Glenelg's Martin, Brust on the move


May 06, 1999|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Lauren Martin and Kris Brust, basketball teammates the last two seasons at Glenelg, will see each other in a different light the next four years.

They'll be on opposing teams playing in the Centennial Conference.

Martin, last season's county Player of the Year and first-team All-Metro pick, will attend Johns Hopkins University. Brust, an All-County first-team pick and second-team All-Metro selection, has selected Western Maryland.

Both players received financial aid packages. Division III colleges do not give out athletic money.

Martin and Brust finished their senior season on top, leading the Gladiators to a share of the county title and the Class 1A state championship.

Martin averaged 17.6 points last winter and, for the fourth straight season, led the county in three-point baskets. She scored a game-high 22 points in the state championship against Allegany and finished her career as Howard County's all-time leading scorer with 1,763.

"Johns Hopkins was just the best academic school, and that's what it came down to," said Martin, who also looked at Loyola. "I'm really not upset that I'm not going to a Division I program. I'm going to college for an education, and Hopkins is tops."

Martin, who will major in economics, also liked the basketball program, which has had a highly successful run under 13-year veteran Nancy Blank. The Blue Jays have won two conference titles, including this past season's, and have played in the last five conference championship games. They also have been to the NCAA Division III tournament the last five seasons.

Blank, who is 215-109 at Johns Hopkins, said the 5-foot-7 Martin is "going to be an immediate impact player for our team."

Johns Hopkins has some other Howard County connections. Centennial graduate Michelle Kincaid played this season as a freshman, and Sonia Keiner, who helped Hammond to two state titles before graduating in 1994, is an assistant coach.

Martin will be the third Glenelg player to attend Johns Hopkins. Kristie Kantowski was Blank's first recruit and graduated in 1991. She is married and has two children. Sylke Knuppel graduated from the Homewood campus in 1993.

Brust led the county in scoring (19.1) and rebounding (13.5) her senior year. She said she originally "wanted to go far away, but things just ended up that Western Maryland seemed like the best school for me."

Brust, who has a 3.76 grade-point average, plans to major in either biology or bio-chemistry.

Brust will join another Glenelg graduate on the Western Maryland team. Camey Brian transferred to Western Maryland and is about to complete her sophomore year. Brust and Brian played one year together at Glenelg, and Brust stayed with Brian when she visited the campus.

Lewis for Rosado at OM

Marcus Lewis has been named to replace Kim Rosado as the girls varsity basketball coach at Oakland Mills.

Rosado, who had never coached basketball before taking over last season, resigned for personal reasons. The Scorpions finished 10-13 overall and 9-9 in the county.

Rosado, who will continue to coach volleyball, said: "I enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to work with Missy [Singleton]."

Singleton, an assistant coach, married in February and moved to Georgia after the basketball season ended.

Lewis, 29, was a three-sport star at Oakland Mills before graduating in 1988. He played guard for Oakland Mills boys coach Dave Appleby, and the Scorpions reached the state final his senior year. He played in the Big 33 football game, and received a full scholarship to Delaware, where he played running back.

Lewis is the head JV football and JV baseball coach at Oakland Mills, and will continue those positions. His only high school basketball coaching experience came two years ago, when he led the Hammond's boys JV team.

"He has a great attitude, great work ethic, and the respect of all the students," said Oakland Mills athletic director Ken Klock.

Lewis is a staff member at Oakland Mills and works in the student's support center.

"I've always wanted to coach basketball," Lewis said, "and I looked at it as a good opportunity."

Pub Date: 5/06/99

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