Gelston chalks up win No. 400After winning...


Gelston chalks up win No. 400

After winning his 400th game, Boys' Latin coach Hugh Gelston downplayed the milestone.

"It doesn't feel any different," said Gelston, whose Lakers beat Arlington Baptist, 42-36, in the opening round of the Independent Schools Tournament at Gilman. "It just means that I'm old and I've been around for long time, I guess."

In 24 seasons, Gelston's record is 400-216. The 400th win didn't come easily. Boys' Latin (16-9) built a 14-point lead late in third quarter, before Arlington Baptist (4-11) closed to three with 36 seconds remaining. The Lakers converted five of eight free throws down the stretch to win.

In other opening-round action, eighth-seed Friends edged ninth-seed Lutheran, 43-41, and sixth-seed John Carroll defeated 11th-seed Park, 51-41. Tenth-seed Archbishop Spalding surprised seventh-seed St. Mary's, 63-52. McDonogh, St. Paul's, Severn, and Gilman received opening-round byes.

In today's quarterfinals, John Carroll will face third-seed St. Paul's, Spalding will play second-seed Severn, Friends will take on top-seeded McDonogh and Boys' Latin faces Gilman.

* Rich Abrams' layup with two seconds remaining in overtime lifted visiting Arundel (8-11, 5-4) over Northeast (5-14, 3-7), 75-73, yesterday in an Anne Arundel County Bay Division game.

Abrams, who made a layup as time expired in regulation to tie the game, led Arundel with 23 points.

Gene Pleyo scored 28 points for Northeast, making him the school's all-time scoring leader with 978 career points.

* Rob Wooster scored 37 points as No. 4 Annapolis (18-1, 7-0) edged visiting Old Mill (11-8, 3-5), 76-74.

* Richard Dent's 16 points led No. 6 Cardinals Gibbons (22-12, 5-5) over visiting Poly (5-13, 1-10), 67-55.

* Steve Kraning scored 26 to lead No. 8 Loyola (21-9, 6-5) over visiting Northwestern (5-14, 2-9), 78-58.

* Last night's scheduled Harford County league game between No. 12 Aberdeen and C. Milton Wright was postponed until next Tuesday.

Girls basketball

The City-Wide championship between No. 2 Western (19-3) and No. 5 Walbrook (17-1) will be played tonight at 7 at Morgan State. The winner advances to the Metro Classic on March 1 against St. Mary's, the Catholic League regular-season champion. Also tonight at Morgan, Poly (15-6) and No. 10 Lake Clifton (12-3), the second-place finishers in the City-Wide division, will meet at 5 p.m. Western and Poly play for the JV title at 3 p.m.

* Last night, Erin Graham's game-high 24 points led host Woodlawn (14-5, 13-4) to a 74-49 upset over No. 15 Catonsville (14-3, 14-3).

* Emily Yanero and Kris Bryant combined for 31 points to lead top-ranked Mount Hebron (18-1, 11-0) over host and No. 12 Hammond (14-4, 7-4), 52-48. Hammond's Kacy Williams scored 27.

Indoor track

Brothers Gerard and Ed Hogan of Glenelg finished one-two in the 1,600 meters and the two-mile to lead the Gladiators to their third straight boys Class 2A-1A state indoor track and field championship at the Fifth Regiment Armory yesterday.

Gerard Hogan, a senior, won the mile in 4 minutes, 42.9 seconds -- 0.7 of a second ahead of his brother, a junior.

Ed Hogan said the subpar performance of Milford Hill distance standout Mike Mamo, who is struggling through a virus, enhanced Glenelg's chances.

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