boys basketball

March 21, 2007

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tommy Brenton

River Hill

The versatile, 6-foot-4 senior guard-forward capped an outstanding season with 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead the No. 9 Hawks (23-5) to their first state championship with a 60-51 win over Bethesda-Chevy Chase in the Class 3A title game. Whatever the Hawks needed, Brenton, a team captain, supplied, as he finished the season averaging 20.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals. He was continually at his best in the season's biggest moments, as evidenced by his state-record 19-for-20 performance from the foul line in the title game. Last season, Brenton earned first-team All-Howard County honors after averaging 13 points, six rebounds and five assists as the team's point guard.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Matt Graves

River Hill

It took just three seasons for Graves and his Princeton-style offense to reach the top, as the Hawks captured the Class 3A state championship, the program's first. River Hill went from 4-19 in Graves' first season to 15-9 last year to a 23-5 mark this winter that was highlighted by the improbable state title. Relying on a precise, half-court offense that featured many touches, screens, backdoor cuts and, most of all, discipline, the Hawks successfully controlled the flow of the game to overcome opponents. The team went 17-0 when holding an opponent to 49 points or fewer.

First Team

Name School Class Pos.

Steve Lombardozzi Atholton Senior Guard

Obi Ukwuoma Long Reach Junior Guard

Blair Burnett Wilde Lake Senior Forward

Tommy Brenton River Hill Senior Forward

Kevin Cureton Oakland Mills Senior Forward

Torey Fassett Atholton Senior Forward

David Pearman Oakland Mills Senior Forward

Sam Permutt Atholton Senior Forward

Second Team

Name School Class Pos.

Keith Richardson Long Reach Senior Guard

Kevin Seker Mar. Ridge Junior Guard

Kyle Servance Reservoir Senior Guard

Pat Speicher Centennial Senior Guard

Mark Feagans Glenelg Senior Forward

Daniel Hostetler River Hill Senior Forward

Bill Reybold Reservoir Junior Forward

Evan Williams Glenelg C.S. Junior Forward

Note -- Teams selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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