Oakland Mills point guard Jamie Beale and Wilde Lake forward/center Jessie Roy-Harrison have earned basketball scholarships to Longwood College in Farmville, Va.
Friends since the seventh grade, Beale and Roy-Harrison will room together. They will join 1996 Glenelg graduate Jill Younce on a team that last season went 17-11 overall and 14-4 in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference.
"I loved the campus, the coaches were wonderful and the teammates were great," Beale said. "I felt at home."
Beale, a four-time class president, was the stabilizing force behind the Scorpions' climb to the Class 1A state championship. A team captain, she led the team in points (11.3 average), assists (6.7) and steals (six) and had a team-high 42 three-point baskets.
Beale, 5-foot-3, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee eight games into her sophomore season, worked hard to become one of the county's top point guards.
Roy-Harrison was pleased to have Beale as a roommate.
"I'll have moral support from her, because we'll be going through the same things at the same times," Roy-Harrison said.
Younce had a successful sophomore season, leading the team in scoring (15.1) and earning second-team all-conference honors.
Visiting Centennial blanked Long Reach, 5-0, yesterday and will play River Hill at 4 p.m. today in a Class 2A South semifinal game at Centennial.
Centennial (13-7) and 10th-ranked River Hill (17-4) split during the regular season.
In other games involving Howard County teams, eighth-ranked Glenelg defeated visiting Oakland Mills, 15-0, in a Class 1A South semifinal. The Gladiators, never regional titlists, will play at Catoctin at 4 p.m. today for a place in the state tournament.
Visiting Atholton defeated Lackey, 10-0, in a Class 2A South quarterfinal. The Raiders (9-13) will play host to McDonough at 4 p.m. today.
Visiting Calvert ended Wilde Lake's season with a 5-2 victory in a Class 3A East semifinal. The Wildecats (13-8) gave up two runs in the seventh inning.
Vikings play Saturday
Mount Hebron's girls lacrosse team will play North Harford in a state Class 1A-2A semifinal game tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Howard.
North Harford, making its first appearance in the state tournament, finished fourth (5-5-1) in Harford County, and 9-5-1 overall.
"We play very well as a team and get scoring from a lot of different people," said North Harford coach Barbara Waite.
Waite said her team looks forward to playing a high-caliber squad such as Mount Hebron. "I've always been impressed with their play," Waite said. "We're thrilled to play against them, with some apprehension."
Roesch swims to UVa.
Wilde Lake swimmer Megan Roesch has earned an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Roesch was accepted to Yale, Southern Cal and Villanova as well, but selected Virginia because she felt if offered the best in academics and athletics.
Roesch was recruited because of her prowess in sprint freestyle events. She recently made the Senior National cut -- by .07 of a second -- with a time of 23.72 in the 50-yard freestyle.
Roesch, who has a 3.84 grade-point average and scored 1,440 on her SAT, plans to apply to the university's McIntire School of Commerce after her sophomore year.
Virginia won the Atlantic Coast Conference swimming and diving championship this season and finished 18th in the NCAA championship.
Pub Date: 5/15/98