Since we last blogged here a couple of weeks ago there have been a number of outstanding performances by high school athletes who played with Hurricanes during the 2005 AAU season. Here’s a sampling, based mostly on double-figure scoring.
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Sophomore Danielle Parker, a member in 2005 with the Hurricanes Coughlan 14-under team, continues to play key role for the area’s No. 1 team and defending IAAM A Conference champion St. Frances. Parker scored 11 points in St. Frances’ 49-27 rout of Spalding, 8 points in a 58-47 victory over Arundel in a non-conference battle of Top 10 teams on Dec. 19, and 11 in a 69-52 victory Dec. 17 over Mount de Sales.
Kim Acton of Hurricanes Cowgill 15s in 2005 tallied a game high 20 points in Severna Park’s 62-56 loss to Southern Anne Arundel County.
Sophomore Center Brittany Perry scored 11 and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Chesapeake Anne Arundel County to a 68-65 victory over North County, who got 16 and 9 points, respectively, from Trilishia Johnson and Airelle Eldridge. Perry played in 2005 for Hurricanes Rosemond 14s and Johnson and Eldridge for Hurricanes Watts 15s.
Junior forward Amanda Schwartz put up 12 points in Chapelgate Academy’s 55-22 swamping of Carroll Christian. Schwartz was on Hurricanes Cowgill 15s in 2005. Schwartz added 17 points Dec. 16 in her school’s 60-50 win over Friends in an IAAM B Conference game .
Mt. de Sales’ Chrissie O'Donnell scored a game-high 21 points in leading her team to a 74-52 drubbing of North County. O'Donnell played center for Hurricanes Cowgill 15s in 2005.
Miriam McKenzie scored 21 points, but Oakland Mills couldn’t overcome Reservoir in a 53-45 loss. Sophomore McKenzie played with Hurricanes Coughlan 14s in 2005. McKenzie also scored 21 on Dec. 19 in Oakland Mills’ 50-48 squeaker over Columbia rival Long Reach and 20 on Dec. 12 in a 64-38 loss to Glenelg.
Sophomore guard Brittany Coughlan led Atholton to a 71-38 rout of Hammond in Howard County ball. Coughlan of Hurricanes Coughlan 14s in 2005 scored 18. Coughlan also scored 12 in her team’s 74-36 ouster of Reservoir.
In a tight battle between two Baltimore County schools, Loch Raven edged Franklin 31-26 after Franklin jumped ahead at the half 17-10. Three Hurricanes – Atiya Brown, Laura Herrmann and Ashley Ridgeway – led Loch Raven, combining to score 19 of their team’s points. Brown was a member of Hurricanes Coughlan 14s in 2005 and Herrmann and Ridgeway played for Hurricanes Watts 15s. Brown also tallied 19 and Ridgeway 8 on Dec. 16 in Loch Raven’s 45-35 victory over Parkville.
Sophomore point guard Ayanna Randolph put in a game-high 17 points in Arundel’s season opener, a 63-53 victory over Anne Arundel County rival Southern. Randolph was a member of Hurricanes Coughlan 14s in 2005.
Kandice Green scored 11 points in helping to lead St. Frances to an easy 52-33 victory over Notre Dame Prep. Sophomore center Green was a member of Hurricanes Coughlan 14s in 2005.
In Westminster’s 67-61 upset of Winters Mill in Carroll County league play, Alexandra Held of Hurricanes Watts 15s in 2005 chipped in 9 points in her team’s win. Winters Mill’s Jordan Neville of Hurricanes 14s Rosemond in 2005 scored 10 in the losing effort.
Sophomore center Taylor Wieczorek hit for 10 points in Severn’s 76-27 thrashing of Catholic High in a IAAM B Conference game. Wieczorek was a member of Hurricanes Rosemond 14s in 2005.
Junior center Whitney Snoops of Spalding scored 13 points to help her team to a thrilling overtime game over visiting Bryn Mawr 49-47. Snoops played with Hurricanes Cowgill 15s in 2005.
Sophomore point guard Khadija Mitchell scored 8 points, including two long three-pointers early in the game, to help Mercy over Bryn Mawr 44-36. Mitchell was a member of the Hurricanes Coughlan 14s during the 2005 AAU season and is a three-time Maryland state AAU champion.