Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

St. Mary’s basketball teams stay unbeaten

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The St. Mary of the Mills girls’ Mid-Atlantic varsity basketball team completed its regular season with an unbeaten record with a 29-5 victory against St. Peter’s of Olney. The Stallions managed just 10 points in the first half, but had a strong performance on defense and dominated the boards. Brittney Davis had 10 points. Brittney Brown, Emily Faulkner and Jillian Pavlacka each had four points. Chrissy Alessandrini, Shannon Palmateer and Casey Tait each had two points and Brittany Jefferson had one.

Varsity teamonce again victorious

The St. Mary of the Mills varsity girls’ basketball team ended its regular season with an unbeaten record after a 28-7 victory against St. Jude. Ashley Wilkenson had six points, eight steals and three rebounds. Jillian Barley had six points, six blocked shots and three rebounds. Katie Snyder added four points, three blocked shots four steals and three rebounds. Kristen Olive had four points and three steals. Shannon Garret had four points, six blocked shots and five rebounds. Gabby Castro and Laura Campbell each had two points and contributed on defense along with Alessandra Paratore, Colleen McKenna and Tracy Jacobs.

Senior team loses

The St. Mary of the Mills senior girls’ basketball team lost its second game in a row, a 25-6 decision against St. John the Baptist. The Stallions had an early lead, but were worn down with only one reserve available. Melissa Alessandrini and Michelle Boivin scored in the loss.

JV team wins again

The St. Mary of the Mills junior varsity girls’ basketball team won its third game in a row with a 20-9 victory against St. Andrews of Silver Spring. The Stallions jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and led 18-2 by the third quarter.

Kacey Elman had eight points, while Hannah Antonelli had six points. Brooke Weldon (four points) and Valen Johnson (two points) also scored and Elman and Imani Torregano had assists. Every player recorded at least one steal, led by Francesca Giuliani with four. Boivin, Katey Tiongson and Antonelli each had three. Amy Locklear Torregano, Elman and Johnson each had two. Weldon added a blocked shot and was the top rebounder with a season-high nine. Antonelli and Johnson each had five rebounds. Alyssa Meyers and Elman each had three rebounds.

JV boys lose

The St. Mary of the Mills JV boys’ basketball team dropped a 36-31 decision to St. Mark’s. Brian Lewis had 13 points and Paul Quattrone added nine for St. Mary’s. Chris Durnbaugh, Andrew Lynch, Danny O’Hagan and Zach Seyko also scored. John Stafford had four steals and Matthew Robey and Andrew O’Neil contributed solid defense to help St. Mary’s take an early lead.

Rookie girls win

The St. Mary of the Mills Rookie girls' basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 22-1 victory against St. Pius X. Bridget Bagileo had six points for St. Mary's. Lauren Earp added four points, four rebounds and four steals. Katie Krutz had two points, eight rebounds and nine steals. Claire Mudd had two points, four rebounds and four steals. Jenelle Chu, Ellie Hartranft, Andee Lauristen and Elisha Ugot each had two points.

JV team winsdefensive battle

The St. Mary of the Mills JV Team 1 girls' basketball team allowed just two points and did all of its scoring in the second half in an 8-2 victory against St. Hugh's on Saturday. Michelle Rogers had six points and Krista Gentilucci had the other two points in the win. Angela Ellis, Caroline Goyne and Allyssa Winegar led the way in the standout defensive effort with help from Marissa Guzman and Mariah Griffin.

Maryland City teamson the court

Team G-Five took on the Sonics on Saturday in Maryland City U-7 basketball league action. No scores are kept in the league. Ahmad Morton had a field goal for G-Five, with Taylan Hicks and Desmond Lamont leading the way on defense. Andre’ Elder, Jeffrey West and Bobby Hill combined for 20 steals and five blocked shots, and G-Five totaled 10 rebounds.

In another league game, Team 7 took on the JPYO Pistons on Saturday. Immanuel Hale had three field goals for Team 7, while Isionek Ellington and James Jones each had two and Adrian Touch, Gerard Bullock, Justin Beasley and Tyler Pearce each had one. Jalen Milligan and Takai Thomas led the way on defense. Team 7 had 21 steals, a blocked shot, seven rebounds and six assists.

U-9 girls lose

The Maryland City Mustangs U-9 girls’ basketball team dropped a 6-5 decision to the South County Wildcats. Tazmin Prince and Mackenzie Jackson led the way in the loss.

U-10 boys lose

The Maryland City Mustangs U-10 boys’ basketball team was a 23-13 loser to Lake Shore. Kenyon Stone, Martin Bowser and Tre Black had strong performances in the loss.

Baseball⁄softballregistration under way

The Savage Boys and Girls Club is seeking baseball and softball players for its spring recreational leagues. All skill levels are welcome. Evaluations are held in order to form balanced teams. There is an instructional league for ages 5 and 6, coach-pitch for ages 7 and 8 and kid-pitch for ages 9 to 14. Register online at The club also needs volunteer coaches and concession stand workers.

