Grap has lot of heart and lot of points

Mount Carmel guard breaks school mark

Notebook

December 20, 2006|By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield | Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN REPORTERS

Point guards aren't always known for big offensive production, but Mount Carmel's Briana Grap set a school record for career points earlier this week.

On Dec. 2, the senior became only the second girl in Mount Carmel history to eclipse 1,000 points, and Monday night, Grapp broke the 1,140-point mark set by Kerry Weber in 2002.

She scored 13 points in a 52-35 win over Havre de Grace to run her career total to 1,146. The senior has hit as many as six three-pointers in a game this season and shoots 41 percent from the field.

"Briana has a lot of heart," Cougars coach Mike Naunton said. "She has a lot of drive and she continues to work to make herself better."

A two-time Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference All-Star, Grap averages 19.8 points, 4.7 assists and 4.7 steals per game for the defending C Conference champs.

Grap, who wants to major in education and become a coach, plans to play basketball in college and has drawn interest from several Division III programs.

Out of action

Archbishop Curley senior wrestler Cameron Torres expects to miss the remainder of the season after dislocating his left elbow late in Saturday's 125-pound match against Eastern Tech's Dustin Peddicord at the Perry Hall Invitational.

"The paramedics came and they had to give him morphine [for the pain] before they even splinted him," said Amy Magladry, an athletic trainer for Loch Raven High School who was employed by Baltimore County to work the tournament and who treated Torres at matside.

Torres, who missed the bulk of last season with an ear infection, was to be a key figure for the third-ranked Friars, who returned eight wrestlers who placed fourth or better at last year's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.

"They took me by ambulance to Franklin Square Hospital, they X-rayed me and then it took them six tries before they were able to reset my elbow in place," said Torres, 17, who was looking to place at Perry Hall for the third straight year, having been first and fourth during his previous appearances.

"The doctor told me that it was one of the worst elbow dislocations he had ever seen," Torres said. "They explained that they would have to set me up with a specialist for an MRI to determine if there's ligament damage that might possibly require surgery. I'm highly disappointed that it's [happened during] my senior year, but there's nothing I can do about it but support my teammates."

Back on the court

The start of the Dunbar boys basketball team's season was delayed until yesterday against Samuel Banks because the Poets had 12 players still competing in football. Those players helped Dunbar win its fourth state title, 38-23, over Fort Hill of Cumberland on Dec. 9 at M&T Bank Stadium.

The basketball players still playing football were receivers Donovan Brooks, Rashad Ziegler and Rashad Staton; running backs Maurice Portee and Tavon Austin; defensive backs Kendall Jamison and Davon Muse; quarterbacks Lawrence Watson and Dewayne Washington; center Devin Clark; kicker James Bailey and defensive end Gary Onuekwusi.

Last year's Dunbar basketball team, coached by Eric Lee, won its fourth straight state title, 68-47, over Allegany at the Comcast Center. katherine.dunn@baltsun.com lem.satterfield@baltsun.com

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