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Here are the 2002 Archbishop Spalding Varsity Summer Basketball Schedule/Results: Locations: Nike Swoosh Summer League held at Gwynn Park High School (Brandywine,MD). Ban the Brick League held at St. Albans High School (Northwest, DC). DC board games held at American University (Northwest, DC). Schedule/Results: WON May 28 vs Calvert + 24 @ Nike Swoosh WON June 9 vs Laurel + 19 @ Ban The Brick Won June 10 vs Central + 11 @ Nike Swoosh Won June 12 vs Largo + 21 @ Nike Swoosh Loss June 15 vs Hayfield (VA) - 12 @ Ban The Brick Loss June 18 vs Friendley -14 @ Nike Swoosh Loss June 20 vs Fairmont Heights - 1 @ Nike Swoosh WON June 22 vs G-town Prep + 12 @ Ban The Brick WON June 23 vs DeMatha + 3 @ Ban The Brick WON June 24 vs Southern + 1 ot @ Nike Swoosh Loss June 30 vs Coolidge - 13 @ Ban The Brick WON July 1 vs Suitland + 7 @ Nike Swoosh WON July 2 vs Lackey + 29 @ Nike Swoosh WON July 3 vs Bowie + 4 @ Nike Swoosh ----------------------------------------------------------- July 7-11 Spalding's Rising Juniors & Seniors Will Attend Eastern Invitational Camp in Treton, NJ..... Will Bowers will Attend ABCD Addidas Camp in Teneck,NJ...... ----------------------------------------------------------- Loss July 13 vs Paul VI -19 @ Ban The Brick WON July 16 vs Northern + 17 @ Nike Swoosh WON July 19 vs Lake Braddock (VA) + 8 @ Ban The Brick Loss July 20 vs O'Connell (VA) - 7 @ Ban The Brick Loss July 21 vs Gonzaga (DC) - 21 @ Ban The Brick -------------------------------------------------------- Playoffs Begin Sat July 27 in the Nike Swoosh League Playoffs Begin Sun July 28 in the Ban the Brick League ---------------------------------------------------------
Boys basketball: Spalding, Annapolis join forces By CRAIG ANDERSON, Staff Writer It's official -- Archbishop Spalding will travel to Annapolis on Feb. 3 next season for a showdown between two Baltimore metropolitan area boys basketball powerhouses. The long-awaited matchup is set for a Monday at 7:30, typically a quiet night in the winter high school schedule. Fans from across Anne Arundel County should be in for a treat. Annapolis assistant coach Dale Chambers worked with Spalding head coach Mike Glick to work out a date and time for the event. "I'm not from the area, but from my first day at Spalding the feedback I've gotten is that people want to see Annapolis and Spalding play basketball," Glick said. "This is a chance for two of the best teams in the Baltimore area to play each other." Both sides agreed to play the game later in the season as a tuneup for their respective private and public school playoffs. "If you're going to play tough games, you might as well do it when all your (strategic) stuff is in and you know where you're going with your season," Annapolis coach John Brady said. "The only real time to play this game was late in the schedule." The programs vied for top spots in media polls during the past few years, but never met on the court for a firm conclusion. County champion and Class 3A East runner-up Annapolis (25-1) concluded last season ranked second in the Baltimore metro poll, and Spalding (29-7) was fourth after winning the Baltimore Catholic Leage/MIAA regular season and tournament titles. In 1999, a charity game for the Dick Hart Scholarship Fund matched Spalding against a team of public school all-stars. "We had a decent crowd for that, considering it came together late and was played on a Saturday afternoon," Brady said. "Obviously playing on a slow night in the schedule should help attendance this time." Annapolis returns county player of the year guard Laronja Owens and all-county forward Josh Johnson. Spalding features 7-foot all-county center Will Bowers and 6-11 junior Jason Loughry, plus starting point guard Jesse Brooks. "The players want the game, and it should generate some interest in the area," Brady said. "We wanted to play it on a night when as many people as possible could see it if they wanted." Right now, the teams are scheduled to play only next season. "From our perspective we'd like to play (Annapolis) every year if it can be worked out," Glick said. Brady said his team is still looking for a game to fill out the upcoming 2002-03 schedule. Published May 31, 2002, The Capital, Annapolis, Md. Copyright © 2002 The Capital, Annapolis, MD
Prep notebook: Spalding senior commits to Mount St. Mary's By KEVIN BRADFORD, Staff Writer Archbishop Spalding senior Landy Thompson, a first-team All-County boys basketball pick, verbally committed to Mount St. Mary's yesterday. Thompson, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged a team-high 14.4 points per game and added 3.3 assists in leading the Cavaliers to a sweep of the Baltimore Catholic League regular-season and tournament championships. The Germantown resident and Newport Prep transfer was also a defensive force, as he locked down first-team All-Catholic League guard J.J. Outlaw (Mount St. Joseph) and Catholic League Player of the Year Matt Tanner (St. Maria Goretti) to key Spalding's third Catholic League Tournament title in four seasons. His defense was a big reason he was named Most Valuable Player of the Catholic League Tournament championship game, while he was also chosen to the All-Tournament team at the prestigious Alhambra Catholic Invitational. Spalding coach Mike Glick thinks Mount St. Mary's has landed a recruiting steal in Thompson, who is the ninth Cavalier to earn a Division I college basketball scholarship in the past five seasons. "It's very, very unique to find someone who shoots as well as he does, is athletic as he is, and is an exceptional defensive player all in one. Those combinations