Poets romp, will play for W. Va. title Top-ranked Dunbar rolls over LaSalle of N.Y., 62-51

December 20, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Dontaz Dean scored 19 points to power top-ranked Dunbar past LaSalle (N.Y.), 62-51, last night in the first round of the Bugsy's Wheeling Park High School Holiday Classic in Wheeling, W. Va.

Dunbar faces the winner of Thomas Johnson-Wheeling Park at 8: 45 p.m. tonight for the championship.

Dunbar took a 7-5 lead four minutes into the game and never trailed. The Poets (5-0) stretched their lead to 11 -- 32-21 -- at halftime. Dunbar's biggest lead was at 21 points, with five minutes left in the third.

Patrick MacKenna -- who finished with 17 points -- hit four three-pointers during a fourth-quarter rally by LaSalle (3-3).

No. 2 Randallstown 65, Loch Raven 45: Demon Brown led all scorers with 20 points as the Rams (3-1) defeated the host Raiders in a Baltimore County Division I League game. T.J. Stallings contributed 14 points for Randallstown, which led 35-22 at halftime.

No. 4 Mount St. Joseph 66, Landon 61: Torrey Butler's 16 points led four players in double figures for the host Gaels (10-0). James Baronas added 14 points, B.J. Romanowski 11 and Howard Randall 10 for Mount St. Joseph.

No. 7 Lake Clifton 66, Northern 65: Kevin Smith had 36 points and six rebounds as the Lakers erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit. Rodney Bass added 11 points and eight rebounds for Lake Clifton.

No. 10 Archbishop Spalding 61, Rancho Bernardo 56: Derrick Goode scored 22 points as the Cavaliers (6-1) came back in the zTC second half to beat the top-ranked team in San Diego in the first round of the Reebok Holiday Prep Classic. Spalding faces Lithonia (Ga.) today in the second round of the 52-team tourney in San Diego.

No. 11 Woodlawn 77, Franklin 57: Damon Gerris scored 27 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists to lead the Warriors (4-1) past the Indians (2-4). Franklin trailed by two points at halftime before being outscored 41-23 in the second half.

Glen Burnie 70, No. 16 Chesapeake-AA 62: Antoine Rich scored a team-high 17 points as the Gophers (2-3) handed the Cougars (4-1) their first loss. Owen Gaither added 13 points for Glen Burnie.

Annapolis 76, Severna Park 60: Thomas Hawkins scored a game-high 36 points to lead the host Panthers (3-1). DeMarkus Green contributed 12 points for Annapolis, which led 59-45 after three periods. Ayub Ali led Severna Park with 23 points; Matt Briggs had 20.

Carver 60, Forest Park 52: Junior Miguel Wilson scored a game-high 28 points to help lead the Bears (2-3) to a home victory over the Foresters, who got 19 points from senior Shawn Waller.

Southern-AA 62, Arundel 53: Josh Booth scored 21 points to keep the Bulldogs (5-0) undefeated with a home win.

Francis Scott Key 70, Walkersville 52: John Hollman and Clint Brownley led the host Eagles to victory with a combined 35 points.

Pub Date: 12/20/97

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