Gabbidon drops 42 in senior boys' basketball all-star event; Marriotts Ridge's Blalock pushes West to victory in girls' contest
For the first time, Howard County's senior all-star basketball games were held together Friday evening. It was a grand show at Long Reach High as the West girls and East boys were victorious along with a team mainly composed of HoCo private boys' standouts.
In the girls' contest, Marriotts Ridge's Caroline Blalock was the hero, scoring the lead basket with five seconds left in regulation and followed with a steal, giving the West a 48-47 decision. Blalock, who helped the Mustangs to the Class 2A state semifinals and will play lacrosse for the University of Louisville next year, finished with four points.
Ryan Jones, who led Atholton to the 3A state final last weekend, posted a team-high 10 points for the West. Emleigh Scott, who helped Howard to the HoCo league title, finished with eight points to lead the East squad.
The East was able to claim a split as Oakland Mills' Brian Wheelock scored 20 points and Howard's Tanner Scaife added 19 in a 90-67 decision over the West. Marriotts Ridge's Marcus Lunsford had 18 points for the West.
In the finale, Glenelg Country School's Jalen Gabbidon had an impressive showing, leading Maryland to a 116-99 decision over Howard County. Gabbidon finished with 42 points and Jake Tringali from Chapelgate Christian Academy added 19.
Reservoir guard Judge Payne went for 36 points for Howard, and Atholton's Jacob Waterwort finished with 18.
HOWARD COUNTY SENIOR ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAMES
at Long Reach
West 48, East 47
West - Caroline Blalock (Marriotts Ridge) 4, Sarah Blalock (Marriotts Ridge) 6, Grace Butera (Glenelg) 8, Shane Devine (Mount Hebron) 2, Sofia Harrison (Atholton) 3, Ryan Jones (Atholton) 10, Ella Looney (Atholton) 4, Caitlin Ohnmacht (Marriotts Ridge) 2, Amanda Rickett (Chapelgate Christian Academy) 2, Francesca Vanegas (Atholton) 7.
East - Danielle Abel (Hammond) 3, Sam Lewis (Howard) 4, Kyrah Pacheco (Oakland Mills) 2, Cassidy Pham (Reservoir) 6, Alex Rivera-Martinez (Long Reach) 4, Emily Rowell (Reservoir) 4, Greta Schuster (Reservoir) 4, Emleigh Scott (Howard) 8, Haley Tiller (Reservoir) 6, Devon Williams (Long Reach) 3.
East 90, West 67
West - Ori Clark (River Hill) 12, James Dorsey (River Hill) 8, Marcus Lunsford (Marriotts Ridge) 18, Brent Wade (Glenelg) 16, Sean Washington (Atholton) 13.
East - Simi Ajimatanrareje (Reservoir) 10, Tyrell Barnes (Wilde Lake) 12, Jayden Cowan (Howard) 3, Nick David (Wilde Lake) 15, Kevin Miller (Reservoir) 6, Emmanuel Ekop (Long Reach) Tanner Scaife (Howard) 19, Brian Wheelock (Oakland Mills) 20.
Maryland 116, Howard 99
Maryland - Raekon Battle (Mervo) 7, Jamil Coleman (Mervo) 9, Jalen Gabbidon (Glenelg Country School) 42, Montez McCray (Chapelgate Christian Academy) 13, Cliff McEachin (Chapelgate Christian), Tyshun Randolph (Mervo) 6, Jake Tringali (Chapelgate Christian) 19, CJ Wilson (Glenelg Country) 14.
Howard - Ayomi Akinbinu (Reservoir) 12, Marquis Bullet (Wilde Lake) 5, Chris Currie (Glenelg) 2, Jordan Hopkins (Oakland Mills) 10, Judge Payne (Reservoir) 36, Ryan Ridgell (Hammond) 5, Dequon Walker (Howard) 10, Jacob Waterworth (Atholton) 18, Elijah White (Centennial) 4.
Last Updated (Sunday, 19 March 2017 10:11)