Centennial's Scott Bross has committed orally to attend Duke University on a partial lacrosse scholarship. Bross, who also plays football and basketball, expects to play as a face-off man his freshman season and eventually to work his way into the Blue Devils' defense.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder also was accepted by Harvard.
"But I felt more comfortable at Duke," said Bross, who carries a 3.8 grade-point average and scored 1,340 on the Scholastic Assessment Test.
A 1st for Glenelg wrestlers
Glenelg's wrestling team bounced back from losses to Hammond and South Carroll last week by defeating Liberty and Atholton Monday.
The 32-31 victory over Liberty was the first for Glenelg over the Lions and was achieved despite Glenelg's forfeiting three weight classes at 103, 112 and 130. The Atholton score was 36-34.
Glenelg is now 2-2 in dual meets. Jeremy Lignelli and Kevin Ferguson remain undefeated.
Raiders looking better
Atholton, three-time defending county champion in boys basketball, is back out on top of the county standings with a 2-0 league mark. The Raiders are only 2-2 overall, however, having lost to South Carroll, 63-49, and Edgewood, 86-77.
Coach Jim Albert, who wasn't sure what to expect of this season's squad, was pleased with the effort against Edgewood.
"That opened my eyes, because Edgewood is very good," he said. "It was a super effort by us. We were up by 10 points at halftime."
Atholton defeated Glenelg Friday, 47-40, led by Bryan Worsley's 15 points. Worsley scored 25 against Edgewood.
Albert attended a coaching clinic at Penn State the first week of November and talked to former Wilde Lake center Carl Jackson, who, he said, "seemed happy, and they seemed happy with him."
Barnes looming large
Glenelg sophomore Nick Barnes is 6-foot-8 and 230 pounds -- and apparently he also can play some basketball.
Liberty was unbeaten at 3-0 when the Lions ran into Glenelg last Thursday. Barnes scored 28 points, including Glenelg's first 12, to spark a 56-39 Glenelg win. Barnes shot a perfect 13-for-13 from the floor.
To prove it was no fluke, he came back with a solid 17-point effort against Atholton Friday.
"I'm pleased, because I didn't think we could win a game this season," coach Klaude Kranebitter said. "I think we're going to win some games now."
Eagles escape Wildecats
Wilde Lake made a boys basketball game of it until early in the fourth quarter last Friday. But trailing just 40-34, the Wildecats were unable to handle Centennial's press, and the Eagles scored off two turnovers -- both fast-break layups by Brian Otten.
Centennial went up, 44-34, with 5: 50 left to play, and eventually won, 60-41.
Matt Laycock finished as Centennial's high scorer with 22 points and Otten had 12. C. J. Adams led Wilde Lake with 13.
Centennial sank 20 of 35 free throws. Wilde Lake made five of 11. In its first three games, Centennial has shot 89 free throws and made 61. Its opponents have shot 29 and sunk 15.
Coach in Austria
Dana Beszczynski, former assistant boys basketball coach at Hammond, is coaching his second season in Austria with the Gmunden Swans. Last season, the team went 20-10 overall and won its league with an 11-1 record. The team was 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the league recently.
Beszczynski said he hopes to coach in Spain, France or Sweden next year.
Bears season tickets
Hammond is offering its fans a season ticket to winter sports events. For $50, you get 20 basketball games and six wrestling matches -- for two people.
Pub Date: 12/19/96