Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

March 02, 2005


Ricky Harris

Calvert Hall, basketball

Harris stood out in last weekend's Baltimore Catholic League tournament, scoring 46 points in two games - a 48-44 quarterfinal victory over St. Maria Goretti and a 58-52 semifinal loss to Towson Catholic. Harris is averaging 22 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists, and was named the BCL's co-Player of the Year with Mount St. Joseph's Brian Johnson.

In the victory over St. Maria Goretti, Harris scored eight of his game-high 22 points in the last three minutes to lift the Cardinals to a come-from-behind win. The 5-foot-11 guard nearly accomplished the same thing against Towson Catholic, which led 31-16 at halftime. In that game, Harris scored 11 of his game-high 24 points in the third quarter, including three three-pointers, as the Cardinals made a late run.

Harris has scored more than 1,200 points in two seasons as a starter. He has attracted attention from Loyola College but may consider going to a prep school first.


Alex McGuire

Arundel, basketball

The senior guard led the No. 1 Wildcats (20-3) to their eighth Anne Arundel County championship last Tuesday with a 25-point performance in a 56-46 victory over No. 9 Severna Park.

McGuire, last season's All-Metro Player of the Year, is the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,035 points, placing her third all time in Anne Arundel County. This season, she's averaging 22.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists as the Wildcats look to defend their Class 4A state title.

McGuire, a two-time county Player of the Year, has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. McGuire, who carries a weighted 4.1 grade-point average, also was a three-time All-Anne Arundel County selection in volleyball.

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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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