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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:47 PM

The top 10 of the top 50 teams in Howard County history.

1 '83 Hammond Golden Bears (25-1, 14-0) - Coach Mike Mongelli πŸ†πŸŽ– >>> The Bears won HoCo's first state title in boys basketball, with their only loss coming to nationally ranked Southern (Baltimore). This Bears team, who went undefeated in leage play, boast the best record in Howard County basketball history. The Golden Bears had +19.5 point differential in the post-season, including a 22 point win over North Dorchester in the state title game. The Bears were led by 6'8 POY Terry Dozier (South Carolina) and 6'7 Terry Scott (Franklin & Marshall), and joined by 6'9 Perry Dozier (South Carolina) to form the most formidable front line in county history. Dozier and Scott were named Co-POY's, and both were named to All-Met teams.

2 '15 Oakland Mills Scorpions (24-3, 17-2) - Coach John Brown πŸ† >>> The Scorpions beat Patterson, 64-55, in the state championship game, arguably the toughest opponent any one of the eight state champions faced in the state title game. The Scorpions averaged 72.3 points per game, with a +15.8 point differential. The Scorpions beat 3A state champ Centennial, 66-61, in their only meeting. The Scorps, who would put a bookend on the 25th anniversary of their only other state title in school history, came back to beat Douglass -PG in the regional final, before beating Oakdale in the state semifinals. The Scorpions featured Baltimore Sun POY 6'4 Will Robinson, 6'6 Mamadou Ndiaye, and 6'0 junior Daniel Kiely, HoCo's all-time assist leader. RIP, Turk and L.

3 '06 Long Reach Lightning (26-2, 18-1) -Al Moraz Jr πŸ†πŸŽ– >>> The Lightning were just the second HoCo team to win a 3A state title, and won a Howard County record 26 games. The Lightning finished on a 20 game win streak, capped off with a 54-49 win over Lackey in the state final. The Lightning, who had a +17.6 point differential, beat WCAC Bishop McNamara by 18, and Pallotti by 9. The Lightning won the county race by 4 games, and 23 of their 26 wins were by 9 points or more. The Lightning were led by 6'5 Darryl Webb, who was named to the Baltimore Sun All-Met 1st team, and the Washington Post All-Met 2nd team.

4 '15 Centennial Eagles πŸ† πŸŽ–(24-3, 18-1) - Coach Chad Hollowedel >>> The Eagles won the Howard County title, a game ahead of 2A state champ Oakland Mills. The Eagles only league loss was to the 2A state champion Scorpions. The Eagles are one of just four HoCo teams to win a 3A state title, and just one of four to win 25 games. Beat Poly by 16, City College by 9, and River Hill by 1 in the regionals. The Eagles beat Westlake, 57-43, in the state championship game. The Eagles were led by 6'4 Isaiah White, who was named to the Baltimore Sun All-Met 2nd team, along with 6'5 junior Tom Brown, and 6'1 senior Chad Strothers.

5 '84 Mt Hebron Vikings (22-4, 14-0) - Coach Chuck Monninger πŸ† πŸŽ– >>> This Vikings team possessed two of the top three scorers in HoCo history, senior Cliff Rees (3rd) and freshman Barry Young (1st). This is also just one of two teams to feature two of the best four players in HoCo history on its team, matching the '81 Vikings, with senior Perry Young, and Rees as a freshman. The Vikes beat Northern in the Class B (now 2A) state title game. Rees was named HoCo POY, and was named All-Met. Young, who scored 44 points v Oakland Mills this season as a freshman, was named ESPN National Freshman of the Year. Rees went on two years later to compete in the Sweet 16 with Navy. The Vikings also had 6'8 Scott Wolfe (Harvard) in the middle.

6 '90 Oakland Mills Scorpions (22-4, 13-1) - Coach Dave Appleby πŸ†πŸŽ– >>> The Scorpions were the first Howard County team to win a 3A (then called Class A) state title.This was the third trip to the Final 4 in 5 years for Coach Dave Appleby's Scorpions. This was the third of five straight county championships for the Scorpions. The Scorps beat SMAC champion Northern (24-2), 81-72, in the state title game. The Scorpions outscored the Patriots 21-9 in the fourth quarter. The Scorpions were led by DeMantha transfer Kobie Morgan, who was named HoCo POY, Nettie Gant, who scored 15 in the final and would be named HoCo POY a year later, and Archie Clark and Kenneth McCurdy, who both were 2nd team All-County.

7 '07 River Hill Hawks (23-5, 15-3) - Coach Matt Graves πŸ† >>> The Hawks finished off an outstanding post-season by beating Bethesda Chevy Chase, 60-51, in the 3A state title game. This, after defeating previously unbeaten Largo in the state semifinal, and 3A defending champ Long Reach in the regional final. The Hawks allowed just 47.2 points per game to its opponents, and just three foes topped 54 points in 28 games. The Hawks were led by 6'3 forward Tommy Brenton (Stonybrook), who was named HoCo POY, as well as to the Baltimore Sun All-Met 1st team, and the Washington Post All-Met 2nd team. Brenton scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the state title game.

8 '08 Long Reach Lightning (25-3, 16-2) - Coach Al Moraz Jr πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– >>> The Lightning would be playing in their second 3A state title game in three years, after knocking off the highest ranked team ever by a HoCo school, the then Baltimore Sun top ranked, 1 loss, Lake Clifton Lakers, in the state semifinal. The Lightning lost to Largo in the state title game. The Lightning had won 14 straight heading into the state championship. The Lightning were led by the HoCo POY, 6'5 Obi Ukwuoma, who was also named to the Baltimore Sun All-Met 2nd team, and Deon Queen, who was named 1st team All-County, and scored 32 points in the Final 4.

