Record highs possible for pair, Eagles' Greenberg, Glads' Martin

Howard notebook

December 03, 1998|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

This could be a record-setting season for Centennial coach Dave Greenberg and Glenelg senior guard Lauren Martin.

Greenberg is nine wins away from becoming the first Howard County coach and the third in the Baltimore area to reach 400 victories. Greenberg's record over 20 seasons is 391-98.

Martin could become the county's all-time leading scorer. The county's leading scorer the last two years, she has 1,286 points, 390 shy of the record held by 1982 Mount Hebron graduate Dorothea Beck. Martin scored 272 points as a freshman, 596 as a sophomore and 418 last year.

The all-time area leader in coaching wins in girls basketball is Breezy Bishop, who left Western after the 1996-97 season to become an assistant women's coach at North Carolina State. Bishop, who stayed at N.C. State for one year, was 424-40 over 25 seasons. She was 13-1 in her first season at Douglass and 411-39 at Western.

Pat Chance, who coached at Glen Burnie for three years and Old Mill for 22, was 415-150 before retiring last year. Her Old Mill teams won four state titles.

Towson coach Bev Snyder, beginning her 26th season, has the same number of wins as Greenberg. Her record is 391-91.

Greenberg, who won six state titles and went 323-68 in 16 seasons at Mount Hebron, said the milestone is not on his mind.

"I haven't even thought about it, except when someone else brings it up," Greenberg said. "I'm worried about coming up with this week's daily practice schedule."

Greenberg attributed his success to "good assistants and good kids. That's what it's all about."

Martin, the 10th-leading scorer in the county as a freshman, has been the top three-point shooter the last three seasons. She had 54 as a freshman, 57 her sophomore year and 50 last season.

Eagles on Broadway

Centennial's Greenberg bought 70 tickets last spring for the "Lion King" play in New York City. Players, coaches, parents and friends will use those tickets tomorrow night.

For the fifth time in his career, and the third straight year at Centennial, Greenberg is taking his team to New York for a game and a Broadway play. The team will leave tomorrow and attend the play tomorrow night. After the play they will eat at the All-Star Cafe.

The Eagles will play Mamaroneck High in White Plains, N.Y., on Saturday. This season is the first Greenberg's teams have not played nationally-ranked Christ the King.

Outen, Miller sidelined

River Hill will begin its season with two starters -- sophomore standout Greeba Outen and 6-foot-2 sophomore transfer Keiko Miller -- on the bench.

Outen, who averaged 12 points last season, has a back injury and has been unable to practice. Her father, Michael Barlow, said Outen will have a bone scan taken tomorrow as a "precautionary" measure. "We're hoping it's just a strain [in her lower back] from too much activity," Barlow said.

Outen, a quick and creative player who makes things happen, said the injury has been painful. "It hurts when I do different things, like running and jumping," she said.

Still, she expects to be back this month. "I won't be out for that long," she said.

Outen hurt her back in the first game of the season last year against Urbana. She has played with various levels of discomfort since then. She aggravated the injury when she took a hard fall during the fall season and also by lifting weights.

Miller, a transfer from Atlanta, sprained her left ankle Nov. 21 in a scrimmage. "It will take awhile," said Miller, who plans to be ready in a couple of weeks. "I just want to get back and play my best."

Robinson to miss opener

Mount Hebron coach Scott Robinson won't be on the bench tomorrow night when his team opens the season against visiting Institute of Notre Dame. Robinson, in his third year of coaching the girls team, is scheduled for exploratory surgery tomorrow at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

"My goal is to get back as soon as possible," said Robinson.

Assistant coach Scott Ruehl will take over during Robinson's absence.

Nine to go

Centennial coach Dave Greenberg needs nine wins to reach 400. Here are his year-by-year records:

At Mount Hebron

Year .. .. .. .. .. Record

1978-79 .. .. .. .. . 16-8

1979-80 .. .. .. .. . 23-3

1980-81 .. .. .. .. . 19-6

1981-82 .. .. .. .. . 20-3

1982-83 .. .. .. ... 13-10

1983-84 .. .. .. .. . 22-2

1984-85 .. .. .. .. . 18-5

1985-86 .. .. .. .. . 24-2

1986-87 .. .. .. .. . 23-3

1987-88 .. .. .. .. . 26-0

1988-89 .. .. .. .. . 16-8

1989-90 .. .. .. .. . 23-1

1990-91 .. .. .. .. . 23-3

1991-92 .. .. .. .. . 22-2

1992-93 .. .. .. .. . 20-4

+ 1993-94 .. .. .. .. . 15-8

At Centennial

Year .......... ....Record

94-95 .. .. .. . ... 11-11

1995-96 .. .. .. .... 17-7

1996-97 .. .. .. .. . 21-6

1997-98 .. .. .. . .. 19-6

Totals .. .. .. ... 391-98

Pub Date: 12/03/98

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