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By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,Staff Writer | January 3, 1993
It is said that basketball has become a big man's sport, but that's not the case at Southwestern, where guards have been the main focus of its success.Haywood Eaddy and Dion Crawford are helping the Sabers return to prominence."They have playing together or against each other for a long time," said Southwestern coach Terry Leverette. "They are starting to respect each other a little more. One will take the lead and the other will stand back. They are starting to work together."Eaddy, a 5-foot-8 junior point guard, has a strong build and a shooting touch to match.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
Phil Booth gets the basketball at the top of the key and, in a flash, practice at Mount St. Joseph comes to a halt. The reason? Kameron Williams is poised in front of him, inches away. The floor is spread, and the Gaels' two star guards are set to go one-on-one. Gripping the ball with both hands, Booth swings it slowly, left to right, right to left, a human pendulum set to burst. A second later, he drives to the right with an explosive first step that shakes Williams, giving Booth a clear path to the basket for an easy layup.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2003
Tim Smith is a slightly reserved basketball talent from Millersville, where he played for Old Mill High. Jamal Brunt is a more forceful big-city personality on and off the basketball court, learning the game at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. The two 6-foot-2 senior co-captains form the starting backcourt for Randolph-Macon College, which sports a 21-1 record and is the No. 3-ranked Division III men's team in the nation. Smith and Brunt have helped the program in Ashland, Va., 30 miles north of Richmond, resurface as a national force after a 30-year hiatus.
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January 18, 2009
Girls basketball No. 7 Archbishop Spalding @ No. 1 St. Frances WHEN: Wednesday, 6 p.m. OUTLOOK: The Cavaliers are one of few teams that could give the six-time defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions a challenge. They have a strong backcourt led by Jany Brinkley, but they also have height in 6-foot F Jordan Clinton. The Panthers, however, have exceptional speed and quickness in their back court with four strong guards. including All-Metro player Shatyra Hawkes.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | March 19, 1993
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Ever since finding out that seventh-ranked Cincinnati would be their first-round NCAA tournament opponent, Coppin State players have viewed countless hours of videotape in preparation for tonight's matchup. Watching the defensive-minded Bearcats consume such opponents as Memphis State and Massachusetts has left the Eagles impressed."Our coaches compare their style to Morgan State, in that both teams like to pressure all over the floor," said Coppin point guard Melvin Roberts.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1998
Sherice Proctor and Megan Rollins are seemingly interchangeable in Arundel's backcourt. Both can slash, hit the three, find an open teammate (often each other), beat a press, give opposing guards fits and, most importantly, come up with their best at crunch time.Apart, both would be just fine handling all the chores of a point guard.But together?"They cause a lot of havoc," said Arundel coach Lee Rogers.Rollins, a 5-foot-5 junior, remembers playing with the older crowd one day during her middle school years.
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December 3, 2004
1. Mount St. Joseph Last season: 29-6, ranked No. 1 Ten returnees include point guard Brian Johnson, forward Courtney Thomas and Dejuan Goodwin in the backcourt. 2. Dunbar Last season: 23-2, No. 3 The defending city and Class 1A state champs are loaded, returning All-Metro guard Nathan Irby. 3. Towson Catholic Last season: 21-12, No. 12 Three key transfers in Malcolm Delaney, 6-7 Kyle Cannon and 6-8 Lawrence Nwevo make the Owls a BCL and MIAA A contender. 4. St. Frances Last season: 26-7, No. 6 The Panthers return size, speed and balance to be a legitimate BCL and MIAA A contender.
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January 18, 2009
Girls basketball No. 7 Archbishop Spalding @ No. 1 St. Frances WHEN: Wednesday, 6 p.m. OUTLOOK: The Cavaliers are one of few teams that could give the six-time defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions a challenge. They have a strong backcourt led by Jany Brinkley, but they also have height in 6-foot F Jordan Clinton. The Panthers, however, have exceptional speed and quickness in their back court with four strong guards. including All-Metro player Shatyra Hawkes.
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March 24, 1995
What: NCAA Midwest Regional semifinalWhere: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Mo.When: Tonight, approximately 10:30TV: Channels 13, 9.How they got there: Kansas beat Colgate, 82-68, and Western Kentucky, 75-70; Virginia beat Nicholls State, 96-72, and Miami of Ohio, 60-54, in OT.Outlook: The two schools never have met, but Jeff Jones and Roy Williams are familiar from their days as assistant coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers give away a considerable amount of height in the paint, and if senior C Junior Burrough gets in foul trouble against the rotation of 7-2 Greg Ostertag, 6-11 Raef LaFrentz and 6-10 Scot Pollard, Virginia doesn't figure to last long.
