Carroll Christian puts 5-0 record on line against Harford Christian

Girls basketball

January 25, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Led by Becky Wike, the area's leading scorer and rebounder, the Carroll Christian girls basketball team (9-4 overall, 5-0 league) puts its unblemished league record on the line in Westminster at 6:30 tomorrow night against the Harford Christian Eagles, the defending Potomac Christian Athletic Conference champions.

The Patriots finished second in the PCAC last season.

Wike, a 5-foot-11 All-Carroll County senior center who transferred from North Carroll, averages 24.7 points and 18.5 rebounds. She scored 35 points in a 63-54 Patriots victory over the Eagles on Jan. 12.

Kristi Seipp gives the Patriots a lot of strength on the boards. The senior forward averages 7.9 rebounds.

Harford Christian (11-5, 5-1) is led by Kim Grant, who averages 15.7 points. Grant scored 23 points in the earlier meeting, and teammate Rose Beale scored 22 in that game.

Harford coach Brian Akers said he thinks the keys for his team will be improved rebounding and more balanced scoring.

His Eagles, who graduated four starters from last season, also have won three straight Maryland Association of Christian Schools Athletic Conference tournaments and seven MACSAC tournaments since 1990.

Coach Matt Reisberg's Patriots, a deep, experienced team, are coming off a 59-37 victory Tuesday over Clinton Christian in which Wike scored 22 points and teammate Ashley Pickett scored 14.

The Eagles lost to Maryvale on Tuesday, 60-48, as Beale scored 28 points.

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