Annapolis-Glen Burnie decision defies tradition

SIDELINES

January 26, 1996|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

You may have noticed that the No. 8 Annapolis at No. 11 Glen Burnie boys basketball game wasn't played yesterday while the other postponed games from Friday, Jan. 19 were played.

No. 7 Broadneck at Chesapeake also was not played, but that's because Broadneck already was scheduled in the Charm City Classic at the Towson Center.

County officials made the decision to play three in a row again this week to make up a game, but Glen Burnie and Annapolis didn't want to play and the game tentatively has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Everybody at Annapolis and Glen Burnie is mum about why they didn't play, while the other schools that did play were not too happy about it. When games are called off, nobody plays and when they are made up, usually everybody plays the same night.

People at Annapolis and Glen Burnie might have opened a can of worms.

Free throws

The coveted 400-wins milestone is getting more elusive for Meade boys basketball coach Butch Young. The Mustangs dropped a 65-56 decision at Annapolis (11-2) Wednesday to fall to 7-6, leaving Young's career record at 394-251 (.610).

Meade has nine regular-season games remaining and at least one game in the open playoffs in what is Young's 29th season and 12th at Meade. Young ranks second only to Southern's Tom Albright, who is 444-256 (.634) in his 31st campaign, but John Brady of Annapolis is closing in on Young.

With the victory over Meade, Brady ran his career mark to 386-70 in his 19th season. Brady's .846 winning percentage is easily the best in county history for coaches with at least 10 years experience, and he is 34-11 against Young and 22-5 against Albright.

Albright coached his county-record 700th game Wednesday, a 77-56 victory over Chesapeake.

* Broadneck (8-3) also was victorious Wednesday, 61-41, over Glen Burnie (11-2 ) while North County (7-5) upset No. 15 Arundel, 61-60, to break the three-way tie for first in the South Division. Annapolis and Broadneck both are 6-1 while Arundel (8-4) fell to 5-2.

Glen Burnie still leads the North at 6-1 with North County taking over second at 5-2 and 4-3 Meade third. Meade visits Broadneck tonight while Annapolis plays host to Old Mill (5-8, 3-4) in cross-division games.

* Lenny Holmes, a 6-foot-3 junior, was a bright spot for Glen Burnie in its 20-point loss to Broadneck. Holmes scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and had three steals coming off the bench.

It was a strange game with Broadneck committing 25 turnovers and winning by 20 while Glen Burnie accomplished what it set out to do defensively. The Gophers came in hoping to stop the Bruins' post man, Jamaine Young.

"We should have played more man to man, but we used that zone to work on stopping Young and never got into the flow of the game," said Gophers coach Terry Bogle.

Young, who averages 19.7 points and 10.2 rebounds a game, was held to 10 points and seven rebounds.

"They did a really good job on Young, double- and triple-teaming him," said Broadneck coach Ken Kazmarek. "The word is out on Young."

While doing a pretty good job in containing Young, the Gophers did not do so well shooting. Glen Burnie's 28 percent from the floor was its downfall.

That's the ticket

For 10 years, St. Mary's girls basketball coach Harry Dobson has been parking his truck off Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. No more.

On Tuesday an Annapolis City policewoman went into the Saints' gym looking for the coach to give him a $30 ticket. She told Dobson that someone had complained.

That's what you get for going 14-0 and being ranked No. 3 in The Sun Top 20. Dobson has been pondering retirement and has to

think someone is trying to tell him something.

Morris headed for Marshall

Severna Park's All-County tailback Jihad Morris, who rushed for a county second-best 1,226 yards and nine touchdowns for the Falcons, has accepted a scholarship to Marshall in Huntington, W.Va.

Marshall, a longtime Division I-AA power, is moving to Division I in 1997 and will play in the same conference as highly regarded Tennessee.

Morris, who is 6-1 and 190 pounds, will be reunited with former teammate Ryan Moore, who was a redshirted defensive back at Marshall this season. Morris and Moore will go against another former Falcon, Ron Green, in 1997 when they play Tennessee.

Green was a starter on the Volunteers' defensive line as a redshirt freshman last season.

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