Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

January 28, 2004

BOYS

Rudy Gay

Archbishop Spalding, basketball

The University of Connecticut-bound senior continued to post big numbers last week, averaging 23 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in three wins.

Gay's biggest output came last Wednesday against McDonogh, as the 6-foot-8 forward scored 31 points to go along with seven rebounds and five blocks in the Cavaliers' 58-54 overtime win.

He followed that with a 20-point, nine-rebound, seven-block effort in a 57-56 overtime victory over Calvert Hall on Friday, before ending his week with 19 points, six rebounds and two blocks against St. Maria Goretti.

Consistently facing double and triple teams, Gay, an All-Metro selection last season, is averaging 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and four blocks, while shooting 60 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range for the No. 3 Cavaliers (17-3). GIRLS

Ashley Duckett

Mount de Sales, indoor track

The Sailors' junior won three gold medals at the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor track championships last week and set a conference record in the 55-meter hurdles.

Duckett, an All-Metro runner last season, ran 8.4 seconds in the hurdles, breaking her record of 8.6 seconds from a year ago. She joined teammates Katie Bowen, Jennie Boulay and Emily Doyle to set a record of 1 minute, 48.9 seconds in the 800-meter relay, eclipsing the old record by nearly four seconds.

Duckett, Bowen, Kristen Burnett and Jessica Clark won the 1,600-meter relay, too.

Duckett also ran third at 300 meters to help the Sailors finish fourth in the race for the team championship.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.sunspot.net/sports/highschool.

Nominate athletes

The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 800-829-8000, Ext. 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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