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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1995
Lashon and Toni White were scared. Really scared.Not about a basketball opponent. The identical twins could handle that.It was about grades.As they approached the start of basketball season last year, the Wilde Lake freshmen didn't know if their grades would allow them to play. They made it, but just barely with a 2.0 average.They never plan to be that scared again."I felt it was our destiny to play basketball because we came so close to not playing last year," said Lashon. "It was real close.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 7, 1998
Third-ranked Wilde Lake, an average free-throw shooting team at best, made 23 of 28 from the line last night, including 13 of 16 in the second overtime, to hold off visiting Northern, of Calvert County, 72-67, for the Class 3A East region championship."
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1998
The sound of bodies thumping against one another -- or against the hardwood floor as players dived for loose balls -- filled Wilde Lake's gym last night.And when the sound of the thumping stopped, No. 3-ranked Wilde Lake had defeated Calvert, 64-45, to win a rough Class 3A East region semifinal.The Wildecats (21-2) advanced to Friday's region championship game against another Calvert County team, Northern, which defeated Anne Arundel County's Broadneck last night."It was a physical game. It reminded me of the Big 10 Conference," Calvert coach Frank Moore said.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1998
The sound of bodies thumping against one another -- or against the hardwood floor as players dived for loose balls -- filled Wilde Lake's gym last night.And when the sound of the thumping stopped, No. 3-ranked Wilde Lake had defeated Calvert, 64-45, to win a rough Class 3A East region semifinal.The Wildecats (21-2) advanced to Friday's region championship game against another Calvert County team, Northern, which defeated Anne Arundel County's Broadneck last night."It was a physical game. It reminded me of the Big 10 Conference," Calvert coach Frank Moore said.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1998
Seventh-ranked Wilde Lake got big baskets from a number of players when it needed them and held ninth-ranked Centennial to three points in the final six minutes, pulling away to a 58-45 Howard County league victory last night at Centennial.The Wildecats (8-2 overall, 6-0 league) find themselves alone at the top the county standings after handing River Hill (on &L Wednesday) and Centennial their first league losses of the season."Thank god, it's over," said an exhausted but happy Wilde Lake coach Kelly Storr.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 7, 1997
The moment belonged to Howard senior Chanelle Carter.But the night was all Wilde Lake's.Carter became Howard's all-time leading scorer late in the third quarter of its Class 2A South region semifinal game against the visiting Wildecats. The game was stopped, and Chanelle's mother came out on the court, embraced her daughter, and handed her a dozen roses.It was the highlight of Howard's night. The Lions trailed at the time by 31 points.Sparked by the first-half shooting of guard Toni White, Wilde Lake ran over the Lions, 78-49.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1996
Howard coach Craig O'Connell would have preferred that his team beat host Wilde Lake yesterday. But not even the Lions' 53-45 loss could dampen the respect and pride he has for his team."
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1998
For most of the first quarter last night, Mount Hebron coach Scott Robinson sat controlled on the bench. It couldn't have been easy.Wilde Lake ran off basket after basket and, when Bridget White put back an offensive rebound with 3: 49 left in the quarter, the No. 4-ranked Wildecats had themselves a 16-0 lead.They would go on to defeat No. 18 Mount Hebron, 52-36."I didn't want to show any body language that I was panicking," Robinson said. "I wanted them to think we were still in the game."
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1996
Hammond's Rene Hines scored 19 of her game-high 25 points in the second half and made a key steal with nine seconds remaining to propel the Golden Bears to a 51-48 victory over visiting Wilde Lake last night in the Class 2A South region final.Hammond, winner of five straight region championships, will play North Caroline of the Eastern Shore, a 39-35 winner over Southern-AA for the East region title, in a state semifinal game Friday at 3 p.m. at UMBC."Championship tradition," said Hammond coach Joe Russo, whose team has won three of the past four state titles, including the past two. "It might sound corny, but the girls believe that.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1996
In the last five years, South Carroll had Wilde Lake's number. Two years ago, in fact, when the Wildecats won the Class 1A state title, the Cavaliers thrashed the Wildecats.But not last night.Wilde Lake rallied from a six-point, fourth-quarter deficit and defeated South Carroll, 42-37, in the season opener for both teams at Wilde Lake.Neither team shot well, but eighth-ranked Wilde Lake took better care of the ball and made more shots in the fourth quarter when the game was on the line. The Cavaliers committed eight of their 22 turnovers in the final period and made only three of 14 shots.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1998
On one end, Wilde Lake's pressure defense forced River Hill into turnovers and poor shots. On the other end, the Wildecats used their speed for easy transition baskets and their athleticism to get second and third shots.From one end to the other, No. 4-ranked Wilde Lake dominated River Hill, 63-36, last night at River Hill."They were running the floor better than we were," said River Hill coach Karen Saunderson, whose team has dropped five straight. "They do a nice job."Senior point guard Toni White led Wilde Lake (16-2 overall, 14-0 league)
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1998
For most of the first quarter last night, Mount Hebron coach Scott Robinson sat controlled on the bench. It couldn't have been easy.Wilde Lake ran off basket after basket and, when Bridget White put back an offensive rebound with 3: 49 left in the quarter, the No. 4-ranked Wildecats had themselves a 16-0 lead.They would go on to defeat No. 18 Mount Hebron, 52-36."I didn't want to show any body language that I was panicking," Robinson said. "I wanted them to think we were still in the game."
