Baltimore boys roll past D.C. in Classic

Booker's 37 pace winners

Washington girls triumph

High Schools

July 13, 2002|By Nathan Max | Nathan Max,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Washington brought exactly twice as many players to last night's fourth annual Baltimore-Washington Parkway Classic boys basketball summer All-Star Game for graduating seniors.

But Baltimore brought Walbrook's high-flying Jamaal Booker.

Booker scored a game-high 37 points, including seven dunks, and added 11 rebounds and four steals to lead Baltimore to a 120-103 victory at Poly.

Baltimore won despite fielding a team of just six players, most of whom took the court to warm up moments before tip-off. Washington, on the other hand, had 12 players and warmed up for more than a half-hour.

"We're very athletic, and we don't get tired," said Booker, who shot 13-for-28 from the field. "They came with a full bench and we came with six; we might be in better shape. I know I am."

Among Baltimore's six players, five scored in double figures and three had at least 10 rebounds. Darryl Edwards (Douglass) scored 25 points, Anthony Fitzgerald (Poly) had 20 points and 14 rebounds, William Smith (Carver) added 12 points and 12 rebounds, Brandon Wells (Mervo) scored 19 points, including four three-pointers, and Corey Washington (Patterson) had seven points.

Seven players scored in double figures for D.C., led by Ronald Timus (Wilson), who finished with 21 points.

In the earlier girls game, Washington started the second half on a 13-4 run and went on to a 61-46 win after the teams were tied at 32 at halftime.

Dunbar graduate Teara Williams scored a game-high 19 points and Poets teammate Tiffany Jones added 14 points for a Baltimore team that also had just six players, four from Dunbar.

In volleyball, D.C. defeated Baltimore, 15-13, 8-15, 15-10.

Boys: Baltimore 120, Washington 103

B-Edwards 25, Fitzgerald 20, Wells 19, Smith 12, Booker 37, Washington 7. Totals 42 30-44 120.

W-Napper 6, Harris 4, Castro 16, Mayhand 12, Gaye 1, Stanley 10, A. Jones 10, Timus 21, Stevens 2, Pixley 11, White 10, M. Jones 0. Totals 41 14-24 103.

Half: Baltimore, 56-45.

Girls: Washington 61, Baltimore 46

B-Burgess 0, Kennedy 7, Ames 0, Holley 6, Williams 19, Jones 14. Totals 13 8-20 46.

W-Ray 7, Wilson 12, Champion 9, Moten 1, Williams 7, Wheeler 13, Russell 12. Totals 22 11-23 61.

Half: 32-32

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