Twins help Wilde Lake to recover

Howard notebook

January 26, 1996|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

TC So that's why they're called identical twins.

Toni and Lashon White, the leading scorers on Wilde Lake's girls basketball team, are averaging 12.7 and 12.5 points per game, respectively. They have had identical point totals three times, and twice have come within one point of each other.

Their success has helped Wilde Lake (7-4, 4-1) overcome a 1-3 start and win its last four games.

"We're doing better," said coach Kelly Storr. "We're doing the things we need to do to win. They have an attitude now that they can win that they didn't have before."

After losing their league opener to Mount Hebron, 64-60, the Wildecats have beaten Oakland Mills, Howard, Centennial and Atholton. They visit two-time defending county champion Hammond (9-3, 3-1) tonight at 7.

"This is an important game for us," said Storr. "Once you've beaten them, you've proved that you can accomplish anything because they know how to win."

The Wildecats, last year's Class 1A state champions who now are in Class 2A, began the season with 13 players. They're now down to nine, forcing Storr and her husband, Don, her assistant and junior varsity girls coach, to suit up.

"To scrimmage now, Don and I have to jump in," said Storr. "If he wants to look at something, I go in. If I want to look at something, he goes in."

Team captain Katie Douglas broke her left hand in practice the day before the Mount Hebron game, and likely is lost for the season.

"It hurt us a lot," said Storr, who said Douglas makes every practice and game. "She has three years' varsity experience. She's smart and knows the game. Now she's helping us from the sidelines."

Sophomore Amanda Berman, an All-County soccer player like Douglas, quit to focus her time on soccer. Two other players left for personal reasons.

One aspect of her team's play that has really pleased Storr is the success of the inside game, led by starters Adrean Mabry, Jessie Roy-Harrison and Bridget White.

Check the schedule

The girls and boys basketball games twice postponed by weather -- first on Jan. 10 and then last Friday -- have been rescheduled for Feb. 9-10.

The matchups, for boys and girls, are: Glenelg-Wilde Lake, Mount Hebron-Howard, Atholton-Oakland Mills and Hammond-Centennial. All the games will be played on Friday, Feb. 9 except for the girls game between Oakland Mills and Atholton, which will go the next day.

Those same matchups are slated for Tuesday, Feb. 6, as part of the original schedule.

Boehm makes national team

The mailman has been nice to goalie Megan Boehm this week.

The 18-year-old Howard High senior received a letter Wednesday from the U.S. Youth Soccer Association informing her that she had made the under-20 national team for the second consecutive year.

On Tuesday, she got an invitation to play for the Region 1 team when it visits Italy and Denmark over the Easter break. Boehm, who already has been to Paris and England twice and Germany once, accepted.

Boehm, who is playing basketball now for the Lions, has orally committed to attend Virginia in the fall and plans to sign next month.

Huskies win one

The Howard County Huskies, a 10-11-year-old Squirt "A" level hockey travel team, finished 1-2 in the International Silver Stick Championships last weekend in Sarnia, Ontario.

Dominick Lignelli scored the only goal for the Huskies in a 3-1 loss to Midland, Mich., in the opener. Then Josh Merson and Chuck Henn each scored twice in a 4-2 win over St. Clair Shores, Mich.

In a hard-fought and controversial third game, Zach Brennan scored the lone goal in a 2-1 loss against Alliston, Ontario.

Had they won the third game, the Huskies, who had two goals disallowed in the contest, would have advanced to the semifinals.

"The trip was a major success for us," said coach Dave Henn. "We were in every game."

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