10th win in row gives No. 2 St. Frances Catholic title Karcher leads 97-45 romp over St. Maria Goretti

Basketball roundup

February 22, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mark Karcher led all scorers with 22 points to help No. 2 St. Frances roll over St. Maria Goretti, 97-45, at the University of Baltimore yesterday.

The win was the Panthers' 10th straight, and it gave St. Francis the Catholic League regular-season title and the top-seeding for next weekend's tournament at Goucher College.

Shawn Hampton added 18 points for the Panthers (27-5, 11-1). He combined with Karcher to score 16 second-quarter points that helped St. Frances to a commanding 42-15 lead at halftime.

Lake Clifton 108, Edmondson 73: Michael King had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Braswell had a triple double with 23 points, 14 assists, and 10 steals to lead the No. 4 and visiting Lakers (16-3). Edmondson's Virgil Singleton scored 30.

Broadneck 50, Severna Park 44: Earl Downs scored 13 and John Williams and Noble Watkins each had 11 as the host and No. 8 Bruins (18-4) avenged their only county loss of the season.

Arundel 66, South River 59: Levar Robinson led all scorers with 27 points and R.J. Helms added 17 to help the No. 9 and host Wildcats rally from a 30-26 halftime deficit to win.

Annapolis 66, Southern-AA 53: Todd Nicolini had a game-high 20 points, including 10 straight free throws in the fourth quarter, as the No. 10 Panthers (16-5) pulled way from the host Bulldogs (9-11).

Dunbar 93, Forest Park 62: Dyrell Garrett had 23 points as No. 11 Dunbar (13-6) topped host Forest Park. Shawn Waller scored 37 for the Foresters.

Aberdeen 77, Fallston 58: Joey Magby scored 13 points to lead host and No. 12 Aberdeen (19-2).

Edgewood 60, North Harford 36: Kirk Forbes scored 15 to lift host and No. 13 Edgewood (18-4).

Mount St. Joseph 45, Cardinal Gibbons 42: Corey McNeil led the 17th-ranked Gaels (21-6) to a road win with 21 points.

Douglass 86, Mervo 84, OT: Joe Ison's layup with eight seconds left in overtime gave the 18th-ranked Ducks (12-6) a comeback win in overtime. Chuckie Harris scored 37 to lead Douglass back from a 40-28 halftime deficit with a 15-6 run in the third quarter. Damien Jenifer scored 25 points for the Mustangs.

Southern-BC 81, Patterson 54: Emil Curry led four players in double figures with 24 points as the host Bulldogs (10-9) rolled over the Clippers.

Girls

Annapolis 57, Southern-AA 50: Jackie Edwards scored 18 to help No. 7 Annapolis over host Southern-AA. Kristen Kapusta added 15 points and Kammi Cottrell had 11.

Arundel 54, South River 21: Sherice Proctor had a game-high 18 points and five assists as the 12th-ranked and host Wildcats (17-5) cruised to victory. Arundel led 21-2 after the first quarter.

Western 78, Southwestern 42: Latia Few had 18 points as No. 14 Western (18-3) won its 15th in a row, downing host Southwestern.

Meade 62, Glen Burnie 20: Angie Creek led all scorers with 21 points and Katie Netherton had 11 rebounds and four blocked shots as the host and 17th-ranked Mustangs (19-3) won.

Fallston 65, Aberdeen 40: The 18th-ranked Cougars (17-2) needed a 23-5 fourth-quarter run to finally dispose of the Eagles. Karen Tiedemann led all scorers with 26 points.

Severna Park 46, Broadneck 43: Ashley Evans scored 14 points, 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Falcons (10-12) to a come-from-behind victory over the host Bruins (13-9). Broadneck led 36-31 at the end of the third quarter, before Evans made two three-pointers to clinch the win for Severna Park.

Bel Air 52, Havre de Grace 22: Colleen Keefe led all scorers with 16 points and Kellie Flynn and Becca Jones each added 10 as the Bobcats (19-2) defeated the host Warriors.

Pub Date: 2/22/97

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