* The Howard County Youth Hockey Club Squirt A Huskies advanced to the finals of the Capitol Beltway Hockey League playoffs Saturday with a 5-0 victory over the Hershey (Pa.) Bears at Tucker Road.
The Huskies next face Bowie for the Squirt A championship.
The Columbia team started strong against the Bears. Josh Wesley put the Huskies on top with 2:06 left in the first period off an assist from Thomas LaCour, and Daniel Baron followed 10 seconds later with a goal from Dominic Uccellini to make it 2-0.
They then put the game out of reach with a three-goal third period, as Baron, Adam Levine and Uccellini each scored. Wayne Lamanna, Daniel Buswell and Baron picked up assists.
But the Huskies' defense played equally well.
Josh Merson, Matt Pinto, Eli Martin, Buswell, Adam Kessler and Andrew Jazwiecki turned back repeated assaults by the Bears, and successfully killed a 5-on-3 power play during the second period.
Goalie Kurt Carter made 17 saves, including several in acrobatic fashion.
* 10-year-old boys -- The Hawks of the Howard County Youth Program suffered a tough loss at last week's Catonsville League Tournament, losing to Catonsville, 25-23, when Jeff Hill's attempted three-pointer rolled off the rim at the buzzer.
The Hawks (7-3) were able to bounce back in the consolation game, defeating the Sabres of Western Howard County, 24-13.
Forward Brad Loveless led the way in both games, getting named to the All-Tournament team after scoring 15 points in the two games. Mike Taneyhill, Andrew McSkimming and Scott Clipp also combined to score 20, while Tim Lane and A.J. Berens provided solid defense.
* 13-14 girls -- The Church of Resurrection went 4-for-4 last weekend, drawing ever closer to a handful of postseason championships.
The team opened play with a 44-30 win over St. Williams, giving it the division title in the St. Mark's Saturday League. Stacie Tokasz led the way with 11 points, Jennifer Westervelt had 10, and Alexia Vogler and Rachelle Gigurri each added eight.
Terri Daniels scored 20 points in defeat.
Resurrection then moved on to the Our Lady of Victory Tournament, where it scored a first-round 36-12 win over the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Vogler (12 points), Westervelt (nine) and Tokasz (seven) paced the victors on offense.
The local team continued to roll in Sacred Heart League play, scoring a 46-21 win over All Saints in Glyndon. Becky Porter led all scorers with 11 points and Meredith Grecie had a key steal.
Resurrection wrapped up its weekend by clinching a spot in the title game of the Our Lady of Victory Tournament, defeating St. Williams, 28-21, in the semifinals.
Tokasz (10 points) and Vogler (nine) helped break open a tight game in the third quarter.
* 8-9 boys -- The Runnin' Rebels of the Columbia Basketball Association continued last week to run past the rest of the league's competition, winning two games in dominating fashion.
The Rebels outscored the Jaguars, 12-0, to start the game en route to a 37-17 win. Michael McLaughlin (six points, 10 rebounds), Timmy Riismandel (four points, five steals, three blocks), Dylan Turim (two points, five rebounds) and Stevie Bacon (one point, nine assists) led the Rebels' offense.
Grant Driessen and Ethan Zweig each scored six to pace the Jaguars.
In a 39-23 win over the Hornets, the story was much the same.
Despite getting off to a slower than normal start -- falling behind, 7-4 -- the Runnin' Rebels pulled away after the first quarter.
Riismandel and Bacon led the charge. Riismandel scored 10 of his 13 points in the quarter, while Bacon scored all 10 of his points in the second half.
Also contributing for the victors were Turim (12 rebounds), Alex Goffin (six points, nine rebounds) and Patrick Nairn (two points, eight rebounds, four assists). Riismandel also pulled down 10 rebounds.
Daniel Blinden scored 12 to lead the Hornets.
* 13-14 girls -- Colleen Cox scored 15 points, and Tia Richardson and Alexia Vogler contributed key steals to help the Howard County Youth Program Cougars defeat Towson, 33-27, last weekend in the Arbutus Winter League.
Richardson also had nine points, Lisa Chapman had three and Stacie Tokasz, Vogler and Jane Williams had two each.
* 13-15 boys -- Pat Conners scored 19 points, William Franklin had 12 and Trevor Randall added 10 to lead the Rockets to a 60-56 win over the Magic last weekend in The Supreme Sports Club Basketball League.
Kenny Waters (18 points) and Greg Ecker (15) paced the Magic.
The Hornets got 17 points from Bryan Warner and 14 from Derwin Simpson en route to a 54-49 win over the Knicks. Senghor Shabazz (15 points), Jake Adams (13) and Carlos Gomez (12) led the Knicks.
* 10-11 boys -- Robert Roche scored 22 points, and Thad Dymczemski added 10 as the Bruins defeated the Terps, 50-38, last weekend in Supreme Sports Club play.
Phillip Pinkham paced the Terps with 20, while Bill Martinez added 12.
Corey Simpson scored 15 to lead the Hoyas over the Wolfpack, 39-28, and Stefan Paster scored 15 as the Tar Heels routed the Spartans, 56-29.
* 8-9 boys -- Hassan Muhammad scored 10 points as the Junior Knicks defeated the Junior Magic, 16-4, last weekend in The Supreme Sports Club league.
Imran Shakut scored nine to pace the Magic.
Darryl Pastor scored 11 to lead the Junior Suns past the Junior Heat, 31-21. Dave Pope-Davis scored 10 to pace the Heat.
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