9 '81 Mt Hebron Vikings (23-3, 13-1) - Coach Chuck Monninger >>> πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– These Vikings were three points away from winning the county's first state title, losing to Valley, 55-52, in the Class C state championship. This was the second straight trip to the Final Four for the Vikings. The Vikings won their third straight county title, and went 41-1 in county play and 68-6 overall with 6'5 senior Perry Young in the starting lineup, the most wins by any 3 year player in HoCo history. Young would be named HoCo POY, and named to the Baltimore Sun All-Met 1st team, and the Washington Post All-Met 2nd team. Young is just one of three players in HoCo history to amass 1,300 points and 800 rebounds, along with his brother Barry, and Quinton Burton.

10 '87 Mt Hebron (21-4, 12-2) -Coach Chuck Monninger πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ–>>> This was the fourth trip to the Final Four in eight years for Vikings Coach Chuck Monninger, led two years by Perry Young, and two by Barry Young, and third state title game appearance. The Vikings lost to North Dorchester by 2 points, 53-51, in the state final. Young would finish the season as Maryland's public school all-time leading scorer (2,153), and assembled the greatest season in Howard County history, averaging 27.8 points, 13.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 4.4 blocks per game, shooting 61% from the field, 78% from the line. Three years later, Young would win a NCAA title with the University of Nevada Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels, as their 7th man, and top 3-point shooter.

πŸ† - State Champion
πŸ₯ˆ - State Runner-up
πŸ₯‰ - Final 4
πŸŽ– - County Champ (or share)

*All records and stats are susceptible to mistakes and discrepencies, as all high school records and stats are, but were/are done with the most due diligence ever imagined.
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:48 PM

HoCo's Top 50 Boys Basketball Teams of All-Time (#11-20)

11 '99 Oakland Mills Scorpions (22-4, 17-1) - Coach Dave Appleby πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– >>> This was Scorpions Head Coach Dave Appleby's 6th Final Four appearance in 14 seasons, with arguably his most talented group. The Scorpions beat Forestville, 76-58, in the regional final, before losing to North Dorchester (Carlton Dotson - Baylor), 53-51, in the state final. The Scorpions were led by 6'6 Anthony Breland and 6'6 Murray Graves, the highest scoring tandem in any season, in Howard County history (44.0). Breland and Graves were named HoCo Co-MVP's, while Breland garnered Baltimore Sun 1st team All-Met honors, and Washington Post 4th team All-Met honors, while Graves was named to the latter's All-Met Honorable Mention list.

12 '80 Mt Hebron Vikings (24-2, 14-0) - Coach Chad Hollowedel πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– >>> This was the first of two straight trips to the Final Four for the Vikings, and a year after going 21-0 in the regular season, before losing in the regional semifinal. The Vikings lost to Cambridge South Dorchester, 55-47, in the Class B (now 2A) state final game. The '79 and '80 Vikings went 42-1 in the regular season, collectively. Perry Young led the Vikings, and was named to All-Met teams in both The Sun and The Post, as a junior. Five years later, Young would be a 3rd round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers.

13 '79 Mt Hebron Vikings (22-1, 14-0) - Coach Chuck Monning πŸŽ–>>> The Vikings were the first Howard County team to run through the regular season undefeated, and still stand as one of just four - '97 CEN, '11 OM, and '13 OM to ever do so. The Vikings lost to 21-2 Brooklyn Park by 2 in the regionals. It was the first of three straight county championships for the Vikes. The Vikings were led by 6'2 senior Bryan Vacca (Randolph Macon Hall of Famer), and 6'4 sophomore Perry Young, who was named to the All-County team as a sophomore, finishing 8th in the county in scoring, 3rd in rebounding. Vacca was HoCo POY, the county's leading scorer, and named to the Baltimore Sun All-Met 2nd team.

14 '95 Oakland Mills Scorpions (22-4, 12-2) - Coach Dave Appleby πŸ₯ˆ >>> The Scorpions featured the third highest scoring tandem in Howard County history, with 6'4 junior Irving Conwell and 6'3 senior Mike Hill (43.2). The Scorpions topped South Dorchester in the state semifinal, before losing to nationally ranked Dunbar in the state final. Conwell and Hill were both named HoCo co-POY, as well as to the Washington Post Honorable Mention team. Both Conwell and Hill scored 27 points in the state semifinal win. The duo both scored 30 points in a game three times - with Hill scoring 39 and Conwell 32 v Thomas Johnson, Conwell and Hill both scoring 36 v Loyola, and Conwell scoring 32, and Hill 31, against Hammond.

15 '11 Oakland Mills Scorpions (25-1, 19-0) - Coach John Brown πŸŽ– >>> The Scorpions were the first Howard County team to reach a 23-0 record in a season, then 24-0 and 25-0, before falling to Gwynn Park in the final seconds (in OT in '10) in the regional final, for the second year in a row. The Scorpions won 22 of their 25 victories by double-digits. They beat AACo champ, 20-2, Broadneck, by 34 in the District V Championship, then Central by 22 and Douglass by 13 in the regionals, before the heartbreaker on Kilimanjaro. The Scorps allowed only 45.8 points per game, and boasted a +19.3 point differential. The Scorpions were led by Washington Post Player of the Year, 6'8 Greg Whittington, and point guard Joe Kiely, a 2-time All-County 1st team selection.

