Boys basketball state semifinals

High Schools

March 11, 2004|By Lem Satterfield and Pat O'Malley

Boys basketball state semifinals

(At Comcast Center, College Park)

Class 4A

No. 7 Glen Burnie (22-3) vs. Northwestern-PG (16-9)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Outlook: Glen Burnie, the only team back from last year's Class 4A state semifinals, will have to shoot well from the outside against a much bigger Wildcats team. Jeff Green, Northwestern's 6-foot-9 forward headed to Georgetown, averages 19 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks a game. He is complemented by 6-5 forward Leslie McKinstry, who averaged 15.7 points and 10 boards in the regionals that included a 76-72 win over defending Class 4A state champion Oxon Hill. Northwestern has won 10 of its past 11 games. The Gophers are led from the outside by Mitch Guest (22.2 points) and Delayne Nelson (11.1) and 6-7 Branden Albert (15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds) inside. Chris Schrader, with four three-pointers and 21 points in a 76-69 East region semifinal over Old Mill, also will be a key.

No. 4 Woodlawn (21-3) vs. Springbrook (23-3)

When: Today, 9 p.m.

Outlook: Springbrook coach Keith Adams, who has scouted Woodlawn, calls the Warriors "the best rebounding team we've seen, bar none." But the Warriors of Baltimore County may not have seen a squad with a scoring combination like 6-foot-4 Folarin Campbell (28.5 points) and 6-6 Louis Brookins (20.3 points, nine rebounds). The George Mason-bound Campbell scored 51 points in a game this season. "They can play," said coach Woodlawn Eddie Green. "But we're not going to change our style at this point. We're going to see if our style can beat theirs." Guard Lance Fuller (19 points, 6.6 assists), 6-4 forward Jason Goode (15 points eight rebounds), guard Keith Mallory (12 points, five rebounds) and guard Jordan Brown (10 points, nine assists) lead the Warriors.

Class 3A

No. 10 Douglass (19-5) vs. Linganore (22-3)

When: Today, 5 p.m.

Outlook: The Ducks are in the school's third state semifinal. They missed last year's after finishing 28-0 and winning the overall crown in 2002. Guard Jermaine Bolden (18 points) and forwards Troy Smith (16 points, five rebounds) and Tre Love (12 points, eight rebounds) lead the Ducks against the Lancers, a Frederick County team on an 11-game winning streak and in the school's second semifinal berth in 42 years. The Lancers rely on 6-6 forward Joe Alexander (14.5 points, seven rebounds) and guard Leif Jackson (13.5 points).

Class 2A

No. 15 Lansdowne (21-4) vs. South Hagerstown (22-2)

When: Tomorrow, 9 p.m.

Outlook: The Vikings of Baltimore County may not have faced a team with the combination of size and scoring ability of South Hagerstown. The Rebels' star player, 6-2 David Miner, averages 35 points and eight each in rebounds and assists, and his complements are 6-8 Jesse Gutehurst (11.3 points, 14 rebounds) and 6-6 Gene Johnson (18 points, 11 rebounds). The Vikings counter with 6-5 Barry Cornish (20 points, 14 rebounds) and 6-6 Chris Gilliam (10 points, nine rebounds) as well as forward John Jarboe (11 points, four rebounds), who will guard Miner.

Class 1A

No. 3 Dunbar (21-2) vs. Cambridge-S. Dorchester (22-3)

When: Tomorrow, 3 p.m.

Outlook: Forward DeAndre Jones (6-foot-2) averages 19.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and six assists, and guard Charles Pinkett, 13.8 points for the Vikings, who are looking to join past Eastern Shore champions Wicomico, Pocomoke and J.M. Bennett. The Poets rely on the inside game of 6-6 Barry Jenifer (17 points, six rebounds) along with the perimeter shooting of Bryron Roundtree and Nathan Irby, each averaging 12 points and five assists. Vikings' coach Colvin Camper, in his seventh season as head coach after 13 as an assistant, recalled losing to Dunbar's first of eight state title winning teams in 1993.

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