Crash postpones basketball game; 3 Centennial players shaken up before school


Three Centennial varsity girls basketball players were shaken up in a two-car accident on Centennial Lane in front of Burleigh Manor Middle School yesterday, forcing postponement of last night's home game against Wilde Lake.

Five Centennial students were in a car driven by senior Tia Richardson and two of her basketball teammates, Lisa Richardson and Jasmine Hammond.

The accident occurred at 7: 24 a.m., six minutes before school started. The students were treated at Howard County General Hospital for bumps, bruises and neck injuries and released.

Police charged the driver of the other car, Walter Schmoeller, 47, of Ellicott City, with failing to yield to an oncoming car.

Centennial principal Linda Mitic asked that the game be moved to today, and Wilde Lake agreed. But late yesterday, the game was tentatively moved to Feb. 20 after the Wildecats discovered they had a conflict.

Pub Date: 2/12/99

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