Seniors get a shot at being All-Stars

The Baltimore Sun

Forty-seven senior basketball players from around the county will get one last chance to take the court this season at the third annual Carroll County Senior All-Star games, which will be held March 15 at Century High School.

The girls game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow around 8.

All proceeds (admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students) will be donated to the family of former McDaniel College men's basketball coach Bob Flynn, who died in January.

Here are the rosters:

Girls: North -- (Francis Scott Key) Dominique Brown, Tommeaka Brown, Allyson Lethbridge, Candice Voland, Melody Voland and Jacqui Williar; (North Carroll) Roxy Cavey and Kelly Miller; (Westminster) Emily Borisevic, Megan Elfert, Alex Held and Nikki Kuhn; (Winters Mill) Olivia Fajardo.

South -- (Century) Steph Butchky and Maureen Onda; (Liberty) Meghan Conaway, Stephanie Critzos, Kelsey DeSimone, Alex Mercer, Ashley Scarcella and Stacey Smith; (South Carroll) Brittney Estes, Heather Heartley and Sam Scurci.

Boys: North -- (Francis Scott Key) Andre Powell, Kaleen Bernard and Brandon Eckard; (North Carroll) A.J. Capece, Brett Ford, Steve Janowitz and Warren Gordon; (Westminster) Brett Harman, Kevin Carr, Cody Simmons, Brad Keeney and J.R. Wilson.

South -- (Century) Brandon Beccio, Chuck Andrews and Ryan Pentz; (Liberty) Sam Rahimi, Cory Jones and Josh Wessling; (South Carroll) Evan Dayhoff and Chris Wetzel; (Winters Mill) Brett Burrier, Brett Callegary and Andy Bowersox.

An All-American

Brett Harman, a right-handed pitcher from Westminster High, has been named to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's preseason high school All-America team.

The senior, who has signed with the University of Maryland, was one of 32 pitchers to make the first team, and one of only two players from Maryland overall. Arundel pitcher-shortstop Tyler Hibbs was the other.

Last season, Harman went 8-0 with a 1.32 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings. He also batted .444 with five home runs and 33 RBIs.

Pentz signs

Century senior Ryan Pentz, The Sun's Carroll County Offensive Player of the Year in football last fall, will continue his career at Division I-AA Wagner College.

The running back gained 1,011 yards on 194 carries with eight touchdowns for the Knights last season, adding an additional 260 yards on 27 receptions.

Clock issue

North Carroll boys basketball coach Lloyd Ford declined to take umbrage with an apparent clock error at the end of his team's Class 3A West quarterfinal loss last week against Westminster.

With the score tied at 59, Westminster's Kevin Carr drove the lane and was fouled by Brett Ford. Though the play appeared to end with around three seconds left, the clock continued running down to 1.3 seconds. After conferring, the referees decided to reset the clock to 1.6.

"I saw it maybe just under three [seconds] ... but I'm not going to fault that," Lloyd Ford said. "That's a tough call. The refs are doing the best they can, and there's a lot of action going on."

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