16 '13 Oakland Mills Scorpions (24-1, 19-0) - Coach John Browne πŸŽ– >>> Two years after finishing the regular season undefeated, the Scorpions did it again, only to lose in heartbreaking fashion in the regional final for the third time in four years, losing by a game-winning bucket in the final 10 seconds in the regional final, again. The Scorpions won 10 games by 20 points or more, allowing just 48.2 points per game, with a +17.8 point differential. The Scorpions won 20 of their 24 games by double-digits. The Scorps did find revenge on Gwynn Park in the opening round of the playoffs, beating the Yellowjackets by 28, then beat Largo, before the 69-67 loss to Calvert in the regional final. The Scorpions were led by Mt St Joe senior transfer Lavon Long (Siena), who was named HoCo POY.

17 '78 Wilde Lake Wildcats (21-5, 14-0) - Coach Frank Rhodes πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– >>> This was Coach Frank Rhodes fourth trip to the Final Four in 12 years, after advancing with the Atholton Raiders in '67 and '71, and taking the Cats to the Class B title game in '74. The undefeated county champs had losses to area powers Mt St Joe, Loyola, and MoCo's Springbrook, who would start their unprecedented 4A 3-peat the following winter. The Cats came back from 9 down to beat arch rival Oakland Mills in the regional final, before losing to Sherwood in the state semifinal. The Cats were led by Dion Ross, who was named All-County 1st team along with teammate Kevin Rochee, joining floor general Jim Traber and leading rebounder Carlton McNorton to form a deep cast.

18 '12 Centennial Eagles (21-6, 17-2) - Coach Chad Hollowedel πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– >>> The Eagles won the county race by a 3 game margin, going 17-2 in league play. It was the second of back-to-back Final Four trips for the Eagles, winning their first and second regional titles in school history. The Eagles are just 1 of 4 HoCo teams to advance to back-to-back Final 4's, joining MTH '80-81, HAM '89-90, and OM '90-91. 4 of the Eagles 6 losses were by 3 points or less, while posting 13 double-digit victories. The Eagles beat Annapolis, 76-73, in an epic regional final, before falling to Thomas Stone, 69-61, in the state semifinal. The Eagles were led by HoCo POY Keonte Potts, and junior Omar Ringgold, who was also named 1st team All-County.

19 '97 Centennial Eagles (22-1, 18-0) - Coach Jim Hill πŸŽ– >>> The '97 Eagles are the only Howard County team ever to be the top ranked team in the area by The Washington Post, before losing 53-51 to Broadneck, in the regional semifinal. The Post's rankings include DC's private and public powers, as well as a large swath of Northern Virginia, so that speaks to the Eagles success this season. The Eagles were the first county team to go 16-0 in league play, and stand as just 1 of 4 HoCo teams to finish the regular season undefeated. This unorthodox juggernaut were led by a high school soccer All-American, Matt Laycock (North Carolina), and a high school lacrosse All-American, Scott Bross (Duke). Laycock was named HoCo POY on the harwood, too. Bross, 1st team All-County.

20 '07 Atholton Raiders (22-4, 16-2) - Coach Jim Albert πŸŽ– >>> These Raiders won the county title, a game ahead of 3A state champ River Hill, and two games of 3A defending champ Long Reach. The Raiders beat state champ River Hill, 70-62, in the short-lived (2 years) county championship. All 3 of the Raiders regular season losses were by 3 points or less - to Cardinal Gibbons by 1, 3A defending champ Long Reach by 3 (split with the Lightning), and state champ River Hill by 1. The Raiders lost to Fairmont Heights, 75-69, in the regional final. The Raiders placed three players on the All-County 1st team, including 6'6 Torrey Fassett, also named Honorable Mention All-Met by The Post, future major leaguer Steve Lombardozzi, who drained 64 of 140 threes that season, and forward Sam Permutt.

πŸ† - State Champion
πŸ₯ˆ - State Runner-Up
πŸ₯‰ - Final 4
πŸŽ– - County Champion (or share)
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HoCo's Top 50 Boys Basketball Teams of All-Time (#21-30)

21 '16 Oakland Mills Scorpions (23-3, 18-1) - Coach John Browne πŸŽ– >>> These Scorpions are just 1 of 5 HoCo teams to win 18 (18-1) league games, reaching its 6th regional final in 7 years. The Scorpions posted a +20.9 point differential, second best in Howard County history (Hammond '83). The Scorpions blew through the first two rounds of the regionals, winning by 39 and 34, before losing its fourth heartbreaker in the regional final in 7 years, 59-58, to Middletown. The Scorpions, defending their 2A state title, were led by HoCo POY Daniel Kiely, who became the first player in Howard County history to average 20 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds per game in a season. Kiely led the county in scoring and assists. The Scorps also returned seniors Tre Hopkins and Larry Aaron (RIP), and junior Naquan Williams-Day from their state championship team.

22 '09 Atholton Raiders (23-4, 16-2) - Coach Jim Albert πŸ₯‰πŸŽ– >>> The '09 Raiders are just 1 of 11 HoCo teams to ever win 23 games or more in a season. This would be the first trip to the Final 4 for Raiders Head Coach Jim Albert in 27 years, since taking A-Town to College Park in his first season in '82. The Raiders were county co-champions with Hammond, whom they beat in 2 of 3 contests, including the county championship, 62-49. In the regionals, the Raiders beat Decatur by 40, defending 3A runner-up Long Reach by 15, and Aberdeen by 2, in the regional final. The Raiders lost to Friendly, 64-37, in the state semifinal. The Raiders placed three players on the All-County 1st team - 6'4 Matt Robinson (Maryland - football), 6'4 Arthur Hairston, and Shane Brown.