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By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 4, 1996
Calvert Hall coach Mark Amatucci has been cautious about predictions for his team this season. Not because of a lack of talent, but because of a shortage of patience, especially in his backcourt.But last night, in his team's Catholic League opener against visiting Gibbons, the backcourt of Juan Dixon and Aaron Herbert finally showed patience and leadership in the clutch, leading the No. 3 Cardinals to a 69-64 victory over the No. 8 Crusaders.Senior center Patrick Ngongba scored 19 points for the Cardinals (10-2)
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By From Sun staff reports | January 18, 2009
Jay Greene scored 17 points and Darryl Proctor added 14 points and 14 rebounds as host UMBC beat Hartford, 69-60, last night. Matt Spadafora had 15 points and six assists, while Chauncey Gilliam and Rich Flemming each scored 10 points for the Retrievers (8-8, 2-2 America East Conference). Greene hit a season-high five three-pointers for UMBC, which won despite going 12-for-20 from the free-throw line. MOUNT ST. MARY'S 78, SACRED HEART 67:: The backcourt combination of Jeremy Goode and Jean Cajou combined for 47 points to lead the Mount (9-9, 4-3 Northeast Conference)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | April 11, 2008
Though the Maryland men's basketball team is adding two recruits to help shore up some of its backcourt deficiencies, the Terps still appear to have a gaping hole in their frontcourt for at least the start of next season if further moves are not made. Sean Mosley, a shooting guard who finished his career at St. Frances in Baltimore as the second-leading scorer in the state's high school basketball history with 2,933 points, already has signed with Maryland, and Bobby Maze, a junior college point guard with local ties, is expected to do so soon.
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By RIVALS.COM | March 28, 2008
South Regional semifinals Site -- Reliant Stadium, Houston Memphis (35-1) vs. Michigan State (27-8) Time -- 9:57 (approx.) How they got here -- No. 1 seed Memphis def. No. 16 Texas-Arlington, 87-63, and No. 8 Mississippi State, 77-74; No. 5 seed Michigan State def. No. 12 Temple, 72-61, and No. 4 Pitts burgh, 65-54. The buzz -- Expect to see a lot of de fense. Both teams are deep and ath letic. Michigan State has a lot of big bodies to throw at Memphis, so there should be a lot of physical play in the low post.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun reporter | March 4, 2008
Corin Adams glides across the court like a magician waiting to perform her next sleight-of-hand trick on an unsuspecting opponent. Here's the ball, there's that delicious, slow-motion crossover dribble. Gotcha. There she goes, racing down the floor, ball out front. Oops, there it went - around her back. An easy two. Adams, a 5-foot-5 sophomore point guard for the Morgan State women's basketball team, keeps fans and opposing players on their toes. She has a portfolio of moves - an effective drop step, a devilish double pump and that nasty crossover - that's unsettling for any defender, no matter the size.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | January 17, 2008
College Park -- Adrian Bowie has been around the Maryland men's basketball program for more than a decade and has made the kind of transition that few, if any, can claim. He has gone from being a ballboy for the Terps to becoming one of their players. Another transformation is now taking place for the freshman point guard. Maryland@North Carolina Saturday, 3:30 p.m., chs. 2, 7, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Records: Maryland (11-7, 1-2 ACC); No. 1 North Carolina (18-0, 3-0 ACC)
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,[Sun Reporter] | December 19, 2007
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team got out to a fast start, thanks to marksmanlike three-point shooting and effective guard play, to defeat City, 59-49, last night. The Lakers' backcourt of Derrious Gilmore, Antoine Allen and Jason Sharp Jr. combined for 40 points as No. 7 Lake Clifton (5-0) got an early-season win over a top opponent. "This gives us a good lift, a lot of confidence," Gilmore said. "We still haven't done anything yet, but this was a good win. It was good for us." The game was a clash of styles, with Lake Clifton looking to get out in transition and make three-pointers, while No. 4 City (2-1)
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By Rob Parker and Rob Parker,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 12, 1994
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Isiah Thomas' career can stand alone.With all that he accomplished in 13 seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Thomas -- who officially announced his retirement yesterday -- doesn't have to be linked to a team.Or to teammates.Not many who have played pro sports can say that.Still, it would be nearly impossible to talk about Thomas and not about the backcourt he led.Thomas, Joe Dumars and Vinnie Johnson made up what many consider the bestbackcourt in NBA history.Given the many great guard trios who have played on the hardwood, that's saying a lot. Still, the others would be hard-pressed to produce rings from back-to-back NBA championships.
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October 9, 2007
No matter what kind of player you think DeShawn Stevenson is, you have to admit the Washington Wizards guard is some kind of playa. According to the Web site Young, Black & Fabulous - for the record, Mr. Flip is none of those - Stevenson appears to be making the rounds of former Destiny's Child singers. He supposedly was engaged to LeToya Luckett, but now seems to be linked with Farrah Franklin. It's a convoluted tale, complete with what theybf.com terms "some extra steamy and graphic messages" left on myspace.
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By Dave Curtis and Dave Curtis,Orlando Sentinel | March 17, 2007
NEW ORLEANS -- With less than a second left in overtime and Nevada's two-possession lead guaranteeing victory, coach Mark Fox wrapped an arm around senior forward Nick Fazekas and whispered into his ear. "I told him I was proud of him," Fox said after the Wolf Pack's 77-71 victory over Creighton yesterday. "I told him that it would come back to him. And that he gets to play another day." Fazekas, the cornerstone of Nevada's ascension to national prominence the past four seasons, watched the final 3:06 of overtime from the bench after fouling out. As he sat, guards Kyle Shiloh, Marcelus Kemp and Ramon Sessions combined to score the No. 7 seed Wolf Pack's final 14 points.
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