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Basketball* 12-and-under boys -- Eric Ross averaged...



* 12-and-under boys -- Eric Ross averaged 10 points and 6.5 rebounds as the GARCI Gators won two straight. The Gators (4-5) remain three games behind Anne Arundel Optimist (7-2) in the Stacey Augmon League's Blue Division.

Ross produced 10 points and five rebounds to help the Gators to a 38-20 win over PAL (1-8) Saturday. The Gators outscored PAL in each quarter.

With only seven players available, each needed to make significant contributions. Danny Dolan and Gavin Floyd made five steals apiece.

Brandon Wright added 10 points and four rebounds and Jeff Britton had five points and six rebounds.

In a nonleague game, the Gators topped Catonsville, 31-25, behind Ross's 10 points and eight rebounds. The Gators connected on five three-pointers and used a slow-down offense in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Wright helped the Gators with eight points, five rebounds and two steals. Floyd added six points.

* 10-and-under girls -- The Mago Vista Lightning scored the winning basket with under a minute left to down the Bullets, 9-8, in a Broadneck Peninsula League game.

Ashley Zaleski had four points, two rebounds, three steals and two blocks for the Bullets (2-2-1).

Katie Anne Dolan made her sixth steal and drove the length of the court to put the Bullets ahead 8-7 with under a minute remaining.

The Bucs defeated Harundale, 20-8, in the first game of the Harundale Basketball tournament. The Bucs were led by Kim Blotzer's eight points and Renee Springton's six points.

The Bucs, led by Kim Blotzer's eight points and Renee Springton's six points, defeated St. Phillip Neri, 28-4.

* YMCA Division I -- The Supersonics defeated the Wild Horses, 22-11. Allen Brasch scored six points and Michael Wilson three for the Wild Horses.


* The Chesapeake Bay Chiefs Bantam A had their 28-game unbeaten streak ended with a 4-3 loss to the Bowie Bruins.

Bowie, which finished second to the Chiefs in the regular Capital Beltway Hockey League season, captured the postseason title.

The Chiefs led three times on goals by Gene Battista, Diron Insley and Derek Wade before giving up the winning goal on a breakaway. The Bruins leads the season series with Chesapeake Bay, 2-1-1.

Both the Chiefs and Bowie, which finished second in the regular season, will represent the CBHL in USA Hockey's Southwestern District playoffs this weekend in Huntsville, Ala.

The Chiefs play a club from Atlanta Saturday morning and Bowie on Saturday afternoon. The Chiefs finish the playoffs Sunday against Nashville, Tenn., the South's No. 1 seed.


* Adult coed -- The undefeated Stingers continued their dominance of the Winter Coed Volleyball League by defeating the Chaos in straight games. The Stingers (24-0) downed the Chaos, 15-4, 15-5, 15-7.

Jeanette Adler paced the Stingers with her precise sets and bumps, and Joe Miklas's spikes converted them into points. Ed Rudman played well for the Chaos (4-17).

Heather Barnes' serving helped the Bombers (18-6) maintain second place by setting down National News Wingers, 15-9, 15-0, 15-11. The Wingers, who had a strong effort from John Baker, fell to 12-12.

Bill Addington's strong kills pushed the Buccaneers (15-6) over the Avalanche in three games, 15-5, 15-5, 15-3. Erin Collins made several sets to help the Avalanche (8-16).

Chip Snyder and Kris Wiechert combined to lead the Orange Crush (16-8) past Ta'Boots, 15-9, 15-5, 11-15. Joni Buechler added strong serving for Ta'Boots (4-20).

Susan Nelson and Rick Callahan's strong play on the front line sparked the Hornets (11-13) over Bad News, 15-8, 15-6, 11-15. Bad News (5-19) was led by Kenny Owens.


* For the 14th straight year, the Severna Park YMCA placed first in the YMCA Southern District Championships last week in Harford County. With the boys and girls each winning their divisions, Severna Park swept the meet taking first place in every age group but one, 11-12 boys, which placed second.

Mike Taylor was a triple-winner, taking first place in the 13-14 boys 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 58.04 seconds), the 100 butterfly (58.37) and the open 400 IM (4:26.62).

Chris Scheier, Eric Bond, Eric Buntz, Missy Haynie, Katie Permenter and Kathleen Nelson were double first-place winners.

Those placing first and second in events were Elizabeth Fowler and Kristin Nelson.

Next weekend, Severna Park will defend its regional title in the YMCA Eastfield Regional Championships at Princeton University.

* At last weekend's Maryland All-Star meet at Towson State, the Naval Academy Junior swim club qualified three swimmers for the Junior National Championships and 10 swimmers for the Maryland Zone Team to compete in the Eastern Zone Championships at Princeton.

Megan Melgaard qualified for the junior nationals in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.84), the 200 backstroke (2:05.54) and the 100 freestyle (52.57). She also placed third in the 100 backstroke and the 50 freestyle.

Chris Hussey made junior nationals with a time of 21.62 in the 50 freestyle. He also won the 100 freestyle.

Patrick Donlin qualified for junior nationals in the 200 backstroke (1:55.00) and also won the 100 backstroke.

Et cetera

* The Cape St. Claire Wave, an under-16 boys travel soccer team, has openings for the spring season. Call Peter Klisas at (410) 381-3900 (day) or (410) 531-6723 (evenings).

* Entries are being accepted for 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams interested in participating in the Gambrills Baseball Preseason Tournament, which will take place the weekends of April 23-24 and 29-30. The cost is $125 per team. Call Jeff Lloyd at (410) 674-7260.

* The Severna Park YMCA is offering two-week clinics, designed for the swimmer who competes on a local summer swim team, between March 20 and 31. The cost is $125 per person and no YMCA membership is required. For information, call (410) 647-3638.


Note: You can fax your Arundel recreation results to (410) 783-2518. Please include first and last names of all participants.

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