23 '85 Wilde Lake Wildcats (18-7, 10-4) - Coach Frank Rhodes πŸ† >>> The last of the eight Howard County state champions on this list. Despite posting the 47th (13-7, .650) best regular season record on this top 50 list, and the only to not have a .770 win % in the top 25, the 'Cats gain top 25 admittance by virtue of a state title. This was 'Cats Head Coach Frank Rhodes first state title, in his 5th trip to the Final 4. The 'Cats, who finished a game back of Oakland Mills in league play, beat the Scorpions twice in the final seconds. The Wildecats came back from 3 down in the final minute in the state semifinal, and then came back from 7 down with 3 minutes to go in the state final. The 'Cats were led by HoCo POY Jon Eisner, along with 6'4 junior Tony Boston, who was named to the All-County 1st team, and 6'5 senior John Jordan, who scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Final Four.

24 '82 Hammond Golden Bears (21-6, 12-2) - Coach Mike Mongelli πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– >>> This Golden Bears team preceded the county's first state championship team, the '83 Bears, #1 on this list. It was the Bears first county and regional titles in the then very short history of the school. Bears Head Coach Mike Mongelli's Golden Bears featured the Dozier twin towers, sophomores Terry and Perry, as well as 6'7 classmate Terry Scott, with Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier serving as the crafty, left-handed scoring veteran.

25 '11 Centennial Eagles (20-7, 13-6) - Coach Chad Hollowedel πŸ₯ˆ >>> The Eagles were just the 6th (now 8) Howard County school to reach the 3A state final game. These cardiac Eagles played in 10 one possession games, 3 two possession games, and another overtime game. 5 of the 6 Eagles regular season losses were by 3 points or less, with all 6 losses coming by a total of 18 points. The Eagles beat Atholton in the regional final, then South Hagerstown in the state semifinal, before losing to 6-time champion Milford Mill, 56-44, in the state final. The Eagles were led by Aaron Adams, a Howard County 1st team selection that finished 2nd in both scoring and rebounding, behing OM's Greg Whittington. The Eagles also featured big man Joe Leads, an All-County 1st team pick, and junior Keonte Potts, who would be voted HoCo POY a year later.

26 '95 Atholton Raiders (20-4, 11-3) πŸŽ– >>> The Raiders finished one game ahead of Oakland Mills, a state runner-up and #14 on this list, and are just 1 of 14 HoCo teams to finish with 1 league loss or less in league play over the last 40 years. The Raiders were led by three All-County selections - 6'3 DJ Chiles, who had one of the best all-
time seasons in HoCo history, when he averaged just short of 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks per game. Junior Tyrone Allmond, who would be a 3-time All-County selection, and senior Brian Benden, joined Chiles on the All-County team.

27 '15 River Hill Hawks (19-6, 14-5) - Coach Matt Graves >>> The Hawks finished third in the county, behind state champions Centennial and Oakland Mills. The Hawks split the two meetings with the Scorpions, and were a 15-foot game-winner at the buzzer away from eliminating eventual state champion Centennial in the regional final. The Hawks were led by senior Charlie Thomas, the HoCo POY, who averaged 23.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 60.5% from the floor. Thomas was named to the Washington Post All-Met 1st team, 1 of just 4 HoCo players to do so, as well as the Baltimore Sun All-Met 1st team, 1 of 10 HoCo players to do so.

28 '88 Oakland Mills Scorpions (19-6, 12-2) - Coach Dave Appleby πŸ₯‰πŸŽ– >>> This would be the first of five straight county championships (or share) for Scorpions Head Coach Dave Appleby, and second of six Final 4 trips from '86-99. It was the Scorpions second trip to College Park in 3 years. The Scorps were led by 6'8 junior Coleman Scott, who was named HoCo POY, after leading the county in rebounding and blocked shots, and 2nd in scoring. Scott was bolstered by All-County selection Phil Fairbanks, and point guard Marcus Lewis, an All-County selection in three sports.

29 '82 Atholton Raiders (19-6, 11-3) - Coach Jim Albert πŸ₯‰ >>> The '82 Raiders had one of the best 'Big 3' trios of all-time, including the 'Golden Era', with Mike Key, Kyra Hebron, and Bo Presbury, giving you everything you can handle, inside and out. Key and Hebron were named HoCo co-POY's. Key and Hebron were both named to The Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention list, while Presbury was also named to the All-County 1st team. The Raiders finished second in the county, a game behind fellow state semifinalist, Hammond.

30 '86 Oakland Mills Scorpions (19-6, 11-3) - Coach Dave Appleby πŸ₯‰ >>> This was Scorpions Head Coach Dave Appleby's first of seven trips to the Final Four, a team featuring an abundance of the storied Columbia Jaguars program's players, seven in all - Joe Lewis, Martin Payne, Daryl Simpkins, Mike Coughlan, Marc Shelton, Bill Bush, and Leon Wilson. Lewis and Payne were named to the All-County 1st team, Coughlan, to the 2nd team. This, like Coughlan's '13 Resi Final 4 team, is one of the deepest teams on this list.

πŸ† - State Champion
πŸ₯ˆ - State Runner-Up
πŸ₯‰ - Final 4
πŸŽ– - County Champion (or share)
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HoCo's Top 50 Boys Basketball Teams of All-Time (#31-40)

31 '13 Reservoir Gators (19-7, 14-5) - Coach Mike Coughlan πŸ₯‰ >>> This was the first Final 4 trip in school history for the Gators, in Head Coach Mike Coughlan's first season in Fulton. The Gators posted the most wins in school history, and most league wins (16) in school history. 6 of the 7 Gators losses were by 2 possessions or less, including a pair to 24-1 Oakland Mills, #16 on this list, in the final seconds, both times. The Gators lost to Potomac, #5 in the WaPost, 63-56, in the state semifinal. The Gators deep, talented cast was headlined by juniors 6'4 Kyle Reilly and Aaron McDonald, along with 6'4 forward Marc Christian, Cody Toler (Galludet), and sophomore Seth Henry.

