N.Y.'s Rice knocks off No. 1 St. Frances, 57-53 12-point fourth costs Panthers in Slam Dunk; Basketball roundup


Dyree Wilson scored 17 of his game-high 20 points in the first half and Rice (N.Y.) went on to edge No. 1 St. Frances, 57-53, in the main bracket of the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament last night at Cape Henlopen High in Lewes, Del.

St. Frances, which was outscored 18-12 in the final quarter while managing just three field goals, was led by Shawn Hampton with 17 and Mark Karcher with 16.

Arundel 55, Springfield (Va.) 54: Joe Parker's follow shot with four seconds left lifted No. 6 Arundel (5-0) over West Springfield in the first round of the Pohanka Chantilly (Va.) Christmas Tournament. Tony Ross scored 16 to lead Arundel, which faces Phelps (D.C.) in the semifinals tonight at 7.

Southwestern 111, Northwestern 85: Host and No. 3 Southwestern (6-0) won the Henderson Neal Tournament championship as Cornelius McMuray scored 25 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists.

Dunbar 79, Surrattsville 69: Timothy Lyles scored 38 points and the fifth-ranked Poets (5-0) hit 32 of 48 foul shots for a first-round victory in the Fairmount Heights Invitational.

Loyola 61, York Catholic 55: Reggie Gray scored a game-high 18 points to lead the No. 14 Dons to a first-round win in the York (Pa.) County Special Olympics Holiday Tournament. Loyola (6-2) meets Severn or York Suburban in the final tonight at 7.

Edgewood 95, Meade 78: The No. 15 Rams got 32 points from junior guard Keith Winder in the Meade Invitational. Edgewood (4-2) faces Roosevelt at 8 tonight in the championship.


Mercy 62, A.I. duPont 20: Shannon Cohen scored 14 as No. 2 Mercy (6-0) advanced to the Diamond State Classic final today at 1: 30 p.m. against Newark (Del.)

Noel Classic: Emily Lipton led No. 3 St. Mary's (7-1) with 19 points as the Saints downed Archbishop Carroll, 66-49, at

Spalding. Jen Westervelt scored 28 as No. 4 John Carroll (7-0) beat Bishop McNamara, 79-67.

Poly Invitational: Crystal Dent scored 15 as the No. 10 Millers (6-0) romped over Patterson, 61-36. Jill Ibex scored 20 and Courtney Wunderlich had 18 for No. 19 Westminster (4-1) as it downed Loch Raven, 67-25. Milford Mill meets Westminster 6 p.m. today in a semifinal game.

IAABO Holiday Tournament: Toni White scored 17 as No. 7 Wilde Lake (6-1) downed Springbrook, 47-41, to advance to today's fifth-place consolation game at Prince George's Community College at 4 p.m. vs. No. 11 Arundel, which used 15 points from Erin Wilmer to down Gwynn Park, 59-52.

Annapolis 58, IND 19: Jackie Edwards scored 24 as host and No. 12 Annapolis (4-2) won in the the Capital City Classic.

S. Carroll 56, Middletown 48: Shannan Henley scored 20 as the No. 13 Cavaliers (5-2) won the Lady Cougar Classic at Frederick Community College.

Pub Date: 12/28/96

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