Carroll Christian rides Wike to win

Southern-B gain win at DeMatha tourney


High schools

January 27, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In a game likely to decide the top seed in the Maryland Association of Christian Schools tournament, host Carroll Christian got 15 points and a game-high 23 rebounds from center Becky Wike, who scored the final 10 points in a 57-46 win over Harford Christian last night in Westminster.

The Patriots led by as many as 13 in the first half before the Eagles, paced by Rose Beale's 29 points, stormed back in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to one with 1:30 left.

In the final 1:06, however, Ashley Pickett (16 points) hit a pair of three-pointers - 2 of 6 on the night for the Patriots - to help put Harford Christian away.

"Heart pulled that out," said Carroll Christian coach Matthew Reisberg.

The Patriots (10-4 overall, 6-0 league), playing without starting forward Jackie Heeger (out of town), also got a big game from forward Kristi Seipp, who scored 15.

No one other than Beale scored more than six for the Eagles (11-7, 5-2), who shot just 22 percent from the field.

"We have good, sound players, and anyone on this team can pick it up when I'm not on," said Wike, an All-Carroll County center last season at North Carroll. "I wasn't on tonight, but Ashley picked it up. Kristi picked it up. The whole team just picked it up."

The win moved Carroll 1 1/2 games ahead of Harford, the three-time defending MACS champion, with two to play in the league. The Patriots also beat the Eagles, 63-43, on Jan. 12.

"It's a big win, but we'll still have to see them in the tournament and we'll still have to see them probably at the state tournament," Reisberg said.

No. 2 Arundel 69, Severna Park 47: Catherine Gonzalez scored 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting while Jill Marano had 14 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (14-1). Jess Norris had 13 points to lead the Falcons.

No. 3 Seton Keough 81, Mt. de Sales 23: Jackie Valderas scored 20 and Keisha Blackwell added 16 as the Gators (17-2) romped in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference contest.

No. 6 Dunbar 82, Patterson 18: Three players scored in double figures for the Poets (13-3, 7-0 Baltimore City) - Toni Kennedy with 18, Shalane Price with 16 and Teara Williams with 11.

No. 14 Mercy 56, No. 9 John Carroll 45: Colette Hailey had 20 points and B. J. Banjo added 12 to lead the Magic (11-8) past the host Patriots (11-7) in an IAAM A Conference game.

No. 11 Milford Mill 87, Loch Raven 22: Timmena Wilkens scored 32 and Folake Adeyemo added 22 as the visiting Millers (9-4) won a Baltimore County division game.

No. 15 Catonsville 93, Pikesville 34: Stephanie Giles set a school record for three-pointers with six, and all four seniors scored in double figures for the Comets (13-4, 9-0 division) - Giles (18), Danni Packer (16), Maura Lentz (10)and Sarah Starsonek (10).

Broadneck 47, No. 18 South River 37: After trailing by eight at halftime, the visiting Bruins used an early second-half run to draw even and then hit their free throws late to upset the Seahawks. Rachel Hack and Diana Davidson led the Bruins with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Lindsay Sheppard paced the Seahawks (12-3) with 11.

No. 19 North County 48, Glen Burnie 45: Stacy Karcher hit two free throws with one second left to seal the victory for the Knights (12-3). Karcher, who finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, also hit the jumper that gave the Knights a 46-45 lead. Stephanie Watts led the Knights with 13 while Page Macey added 12. Essence Greer scored 14 for the Gophers (4-8).

Boys basketball

No. 3 Southern-Baltimore 58, Paul VI (Va.) 50: Damien Spence scored 20 points, leading the Bulldogs to victory over the Panthers of Fairfax, Va., in the DeMatha Invitational at MCI Center.

Spence, a 5-foot-11 junior point guard, added four rebounds and two assists for the Bulldogs (12-3). North Carolina-bound guard Melvin Scott contributed 12 points and seven rebounds.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 24-12 first-quarter lead before the Panthers rallied to close to 28-25 at halftime. Paul VI got to 43-42 after three quarters, but Southern pulled away in the final session. Paul VI missed 21 of 35 free throws.

Dennis Bowden, headed to American University, led Paul VI with 18 points, while Stanford-bound 6-foot-10 center Robert Little had 10 points. All of Little's points came from the free-throw line as the Bulldogs limited him to only one field-goal attempt.

No. 2 Dunbar 107, Patterson 82: Steve Miller scored 24 points and Kenny Minor had 20 along with 10 assists for the Poets. Reginald Cornell added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 4 Walbrook 64, No. 13 Douglass 54: Daevon Haskins scored 23 points, while Steve Woodard (14 points, 12 rebounds) and Jamaal Booker (17 points, 12 rebounds) controlled the paint for the Warriors (15-2). Tyler Smith had 19 points for the Ducks

No. 6 Aberdeen 48, Harford Tech 39: The Eagles relied on a balanced attack led by Jai Lewis' 11 points to lift them over Harford Tech. Derrick Frank led Cobras with 19 points.

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