Wildecat girls seek 1st county title since '83

Howard notebook

February 15, 1996|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Wilde Lake's girls basketball team is two games away from earning its first county championship since the 1982-83 season.

Thanks to Oakland Mills' surprising win Tuesday over Glenelg, the 13th-ranked Wildecats (9-3 league) have a one-game lead over Glenelg, Hammond and Mount Hebron. Victories today at Howard and at home Tuesday against Hammond would give the defending Class 1A state champions the title.

"I'm pleasantly surprised," said Wilde Lake coach Kelly Storr, who has not won at Howard in four attempts. "The girls will be ready."

Wilde Lake won five straight county titles beginning in the 1972-73 season under Carol Satterwhite, the school's current athletic director. Bob Nykyforchyn coached the Wildecats' 1983 championship team.

Another key game today is Mount Hebron at Glenelg. The loser probably will be out of the running for the county title.

Medical report

Here's an update on some of the girls basketball players who have been recently sidelined by injuries:

Mount Hebron's Camey Brian, who sprained her left ankle last week, will be examined today and is "hoping" the doctor allows her to play against Mount Hebron.

Wilde Lake guard Stefanie Bassett, who suffered a concussion last week, should play today, according to Storr.

Hammond coach Joe Russo said that guard Tina Wilmer, out with a sprained ligament in her knee, probably won't be back until the first playoff game next week.

Howard forward Megan Boehm said she hopefully will be ready to play next week in the playoffs after dislocating a finger.

Oakland Mills point guard Jamie Beale tore a ligament in her right knee last week and is out for the season. She has an MRI scheduled next week.

State tournament draw

The open draw to determine regional brackets of the girls and boys state basketball tournaments will be Sunday at Lake Clifton/Eastern High School in Baltimore. There will be live music, door prizes and guest analysts to critique matchups. Doors open at noon and the draw begins at 1 p.m.

Going to Las Vegas

Meredith Price certainly will have a busy and exciting weekend. The Centennial basketball player has a game today against Oakland Mills, then leaves tomorrow at 5:55 a.m. from BWI for a volleyball tournament in Las Vegas. She will return Tuesday at 8 a.m., go directly to school, then play that afternoon at Atholton in the final regular-season game.

Price, an All-Metro volleyball player, is a member of the Metro Volleyball Club. Teammates and fellow Howard County players Elisa Davidson of Glenelg and Oakland Mills' Lisa Skaggs also will make the trip.

Four for Orlando

The Columbia Volleyball Club is headed to Orlando this weekend for a tournament. The Comets have four Howard County players making the trip -- Kate Hannas and Allison Sanders of Mount Hebron, Heather Tolkach of Centennial and Cara Franklin of Glenelg.

Hannas, 6-foot-2 1/2 , recently signed a full scholarship offer from Maryland.

"I really wanted to stay local," said Hannas, whose club coach, Felix Hou, is Maryland's assistant volleyball coach. "It came down to George Washington, Towson State and Maryland. I really like the Maryland campus and the girls on the team."

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