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1998
Bryanna Herring was ready. The Wilde Lake sophomore remembered how physical Oakland Mills was the first time the teams met and was prepared for another tough confrontation last night at Oakland Mills.It never happened."I thought it was a little easier than the first game," said Herring, who had a game-high 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Wildecats to a 55-35 victory. "We weren't getting knocked around as much inside."Herring, 6-foot and solidly built, said she tries to "hustle my hardest, get rebounds and play good defense."
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1998
Seventh-ranked Wilde Lake got big baskets from a number of players when it needed them and held ninth-ranked Centennial to three points in the final six minutes, pulling away to a 58-45 Howard County league victory last night at Centennial.The Wildecats (8-2 overall, 6-0 league) find themselves alone at the top the county standings after handing River Hill (on &L Wednesday) and Centennial their first league losses of the season."Thank god, it's over," said an exhausted but happy Wilde Lake coach Kelly Storr.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Stan Rappaport and Glenn P. Graham and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1997
LARGO -- Tomorrow's championship definitely has a tough act to follow.Elizabeth Seton, winners of the last four IAABO Girl's Invitational Christmas Basketball Tournaments, survived a semifinal challenge from top-ranked St. Mary's when junior guard Mia Chapman hit a free throw with 1.8 seconds left last night to send the Road Runners to the final with a 61-60 win.Seton will play Largo in the 8 p.m. championship for the second straight year. The Lions outlasted depleted Wilde Lake, 56-44, in last night's final game at Prince George's Community College.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 15, 1997
When Southern-Anne Arundel sophomore Alicia Groveston comes off the bench, she's not looking for the spotlight.Yesterday, however, it found her in a Class 2A state semifinal game at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.The 5-foot-8 guard scored a career-high 13 points, including a game-tying three-pointer late in regulation and a driving layup with 21 seconds left in overtime, to help the unranked Bulldogs to a 59-58 victory over eighth-ranked Wilde Lake.Southern (14-10) will meet Montgomery County's Wheaton, a 51-37 winner over Towson, at 1 p.m. today for the championship at UMBC.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1997
Wilde Lake accomplished last night what it couldn't a year ago.TC Playing at Hammond for the second straight year in the Class 2A South region championship, the eighth-ranked Wildecats broke open a tie game two minutes into the fourth quarter with seven straight points en route to a 57-50 victory.The loss ended a record-tying string of five straight appearances by Hammond in the Class 2A state championship game. Hammond beat Wilde Lake by three in the region final last season."It was a big disappointment when we didn't make it last year," said Wilde Lake's Toni White, who scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the second half.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1996
Wilde Lake's Stef Bassett's only shot last night in the 8th-ranked Wildecats' game at No. 9 Centennial was a three-pointer.She made it.She also won the game.Bassett, who is usually one of the first players off the bench but didn't enter the game until 4: 34 remained, took Toni White's pass, stepped back over the three-point line and sank the open shot with six seconds left for the 37-34 Howard County league victory."When I got the pass I could hear Toni and my coach yell shoot," said Bassett.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1997
Wilde Lake accomplished last night what it couldn't a year ago.TC Playing at Hammond for the second straight year in the Class 2A South region championship, the eighth-ranked Wildecats broke open a tie game two minutes into the fourth quarter with seven straight points en route to a 57-50 victory.The loss ended a record-tying string of five straight appearances by Hammond in the Class 2A state championship game. Hammond beat Wilde Lake by three in the region final last season."It was a big disappointment when we didn't make it last year," said Wilde Lake's Toni White, who scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the second half.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 7, 1997
The moment belonged to Howard senior Chanelle Carter.But the night was all Wilde Lake's.Carter became Howard's all-time leading scorer late in the third quarter of its Class 2A South region semifinal game against the visiting Wildecats. The game was stopped, and Chanelle's mother came out on the court, embraced her daughter, and handed her a dozen roses.It was the highlight of Howard's night. The Lions trailed at the time by 31 points.Sparked by the first-half shooting of guard Toni White, Wilde Lake ran over the Lions, 78-49.
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