Kraning brightens picture for men's basketball ANNE ARUNDEL CC NOTEBOOK

January 19, 1995|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer

There hasn't been much for Mike Tummings to feel good about lately, as his Anne Arundel Community College men's basketball team struggles for wins. But the arrival of 6-foot-5 wing guard Steve Kraning has the coach beaming.

The Loyola High graduate, whose father is Chesapeake High football coach Tom Kraning, scored 47 points in his first three games, including 25 in Sunday's 102-61 loss to the Naval Academy JV. He hit seven three-pointers.

Kraning scored 13 points in his debut Jan. 11 at Frederick -- a 94-86 loss -- and had nine in last Friday's 71-59 win over Catholic University's JV. He received his first start against Navy.

Tummings had a place for him on last year's team, but Kraning decided to concentrate on academics.

"We knew he was a good shooter from the outside," said Tummings, whose team lost 10 of its first 14 games. "He adds three-point depth to the team. He can really shoot it from out there. He's making a positive contribution."

Aderio Jones scored 20 points in the loss to Navy. He had 28 points, 13 rebounds and four assists against Catholic, and Tony Curro added nine points and five assists.

Anne Arundel trailed Navy by only 11 points at halftime before the Midshipmen pulled away.

"All season we've been able to play real good in the first half, but we just can't seem to get it going in the second half," Tummings said.

Sylvester Clarke, who scored 27 points against Frederick, missed the Catholic and Navy games because of an injury to his right wrist.

Without him, the Pioneers lose around 16 points and 14 rebounds.

"We're not the kind of team that can afford to lose someone like that," Tummings said.

Anne Arundel plays host to Montgomery-Rockville at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Women's basketball

Everyone on Anne Arundel's roster had at least one point Tuesday, so the outcome was predictable.

Final score: Anne Arundel 81, Cecil 33.

Center Debbi Dadds led the Pioneers (10-4) with 14 points, 15 rebounds and six steals. Ginger Breneman added 12 points, three assists and two steals, and Chaira Lee had six points and 10 rebounds.

Stephanie Carpenter finished with nine points -- including two three-pointers -- and Jen Welsh had eight. Anne Arundel was coming off Saturday's 69-62 defeat to Potomac State (10-1), its third loss in four games.

Dadds had 23 points, 21 rebounds and four steals, but she didn't get much offensive support. Welsh added eight points and Denise Perrone had five points, 10 assists and three steals.

The previous day, Anne Arundel had beaten Catonsville, 80-35, behind 17 points from Courtney Finch and 13 from Breneman. Dadds added 11 points and 14 rebounds and Lee had nine

points and 11 rebounds.

The Pioneers travel to Dundalk today for a 4 p.m. game. They are home Saturday against Montgomery-Takoma Park.

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