Shannon Grieve said shooting three-point baskets "was my thing" back at Oakland Mills High School.
Apparently, she hasn't lost her touch.
Grieve, a three-year starter at Oakland Mills before graduating in 1990 and the current Howard High girls basketball coach, made consecutive three-pointers in the final two minutes to lead her Blue team over the White squad, 37-34, in an alumnae game at Centennial High School.
The contest opened last night's second annual Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame inductions.
Lois Norman, Debbie Paladino and Barbara Streaker were inducted into the Hall of Fame during halftime of the Hammond vs. Centennial girls basketball game.
No. 14 Centennial jumped to an 18-4 first-quarter lead en route to a 70-32 victory. Kathleen O'Connor led the Eagles (13-4 overall, 11-2 league) with 17 points, including four three-pointers.
Alumnae game: The Blue team, coached by Oakland Mills girls coach Teresa Waters, took a 34-26 lead on Grieve's first three-pointer with 1: 48 to play.
Two free throws by Amy Mallon (Mount Hebron, 1988) and a basket by Carla Kelly (Mount Hebron, 1986) cut the lead to 34-30. Grieve then sealed the win with her second three-pointer with 49 seconds left.
"I had missed two [three-pointers] in the first half and I had to redeem myself," said Grieve. "I knew those two were going in, just like I knew the two I took in the first-half weren't going in."
Doreatha Beck (Mount Hebron, 1982) led the Blue team with nine points, followed by Grieve and Auretha Fleming Baldwin (Oakland Mills, 1980) each with eight. Rose Sharbaugh Devadas (Centennial, 1980) had six points, Cari Kammerer Cash (Atholton, 1987) three, Mia Dammen (Oakland Mills, 1991) two and Shelly Sharbaugh Barnard (Mount Hebron, 1978) one.
Mallon led the White team, coached by Wilde Lake athletic director Carol Satterwhite, with 14 points. Kristi Greer (Howard, 1991) had six, Karen Scott Saunderson (Wilde Lake, 1987, River Hill's girls basketball coach) five, Barbara Stack (Wilde Lake, 1975) four, Camille Powell (Howard, 1993) and Carla Kelly (Mount Hebron, 1986) two each, and Mary Burns (Glenelg, 1979) one.
Mallon, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year, plays for the Philadelphia Rage of the American Basketball League.
Her team played in Denver Friday night and left there yesterday at 6 a.m. She arrived in Philadelphia at 2 p.m. and drove directly to Centennial.
Mallon, who signed Rage team posters after the game, had seven stitches taken out of her mouth in Denver. She had been elbowed the week before.
"I like coming back, but I don't have too much time during the season," said Mallon.
Hall of Fame Inductions: Norman, who retired in 1996 after 34 years of teaching (27 at Patapsco Middle School), was a tremendous role model.
"This really means a lot," said Norman, the only one of this year's inductees to attend last night's ceremony. "Obviously someone had observed something in my teaching or professional work for them to think I warranted this type of award."
When Norman went to Mount Hebron Junior and Senior High School (grades 7-10) in 1965, she became the first black female teacher (physical education) at an integrated school in the county. She graduated from Harriet Tubman in 1958, the county's only black high school.
Paladino, a 1981 graduate of Centennial, starred in cross country, basketball and softball and is considered one of the county's greatest athletes.
Her parents, Jean and Jim Paladino, accepted her award last night. "She was very sorry she couldn't come," said Jean Paladino. "She was just home for Christmas. This is a very busy time for her at work."
Paladino, who won a state cross country title and led the Eagles to a state basketball title, works in Carson City, Nevada, for IBM. She coaches a fifth-grade girls basketball team and still plays softball.
Liz Brigham accepted the award for Streaker, who was 54 when she died of cancer in 1983.
Brigham played for Streaker, who stood 6-foot, at Glenelg and later coached there with her.
"The most important thing she taught us was to never give up on yourself," said Brigham. "She was an amazing person. She was a student of any game she wanted to learn."
Brigham also said Streaker, who played at Lisbon High and spent most of her years teaching and coaching at Glenelg, "was one of the most hilarious people you'd ever meet."
Pub Date: 2/08/98