Don Storr's stint as head coach of Wilde Lake's girls basketball team is over.
"I'm done. I've done my duty. I beat three ranked teams," said Storr after the eighth-ranked Wildecats defeated No. 15 Howard, 53-45, Tuesday.
Don's wife and the team's regular head coach, Kelly, who gave birth to the couple's first child, Kaelyn, on Dec. 3, will be back tonight for the Wildecats' home game against Mount Hebron.
"I'm ready," said Kelly, who brought Kaelyn to Tuesday's home game.
Don will resume his duties as assistant coach. The Wildecats (4-0 overall, 3-0 league) are the only Howard County team without a league loss.
Howard, Atholton on ice
Howard and Atholton have not had a lot of success this season since they moved to the first tier of the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League. The Lions are 0-5 and have been outscored, 37-10. Atholton is 0-4 and has been outscored, 37-4.
Tomorrow, however, should be a different story. The two teams play each other at 4: 35 p.m. at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel.
"It's a big game," said Howard coach Michael Rand. "I think both schools consider this the best chance to pull out a victory. And it's an opportunity for the kids to play well against other players they know in the county."
To reach the Gardens Ice House, take Interstate 95 south to Route 198 west. Take a left at the second traffic light (Old Gunpowder Road). The rink is two miles on the right. Admission is free.
Centennial (3-0) is the only unbeaten team in the Central Conference. Glenelg, which lost to Centennial, 7-6, in the season opener, is in second place (4-1). Glenelg defeated third-place Mount Hebron (2-2), 9-6, on Monday, getting a hat trick from freshman forward Drew Zynchiak and two goals from sophomore forward Craig Wowkanyn. Wilde Lake (1-3) and Hammond (0-1-2) play at 3 p.m. today in Laurel. Oakland Mills is 1-2-1.
Lightning short circuits
"That was a rough one," said Long Reach girls basketball coach Shanya Evans after Tuesday's 77-7 loss at Centennial.
The first-year Lightning was coming off a 16-point loss last Friday against Oakland Mills. Against the Eagles, "All the inexperience showed up," Evans said.
"My first five were being out-hustled," Evans said. "They were not mentally into the game. The second string played a lot of the second half."
Evans hopes the loss will teach her young team to practice better and to play harder in games.
"I just want my kids to play hard, and I didn't see that [against Centennial]," said Evans, whose team plays today at Glenelg. "All is going to be well in the end. We'll bounce back."
Centennial starting point guard Michelle Kincaid had surgery last week to repair cartilage damage in her left knee. She expects to start rehab during the holiday break and return in a month.
River Hill sophomore Lauren Martin is averaging a county-leading 23.2 points and has 15 three-point baskets going into today's home game -- the Hawks' first -- against Centennial.
Hammond finished four games in five days Tuesday with a 11-point win over Oakland Mills. After losing to Howard, the Golden Bears won three straight. Rene Hines averaged 17.7 points over the four games.
Atholton and Mount Hebron will play host next week to holiday basketball tournaments. Atholton's tournament for boys and girls will run Dec. 27-28. The Raiders girls play at 6 p.m. on the 27th against Pallotti, and the boys play at 8 p.m. against Magruder.
Scott Robinson has put together Mount Hebron's first girls tournament, running Dec. 26-27. St. Maria Goretti will play Montrose Christian School at 6: 30 p.m. next Thursday, to be followed at 8 by Mount Hebron vs. Chapelgate.
Wake Forest freshman Alisha Mosley, the county's two-time Player of the Year from Mount Hebron, scored a team-high and career-high 11 points Tuesday in her team's 61-58 win over Tennessee Tech. Mosley played 18 minutes and sealed the win with two free throws with 15 seconds remaining.
Pub Date: 12/19/96