Games Of The Week

December 07, 2005

Anne Arundel

Who

South River at No. 6 Arundel

Sport, when

Girls basketball, tomorrow, 5:15 p.m.

Outlook

It's an early big game in the county, as the defending county champion Wildcats host the defending Class 4A East regional champion Seahawks in Gambrills. The latter provided perhaps the most stunning moment of the 2004-05 girls basketball season by upsetting the defending 4A state champion Wildcats, 45-43, in last season's regional final to advance to the state final. Many of the stars on both teams graduated, but a number of standouts return, including Arundel seniors Danae Brownlee (guard) and 6-foot-4 Jazman Ramsey and junior Brittany Watts (guard). Senior guard Ali Moreland will lead a young, but talented Seahawks team.

BALTIMORE CITY

WHO

Good Counsel at No. 1 Mount St. Joseph

Sport, When

Boys basketball, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

This is a good chance to get a glimpse of Mount St. Joseph's powerful frontcourt, including 6-foot-6, 230-pound senior Louis Birdsong; 6-8, 225-pound junior Dino Gregory; and 6-9, 210-pound sophomore sixth man Henry Sims. The Baltimore Catholic League and Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference power, with its three-man rotation of guards, Chase Adams, 6-1 Kevin Swecker and 6-2 Dejuan Goodwin, hosts Washington Catholic Athletic Conference stalwart Good Counsel of Wheaton.

HOWARD

Who

No. 10 Atholton at No. 9 River Hill

Sport, When

Girls basketball, today, 5:30 p.m.

Outlook

All-Metro guard Keisha Eaddy and the defending county-champion Hawks get an early test against a deep and talented Atholton team that's primed for a county championship run of its own. The Raiders, led by junior All-County guard Julie Taylor, have nine of their top 10 players back from last season's 17-8 team.

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Who

No. 2 McDonogh at No. 3 Towson Catholic

Sport, When

Girls basketball, Monday, 5:30 p.m.

Outlook

The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's A Conference wastes no time in getting down to competition among its top teams. One of the best early season meetings features two of the top junior guards in the area. All-Metro pick Brittany Mallory, who scored 25 points in a season-opening loss to nationally ranked Good Counsel of Wheaton, leads the Eagles, while Marah Strickland, one of the Top 10 junior guards in the nation, according to USA Today, continues her debut season with the Owls after transferring from St. John's at Prospect Hall.

CARROLL

Who

Winters Mill at Century

Sport, When

Boys basketball, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

The Falcons, who return a core group of players from last season's 17-7 squad, open their county and conference schedule against Century, which has one of the top returning players in the county in senior guard Bennett Foelber. Winters Mill, which was scheduled to open its season last night vs. Linganore, will be trying to adjust to life after the graduation of George Neville, a 6-foot-3 forward who was last season's All-County Player of the Year.

Harford

Who

Urbana at Fallston,

Sport, When

Girls basketball, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

The defending Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference champions face a tough early season test when Urbana comes down from Frederick County. The teams played a tough game at Urbana last season that Fallston pulled out in the early part of its 22-4 season. Fallston has just two starters back - forwards Kristen Steiner (junior) and Jen Harlee (senior) - but still should have a potent offense this season.

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