32 '18 River Hill Hawks (21-5, 13-3) - Coach Matt Graves πŸ₯‰πŸŽ– >>> The '18 Hawks shared the county title with Oakland Mills, but won their second of three with the Scorpions in the regional final, 60-56. This was the Hawks second regional title for Matt Graves and the Hawks, and first since winning it all in '07. The Hawks were led by HoCo POY Jaden Martin. The Hawks beat Thomas Stone in the regional final, before losing to North Caroline in the state semifinal.

33 '16 Hammond Bears (20-4, 17-2) - Coach Mike Salapata >>> The Bears finished second in the county, behind 23 win Oakland Mills, and were the only team to beat the Scorpions in league play. The Bears scored more than 70 points, 11 times. The Bears lost to state finalist Decatur, 70-68, in overtime, in the regional final. The Bears were led by Brandon Willis, a All-County 1st team selection, and 6'6 Jarvis Doles, who led the county in rebounding.

34 '08 Atholton Raiders (20-6, 16-2) - Coach Jim Albert πŸŽ– >>> The Raiders were county co-champions, sharing the title with 3A state runner-up Long Reach, #8 on this list. The Raiders lost to Long Reach, 60-56, in the county championship game, but did post a 30 point win over the 3A runner-up in the regular season. 5 of the Raiders 6 losses were by 5 points or less. The Raiders won 14 of their 18 (16-2) league games by double digits. The Raiders lost to Aberdeen in the regional final, after beating Meade and Nap Town in the regional semi and quarterfinals. Coach Jim Albert's balanced attack was paced by Anthony Jones, an All-County 1st team selection.

35 '19 Reservoir Gators (18-9, 11-5) - Coach Mike Coughlan πŸ₯ˆ >>> The Gators are just 1 of 8 schools in Howard County history to advance to a 3A (or former Class A) state title game. The Gators record acknowledges a strength of schedule that ranked 16th (of 196) in the MPSSAA. The Gators lost to privates Takoma Academy and Indian River by two possession games, beat AACo champ Old Mill by 8, won at 4A regional finalist Springbrook by 20, without their best player, Josh Odunowo, and won at City College by 9, a team that lost to 3-time defending champion Poly, in the regional. The Gators beat Thomas Johnson in the semifinal, before getting routed by the super-talented cast of Polytechnic Engineers. The Gators were led by Josh Odunowo, who posted the 9th best rebounding total in a season in Howard County history (14.1). Odunowo scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds v Poly.

36 '90 Hammond Golden Bears (17-8, 11-3) - Coach Jack Burke πŸ₯ˆ >>> This was the second of back-to-back Final Four trips for the Bears, 1 of 3 instances that has happened in Howard County in the over 60 years the MPSSAA has existed, and just the second to play in back-to-back state final games. The Bears lost to Central, 79-77, in overtime, in the state final. The Bears finished second in the county, behind state champ Oakland Mills. Al Moraz Jr, Kyle Jefferson, and Chauncey Winbush led these Bears, with Moraz gaining All-County 1st team status after posting what is now the 7th highest rebounding total in a season (14.8) in Howard County history. Jefferson scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Final 4, while Winbush was a 2nd team All-County selection.

37 '89 Hammond Golden Bears (17-8, 11-3) - Coach Jack Burke πŸ₯ˆ >>> After assisting Head Coach Mike Mongelli during the glory days of the early-to-mid 80's, Coach Jack Burke to the Bears to the first of two state final games in the first chair. The Bears lost to South Dorchester, 77-73, in the state final. The Golden Bears were led by Chris Dixon, who led the county in rebounding, and many of the '90 holdovers who advanced to the state championship again, a year later.

38 '09 Hammond Bears (21-5, 16-3) - Coach Karl Friedham πŸŽ– >>> The Bears were county co-champions, along with state semifinalist, Atholton, who went 23-4. The Bears lost to A-Town in the county title game, 62-49, and were dispatched by 3rd place River Hill, in a 43-41 stunner in the regional semifinal. The Bears were led by HoCo POY Chris Baker, who was also named to The Baltimore Sun All-Met 2nd team. Baker is just 1 of 4 HoCo players to ever average 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists per game, in a season (Rees, Conwell, Jefferson).

39 '86 Atholton Raiders (19-5, 12-2) - Coach Jim Albert πŸŽ– >>> The Raiders won a county title in a very competitive 8 team league, with the defending county champion Oakland Mills, a Quinton Burton-led Hammond Golden Bears squad, a Barry Young-led Mt Hebron Vikings unit, and defending state champion Wilde Lake. The Raiders finished a game ahead of Oakland Mills, who advanced to the Final Four. The Raiders were led by HoCo POY Steve Key, and future New York Yankee, Mark Carper.

40 '14 Reservoir Gators (18-6, 16-3) - Coach Mike Coughlan >>> The Gators tied with the Scorpions for second in the county, going 16-3, a game behind Atholton, but both the Gators and Scorpions advanced further in the regionals, giving the latter pair the edge. The Gators did sweep the Scorpions, exacting revenge on a pair of heartbreaking losses to their counterparts a year earlier, pulling out a pair of thrillers over the regional finalist. The Gators won 12 straight, before losing to nationally ranked (#18 in USA Today) in the regional final. The Gators were led by several integral pieces of their Final 4 team of '13 - seniors Kyle Reilly and Aaron McDonald, and junior Seth Henry.

