Parker excels in Nova Scotia

College postcards

February 17, 1996|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,SUN STAFF

Basketball fans at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia have never seen anyone quite like Brian Parker.

A former Atholton High and Howard Community College star, Parker is the shortest player on the team at 5 feet 10. Yet he is showing Atlantic Canadians a style of basketball no one else in the region can duplicate.

A point guard, Parker is dazzling opponents as well as fans with his up-tempo, change-of-pace, run-right-by-you style.

Dalhousie's leading scorer (18.4 ppg), Parker has hit 20 points in each of the past five games, including 30 against Acadia. He also had 10 rebounds and nine assists, leaving him one shy of the first triple double in school history.

* Princeton's Sydney Johnson (Towson Catholic) was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week with Penn's Ira Bowman after leading the Tigers to wins over Harvard and Dartmouth with strong defense and clutch shooting.

The sweep left Princeton tied with Penn at 6-1 for the league lead. Johnson totaled 27 points in the victories and helped hold Harvard's Tim Hill and Sea Lonergan to a combined 13 points, 20 under their average.

* Virginia Wesleyan sophomore center Russell DeMont (Westminster) had 11 and 12 points in a pair of wins and raised his Old Dominion Athletic Conference lead in blocked shots to 27. Gene Pleyo (Northeast-AA) had his third straight career-high game, with 24 against Washington and Lee. . . . Freshman Sandy Jenkin (Severna Park) had a career-high nine rebounds in Susquehanna's loss to Lycoming. . . . Syracuse freshman forward Annetta Davis (St. Mary's) had a career-high 10 points in just 12 minutes in a win over Georgetown.

Miscellaneous

Bucknell sophomore Erin Deigert (North Carroll), a women's crew member, had a 4.0 grade-point average in the fall semester. Other Baltimore-area athletes who made Bucknell's Dean's List (3.5 GPA or better) or the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (3.2 or better) are sophomore Myles Perkins (Friends), soccer; senior Andrew Trietley (Mount St. Joseph), lacrosse; senior Karen Goodwin (Arundel), swimming; sophomore Kristen Lloyd (Mount Hebron), basketball; senior Ben Jones (Friends), baseball; and freshman Brian Baker (Annapolis), swimming. . . . Princeton co-captain Reed Cordish (Gilman) defeated Georgia's Steven Baldas before losing in the quarterfinals of consolation play in the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championships. . . . Mike Jenson (Randallstown), who has a 19-4 record and was Rider's Male Athlete of the Month for January, is ranked 10th in the country at 190 pounds in the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.

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