Games To Watch

February 01, 2006

Anne Arundel

Who

No. 7 Old Mill at Glen Burnie

Sport, when

Boys basketball, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

Old Mill won the first meeting in this intense neighborhood rivalry, 60-47, in early January. Old Mill boasts four starters averaging double figures in points: Andrew Engel (14.1), Kenny Alford (13.3), Rodney Stokes (11.3) and Derek Harris (10.8). Glen Burnie's leading scorer, Garrett Blackstone (18.0), was injured at Meade last Friday but hopes to play. Kareem Downs averages 15 points for the Gophers.

Carroll

Who

Liberty at Winters Mill

Sport, when

Boys basketball, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

Winters Mill will try to avenge one of its two losses this season. Unlike last time, however, the Falcons will have top scorer Jimmy Dorsey in uniform, though his playing time will likely be limited after returning from a lengthy illness. Through Monday, Liberty had been without forward Eric Housman (19 points per game) for three straight games with a sprained ankle.

Harford

What

County swimming championships at Magnolia Middle School

When

Monday through Feb. 9, 5:45 p.m.

Outlook

Joppatowne serves as the host, and Fallston comes in as the team to beat. The deep Cougars have been strong all season.

Baltimore County

Who

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph at No. 1 McDonogh

Sport, when

Wrestling, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

This much-anticipated dual meet features the visiting and defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion Gaels against an Eagles squad that is considered the state's best. Mount St. Joseph's Danny Whitenak (119 pounds), Jon Kohler (135), Mack Lewnes (160) and Andrew DePalma (275) are ranked No. 1 in The Sun, as are McDonogh's Eric Filipowicz (103), Joe Breen (140) and Bryn Holmes (152). Ranked No. 2 are the Eagles' Josh Fitch (112), Curtis Holmes (130) and Shane Milam (135), and the Gaels' Jake Bohn (189). The Gaels' Alex Ward (152) is No. 3.

Baltimore City

Who

Mercy vs. IND at Towson Center

Sport, when

Girls basketball, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

A sellout crowd of 4,000 packed the Towson Center last year to watch All-Metro Player of the Year Chandrea Jones lead the Indians to their third straight victory over Mercy in an annual event known at the two Catholic high schools as "The Game." This marks the 40th year of the rivalry. With so much hoopla surrounding the game, it's always unpredictable. No matter that Mercy won a mid-December meeting, 50-44. Jones has graduated and Amber Smith now leads the Indians, while Kristen Carr and Tammy George pace the Magic, which won "The Game" six straight times between 1997 and 2002.

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