Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

February 16, 2005

BOYS

Maurice Fleming

Gilman, wrestling

Using two last-second, come-from-behind victories last weekend, the Greyhounds sophomore catapulted himself to the 119-pound title of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championships.

In last weekend's semifinals, Fleming used a four-point move in the final five seconds of the match to win, 15-14. The decision avenged an earlier loss to Archbishop Curley's Mitch Fenton. In the title bout, Fleming scored a takedown in the final six seconds to hand St. Mary's then-No. 1-ranked Lou Ruland a 6-5 loss. It was Ruland's first setback in 36 matches, and it allowed Fleming to debut at No. 5 in The Sun's rankings.

Fleming raised his record to 22-2 with 13 pins and two technical falls. One of Fleming's two losses was by 5-2 to Calvert Hall's Collin Goldsmith, who was last weekend's MIAA runner-up at 130 pounds.

GIRLS

Chandrea Jones

Institute of N. Dame, basketball

The 5-foot-9 senior guard led the No. 6 Indians to one of two top-seeded spots for this week's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tournament with double doubles in the last three league games.

Jones, last season's Baltimore City/County Player of the Year and a three-time All-Metro first-teamer, opened last week with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in a 62-42 win over then-No. 7 McDonogh. She followed that with a 25-point, 10-rebound, three-assist effort in a 64-40 win over Mercy. Finally, she scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had four assists in the regular-season final, a 76-38 win over St. John's at Prospect Hall.

Jones, a veteran of the AAU Cougars program, has averaged 23.4 points per game this season and has scored a school-record 2,185 points for her career.

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