Sims' 22 points pace No. 2 Mount St. Joe

Sparrow's scoring spurt leads St. Frances to easy win over Va. school

Basketball

December 28, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mount St. Joseph's Henry Sims had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the No. 2 Gaels (7-1) over Hoggard at the Leon Brodgen Holiday Classic.

Eric Atkins added eight points, five in the first half, as the Gaels built a 30-24 halftime lead over their North Carolina foe.

The Vikings made a game of it, slowing down the pace in the second half and briefly taking a one-point lead in the fourth quarter before the Gaels put the contest away on the strength of their free-throw shooting.

St. Frances 83, R.J. Tucker (Va.) 46 -- Wayne Sparrow scored the first 14 points for the top-ranked Panthers (10-2) in their victory over the Lions. Sean Mosley led the team with 20 points, and Anthony Oquendo added 18 points and nine rebounds. James Hamilton added a spark off the bench, scoring 17 points in the win.

Mount Carmel 68, Patapsco 54 -- Troy Franklin had 19 points, five rebounds and three steals to lead the No. 13 Cougars (11-1) over the Patriots. The senior scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Cougars pulled away. Rummell King had 13 points and five rebounds, and Stanford McNair chipped in with 12 points in the win.

Girls

Pine Grove 73, Atholton 69 -- Senior Elie Snyder had 21 points, 14 in the second half, but it wasn't enough as the visiting Raiders (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season against the Cardinals. The fifth-ranked Raiders were down by 20 going into the second half and closed the gap to one. Brittany Coughlan added 18 points in the loss.

Western 54, Lake Highland (Fla.) 22 -- Akeema Richards had nine points, six assists and four steals to lead the No. 3 Doves (5-1) past the Lady Highlanders in the Jim Clark Classic in Orlando. Keirah Hicks and Kiara Foreman each added six points in the win.

Old Mill 51, Randallstown 41 -- Ciarra Lucas had 19 points and five steals to lead the No. 9 Patriots (5-0) over the Rams. Aleah Queen added 13 points, and Ariana Guiton chipped in seven points and a team-leading eight rebounds in the victory. The score was close going into the fourth quarter before the Patriots went on a late run.

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