Roland Park falls in final in New Orleans Reds win 4 before losing to Nashua, N.H., 65-39; Girls basketball


After winning its first four games at the Shake & Bake Tournament in New Orleans, No. 4 Roland Park fell, 65-39, to Nashua, N.H., last night in the championship game.

All-Metro guard Betsy Gaines scored 23 points to bring her tournament total to 102, but the Reds (9-3) could not get past New England's top team.

In yesterday's earlier semifinal of the 50-team tournament, Gaines scored 26 as the Reds stunned defending Florida state Class 3A champ Pensacola Catholic, 50-27. The Reds used relentless full-court pressure to run up a 16-2 first-quarter lead against Pensacola (13-1). Meghan Kelly had eight assists.

On Tuesday night, Gaines had 17 points and Kelsey Twist added 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 47-41 quarterfinal victory over Pittsburgh's North Catholic, a seven-time Pennsylvania state champion. North Catholic hit five more field goals than Roland Park, but the Reds hit 24 of 31 free throws to more than make up the difference.

Atholton: Pallotti pulled away from a 22-22 tie to defeat homestanding Atholton (1-7), 47-32, in the consolation game. Aleah Zinalabedini had 16 points for Atholton.

Poly: Meaghan Allan scored 18 to lead Seton Keough to the championship with a 58-20 win over Mervo. Seton Keough used a 17-6 run in the first quarter and never trailed. Notre Dame Prep defeated Edgewood, 55-22, for seventh place.

Noel Classic: The host Cavaliers defeated Old Mill, 61-35, behind 11 points each from Lauren Schaech and Amy Campion. In other games, Jamie Vogtman and Ashlee Courter scored 17 each to lead No. 8 Mercy (10-3) past Patuxent, 76-22; Robinson, Va., defeated Walt Whitman, 55-44, and Paint Branch defeated North Yarmouth, Maine, 70-57.

Dundalk: LaRhonda Garrett had 15 points, and was named the tournament's most valuable player, as Dundalk (4-3) won its tournament with a 55-36 romp over Patterson (2-5). Harford Tech (2-3) broke away from a tie in the final four minutes to defeat Patapsco (1-6), 23-20, in the consolation game.

Perry Hall: Mandy Fischer scored 30 and had nine steals to led the host Gators (4-3) to a 63-38 triumph over Pikesville for the title. Fisher shared the MVP award with Pikesville's Lauri Parson, who scored 25. In the consolation game, Bridget Doory scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half, as Maryvale (9-5) came from nine down to get by Beth Tfiloh, 47-40.

Capital City Classic: Qwynn Park defeated Annapolis, 65-31, in the championship game. Nicole Roy-Harrison had a game-high 10 points as Wilde Lake defeated Calvert, 39-12, in consolation play.

North Carroll: Candice Jeffrey scored 26 to lead North Carroll (6-3) past No. 15 Francis Scott Key, 54-37, in the championship. Becky Wike added 11 for the Panthers. Sindi Stem scored 11 for the Eagles (6-2), whose only other loss also was to North Carroll, 50-45.

Queen Anne's: James M. Bennett defeated South River, 53-24, in the championship game. Lindsey Roche scored 11 for the Seahawks (4-3).

Holiday Hoop-La: Lauren Martin scored 23, including five three-pointers, to lead No. 11 Glenelg past host Bel Air, 65-35, for the championship. The Gladiators (8-0) got 17 points from Stephanie Howell and 15 from Kris Brust while Jacque LaFleur scored 23 for the Bobcats.

Pub Date: 12/31/98

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