Girls division leaders meet Tuesday

SIDELINES

January 25, 1998|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

The showdowns just keep coming.

We had No. 3-ranked St. Mary's at No. 9 Annapolis in girls basketball last night, and at 7: 15 p.m. Tuesday, we have No. 7 Arundel (9-2, 4-1) at home in Gambrills to play No. 8 Meade (9-3, 5-0).

Meade-Arundel is a matchup of county public school division leaders, North and South, respectively, and could be a preview of the county championship game Feb. 25.

Of course, No. 9 Annapolis (9-2, 4-1) and unranked Old Mill (7-4, 4-1) hope to have something to say about that in their respective South and North divisions.

Going into Tuesday, Arundel and Meade are coming off lopsided victories Thursday. Arundel routed Chesapeake (6-2, 3-2) by 81-56 as Megan Rollins scored a game-high 27 points for the victors.

Meade put it on Severna Park (5-7, 3-2) by 71-40.

Another Arundel highlight in its victory was a milestone reached by stellar senior guard Sherice Proctor. Proctor started the week as the county's leading scorer with an average of 21.6 a game and scored 19 Thursday to crack 1,000 career points. She now has 1,009.

Ex-Mustang on fire

Danny Sancomb, Meade's 1993 All-County swingman, is tearing it up at Division II Wheeling (W. Va.) Jesuit College.

Sancomb, a 6-footer averaging 28 points a game, scored 91 in three games last week and was named West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the week.

Sancomb has come a long way since his sophomore year in high school, when he was one of the last guys off the bench on the JV team. A junior reserve on the varsity, Sancomb blossomed his senior year, averaging 17.9 points a game. He led the Mustangs of coach Butch Young to the Class 4A state final and a 21-4 record.

Sancomb went on to lead Howard Community College in scoring before entering Wheeling last year.

On the ice

Navy's club ice hockey team took a 5-5-2 record into this weekend's games against Maryland and West Virginia. The next home game for coach Vince Vertin and the Mids will be at 6 p.m. Thursday vs. Delaware at Dahlgren Hall. The 21st Crab Pot Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 7-8.

SUNY-Buffalo will be back to defend its Crab Pot title and will play Maryland the first day, while the Mids take on the Coast Guard Academy. The Thundering Herd from the North edged Navy, 2-1, last February to end the Mids' two-year hold on the coveted pot.

Sideliners

North County's boys took the air out of the ball, as they usually do when they play Annapolis, and frustrated the Panthers Thursday night. But No. 12 Annapolis (10-2, 4-1) escaped the Ferndale crew with a 45-38 win over the Knights (2-10, 2-3) in a cross-division game.

Panthers sophomore Thomas Hawkins had a game-high 23 points to stay close to Will Maynard, Southern-Harwood's junior guard, in the county's scoring race. Hawkins has a 20.9 average jTC through 12 games vs. Maynard's 21.8. Despite Maynard's 24 points Thursday, No. 11 Southern (9-3, 4-1) was upset, 64-61, by surging Glen Burnie (5-7, 3-2).

Tom Albright, in his 33rd season at Southern, will coach his county-record 750th game Friday at Northeast. Albright takes a career record of 473-275 into Tuesday's home game in Harwood.

Meade's Butch Young (411-279) coached his 690th game Thursday, an 80-60 victory by the No. 19 Mustangs (9-3, 5-0) over Severna Park (4-8, 2-3), the school where Young first coached varsity.

Joe Parker, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound, two-time All-Metro end (1995-96) at Arundel, had a good fall at the Bridgeport Academy prep school and has committed to Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Parker, who set Arundel career school records for pass receptions (102), yards (1,718) and touchdowns caught (19), will sign with the Red Raiders, a member of the Patriot League in February.

Reggie Green, North American Boxing Federation junior welterweight world champion with a 25-2 record, is the headliner on Thursday's pro-boxing show at Michael's Eighth Avenue.

Bernie Walter, Arundel's veteran baseball coach, just couldn't stay away, and after a couple summers off, will return to summer coaching this year with Severn Legion Post 276.

His old summer team, Mayo Legion Post 226 in South County, now draws players from the Annapolis area. But it's interesting that players for the team backed by the Severn Legion, on Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie, will come from Arundel and Old Mill.

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Pub Date: 1/25/98

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