Boys shutout for first time since '67

March 09, 1997|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

When the 64th state boys basketball tournament commences Thursday at College Park, Anne Arundel County teams will be absent for the first time in 30 years.

With Annapolis and Broadneck both eliminated in region finals ,, Friday, the county will not have a representative at Cole Field House for the first time since 1967.

Annapolis lost, 71-60, at Calvert in the 4A East final while Broadneck dropped a 63-56 decision at Dunbar in the 3A East final.

TTC Since Glen Burnie made the county's initial appearance at the state playoffs in 1952, Anne Arundel has been shutout just five times -- 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967 and this season.

The county has won only seven boys state championships and Southern-Harwood, under coach Tom Albright, has won four of them (1973, 1981, 1983 and 1986).

Germaine "Boo" Diggs' 12 points for Annapolis Friday made him only the fourth Panther to score 1,000 career points. Diggs finished with 1,003, moving into third ahead of the Panthers' only two-time Player of the Year, Rob Wooster (1989-92) who had 1,001.

The late James "Manpoo" Butler (1984-86) is the all-time Panther leader with 1,324 points, followed by Dale Solomon (1972-74) who had 1,075.

Pub Date: 3/09/97

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