Spruill scores 43 to pace Walbrook

St. Frances rolls past Roosevelt, 81-53

Winter sports

High Schools

December 17, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Rodney Spruill scored a career-high 43 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked three shots to lift fourth-ranked Walbrook (4-0) over visiting, sixth-ranked rival Southwestern,72-68, last night in a matchup of unbeaten teams.

"I just refuse to lose," said the 6-foot-4, 220-pound All-Metro swingman, whose effort helped his defending, Class 4A state champions overcome a 33-31 halftime deficit.

Southwestern (3-1) was led by All-Metro guard Jamaal Barney (31 points) and Jarward Rheubottom (21 points), but Spruill scored his team's final 10 points.

"Rodney hit a lot of big shots, but he did it quietly," Warriors coach Kelvin Bridgers said. "When we needed him to hit from the perimeter, he hit them from the perimeter. When he needed to do it from the outside, he did it from the outside.

"Rodney just picked the team up, put it on his shoulders and wouldn't allow us to lose tonight."

Lem Satterfield

No. 3 St. Frances 81, Roosevelt 53 -- Senior guard DiShawn Bradshaw scored 20 points for the Panthers (3-1) as they cruised past the Rough Riders in the first round of the Gonzaga DC Classic tournament. RaShawn Alexander also added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 12 Calvert Hall 65, Episcopal 53 -- Braxton Dupree scored 32 points for the Cardinals (5-1) in the first round of the Mercer Invitational in Pottstown, Pa.

No. 13 Old Mill 77, Chesapeake-AA 39 -- Andrew Engel scored a career-high 31 for the host Patriots (3-1).

Patapsco 74, Carver A&T 40 -- Robbie Lewis led the Patriots with 18 points and five blocks and DaShawn Stuckey added 16 points and six steals. After several losing seasons, the Patriots (3-2) continue to show positive signs under first-year coach Paul Latanishen.

City 63, Digital Harbor 61 -- Patrick White scored 23 points and Emanuel Hall had 11 to help the visiting Knights (4-1) edge the Rams.

Catonsville 66, Western Tech 63 -- Neal Davis scored 27 points, going 10-for-12 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, to help the host Comets (3-1) squeak past the Wolverines (0-3).

Girls basketball

No. 6 Arundel 63, Southern 53 -- Aanika Dobbins' 13 points helped the visiting Wildcats to a victory in their season opener.

No. 9 River Hill 81, Wilde Lake 51 -- Keisha Eaddy and Cari Haas combined for 38 points as the host Hawks moved to (4-0).

No. 8 New Town 73, Lansdowne 33 -- Peju Awadipe led all scorers with 26 points. Tyra Breaux added 13, and Courtney Ward and Lindsay Wallace had 10 each for the visiting Titans (3-0). Kylei Hall had 15 in the losing effort.

Old Mill 63, Chesapeake-AA 49 -- Stacie Beauford led the host Patriots with a double double (24 points, 11 rebounds), going 9-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 on free throws. Kristie Watkins had 17 points as Old Mill improved to 2-1. Amanda Spinnenweber led all scorers with 25 points.

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