Boys Basketball Top 20

January 23, 1995

1 Lake Clifton (11-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Ronald Byrd scored 23 points and Jimmy Moore added in a 93-71 victory over Patterson on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow against Edmondson.

2 Dunbar (12-0) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Wednesday, Marvis Thornton scored 27 points in a 94-71 victory over Douglass. Tommy Polley scored 19 in a 97-70 victory over Carver on Friday, extending the area's longest winning streak to 26 games. Next game: Today at Poly.

3 St. Frances (15-1) -- Last week's ranking: 3. In a 59-55 win over Mount St. Joseph at the University of Baltimore on Friday, Mark Karcher scored 24 points as the Panthers remained undefeated in the Catholic League. Next game: Thursday against Laurel Baptist at Charm City Classic at Loyola College.

Walbrook (10-2) -- Last week's ranking: 4. Anton Jenifer scored 36 points and Travone Broadway added 25 in a 90-84 victory over then-No. 6 Southern-Baltimore on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 6 Southwestern.

5 Southern-Balto. (6-5) -- Last week's ranking: 6. John Hemsley and Cornelius McMurry each scored 20 points in a 75-71 victory over then-No. 5 Southwestern on Wednesday. Hemsley had 27 in a 90-84 loss to Walbrook on Friday. Next game: Saturday at St. Patrick's (N.J.).

6 Southwestern (9-4) -- Last week's ranking: 5. Aaron Jolly and DTC Donta Lloyd each scored 20 points in a 75-71 loss to Southern-Baltimore on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow against No. 4 Walbrook.

7 Broadneck (11-1) -- Last week's ranking: 7. Jason Smith scored 23 points in a 66-29 victory over Northeast on Tuesday. Friday, Jamaine Young had 24 in an 85-50 victory over Southern-AA. Next game: Thursday against No. 16 Gibbons at the Charm City Classic at Loyola College.

8 Calvert Hall (14-4) -- Last week's ranking: 8. In a 68-52 victory over then-No. 18 Loyola, John McKay scored 20 points. Yesterday, McKay had 27 in a 74-58 victory over Towson Catholic. Next game: Friday against Oak Hill (Va.) Academy at the Charm City Classic at Loyola College.

9 Randallstown (12-1) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Lance Anderson scored 22 points and Brian Broden had 20 in an 108-91 victory over Woodlawn on Wednesday. Next game: Wednesday against Patapsco.

10 Oakland Mills (12-1) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Scorpions extended their winning streak to 12 games with victories over Wilde Lake (70-50) on Tuesday and Hammond (81-58) as Michael Hill totaled 48 points. Next game: Friday at No. 19 Mount Hebron.

11 Annapolis (10-3) -- Last week's ranking: 13. In a 73-57 victory over Severna Park on Tuesday, Ronnie Johnson scored 28 points. Friday, Teshawn Cooper had 19 in a 78-74 victory over then No. 11 Arundel. Next game: Friday against Southern-AA.

12 Milford Mill (10-2) -- Last week's ranking: 12. Blanchard Hurd scored 31 points in a 92-57 victory over Hereford on Wednesday. Keon Sellman had 25 in an 87-59 victory over Loch Raven on Friday. Next game: Wednesday against Western Tech.

13 Arundel (10-3) -- Last week's ranking: 11. Tuesday, Bakari Ward and Kevin Higgins each scored 24 points in an 80-75 victory over Meade. Ward and Higgins each had 17 in a 78-74 loss to then No. 13 Annapolis on Friday. Next game: Friday against No. 17 Old Mill.

14 Atholton (12-1) -- Last week's ranking: 14. Varian Harvey scored 17 points in a 72-55 win over Glenelg on Tuesday. Thursday, Brian Benden and D. J. Chiles each had 13 in a 77-53 win over Centennial. Next game: Friday against Howard.

Severn (13-5) -- Last week's ranking: 15. Friday, Alhamisi Simms scored 29 points in an 82-62 win over Gilman. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 8 Calvert Hall.

16 Gibbons (14-6) -- Last week's ranking: 17. In a 63-61 overtime win over Towson Catholic on Friday, Josh Davalli scored 25 points. Yesterday, Davalli scored 22 in a 74-61 overtime win over Loyola. Next game: Thursday against No. 7 Broadneck at the Charm City Classic at Loyola College.

17 Old Mill (9-4) -- Last week's ranking: 16. Joe Barnes scored 13 points in a 64-50 win over Chesapeake-AA on Tuesday. In a 92-84 triple-overtime loss to South River on Thursday, Demar Thompson had 23. Next game: Friday against No. 13 Arundel.

18 Mount Hebron (10-3) -- Last week's ranking: 19. Patrick Ngongba scored 23 points in an 82-54 win over Hammond on Tuesday. Kurtis Jestes had 20 in a 50-45 victory over Wilde Lake. Next game: Friday against No. 10 Oakland Mills.

Aberdeen (9-3) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. Wednesday, Jimmy Greene scored 20 points in an 80-56 win over Harford Tech. Friday, Greene scored 20 in a 74-70 victory over Havre de Grace. Next game: Tomorrow against Bel Air.

20 ZZka,3St. Paul's (11-2) -- Last week's ranking: 20. The Crusaders did not play last week. Next game: Wednesday at John Carroll.

Other teams receiving consideration, with record in parentheses: Dundalk (11-2), Aberdeen (9-3), South River (9-3), Douglass (7-3), C. Milton Wright (8-4), Loyola (11-7), Mount St. Joseph (7-8).

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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