Baltimore.

8 Broadneck (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 11. The Bruins won their sixth title in nine years at the Wes Unseld Holiday Tournament at Catonsville CC defeating Edmondson (66-44) and then-No. 17 Loyola (67-56) to win the Red Bracket title. Next game: Friday against No. 9 Annapolis.

9 Annapolis (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 9. The host Panthers placed third at the Capital City Classic, losing to Northern of Calvert (73-58) and beating South River (64-60). Next game: Tomorrow against No. 15 Arundel.

10 Gibbons (10-2) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Crusaders defeated Baldwin-Whitehall (Pa.), 61-39, on Tuesday in the first nTC round of the Stop DWI Tournament in Binghamton, N.Y. The Crusaders lost to Barbeton (Ohio), 89-77, in the semifinals. In the consolation game against Archbishop Carroll (D.C.), Josh Davalli scored 18 in a 63-52 win. Next game: Wednesday against McDonogh.

11 Randallstown (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Rams placed third in the Red Bracket at the Wes Unseld Holiday Tournament at Catonsville CC, losing to Old Mill (63-54) and beating Hammond (95-58). Next game: Wednesday at Dulaney.

12 Oakland Mills (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 15. The Scorpions defeated Linganore (78-54) and host Thomas Johnson (95-91) to win the Frederick News Post Holiday Invitational. Next game: Friday at No. 13 Atholton.

13 Atholton (7-0) -- Last week's ranking: 14. The host Raiders won the Central Maryland Tournament, defeating Wilde Lake, 84-58, on Thursday and Sherwood, 81-77, on Friday. Next game: Wednesday against Damascus.

14 Milford Mill (4-2) -- Last week's ranking: 12. The Millers placed third at the Westminster Tournament, losing to Bullis, 77-61, and beating Westminster, 81-40. Next game: Wednesday against Chesapeake-BC.

15 Arundel (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Wildcats placed second at the Largo Christmas Tournament, beating Central, 71-57, on Tuesday and losing to Largo, 62-58, on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 9 Annapolis.

16 Severn (9-4) -- Last week's ranking: 16. The host Admirals placed second at the Severn Christmas Classic, beating Spalding, 76-35, on Tuesday and losing to No. 1 Lake Clifton, 73-71, on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow against No. 18 Loyola.

17 Mervo (5-3) -- Last week's ranking: Not ranked. The Mustangs debut in the Top 20 after winning the Henderson Neal Memorial Tournament, defeating Carver (79-70) and then-No. 4 and host Southwestern, 65-63, in triple overtime on Wednesday. Next game: Wednesday against No. 1 Lake Clifton.

18 Loyola (6-3) -- Last week's ranking: 17. The Dons defeated Woodlawn, 86-68, and lost to then-No. 11 Broadneck, 67-56, to place second in the Green Bracket division at the Wes Unseld Holiday Tournament. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 16 Severn.

19 Poly (5-3) -- Last week's ranking: Not ranked. The Engineers debut in the Top 20 after winning the Gilman Alumni Holiday Tournament, defeating Lawrenceville (N.J.) (64-63) and Patterson (74-73). Next game: Friday against Northern.

20 Mount Hebron (5-3) -- Last week's ranking: 18. The Vikings were runner-up at the Mount Hebron Tournament, beating Curley (74-42) and losing to then-No. 5 St. Frances (84-60). Next game: Friday at Howard.

Other teams receiving consideration, with record in parentheses: St. Paul's (7-2); Douglass (3-1); Dundalk (6-2); Old Mill (4-3); Fallston (5-2).

How the poll is chosen: The 1994-95 boys basketball poll is selected each week by the local sports staff through game observations and consultation with coaches.

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