Will Thomas


Mount St. Joseph, basketball

The reigning Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year was a force at both ends of the court in leading the top-ranked Gaels to a 3-0 week, which extended their winning streak to 12 games.


A 6-foot-8, 195-pound senior forward who is bound for George Mason, Thomas had 12 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks as Mount St. Joseph thwarted Goretti, 67-55, on Jan. 13.

In the Gaels' much-anticipated game against Archbishop Spalding on Friday night -- a 63-58 double-overtime victory -- Thomas had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks before ending the week with a 17-point, 12-rebound and three-block effort as Mount St. Joseph took out Towson Catholic, 56-47, on Sunday.

Thomas also had standout defensive games against Spalding star Rudy Gay and Towson Catholic leading scorer Jamal Smith.


Stephanie Dickerson

Century, track

The Knights' senior was the only athlete to capture four events in last week's Carroll County indoor track championships. In the process, she contributed to three county meet records, one in the 300 meters and two in relays.

Dickerson set a record in the 300 by winning in 43.43 seconds. She and teammates Jess Belsinger, Teresa Yannone and Kelly Burgoyne set a mark in the 800-meter relay (1:55.0), and she joined Belsinger, Burgoyne and Megan Thomas to break the record in the 1,600-meter relay (4:25.04). Her fourth victory came in the 55 meters.


Dickerson accounted for 40 of the Knights' 97 points as they finished second to Winters Mill in the race for the girls team title.

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