Building off tournament key for Park

Players' efforts benefit Habitat for Humanity

Stukes stays on a roll

Notebook

January 03, 2003|By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield | Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Park School's basketball teams will try to build more than a lead as they kick off their holiday tournament this afternoon to benefit the Chesapeake chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Students at the Brooklandville school, including players on the boys and girls basketball teams, are in the process of building their third house in Waverly for Habitat.

Although there is no admission fee for the tournament, all proceeds from concessions and a raffle will be donated to Habitat.

"Our boys coach, Josh Wolf, wanted one of our school service projects to benefit from the tournament and it made sense to have Habitat be the beneficiary," said girls basketball coach Julie Webers, the faculty adviser for Park's Habitat for Humanity chapter.

"Since part of Habitat's goal is not only to build the house, but to raise $50,000 each year to sponsor a house, it became an easy choice," Webers said. "The kids are totally taking over, selling concessions and asking people who come to watch the games if they want to make a donation."

The tournament kicks off today at 3 p.m. at the Park Athletic Center with the Bruins boys taking on Grace Bible, followed by Park girls vs. Owings Mills at 4:30, City boys vs. Bowlingbrook at 6 and City girls vs. Arlington Baptist at 7:30.

The girls championship game will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow, with the boys final at 7:30.

Stukes still dominates

In an encore performance, All-Metro guard Levi Stukes of Randallstown was named the Most Valuable Player for the second straight year in last week's Wes Unseld Tournament at CCBC-Catonsville.

In three victories over Thomas Stone, Southern and Eastern Tech, the senior averaged 30 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals as the No. 2 Rams ran their record to 8-0.

Randallstown plays host to Baltimore County League rival Towson tonight at 7.

The Wright track

Mervo senior Frankie Wright won the 500-meter run, was runner-up in the 300 and anchored the Mustangs' third-place mile relay team at the Metro Run-Walk Invitational in Prince George's County last week.

Productive holiday

Bryn Mawr's Andrea Dodrill had a terrific holiday break, scoring 65 points and grabbing 44 rebounds to go with nine steals and four assists as the Mawrtians went 2-1 in the Comet Classic at Catonsville last week.

Perhaps her best performance came in the Mawrtians' only tournament loss, 50-39 to then-No. 6 Dunbar. The 6-foot-1 junior forward scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds against the three-time state champs.

"Against everybody that we've played so far, she has been a dominant force on the court," said Bryn Mawr coach Jim "Snuffy" Smith. "She played her heart out against Dunbar."

Dodrill, an All-Baltimore City/County selection last season now averaging 17.6 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, also had 23 points and 13 rebounds in a 49-41 win over Poly.

Greyhounds grapple

Gilman's Benitez twins, Robert (103) and Patrick (119), improved to 16-4 and 18-0, respectively with their individual titles at last weekend's St. Stephens-St. Agnes (Va.) Invitational.

The Greyhounds placed eight of 10 wrestlers in the top four of the their weight classes at the tournament with Marco Simmons (135), Ben Dunning (145) and Mike Notzon (189) finishing third, and Anthony Simmons (140) and Billy Knight (160) being fourth.

At last weekend's Powerade Invitational in Trinity, Pa., Mount St. Joseph's Sam Lewnes (160) was first, Andrew Gold (103) and Mack Lewnes (152) were second, Tim Bohlman (125) and Bruce Dulski (112) were fourth as the Gaels finished sixth out of 22 teams - 29 points out of first place and 17 points out of second place.

Calvert Hall got first-place finishes from freshman Tommy Montanye (103) and sophomore Brad Gabrish (130), with second-place efforts from Nick Barone (112), Matt Cunningham (125), Jason Bell (145), Mick Soule (189) and Rhett Myers (215) en route to taking third place in last weekend's Brothers' Challenge at LaSalle High in Philadelphia.

The event featured teams from Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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