Selected by sports columnist Pat O'Malley for...


Selected by sports columnist Pat O'Malley for the week ending Feb. 16. Only players nominated by coaches and the public are selected for the Players of the Week column. Nominations must be phoned to Pat O'Malley's 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, absolutely no later than 11 p.m. Sunday for inclusion in Tuesday's paper.

Top male athlete




Eveleth copped his second straight 125-pound county championship Saturdayat Arundel High School by scoring a technical fall by 20-4 over Southern's Keith Trader.

It was the third technical fall of the county tournament for the Cougar senior. In running his personal record to26-0, Eveleth was Chesapeake's only individual winner as the Cougarstook fourth place.

Old Mill, with five individual champs, repeated as county champion with 203.5 points, followed by Broadneck (151),Annapolis (138.5) and Chesapeake (109.5).

Top female athlete


North County


With 6-foot senior star Kim Miller out of the lineup with a bad knee, Johnson picked up the slack and led the Knights to two straight wins last week. Johnson poured in 36 points in victories over Queen Anne's, 34-29, and Annapolis, 46-29.

The 5-foot-10 junior forward scored 15 points and pulled down 12 boards against Queen Anne's of the Eastern Shore last Tuesday and came back with 21 points and 17 rebounds against Annapolis.

Johnson's steady play has enabled the Knights to post an overall record of 15-5.

Boys basketball



In three straight wins last week, Van Wambeke, a 6-foot senior guard, scored a total of 62 points, 24 of those on three-pointers, and grabbed 22 rebounds.

His biggest game overall came Friday at Southern as the Cougars of Coach Tom Kraning upset the Dawgs on their home court,67-59. Van Wambeke had two three-pointers and 16 points (going 8-for-10 at the line) and pulled down 13 boards.

Van Wambeke "is only 6-foot, so you can appreciate how hard he must have been playing to get all those rebounds," said Kraning.

The previous Monday, in a 68-56 victory over Boys' Latin, Van Wambeke scored 25 points (four three-pointers) and came back with 21 more the very next day in an 83-57romp over Archbishop Spalding.

With the three victories, the Cougars ran their record to 7-13.

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