Gay to highlight Academy Tournament

High Schools

Basketball

January 07, 2004|By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn | Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Archbishop Spalding's Rudy Gay, an All-Metro forward bound for the University of Connecticut, will be featured in this year's three-day Basketball Academy Tournament, which begins tomorrow at Morgan State University.

Also playing in the coed tournament are boys teams No. 4 Walbrook, No. 5 Southern-Baltimore, No. 6 Douglass, No. 9 Lake Clifton, No. 10 Dunbar, No. 14 Randallstown and No. 16 Lansdowne.

No. 1 Spalding (10-1), making its first appearance in the event, meets Eleanor Roosevelt of Prince George's County tomorrow night and takes on No. 9 Lake Clifton on Saturday night. Gay had a career-best 35-point performance in a 79-67 rout of then-No. 1 St. Frances Sunday.

Georgetown University-bound center Jeff Green, 6 feet 9, leads Northwestern of Prince George's County against Walbrook at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The girls competition will feature No. 4 Western, No. 5 Woodlawn, Dunbar, Walbrook and Edmondson.

In the girls opener at 3:30 p.m. today, Woodlawn meets Walbrook in a rematch of last year's Class 4A North regional quarterfinal.

Virginia-bound guard Danesha Kenion leads Oxon Hill of Prince George's County against four-time defending 1A state champ Dunbar at 8 tomorrow night, against Walbrook at 2 p.m. Friday and against Baltimore City champion Western at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Also Saturday, defending Baltimore County champion Woodlawn meets Dunbar's girls at 3:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., Douglass faces Randallstown. The Rams edged Douglass, 73-70, for last year's 3A North regional final, avenging a loss from 2002 -- a season that ended with Douglass going unbeaten for the state crown.

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