St. Frances romps by 74 in Alhambra C. Hall falls

March 21, 1997|By Derek Toney | Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FROSTBURG -- There won't be a fourth meeting between Calvert Hall and St. Frances at the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament.

The No. 2 Panthers ripped Bishop Walsh of Cumberland, 109-35, but Calvert Hall was dumped by Archbishop Carroll (D.C.), 84-55, in quarterfinal games last night at Frostburg State.

The Panthers (31-6) will meet St. Thomas Aquinas of Ontario, Canada, in a semifinal game at 7: 30 tonight. St. Thomas Aquinas surprised Washington's Gonzaga, 65-64, in overtime. St. Frances defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 69-66, at the St. Matthews Tournament in Canada in November.

In a consolation game at 5: 45 p.m., Calvert Hall (26-7) will play Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), which lost to DeMatha, ranked No. 6 in the Washington area, 56-53.

Senior forward Mark Karcher led St. Frances (30-6) with 25 points, 14 rebounds and seven steals, and sophomore Kevin Smith added 20 points. Nelson Guerin led Bishop Walsh (10-15) with 12 points.

With an array of college coaches watching, including Steve Lappas of Villanova, Georgia Tech's Bobby Cremins, Mike Jarvis of George Washington and Maryland assistant Billy Hahn, St. Frances had a 50-15 advantage at halftime.

In the Calvert Hall loss, 6-foot-10 Georgetown-bound Ruben Boumtje Boumtje scored 23, had 12 rebounds and eight blocks for Washington's Archbishop Carroll (24-7). Juan Dixon led Calvert Hall with 18 points and Antoine Peoples added 16.

Complete results, Page 5D

Pub Date: 3/21/97

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