Registration for the Laurel Little League season is under way. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 are eligible to play in age-based divisions, with T-ball, baseball and softball available. Register online at or in person from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 16 and 23, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at Modell’s at Laurel Lakes. Registration will also be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Laurel Extra Innings, 8610 Cherry Lane. The fee is $45 for ages 5 to 8 and $75 for ages 9 to 18. Laurel Little League also seeks volunteer coaches, umpires, concession stand workers and field workers. Log on to the Web site or call Peter Ruiz at 301-725-5850.

Beltsville-Adelphi spring registration under way

The Beltsville-Adelphi Boys and Girls Club is holding registration for spring sports. Register online at or in person from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the club, 11705 Robey Ave. in Beltsville. Spring sports include clinic soccer for ages 4-7, soccer for ages 7-18, T-ball for ages 5-7, coach-pitch baseball for ages 7-9, baseball for ages 10-14 and softball for ages 7-14. Registration ends Feb. 15. The annual membership fee per family is $40.

Cheerleadingsessions planned

The Beltsville-Adelphi Boys and Girls club is holding cheerleading technique and skills sessions for ages 5 to 16 each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For information, send an e-mail to or log on to

Baseball camps planned

The Riverdale Baptist Baseball Academy is accepting applications for ages 9 to 18 that are interested in taking part in four Saturday camps in February. Contact Riverdale Baptist Athletic Director Terry Terrill at 301-249-1717 or 301-249-2127.

DeMatha High School will hold its Winter Instructional Baseball Camp for players in fifth through eighth grades. Sessions will cover hitting, fielding and base-running and pre-season conditioning. Camp will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Sundays through Feb. 24. Call 301-346-4035 or visit

The Maryland Baseball Academy will offer a fielding clinic at the Discovery Sports Center in Boyds. Visit

Catholic University baseball coach Ross Natoli will conduct instructional camps on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 10 for players ages 7 to 18 of all ability levels. College and high school coaches and area pro players will provide instruction with an emphasis on fundamentals, development and college prospect exposure. Team discounts are available. Call Natoli at 202-319-6092, send an e-mail to or visit⁄sports⁄bsb⁄index.

Coaches sought

The Beltway Ballers AAU⁄YBOA basketball team is looking for head and assistant coaches for several teams. Call Roy at 410-977-4337. The team is based in Laurel and surrounding areas.

Basketball teamsholding tryouts

The Maryland Ruff Riders are holding tryouts for three basketball teams: U-13 girls, a new U-8 boys’ team and a U-14 boys’ team. The club stresses academics and community service. For the U-13 girls’ team, players must be 13 or in seventh grade and should call Mike Briscoe at 301-752-1463. For the U-8 boys’ team, players must be 8 or in second grade and should call Bob Cunningham at 240-604-6905. For the U-14 boys’ team players must be 14 or in eighth grade and should call Harry Howerton at 202-369-5834. Log on to the club Web site at

The Maryland Stallions boys’ travel basketball team is seeking players for its U-10, U-11, U-13, U-14 and U-16 programs. Call John Lewis at 301-466-3818 or send an e-mail to

The Bowie XPress U-8, U-9 and U-10 boys’ basketball teams are seeking players for local and national play. Players should be in second, third or fourth grade. Call Brian Jamison at 301-352-8271, send an e-mail to or log on to

Future Players Basketball Organization is seeking boys ages 8 to 10 for the 2008 AAU⁄YBOA season and tournament⁄league play. Practices will be held in the Forestville and Suitland areas. Call Rob Haskins at 202-439-5307 or Harvey Williams at 240-602-7776 or log on to⁄futureplayersbasketball.

The Maryland Beltway Lady Cougars AAU organization will hold evaluations for players ages 8 to 13 on Saturday and Sunday and Feb. 9-10 at DuVal High School. Call Cornell Barnes at 301-350-8637, Omar Hazel at 202-701-4987 or Keith Devoe at 301-675-2496.

The Lady Majic U-13 girls’ basketball team will hold tryouts from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 6315 Bren Mark Drive, Suite 100 in Alexandria, Va. Call Ace Nicholson at 202-716-7025.

The U-13 Triple Threat AAU basketball team seeks experienced players for local and national play. Players should not turn 14 prior to Sept 1, 2008, unless they are in the seventh grade. Tryouts take place in Mitchellville. Call coach Aaron Pruitt at 301-773-7904.

Soccer teams seek players

The PGC Galaxy boys’ soccer team is looking for players ages 10 to 12. Skill sessions are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays at the North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster Street in Brentwood. The fee is $40 for seven weeks. Send an e-mail to Sabrina at

The College Park Hornets, aU-11 MSI Classic League girls’ soccer team, is seeking players. The team emphasizes skills, fitness and game strategy. Contact Gail Belshay at

The Calverton Fireballs U-15 girls’ soccer team is looking for experienced players. The team plays in the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League and is for players born on or after Aug. 1, 1992. Call Diane or Harley Cahen at 301-699-2224.