Northwestern duo makes impact felt in girls basketball

Singletary leads area in scoring

Bridgewaters is tops in rebounding

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January 22, 2002|By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield | Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

When it comes to scoring and rebounding, no one in the area can match the Northwestern duo of Michelle Singletary and Taryn Bridgewaters.

Singletary leads the metro area in scoring with a 27.8 average while Bridgewaters leads in rebounding at 18.7 per game.

A 5-8 senior guard, Singletary turned in her most impressive stretch earlier this month with 70 points in two victories. She scored 39 in a 74-63 win over defending city champ Western and 31 in a 61-57 upset of then-No. 16 Walbrook.

"She's not very fancy, but she doesn't make too many mistakes," said Walbrook coach Yolanda Jackson. "She didn't stop driving and she has a lovely stop-and-pop from about 15 feet away."

FOR THE RECORD - The spelling of Northwestern girls basketball player Christina Mabry was incorrect in a Tuesday article. The Sun regrets the error.

Bridgewaters, a 5-9 freshman forward/guard, has provided a huge boost on the boards and also averages 9.5 points.

"Our point guard and one of our big girls didn't come back, so Taryn was a welcome addition to this team," said Wildcats coach Wayne Jackson, whose squad is 7-2. "Everything just kind of clicked pretty good with these girls."

The rest of the Wildcats' starting lineup is also contributing. Freshman forward Janae Bailey averages 9.2 points and 12.8 rebounds, freshman forward Marissa Robinson averages 4 points and senior guard Christine Maybry has broken out of a slump to average 12 points over the last two games.

Squashing the opposition

Roland Park's squash team continues to dominate local opposition, rolling up an 8-1-1 record with the Reds' only loss to Greenwich Academy of Connecticut, the top prep girls squad in the nation.

No. 1 Kendell Anders won the Navy Christmas Tournament and, last weekend, took the Virginia Juniors under-19 title. In the Navy tournament, she beat the Reds' No. 7 Alexis Paskert in the final. Amanda Ortel, the Reds' No. 11 player, reached the Navy finals in the under-17 age bracket.

Anders, Paskert, Ortel, No. 2 Katie Peck, No. 3 Erin Lacy and No. 9 Betsy Griffin all are likely to receive national rankings from the U.S. Squash Racquets Association. Anders and Peck likely will receive fairly high rankings, said Reds coach Clarke Griffin.

The rest of the Reds team, which returned intact from last season's 8-1 squad, includes No. 4 Jessica Winicki, No. 5 Kinsey Morrison, No. 6 Lauren Burd, No. 8 Cassie Harvey and No. 10 Liz Hollick.

In local competition, the Reds have beaten Bryn Mawr twice and have beaten a handful of familiar foes from northern Virginia, southern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Bryn Mawr is the only other Baltimore school with a girls team.

1,000-point club grows

Friday night, Friends' Karleena Tobin became the latest girls basketball player to go over 1,000 career points.

The milestone capped a terrific week for the Quakers' senior shooting guard. Tobin, averaging 19.3 points per game, scored 71 in three games last week.

She scored 23 in an 87-41 loss to No. 19 Roland Park, added 20 in a 72-68 win over Park and had 28 in Friday night's 58-56 overtime win against Severn.

Tobin, who will play next season at Delaware, also averages 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.

Let's do it again

The No. 19 Franklin boys basketball team, coached by Mike Thomas, enters a difficult week as it faces Baltimore County League rivals Catonsville tomorrow and Woodlawn Friday. The Indians (11-2) beat Catonsville, 60-59, in their first meeting and lost, 72-67, to Woodlawn.

Franklin will rely on its 6-4 swingmen, Berneard Commodore, who averages nearly 29 points and nine assists, and Blair Young, who averages 10.9 points and 13.4 rebounds. Phil Ranker, a 6-5 center, averages 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds.

The Indians' backcourt is anchored by guards Zach Radtka and Drew Ward-Himiel. Radtka averages 14 points, 7.6 rebounds and numerous steals, and Ward-Himiel, 9.5 points and 5.2 assists.

Further review

Upon further review, the Institute of Notre Dame's 49-41 victory over the Cavaliers Sunday was not the Indians' first against Archbishop Spalding in 10 years.

Taylor coached IND during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons in which the Indians won three of the four meetings between the two teams, the most recent occurring in 1996.

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