There could be cause to celebrate for the second-ranked St. Mary's girls basketball team when it visits No. 13 John Carroll (6-6) at 3: 45 p.m. tomorrow.
Most importantly would be for the Saints (12-1) to bounce back from Monday's 63-54 loss to top-ranked McDonogh (15-0), and if they do, one or two individual milestones could be reached.
Senior guards Emily Lipton and Maria Smear are closing in on outstanding achievements in their four-year varsity careers.
Lipton, who had 16 points Monday, is 25 from becoming the Saints' all-time scoring leader. She ranks 11th on the county career list with 1,410 points.
Just ahead of her are 1992 St. Mary's grad Randall Goldborough with 1,416 points (10th), Annapolis' 1998 grad Jackie Edwards with 1,424 (ninth) and Annetta Davis of St. Mary's, who is eighth with 1,434. Davis, a 1995 grad, holds the Saints' career record.
Smear takes 990 points into tomorrow's game after scoring 10 Monday against McDonogh. She is primed to become the fifth Saint to crack 1,000 career points and the 48th overall in county history.
Bridget Smith, who graduated with 1,140 points in 1994, is the fourth Saint.
Brooklyn Park, which won six state titles under Art St. Martin from 1982 to 1989 but closed after the 1989-90 season, is the only school with more 1,000 career scorers. The Bees had six, including the county's all-time leader, Patty Dages, who had 2,262 in four seasons and ranks fourth on the metro career list.
Sophomore Marcus Neal of No. 3 Annapolis (10-0 overall, 5-0 league) scored nine three-pointers and totaled 39 points Tuesday night in the third-ranked Panthers' 70-39 romp over Arundel (6-5, 1-4).
Neal, a 6-foot guard, was one three-pointer short of the county record (10) set by Glen Burnie's Mike Thibeault in 1990. That night, Thibeault set the county record for points scored in a game (52) against Queen Anne's.
Also on Tuesday, Southern's Will Maynard cracked the 1,000 career-points mark with 23 in a 61-44 victory over South River. Maynard now has 1,009. Southern's all-time leader is Vince Barnett, the county's career No. 2 who had 1,823 points (1988-91).
Anne Arundel County boys and girls basketball teams landed three teams each in this week's Associated Press state Top 20 polls. The boys: Archbishop Spalding (5), Annapolis (6), Meade (16). The girls: St. Mary's (2), Meade (10) and Spalding (13).
Annapolis High's Brian Baker was a key senior on Bucknell University's 15th-ranked men's water polo team that went 18-12 and finished third in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships a second straight season.
Baker, a Bisons co-captain who resides in Sherwood Forest, finished his career with 178 points, including 47 this season.
Severna Park's Julie Gosewisch, All-Metro and the 1997-98 county volleyball Player of the Year, was the only freshman to get playing time at Marist this season.
The third annual Friends of Joe Cannon Stadium sports card and memorabilia show will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundayat Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie.
Guest signers will be Tampa Bay Devil Rays left-hander Tony Saunders, who pitched at Glen Burnie High; ex-Orioles pitcher Ross Grimsley; and former Arundel High Player of the Year Brandon Agamennone, a former University of Maryland standout pitcher now in the Montreal Expos' farm system.
Also, NASCAR auto racers Donnie Neuenberger and Jerry Foster will sign autographs. Information: John White, 410-360-1768.
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Pub Date: 1/14/99