St. Patrick's stops Dunbar streak Nation's No. 6-rated team tops area's No. 1, 56-47

Basketball roundup

December 31, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Al Harrington, touted as one of the top seniors in the country, scored 29 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead St. Patrick's of New Jersey (5-1) -- ranked sixth by USA Today -- to a 56-47 win over Dunbar, the Baltimore area's No. 1 team, last night. The game decided the overall championship of the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament in Lewes, Del.

The Poets trailed by 23-18 at halftime and never fell behind by more than four until the final margin.

Dunbar (8-2) beat St. Edward (Ohio) and Dominguez (Calif.), ranked fifth and third in the nation, respectively, to reach the final. Dunbar's Jamal Brown scored 16 points and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Power Series Division: In another division of the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament, John Falmons scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Plymouth Whitemarsh (Pa.) to a 68-60 win over No. 5 St. Francis.

Shane Hampton led the Panthers (6-2) with 15 points.

Tip-Off Classic Division: Eighth-ranked Calvert Hall was outscored 24-0 in the fourth quarter in a 60-26 rout by St. Augustine (N.Y.) in a division final at the Slam Dunk event.

Reggie Bryant led the Cardinals (9-4) with just nine points; Andrew Sullivan had a game-high 33 points for St. Augustine.

Mayor's Cup Division: Ronson Burton had a game-high 21 points and host Cape Henlopen (5-0) scored the game's final eight points to come from behind and beat Loyola, 61-53.

Reggie Gray led Loyola (5-6) with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

The Dons were ahead, 43-41, at the end of the third period, but trailed 53-50 before Gray tied the game with a three-pointer with just under two minutes remaining.

W.K. Freeman Tournament: Emil Curry scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead No. 3 Southern-B to a 54-41 win over Anacostia in the semifinals. The Bulldogs (4-2) play Eastern for the championship today at 1 p.m.

Meade Christmas Tournament: Tournament MVP Mike Griffin scored 18 points, including three three-pointers, to lift No. 12 Edgewood to a 68-66 victory over Eleanor Roosevelt in the finals. Edgewood trailed 57-49 after three quarters before making its comeback. Keith Winder had 16 points for Edgewood.

Sherman A. Bristow Holiday Tournament: Senior Sam Brand scored a game-high 21 points to help lead Poly to a 74-42 win over Gilman in the championship game. Senior Cedric Ward had 16 points for Poly. Eugene Manley scored 14 points for Gilman.

Catholic Holiday Tournament: Brandon Jones scored 33 points and broke the tournament record for three-pointers in a game with seven to lead Gibbons (8-5) to a 82-56 win over Norfolk Academy in the second round.

Aberdeen Invitational: E. J. Henderson scored a game-high 24 points to give Aberdeen a 75-57 win over Christiana in the championship game. Stephon Watson added 18 for the Eagles. In the consolation, Nick Murphy had 18 points as Curley beat Long Reach, 65-57.

John Carroll Christmas Tournament: Brendan Patek scored a game-high 19 points and converted three consecutive layups in the closing minutes to give North Harford a 57-52 win over Overlea for the title.

Gwynn Park Holiday Classic: Dante Pennix scored 22 points to lead Northern-Baltimore (6-5) to a 69-61 consolation win over Bowie.

Girls basketball

Chesapeake-AA Holiday Tournament: Sarah Grimes had a game-high 21 points to lead Lansdowne to a 49-37 win over Chesapeake-AA for the crown.

Mardela Tournament: Adriene Butler scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Oakland Mills to a 59-25 win over Mardela in the semifinals. The Scorpions (4-3) play Bishop Euitose for the title tonight at 8.

Comet Christmas Classic: Tourney MVP Marci Brewer scored 11 points as Catonsville (5-2) dropped Randallstown, 66-30, in the championship game.

Bel Air Holiday Hoopla: Jamie Frey scored a game-high 25 points and Carri Antolick had 15 to help Bethlehem Catholic to a 63-44 win over Glenelg in the championship game.

Lauren Martin scored 21 points and Chris Brust 11 for Glenelg.

Pub Date: 12/31/97

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