Athletes of the week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

February 14, 2007

Boys

Malcolm Delaney

Towson Catholic, basketball

The 6-foot-3 senior scored a combined 37 points and played well down the stretch in consec- utive victories over Mount St. Joseph that helped the Owls clinch regular-season titles in the Baltimore Catholic League and Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference.

On Feb. 6, Delaney scored nine of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter of a 64-59 win at Mount St. Joseph.

In Friday's rematch -- a 55-53 win at home -- Delaney scored 16 points to help Towson Catholic (26-4) overcome a five-point halftime deficit. Delaney made a key free throw in the final minute.

Delaney earned second-team All-Metro honors as a sophomore and was a first-team All-Metro selection as a junior. He has earned a full athletic scholarship to play for Virginia Tech.

Others considered --Devin Ewing, Harford Tech, basketball; Grady Gamble, Boys Latin, wrestling; Brandon Herbert, McDonogh, basketball.

Girls

Brittany Mallory

McDonogh, basketball

The 5-foot-11 senior guard enjoyed one of the finest efforts in her four-year career on Senior Day last Thursday, scoring 25 points and grabbing nine rebounds to lead the No. 4 Eagles to a 65-61 upset of No. 1 St. Frances.

Mallory, a two-time All-Metro selection, connected on six of eight three-pointers. She added five assists as the Eagles defeated the four-time defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions for the first time in her career.

On Feb. 6 Mallory opened the week with 21 points in the Eagles' 66-44 win over St. Vincent Pallotti. For the week, she shot 57.7 percent, including 60 percent from three-point range.

For the season, Mallory -- who has signed to play basketball at Notre Dame -- is averaging 17.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.1 assists to lead McDonogh to a 19-4 mark going into this week's IAAM playoffs.

Others considered -- Chante Sandiford, McDonogh, track; Arielle Townes, Joppatowne, basketball; Jennifer Willis, Catonsville, basketball.

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