Hawks surprise Glenelg, 45-39 River Hill, Marrie hold Martin to 3 points in upset


December 18, 1997|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Four weeks ago, River Hill's Sara Marrie ran into Lauren Martin, who last year led county scorers with a 23.8 average at River Hill but plays this season for Glenelg, and warned her about their upcoming game.

"I told her I was going to hold her under 10 points," Marrie said of her former teammate. "I was joking with her, but I knew I could do it."

Marrie proved it last night. The Hawks' senior guard held Martin to three points, and River Hill surprised No. 19-ranked Glenelg, 45-39, at River Hill.

"It was really hard for me to get the ball anywhere on the court," said Martin, who averaged 20 points in her first two games back with Glenelg after leaving River Hill's tech-magnet program over the summer. "They played good defense, not just on me but the whole team."

The Hawks (3-2 overall, 3-0 league) played Martin and center Kris Brust (14 points) man-to-man, with a triangle zone in the middle.

Martin missed all four of her first-half shots, scored off an offensive rebound underneath in the third quarter and took only one shot -- with five seconds left -- in the fourth period.

"I played with her last year," Marrie said of Martin, who had 57 three-pointers last year and has seven this season. "I knew exactly where she likes to take the threes and where she drives. My job was to make her pass the ball and get her frustrated."

"Sara did a very nice job," said River Hill coach Karen Saunderson, who called the victory for the second-year Hawks the biggest in their short history. "Anytime you can hold Laruen to three points, that speaks for itself."

Glenelg made one of 11 shots in the first quarter and fell behind, 12-4. The Gladiators slowly came back and, with a 10-4 run at the start of the fourth quarter, took a 38-34 lead with four minutes left.

Caitlin Bair, whose team-high 11 points, rebounding and defensive intensity keyed the Hawks, tied the game at 38-all.

River Hill sophomore Hope Zelinger's steal led to a fast-break layup by Greebe Outen (eight points) for a 40-38 lead with 1: 30 left. The Hawks, who got nine points from Cristin Etheridge and seven from Lisa Humphrey, outscored Glenelg, 5-1, from the free-throw line to end the game.

"I'm very disappointed with our intensity coming in and our inability to execute basic stuff," said Glenelg coach Ciaran Lesikar.

No. 8 Centennial 40, No. 20 Oakland Mills 36: Michelle Kincaid had 12 points and five steals, and sophomore Erika Schroeder came off the bench and had eight points and 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles (3-1, 2-0) over the host Scorpions (2-2, 0-2).

Caitlin Ryland had nine points and 11 rebounds and Tia Richardson had eight points, three steals and five rebounds for Centennial, which led 32-26 after three quarters.

Heather Romich had 12 points and Adrienne Butler had 10 for Oakland Mills, which scored the last six points of the game.

Pub Date: 12/18/97

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