No. 4 Arundel takes fall to Woodlawn Wildcats see 12-point lead erased in 61-52 defeat

Girls basketball

December 17, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

One year after defeating Woodlawn by 84 points, fourth-ranked Arundel was upset by the host Warriors, 61-52, yesterday.

Woodlawn (4-0), which was beaten by Arundel 103-19 last Dec. 15, outscored the Wildcats, 28-7, in the fourth quarter to erase a 12-point deficit.

"They were hungrier than we were and that's what it came down to," Arundel coach Lee Rogers said.

Arundel, the defending Class 4A state champion, continues to have difficulty adjusting to the graduation of its top two players -- Player of the Year Chavonne Hammond and second-team All Metro Jen Mottar. After going 52-3 the past two seasons, the Wildcats already have lost two of their first three games this season.

Sherice Proctor scored a game-high 20 points to pace the Wildcats.

Stephanie McPherson scored 18 points to lead the Warriors and Carissa Ingram-Hall added 16.

"It's a new season," Woodlawn coach Dave Schreiner said. "We have all the kids back. Our team believes it can win."

* No. 5 Hammond 47, No. 13 South Carroll 33: Hammond senior forward Rene Hines said the No. 5 Golden Bears may have been a little apprehensive going into last night's game at No. 13 South Carroll.

Her team had lost to Howard by three on Friday, the same team which South Carroll beat by 17 a few days before that.

So Hines (25 points) took matters into her own hands in the first half and her teammates followed her lead with a strong second half to provide Hammond with a win over the Cavaliers in Winfield.

It was the third ranked team the Golden Bears (3-1) went up against in the past four days.

Pub Date: 12/17/96

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