Athletes Of The Week

December 19, 2007

Girls

Miriam McKenzie Oakland Mills, basketball

The 5-foot-8 senior guard averaged 29 points and 14 rebounds and had a triple double in leading the Scorpions (5-0) to three victories. McKenzie had 24 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 59-36 win over Long Reach. She added 38 points and 18 rebounds against Reservoir and 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals against Marriotts Ridge. A second-team All-Metro selection a year ago, McKenzie averages 28 points and 13 rebounds this season. She carries a 3.4 grade point average and signed early to play at Loyola. She also plays Amateur Athletic Union basketball with the Maryland Magic.

Others considered -- Janay Brinkley, Archbishop Spalding, basketball; Kellie Christian, Catonsville, track; Shatyra Hawkes, St. Frances, basketball.

Boys

Roscoe Smith Walbrook, basketball

Smith, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, has emerged on the local basketball scene as one of the best underclassmen. In three games last week, Smith scored 69 points, including 32 in a 77-52 romp over Waldorf's Princeton Claremont Academy to lead the No. 10 Warriors (3-1) in the final of the Function at the Junction Mixer. Smith had 17 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the final. Smith started his big week with 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 67-49 rout of Carver. In the host Warriors' first game in the Mixer, Smith paced a 72-36 blowout of Southwestern with 19 points and 14 rebounds..

Others considered -- Eric Atkins, Mount St. Joseph, basketball; Jordan Benson, Arundel, basketball; Greg Bulger, Howard, wrestling; Tony Mack, Owings Mills, wrestling; Kevin Seker, Marriotts Ridge, basketball.

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