All-howard County

March 22, 2006

BOYS BASKETBALL

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Darryl Webb

Long Reach

Already a dominant presence inside, Webb added three-point range to his offensive arsenal and improved defensively. It all added up to a standout senior year, which culminated in the Lightning winning its first Class 3A state title.

In his third year of varsity, Webb, 6 feet 5, averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds to bring his career totals to 950 points and 650 rebounds. After scoring 33 points with 18 rebounds and seven blocked shots in a 62-49 win over Seneca Valley in the state semifinals, he contributed 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the 54-49 win over Lackey in the championship game.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Al Moraz Jr.

Long Reach

Trailing 17-2 in the opening quarter of the Class 3A state championship game, Long Reach didn't panic. Instead, it used the resources - depth, chemistry and strong team defense - it had developed over the course of the season. The Lightning (26-2) went on to prevail, 54-49, over Lackey to capture the 10-year-old program's first state title and the fifth in Howard County.

Moraz, who took over for his father, Al Moraz Sr., identified player roles early on and got the most out of each player at both ends of the court. He was quick to credit his father, who has stayed on as an assistant coach, for his coaching philosophies.

First team

Name School Class Pos.

Tommy Brenton River Hill Senior Guard

Steve Lombardozzi Atholton Junior Guard

Andy Parker Reservoir Senior Guard

Daevon Wall Long Reach Senior Guard

Kevin Gibson Oakland Mills Senior Forward

Chris Hahn Howard Senior Forward

Chris Moore Howard Senior Center

Darryl Webb Long Reach Senior Center

Second Team

Name School Class Pos.

Matt Harvey Howard Junior Guard

Danny McMahon Glenelg Senior Guard

Derek Murphy Oakland Mills Senior Guard

Brent Stanford Long Reach Senior Guard

Blair Burnett Wilde Lake Junior Forward

Torey Fawcett Atholton Junior Forward

David Pearman Oakland Mills Junior Forward

Sam Permutt Atholton Junior Forward

Note -- Teams selected by Pat O'Malley after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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