Goodrich's OT surge helps Towson Catholic capture title, 59-57 Dunbar falls, finishes 6th; Chesa.-AA tops St. Mary's; Boys basketball


Gil Goodrich scored six of No. 7 Towson Catholic's eight overtime points, including the game-winning basket with 1.2 seconds left, as the Owls (8-3) won the Tipoff Division championship of the Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament with a 59-57 triumph over Troy, Ohio (6-2), at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Del., yesterday.

Goodrich ended with a game-high 19 points.

In the Slam Dunk division, featuring the top teams, Duncanville, Texas, earned fifth place with a last-ditch 62-61 conquest of No. 1 Dunbar (6-2). The Poets led with 23 seconds to go, but Duncanville's John Randall (19 points) was fouled and made both shots. A moment later, Dunbar's LaFonte Johnson's layup failed to drop as time ran out. Leonard Ferguson had five three-pointers on his way to 20 points.

Bob Pascal: Travis Blake accounted for all 12 of his team's fourth-quarter points as Chesapeake-AA (3-5) held off St. Mary's (3-6), 56-48, to win the championship. Blake finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds. Chris Summers included three three-pointers in his team-high 15 points for St. Mary's. In the consolation, Jason White hit one of two free throws with 20 seconds left to give host Northeast its first win of the season, a 59-58 overtime victory over Patapsco. The Eagles (1-6), who hit seven three-pointers, got three from Ed Jackson, who finished with 15 points. Eric Lloyd had 17 for the Patriots.

Craig O'Connell: Kyle Hyland scored 20 points to lead Severn past Howard, 52-37, for the championship. The Admirals (5-2) shot hit 22 of 29 free-throw attempts. Huguens Jean and Nate Eads scored 11 each for Howard (4-3). In the consolation, Tamir Goodman scored 34 and Seth Guttenberg and Shlomo Tajerstein added 14 each as Talmudical (4-4) routed Park, 68-48. Dan Klein scored 16 for the Bruins (1-6).

John Carroll: Dale Harris (11 points), Jaquan Bland (10) and Colin Drakeford (10) led Bel Air (4-3) past Havre de Grace, 55-49, in the championship. Taylor Whitehurst and Pete DeCapite had 14 points apiece, as John Carroll (3-5) put down North Harford, 52-39, in the consolation. The winners scored only one field goal in the fourth quarter, but rode 17 free throws to victory.

Henderson Neal: Derek Pack totaled 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Roland Carmichael added 14 points, including eight in the last quarter, as Northwestern won the Green Division title with a 55-50 victory over No. 8 Southwestern. Joseph Miller scored 25 and Muhammad Smith added 18 to lead host Northern to the White Division title over Carver, 81-71. Both teams hit 21 field goals, including three three-pointers, but the Vikings (7-2) made up the difference at the foul line. Presley Prettyman led Carver (3-6) with 14 points. In the Green Division consolation, Hickey defeated Victor Cullen, 50-49.

North Carroll: In the consolation game, Brian O'Connor scored 19 to lead Centennial to a 73-58 victory over Francis Scott Key. The Eagles (3-5), who went 15-of-16 from the foul line, got 11 points from Rob Mentz and 10 from Tyler Enstice. Lionel Battle scored 20 for Key.

McDonogh Tournament: David Lunn had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as McDonogh (6-4) captured the championship of its tournament with a 60-39 win over Douglass. Lunn hit seven of 10 shots and his consecutive three-pointers early in the third period gave the Eagles their largest lead at 26. Jay Mayes added 11 points for McDonogh, including nine during an 18-2 run at the start of the second quarter.

Westminster Classic: Eric Breland had 14 points and Jeff Starcher,12, as Glenelg rallied to defeat Westminster, 46-34, for the championship. The Gladiators (7-0) trailed 27-20 after the third period, but outscored the Owls, 27-7, in the final quarter to win. Curran Oatts had all seven of his points in the fourth period, while Starcher had nine.

York, Pa.: Dulaney's Romas Krywonis was named tournament MVP, but the Lions (5-3) dropped the championship to host and unbeaten York Catholic, 58-41. Krywonis scored 19 points, but York led throughout, hitting all seven of its three-point tries. In the consolation, Ayyub Ali set a tournament record for points in a quarter with 14, and finished with 35, as Severna Park topped York Suburban, 66-63. Ali also took over third place for scoring in the history of the 10-year-old tournament with a two-game total of 59. Severna Park sophomore Trevor Quinn had 19 rebounds.

Greater Grace 63, Mount Carmel 56: In non-tournament action, Nate Gorham and Nate Estabrook each had 20 points for Greater Grace.

Pub Date: 12/31/98

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