state champions!


March 14, 2007

They're No. 1.

The boys basketball team from River Hill and the girls squad from Atholton won state basketball titles for the first time Saturday. The Hawks defeated Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 60-51, behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Tommy Brenton, and the Raiders upended Southern-Anne Arundel, 69-62, behind Taylor Chapman's 21 points and 15 rebounds. Brenton, a 6-foot-4 senior, set a state record by making 19 of 20 free throws, including his first 17 attempts. Michael Campanaro and Dan Hostetler added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Hawks (23-5), who outrebounded the team from Montgomery County.

Atholton trailed by nine early in the fourth quarter but then outscored Southern 20-1. Brittany Coughlan had 19 points for the Radiers (25-3) and Julie Taylor, the only senior on the team and the program's all-time leading scorer, added 11 points and 16 rebounds.

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