Warfield scores big for Morgan but that's almost secondary

On Colleges

March 05, 1996|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF

Kaira Warfield has become the seventh women's basketball player at Morgan State to reach 1,000 career points. She also has moved up to fourth on the Bears' all-time scoring list with 1,184.

And yet, her trademark remains defense.

Warfield, a 5-foot-6 junior guard from Stockton, Calif., rates as Morgan State's career leader in steals with 196, and last week was fifth in the country among Division I players with an average of 4.6 a game. Perhaps most impressive, she became the university's first female basketball player to eclipse a men's record when she passed Terrance Wright (185) on the career steals list after getting 11 against UMES last Saturday.

Kaira and her twin sister, Karla, led Franklin High in Stockton to a regional championship before coming to Morgan State and starting in the backcourt as freshmen. They were named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Rookie team, and Kaira was chosen as the league's Rookie of the Year.

A torn anterior cruciate ligament sidelined Karla for part of last season and all of this one, but she is expected back in 1996-97.

"We know each other so well," Kaira said. "I know what she's going to do on the court before she does it."

Their older sister, Courtney, also played at Morgan State.

Shoreman eyes Olympics

Good things keep happening to Washington College rowing coach Mike Davenport. In the next five months, he will have his second book about rowing published, await the arrival of his first child and fulfill a lifelong dream of participating in the Olympics.

Davenport will serve as boatman for the U.S. national rowing team at this summer's Olympic Games in Atlanta. His duties will include making sure the team's equipment arrives at the training and racing sites, and ensuring it meets the necessary specifications and standards. He also will make any adjustments needed on the boats. In effect, he will be one of four team managers presiding over all team activities.

He was boatman at the Pan American Games in Havana in 1991, and last summer helped the national team to a record five goal medals at the world championships in Finland.

Davenport, who came to Washington College from SUNY-Albany 1990, will accompany the team to Switzerland for training at the end of June.

Andre Barbins, Washington College's assistant swimming coach, also will participate in the Olympics, assisting the Latvian national swim team. Though he's a native of Cleveland, his parents were born and raised in Latvia before emigrating to the U.S. during World War II.

Miscellaneous

Coppin State senior guard Delora Walker set a school record for steals with 95 during the regular season. Teammate Natasha Parks needed 27 points to break the single-season record of 606, and five three-pointers to eclipse the season record of 73. . . . Allison Wentworth recently became the second women's basketball player at Washington College to score 1,000 career points, joining junior Eboni Taylor. . . . Didi Cotton (Western) recently became the second all-time leading scorer at Goucher. . . . Goucher's Chad Beeten tied his team record with seven three-pointers against Maryvale, and his 68 three-pointers during the regular season broke his team record of 64. . . . The Johns Hopkins fencing team posted its first undefeated regular-season record (22-0) since 1935. . . . The Hopkins men's swimming and diving team captured its 10th consecutive University Athletic Association championship, winning 12 of 20 events. . . . Navy's women captured their fifth straight Patriot League swimming and diving championship, winning 16 of 20 events at Colgate; senior Heidi Fearon and freshman Julie Mason were co-Swimmers of the Meet. . . . Washington College freshman Angel Prado was named the Outstanding Male Performer at the Centennial Conference championships after winning the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle events, all in conference-record times. . . . Frostburg State sophomore guard Shelly Ridgeway set a school record with 127 steals this season. She also set another mark for steals in one game with 12 against Villa Julie. . . . UMBC junior Jen Gloyd is the school's all-time leading three-point shooter with 49.

Pub Date: 3/05/96

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