πŸ† - State Champion
πŸ₯ˆ - State Runner-Up
πŸ₯‰ - Final 4
πŸŽ– - County Champion (or share)
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HoCo's Top 50 Boys Basketball Teams of All-Time (#41-50)

41 '91 Oakland Mills Scorpions (17-8, 11-3) - Coach Dave Appleby πŸ₯‰πŸŽ– >>> This capped off 5 straight county championships for Dave Appleby's Scorpions, as the team from Kilimanjaro advanced to their 4th Final Four in 6 years. The Scorpions finished a game ahead of fellow state semifinalist Wilde Lake, and defending state runner-up Hammond. The Scorpions were led by HoCo POY Nettie Gant, who became just the fifth (now 1 of 7) player to average 20+ points and 5+ assists per game in a season.

42 '14 Oakland Mills Scorpions (20-5, 16-3) - Coach John Browne πŸŽ– >>> The Scorpions tied for 2nd in the county with Reservoir, at 16-3, a game back of Atholton. Both OM and Resi advanced to the regional final, while the Raiders were beat by Glenelg in the regional semifinals. The Scorpions beat Atholton in their only meeting, 78-71, and advanced to their fourth regional final in five years, before getting routed by Potomac, the eventual 2A state champion. The Scorpions 3 league losses consisted of 61-58 and 82-80 losses to Reservoir, and an overtime loss to Centennial.

43 '05 Centennial Eagles (20-4, 16-2) - Coach Jim Hill πŸŽ– >>> The Eagles won the county title, the 6th and final county title for Head Coach Jim Hill, who would finish his career on Centennial Lane two years later, but not after amassing 311 wins, then 3rd best all-time in HoCo, now 4th. The Eagles, who were eliminated in the regional semifinals, were led by a trio of All-County 1st teamers - post Chris Moore, guard Drew Seker, and guard Anthony Bogues. Moore ranks 3rd all-time in HoCo history in blocked shots, with 342.

44 '14 Atholton Raiders (20-4, 17-2) - Coach Jared Albert πŸŽ– >>> The Raiders won the county title, a game ahead of Oakland Mills and Reservoir. The Raiders posted a 2 point loss to PG 4A power Eleanor Roosevelt, while beating Reservoir, 76-73, and losing to Oakland Mills, 78-71, in the regular season. The rematch Resi in the sectional final never materialized, as the Raiders were stunned by Glenelg in the sectional semi, 61-54. The Raiders Michael Bernetti and Justin Ballmer were named 1st team All-County.

45 '71 Atholton Raiders (19-4, N/A) - Coach Frank Rhodes πŸ₯ˆπŸŽ– >>> These Raiders are likely the best team to come out of Howard County from 1950 through 1975, featuring a starting five of Vaughn Johnson, Duaine Harding, Eddy Hinkle, 6'7 Jeff Johnson, and Chris Siebert, arguably Rhodes most talented team in his 21 years, outside his '78 Wilde Lake team. The Raiders won its fifth straight county title, and finished ranked #6 in the final Baltimore Sun poll. The Raiders topped Thomas Johnson in the state semifinals, before getting trounced in the state title game by one of the best teams in the area, the '71 Fairmont Heights squad, who scored 120 in the state final.

46 '19 Oakland Mills Scorpions (19-6, 12-4) - Coach John Browne >>> The Scorpions finished second in the county, beating county champion in Atholton in their only meeting, on the road, and beat 3A state finalist Reservoir in their only meeting, at home. The Scorpions advanced to their 7th regional final in 10 years, after beating River Hill in the sectional final, 53-52. The Scorps lost to Thomas Stone on the road in the regional final, 60-51. The Scorpions were led by 2-time, 1st team All-County selection Daeshawn Eaton, who became just the sixth player in county history to score 1,000 points, grab 400 rebounds, and dish out 250 assists in his career.

47 '91 Wilde Lake Wildecats (18-7, 10-4) - Coach Paul Ellis πŸ₯‰>>> The 'Cats finished second in the county, a game behind fellow state semifinalist Oakland Mills. This was the first Final Four for the 'Cats without Hall of Famer Frank Rhodes at the helm. Coach Paul Ellis' 'Cats were led by Joey Guyton and Phil Cheneir, both 1st team All-County selections. This is one of six instances that Howard County placed two teams in the Final Four - '71 ATH/HOW, '80 MTH/OM, '82 HAM/ATH, '90 OM/HAM, '91 OM/WL, and '15 OM/CEN.

48 '98 Atholton Raiders(19-4, 16-2) - Coach Jim Albert πŸŽ– >>> The county champion Raiders finished 3 games ahead of second place Long Reach. The Raiders were upset by the Lightning in the regional quarterfinals. The Raiders were led by Brian Boykins, a two-time 1st team All-County selection, who scored 31 points in the playoff loss. Jason Allmond and James Penamon were named to the 2nd team.

49 '19 Atholton Raiders (19-3, 14-2) - Coach Jared AlbertπŸŽ– >>> The Raiders were county champios, 2 games of regional finalist Oakland Mills, and 3 games of state finalist Reservoir, before getting upset by hot-shooting Mt Hebron. The Raiders were also bounced in the first round the last time they won the county title, in '14. The Raiders returned their top 6 scorers of a year ago, including seniors Casey Parkins and Justin Oates, then added 6'3 junior Jordan Oates (Glenelg Country) and 6'5 Albert Jackson (Mt St Joe) off the transfer wire. Parkins led the Raiders in scoring this season, averaging 16.2 per game, while the younger Oates averaged 10.2 and 10.7, and the elder Oates, 10.1 and 6.6.

