BasketballIt was championship week at The Supreme...



It was championship week at The Supreme Sports Club in Columbia, as the Sunday Youth Basketball Leagues played their tournament finals.

* 8-9 boys -- The Junior Timberwolves wrapped up their title with a 30-19 win over the Junior Kings. Ryan Eby led the way with 11 points and Rashida Walcott added 10 for the Timberwolves (8-1). Tanard Jackson scored 10 to pace the Kings (6-3).

* 10-12 boys -- The Wolverines completed a 9-0 season with a 58-33 win over the Tar Heels. William Cannady scored 13 points, Steven Walton scored 11 and Mike Berman added 10 for the victors, while Corey Simpson (16) and Mekdim Ayde (11) paced the Tar Heels (7-2).

* 13-15 boys -- Donald Wallace II and Darnerien McCants each scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Rockets over the Bulls, 73-59. Jason Gibson also scored 11 for the Rockets (7-2).

For the Bulls (4-5), Nick Greene (19) and Matt Bishop and Nick Sfakianos (15 each) led the way.

* 14-18 boys -- The Hoyas improved to 2-0 last week in The Supreme Sports Club Saturday High School League with a 57-56 win over the Blue Devils.

Donald Wallace II led the victors with 19 points, Tom Salkeld had 12 and Corey Butler added 10. Sekou Hayes paced the Blue Devils (1-1) with a game-high 22 points, Carlos Mungo had 11 and Damon Cole added 10.

The Razorbacks and Bruins picked up their first wins last week.

The Razorbacks (1-1) got a game-high 31 points from Darnerien McCants, 22 from Tim Cook and 10 from Phillip Reynolds en route to an 80-56 win over the Tar Heels (1-1). Tom O'Connor scored 13, and Duaine Harding and Douglas Rocha added 12 apiece in defeat.

The Bruins improved to 1-1 with a 76-51 win over the Terps (0-2).

Greg McKelvin led the victors with 20, Tony Howard added 16, Paul Sim had 13 and Sean Jefferson and K.C. Canada had 12 each. Steve Guest paced the Terps with 26, while Rob Wood added 11.


* Under-10 boys -- The Western Howard County Thunder placed third last week in the Soccer Club of Baltimore's first Invitational Tournament.

The Glenwood team, which went 2-2 for the weekend, opened the tournament and held the upper hand through much of its game against the defending Maryland State Champion SCB Bays, but dropped a 1-0 decision when the Bays scored in the final two minutes.

The Thunder then settled for a 1-1 tie against Lanco (Pa.) Select, notching their only goal on Matt Boras' rocket into the corner of the net early in the first half. Later, a breakaway goal by Lanco Select evened the score.

In their final match, the Thunder defeated Parkville, 2-1. Midfielder Philip Rub opened the scoring from 20 yards out, and Kristian Kompare later scored unassisted.


* 11-12 boys -- The Howard County Midget Cobras won one of four games at the recent C. Markland Kelly Post Tournament at Loyola High School.

The Cobras, consisting of players from both Morrison and Kenworthy, opened the tournament with a 10-4 loss to Farmingdale, N.Y.

After trailing, 4-3, at the end of the first half, the Cobras were overmatched the rest of the way, getting outscored, 6-1, the rest of the way.

Justin Vettori led the offense with two goals, and Jonathan Clark and Jim Morrison added one each. Goalie Andy Garthoff had nine saves.

Later that day, the Cobras dropped a 9-1 decision to a Midget-Junior team from Braddock Roads, Va.

After allowing six goals in the first quarter, the Cobras settled down on defense and played well the rest of the way. Garthoff made 12 saves in the final two periods, and Vettori scored the only goal off a pass from Scott Kenworthy.

The team's only win came against Andover of Linthicum.

In a 10-0 win, Morrison had three goals and two assists, Dave Paolisso had two goals and an assist, and Eric Jones and Kenworthy had a goal and two assists each.

The team closed out the tournament losing a heart-breaker.

In a game that saw the lead change hands on a number of occasions, the Cobras dropped a 6-5 decision to Davidsonville.

After Morrison scored unassisted to give the Cobras a 1-0 lead early, Vettori made it 2-0 scoring off a pass from Eric Jones.

Later, with the score tied at 2-2, the Gators scored twice early in the fourth quarter to take a 4-2 lead.

But that's when the Cobras went on the attack, scoring on goals by Jonathan Clark, Kenworthy and Brian McDermott to take a 5-4 lead.

Davidsonville, however, was quick to answer, scoring twice down the stretch for the win.


* 13-14 boys -- The Columbia Youth Baseball Association Travel Team, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Columbia, finished second in last week's Central Maryland Travel League Championship Tournament in the 13-14 B Division.

The Columbia team was knocked from the winners' bracket in the opening game, losing to eventual champion Sykesville, 13-6. Andy Chung tripled, Seth Smith had two RBIs and Matt Caporaletti also had an RBI to lead the CYBA offense.

The Columbia team bounced back in its next game to beat Atholton, 4-3.

T.J. Welsh pitched four strong innings for Columbia, striking out five and allowing just one run. Vinnie Rubbo finished the game in relief, picking up the victory as Ben Shannon scored the winning run on a passed ball and errant throw in the bottom of the seventh.

Also playing well for the victors were Jason Frizzelle, Justin Shannon, Colin Stefan and Chris Yetter, while Lamar Tyson, Bill Peter and Seth Williams paced the AYRA attack.

In the championship game, Columbia lost to Sykesville, 10-4.

Andy Severi and Rubboeach pitched three innings in a game that was closer then the final score indicated.

Stefan sparked the offense from the leadoff spot and John Quinn also hit safely. But the team left the bases loaded three times, as Sykesville's clutch defense cut short a number of Columbia rallies.

The tournament capped a successful season for the CYBA team, which took second place during the regular season.

* Note: To submit information for the Howard County recreation roundup, call (410) 521-0505.


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