are a hard commodity to find," Glick said. "I think in my 10 years as a high school head coach and having over 45 players play in college and 17 at the Division I level, he's the biggest steal for any college team. I really mean it. He has tremendous upside." Thompson is a full academic NCAA qualifier with a 990 Scholastic Assessment Test score and a 3.3 grade point average, Glick said. Thompson will ink his national letter of intent during the signing period, which runs April 10-17. "It's a great fit for him academically, athletically and socially. It's a Catholic school like Spalding, and he also likes the size and location. It's exactly 45 minutes away from Germantown. He has a close-knit family, so it's convenient for them," Glick said. "He has a chance to compete for a starting spot immediately. He felt comfortable with the school and Coach (Jim) Phelan. That's where he wanted to go. It's a great situation. I think he'll have a very good career." Thompson took an official on-campus visit to the Emmittsburg school March 23-24 and made his decision before taking visits to Robert Morris and Stony Brook this week. He was also offered scholarships by Morgan State and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Glick said Thompson would have had more offers had he not missed the key open recruiting period last July due to a broken thumb. In other recruiting news, Glick said Florida State offered a scholarship Tuesday to Spalding 6-foot-11 junior center Will Bowers. Glick said newly hired Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton will come to Spalding tomorrow to watch Bowers work out. Glick said national champion Maryland, Florida, Texas, Stanford and Purdue are all expected to visit Spalding to watch Bowers work out in the coming weeks.
Spalding sinks Mount St. Joe, 61-54 Cavaliers 11 down at half; Towson Catholic beaten -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Pat O'Malley Sun Staff Originally published February 25, 2002 Jesse Brooks led a spirited Archbishop Spalding in the second half last night as the Cavaliers overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Mount St. Joseph, 61-54, in the second Baltimore Catholic League/Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal at Goucher College. The hex continued for sixth-ranked Mount St. Joseph (24-8), the only team in the league to have never won the tourney in 31 years. At 7 tonight, the No. 4 Cavaliers (27-5) can win their third BCL tournament title in four years to go with the MIAA A Conference title they clinched last night. Spalding's opponent will be defending BCL champion St. Maria Goretti of Hagerstown, a winner over Towson Catholic in last night's other semifinal. Spalding and Goretti split their two regular-season meetings. Tonight's winner will receive an automatic bid to the Alhambra Invitational in Cumberland, March 14-16. The combined leagues' JV championship will precede the big game, with Spalding taking on McDonogh at 5:30 p.m. Brooks, a 5-foot-10 sophomore guard, scored eight of his 16 points in the third period as the Cavs outscored the No. 6 Gaels 16-9 to pull within 48-44 going into the last period. "They weren't showing me any respect in the first half the way they were playing me [out on the perimeter], lagging off me," said Brooks. "I decided to take it to the glass in the second half, and it paid off." While Brooks scored on three layups and two free throws in the third, the Gaels (24-8), who were on fire in the first half, hitting 16 of 22 from the field, lost their touch. St. Joe was 5-for-23 from the field in the second half, just 2-for-12 in the last eight minutes. Its first basket of the last period, by J.J. Outlaw, who had 11 points in the game, came with 2:02 remaining and Spalding leading 55-50. "We ran up-tempo and our trap more and threw in a little man-to-man," said Spalding coach Mike Glick, whose team was 9-for-20 from the floor in the second half. "The win typifies our season and the way our kids never give up and everybody contributes. We've been under this kind of pressure before because of our tough schedule." The Gaels missed seven shots from the field and three from the line before Outlaw scored, something coach Pat Clatchey found inexplicable. Landy Thompson, who led Spalding with a game-high 20 points, put the Cavs up for good at 50-48 with two free throws. Gus Durr, who came off the bench to score 12 points, hit a short jumper to make it 52-48, and Spalding then used its spread offense to run time off the clock.
By Heather A. Dinich Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, February 21, 2002; Page AA19 Title-Hungry Spalding If the Spalding boys' basketball team continues its winning ways and takes the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association/Baltimore Catholic League title this weekend, it will mean the school's basketball programs have won an unprecedented four championships. The girls' junior varsity and varsity teams and the boys' junior varsity team already have won league titles. "That's unheard of in our league," boys' coach Mike Glick said. The Lady Cavaliers won their first title in school history last week, defeating Seton Keough, 45-42, at Villa Julie College. "We had so much confidence coming in, that's what made the difference," senior Kylie Bestul said. The Spalding boys are hoping to continue the winning tradition at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Goucher College when they play the winner of today's game between St. Francis and Loyola. The Cavaliers earned the top seed in the tournament after edging Cardinal Gibbons, 86-79, in overtime last week. © 2002 The Washington Post Company