50 '03 Mt Hebron Vikings (18-4, 16-2) - Coach Mike Lindsenmeyer πŸŽ– >>> The Vikings were Howard County champions, finishing a game ahead of River Hill, going 16-2. The Vikes finished the regular season on a 15 game win streak before being dispatched in the first round of the regionals, by Friendly. The Vikings were led by HoCo POY Shawn Valesquez, who also was named to the Baltimore Sun All-Met 2nd team, after averaging 18.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Jason Allmond and James Penamon both made All-County 2nd team.

πŸ† - State Champion
πŸ₯ˆ - State Runner-Up
πŸ₯‰ - Final 4
πŸŽ– - County Champion (or share)
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:56 PM

1994 Mt Hebron:

County Champs,  Player of the Year Kurtis Jestes, future GW player Patrick Ngongba, Kevin Tonkins, coached by Scott Robinson that Hebron team was a pretty damn good team



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:35 PM

1994 Mt Hebron:
County Champs, Player of the Year Kurtis Jestes, future GW player Patrick Ngongba, Kevin Tonkins, coached by Scott Robinson that Hebron team was a pretty damn good team


Yea, that was a nice team.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:39 PM

Top 25 Howard County Scorers of All-Time

Boys (Career)

1 2153 > Barry Young (MTH '84-87)
2 1775 > Cliff Rees (MTH '81-84)
3 1717 > Charlie Thomas (RH '12-15)
4 1628 > Irving Conwell (HAM '93-94, OM '95-96)
5 1504 > Greg Smith (G '82-85)
6 1435 > Leroy Scott (MTH '72-74)
7 1414 > Craig Valentine (WL '86-89)
8 1409 > Mike Hill (OM '92-95)
9 1354 > Quinton Burton (HAM '83-86)
10 1347 > Robbie Davis (MR '11-14)

11 1341 > Perry Young (MTH '78-81)
12 1309 > Dion Ross (WL '76-78)
13 1268 > Troy Spurrier (G '09-12)
14 1242 > Trea Keys (WL '16-19)
15 1148 > Kurtis Jestes (MTH '92-94)
16 1121 > Daeshawn Eaton (WL '17, OM '18-19)
17 1102 > Murray Graves (OM '96-99)
18 1098 > Damien Biggs (CEN '91-93)
19 1095 > Eric Breland (G '99-02)
20 1093 > Seth Willingham (WL '91-94)
21 1090 > Ray Peele (MTH '86-89)
22 1085 > Daniel Kiely (OM '13-16)
23 1084 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '99-02)
24 1083 > Omar Ringgold (MTH '11, CEN '12-13)
25 1079 > Chris Smith (HOW '96, LR '97-98)

A record 5 members of the '19 class joined the 1,000 point club, growing the list from 36 to 41. Joining Keys and Eaton, who also both joined the top 25 list above, are Brandon Prox (1047 - MTH '16-19), Brandon Held (1026 - MR '16-19), and Micah Henry (HAM '16-19). Keys finished as the Cats 2nd all-time leading scorer, trailing just Valentine. Held ranks #2 on the Mustangs all-time list, behind only Davis.

5 of the top 9 (B Young, Rees, Smith, Valentine, Burton) scorers of all-time started and ended their careers during the 80's. A sixth, Perry Young, at #11, graduated in '81. 8 on the top 25 list have joined over the last 8 years - Keys, Eaton, Kiely, Thomas, Oates, Davis, Ringgold, Spurrier, leaving no one from any of the 9 classes from '03 through '11.

Mount Hebron has 3 of the top 6 scorers of all-time, 4 of the top 11, 5 of the top 14, and 6 of the top 20. Oakland Mills places 9 (of the 41) on the 1,000 point list, while the Vikings place 8.

The other 17 1,000 point scorers - Nick Oates (1078 - G '12-15), Todd Smith (1076 - G '87-90), Andre Brooks (1073 - OM '99-02), Brandon Willis (1066 - ATH '14-15, HAM '16), Mike Smelkinson (1057 - LR '01-04), Jaylen Martin (1056 - RH '15-18), Tom Brown (1052 - CEN '14-16), Greg Whittington (1049 - OM '09-11), Woody Nicholson (1048- HOW '86-89), Prox, Bill Reybold (1044- RES '06-08), Eric Toback (1039 - MTH '98-00), Chris Baker (1026 - HAM '07-09), Held, Henry, Coleman Scott (1010 - OM '86-89), and Anthony Breland (1008- OM '97, '99).
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:40 PM

Top 25 Howard County Rebounders of All-Time

Boys (Career)

1 1040 > Perry Young (MTH '78-81)
2 909 > Barry Young (MTH '84-87)
3 887 > Charlie Thomas (RH '12-15)
4 880 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '99-02)
5 868 > Quinton Burton (HAM '83-86)
6 796 > Leroy Scott (MTH '72-74)
7 709 > Carl Jackson (WL '91-94)
8 707 > Coleman Scott (OM '86-89)
9 684 > Irving Conwell (HAM '93-94, OM '95-96)
10 680 > Greg Whittington (OM '09-11)

11 677 > Bill Reybold (RES '06-08)
12 668 > Devin Conwell (HOW '96, LR '97-99)
13 656 > Marc Terry (OM '90-93)
14 651 > Darryl Webb (LR '04-06)
15 612 > Seth Henry (RES '13-15)
16 611 > Mike Governor (HOW '78-81)
17 595 > Andre Brooks (OM '98-01)
18 590 > Troy Spurrier (G '09-12)
18 581 > Terry Scott (HAM '81-83)
20 576 > Damien Biggs (CEN 91-93)
21 562 > Tom Brown (CEN '13-16)
22 561 > Cliff Rees (MTH '81-84)
23 558 > Jermaine Reynolds (ATH '89-91)
24 556 > Eric Breland (G '99-02)
25 540 > Josh Odunowo (RES '18-19)

5 players rank among the top 10 in both career points and career rebounds in Howard County - Barry Young (1st points, 2nd rebounds), Charlie Thomas (3rd, 3rd), Leroy Scott (6th, 6th), Quinton Burton (9th, 5th), and Irving Conwell (4th, 9th).

