Calvert Hall free throws drop St. Frances, 48-45

Glenelg, Centennial girls triumph in overtime

Basketball roundup

January 15, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Calvert Hall coach Mark Amatucci's patience finally reaped rewards last night.

Senior guard Jared Woodley scored 17 points, and the ninth-ranked Cardinals scored 10 of their 14 fourth-quarter points from the free-throw line to edge visiting No. 8 St. Frances, 48-45.

The victory gave Calvert Hall (9-7) its first Catholic League victory after back-to-back losses to Mount St. Joseph last Friday and Towson Catholic on Sunday.

"We've been playing like this the past two games, but we just came up short," Amatucci said. "It's nice to get the win because we played well for a full 32 minutes."

The Cardinals took 13 of their 19 free-throw trips in the final quarter and converted 10 of them. By contrast, the Panthers went 0-for-2 from the foul line.

"We really did a nice job of stopping their penetration and taking away a lot of easy shots," Amatucci said.

With 12.5 seconds left and Calvert Hall up by two, Cardinals junior guard Randall Graves hit one of two free throws.

St. Frances called a timeout, but could not tie the score with a three-pointer.

Senior forward Delbert Randall recorded eight points and eight rebounds for Calvert Hall.

Senior forward Tim Payne led the Panthers with 17 points.

No. 1 Towson Catholic 73, Douglass 57: Carmello Anthony led the top-ranked Owls with 20 points, and the hosts routed the Ducks to win their 11th straight game.

Anthony had eight rebounds and was 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Darnell Hopkins chipped in with 19 points for Towson Catholic, which is now 14-4.

No. 2 Annapolis 83, Chesapeake-AA 45: Three Panthers scored in double figures, as visiting Annapolis cruised.

Senior forward Thomas Hawkins led the Panthers with 21 points, junior guard Marcus Neal added 19, and senior swingman Marcus Johnson chipped in with 17 in the win.

No. 5 Southern-B 79, Forest Park 53: A trio of juniors -- guard Melvin Scott, DaShawn Luckey, and Keyon Johnson -- scored more than 20 points each to lead the visiting Bulldogs.

Southern (9-3 overall, 5-0 league) broke away in the second half after nursing a 27-18 lead at halftime.

Johnson, a transfer from St. Frances, led all scorers with 25.

No. 11 Mount St. Joseph 67, Goretti 64: Junior center Kevin Mickens scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the host Gaels (13-4) even their Catholic League record at 2-2.

Mickens also had three blocks, and junior forward Marcus Johnson added 13 points.

No. 15 Meade 67, Glen Burnie 51: Junior guard Doug Underwood scored a game-high 26 points to power the visiting Mustangs (8-3) past the Gophers (6-5).

Glen Burnie, which was led by senior center Tom Brand's 20 points, closed to 55-49 with two minutes left, but could not complete the comeback.

Dulaney 74, No. 16 Milford Mill 60: Junior center Nathan Hopkins scored a team-high 20 points to help the unranked Lions upend the visiting Millers. Dulaney improved to 8-3.

Hopkins also recorded 16 rebounds, four blocks and four steals.

Senior forward Jacen Drummond scored 26 points -- including two three pointers -- for Milford Mill.

Eastern Tech 78, No. 19 Perry Hall 53: Junior guard Ricky Benson scored a game-high 27 to help the host Mavericks upset the Gators. Senior forward William Hawthorne scored 12.

Junior guard Jaron Taylor's 20 points led the Gators.

River Hill 54, No. 20 Mount Hebron 47: Junior forward Alex Nowak registered 11 points and eight rebounds, as the host Hawks upended the Vikings (6-2).

River Hill (5-3) scored six points in the first quarter, but roared back with a 22-point second quarter.

Girls

No. 3 Arundel 65, Old Mill 43: Junior guard Jill Marano paced the visiting Wildcats with 19 points, and junior forward Najmah Fauntleroy finished with 16 points in the county win.

With the victory, Arundel (10-1, 6-0) remained atop the county standings. The Wildcats are tied with Glen Burnie, which is also 10-1 and 6-0 after beating Meade, 49-37.

Sophomore guard Melanie Herget recorded 14 points for the Patriots (2-9, 1-5).

No. 7 Spalding 68, St. John's-PH 28: Senior guard Lauren Schaech finished with 13 points and seven rebounds and Maggie Rapp had 12 points and six rebounds to lead the visiting Cavaliers (13-3).

No. 8 John Carroll 45, No. 15 Bryn Mawr 31: Junior guard Kristin Jasper registered 10 points and seven steals to power the host Patriots (10-4).

Sophomore forward Laurie Sherry led the Mawrtians with 16 points, 10 in the fourth quarter.

No. 9 Western 94, City 48: Junior forward Lillian Drumgold scored 29 points and senior guard Stephanie Tolbert added 24 as the host Doves (7-5) posted a season-high for points.

Sophomore guard Desheria Gaines led the Knights with a 24 points, 14 from the free-throw line.

No. 12 Severna Park 44, North County 34: The senior duo of Natalie Hicks and Kim Lawton scored a combined 27 points to propel the visiting Falcons (8-3, 4-1) to a key county win.

The Knights lost despite a 15-point, 13-rebound effort from sophomore center Brittany Boyd.

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