Cook scores 28 points as Northwestern stuns No. 3 Mervo, 74-61 Mustangs' Hatten tallies 31 points in losing cause

January 17, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior Edward Cook scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds in leading unranked host Northwestern to a 74-61 upset win yesterday over No. 3-ranked Mervo.

Sophomore Derrick Pack added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (7-7).

Northwestern led 36-24 at halftime and Mervo (7-3) never cut the deficit to less than nine in the second half.

"This win just shows we're working hard to be as good as the top programs in the city," Wildcats coach Doug Robertson said. "Cook's leadership showed today. He's a senior and has been consistent for us all year."

Northwestern also received a solid defensive effort from Brian Daniels, who held the Mustangs' Damian Jenifer to four points.

Mervo's Marcus Hatten led all scorers with 31 points.

No. 6 Randallstown 66, Towson 42: Senior Antonio Darden scored 19 points to help the Rams (10-2) to a home win over the Generals. Senior Elroy Henely added 14 for Randallstown.

No. 9 Lake Clifton 68, Walbrook 52: Junior Kevin Smith scored a game-high 27 points with six steals to help the Lakers (6-4) to a home win over the Warriors. Junior Troy Waddell scored 21 points for Walbrook.

No. 10 Edgewood 128, Harford Tech 38: Keith Winder had a game-high 24 points and six players were in double figures for the Rams (10-0).

No. 11 Woodlawn 85, Perry Hall 55: Damon Garris' 24 points led four players in double figures as the visiting Warriors (9-2) rolled to victory. Garris also had eight rebounds and seven assists.

Phillip Goins contributed 13 points, Jason Hardison 12 and Gary Neverdon 11 for Woodlawn. The Gators' (3-8) Matt Kelly had a game-high 25 points.

No. 14 Southern-AA 84, Severna Park 81: Wil Maynard scored a game-high 27 points and the Bulldogs (9-2) outscored the Falcons (4-7) 21-11 in the third quarter to pull away.

No. 18 Milford Mill 75, Lansdowne 46: Senior Arthur Lewis scored 16 points with six assists to help the Millers (11-1, 6-0) to a home victory. Sophomore Ray Akinola added 12 points and eight rebounds for Milford Mill.

No. 20 Atholton 69, River Hill 52: Junior Brian James scored 18 points and senior James Penamon added 16 to give the host Raiders (10-2) a win over the Hawks. Junior John Alascio had 17 points for River Hill.

St. Maria Goretti 56, Loyola 49: The host Gaels (12-6) used a 20-13 late run to break a 36-36 tie on the way to victory over the Dons (7-10). Brad Runkles led Goretti with 16 points, while Brian Cosgrove and Mike Boscia each had 13 for Loyola.

Douglass 81, Edmondson 75: Senior Charles Harris scored a game-high 29 points, including six in the final minute, to lead the visiting Ducks (9-6) to a win over the Redskins. Juniors Travis Buchanan and Joseph Ison combined for 25 points and 33 rebounds for Douglass. Edmondson sophomores Mike Jones and Eddie Colbert scored 21 and 20 points, respectively.

Northern 56, City 53: The visiting Vikings (7-6) got late field goals from Robert Montgomery (seven points) and James Lowe (eight points) to outlast the Knights (6-6). Dante Pennix led Northern with 21 points.

Long Reach 87, Glenelg 75, OT: Chris Smith led all scorers with 30 points as the host Lightning (6-2) outlasted the Gladiators (1-7).

Pub Date: 1/17/98

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