Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Gazette-Star High School Athlete of the Week: Will Alston, Laurel

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The Laurel High boys’ basketball team has asserted itself at the top of the County 4A League standings this season, and one of the main reasons for their success has been the play of senior Will Alston. The Spartans improved to 15-1 overall and 13-1 in the league with a 63-58 victory in overtime on Tuesday against Bowie. Alston led the way with 33 points. Friday night, Laurel cruised to a 72-52 victory against Bladensburg as Alston had 30 points.

Honor Roll: Indoor Track

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Daniel Edmunds won the 800 meters (2 minutes, 9.10 seconds) and the 1,600 (4:50) on Tuesday at the 4A East Region championships at the Baltimore Armory.

High Point’s Leslie Murray followed his two-victory performance at the county championships by winning two more events at the 4A East meet on Tuesday. Murray won the 500 (1:12.09) and the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches) and added a third-place finish in the 300.

Honor Roll: Girls Basketball

Northwestern’s Morgan Sampson had a game-high 26 points on Tuesday in a losing effort against Henry A. Wise.

Largo guard Chanel Tharps had only one point, but registered 10 steals and 12 assists as the Lions beat Crossland, 63-53, on Tuesday.

Honor Roll: Boys Basketball

Henry A. Wise’s Delonta Boyd had 22 points and Arrington Fleming added 20 as the Pumas beat Northwestern, 84-65, on Tuesday.

Grace Brethren’s Will Lindsay led the way with 32 points as the Eagles earned a 73-64 win against Queen Anne on Tuesday in a Potomac Valley Athletic Conference battle.

Sean Thomas had 24 points and Harold Washington added 23 to help Gwynn Park remain unbeaten with a 78-59 victory against Frederick Douglass on Tuesday.

Largo’s Maurice Sutton had 28 points, 17 rebounds and 14 blocked shots as the Lions beat Crossland, 94-71, on Tuesday. Glenn Brookhardt had 26 points in the loss for Crossland.

Bishop McNamara’s Rashad Whack has scored 91 points in the Mustangs’ last four games including 27 points on Tuesday as McNamara broke a three-game losing streak with a 74-73 win in overtime against St. John’s.