18 players have scored at least 1,000 points and grabbed at least 500 rebounds. In addition to the five above, Perry Young ranks 1st in rebounding, and 11th in scoring, while Rees (2nd, 22nd), Steenberge (22nd, 4th), Spurrier (12th, 18th), Biggs (18th, 20th), and Eric Breland (18th, 24th), rank among the top 25 on both lists.

The other 7 on the 1000/500 list are Coleman Scott (OM 1010/707), Greg Whittington (OM 1049/680), Bill Reybold (RES 1044/677), Andre Brooks (OM 1073/595), Mike Hill (OM 1409/522), Eric Toback (MTH 1039/520), and Tom Brown (CEN 1052/562).

Barry Young (2153/909) and Thomas (1717/887) are the only players in Howard County history to amass 1500 points and 750 rebounds. Those two and Conwell (1628/684) are the only ones to surpass 1600 points and 600 rebounds, while Barry Young, Thomas and Rees (1775/561) are the only players to score 1700+ points and grab 500+ rebounds.

Leroy Scott (1435/796) joins Young and Thomas as the only players with 1400 points and 750 rebounds, while Young, Thomas, Perry Young (1341/1040), and Quinton Burton (1354/868) are the only players to score 1300 points and grab 800 rebounds.

Resi's Josh Odunowo is the only member of the '19 class to crack the top 25, at #25. If not for 14 rebounds in the state final game v Poly, Odunowo would not likely have cracked the list (needed 12 to tie Josh Gross LR at 538), nor if he hadn't grabbed 23 rebounds in the Gators regional final win over Northeast. Odunowo finishes 3rd all-time on the Gators rebounding list, behind only Reybold and Henry.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:42 PM

Top 25 Howard County Assists Leaders of All-Time

Boys (Career)

1 400 > Daniel Kiely (OM '13-16)
2 395 > Mike Smelkinson (LR '01-04)
3 377 > Joe Kiely (OM '08-11)
4 376 > Greg Smith (G '81-85)
5 341 > Ray Peele (MTH '86-89)
6 320 > Leroy 'Bunky' Scott (MTH '71-74)
7 318 > Woody Nicholson (HOW '86-89)
8 314 > Cliff Rees (MTH '81-84)
9 311 > Richie Jackson (RH '02-04)
10 310 > Brandon Willis (ATH '14-15, HAM '16)
11 307 > William 'Dollar Bill' Conway (OM '82-83)
12 300 > Scott Bross (CEN '95-97)
13 299 > Martin Payne (OM '85-86)
14 284 > Daeshawn Eaton (WL '17, OM '18-19)
15 281 > Brian Robertson (G '97-99)
16 278 > JJ Marchany (G '01-03)
17 276 > Scott Bross (CEN '95-97)
17 275 > Irving Conwell (HAM '93-94, OM '95-96)
19 265 > Chris Smith (HOW '96, LR '97-98)
20 264 > Steve Lombardozzi (ATH '05-07)
20 264 > Eric Wolven (MTH '03-05)
22 262 > Brian Parker (ATH '86-89)
23 259 > Tyrone Allmond (ATH '94-96)
24 255 > Tommy Brenton (RH '05-07)
25 252 > Chad Fawcett (WL '97-99)

Leeoy Scott (6th, 6th), Cliff Rees (2nd, 8th) and Greg Smith (5th, 4th) are the only players to rank among the top 10 in both scoring and assists, while Scott and Smith rank among the top 5 in both. Five other players rank among the top 25 in both scoring and assists - Kiely (21st, 1st), Peele (20th, 4th), Conwell (4th, 17th), and Eaton (15th, 13th). Rees and Conwell are the only players to rank among the top 25 in scoring, rebounding, and assists.

Rees (1775/314) and Smith (1504/324) are the only two players to score 1500 points and record 300 assists, while Conwell (1628/275) joins Rees and Smith as the only players to score 1500+ points, and add 250+ dimes. Scott is the only other player aside from Rees and Smith to score 1400+ points and record 300+ assists. Kiely is the only player to record 400 assists, therefore the only to score 1000 points and register 400 assists.

Four other players join those three players on the 1000 point, 300 assist list - Smelkinson (1057/395), Peele (1090/341), Willis (1066/310), and Nicholson (1048/318). Nick Oates (1078/250) and Eaton (1121/284) join the eight above in the 1000/250 assist club.

Scott, Rees, and Conwell are the only players to amass 1500 points, 500 rebounds, and 250 assists in their respective careers. Scott, Rees and Smith are the only players to surpass 1500 points, 400 rebounds, and 300 assists.

Top 25 Howard County Steals Leaders of All-Time

Boys (Career)

1 288 > Ray Peele (MTH '86-89)
2 269 > Irving Conwell (HAM '93-94, OM '95-96)
3 255 > Greg Smith (G '82-85)
4 243 > Barry Young ('84-87)
5 237 > Cliff Rees (MTH '81-84)
6 225 > Chris Baker (HAM ''07-09)
7 221 > Chris Bowen (G '99-01)
8 218 > Woody Nicholson (HOW '86-89)
9 214 > Craig Valentine (WL '86-89)
10 209 > Joe Kiely (OM '08-11)
11 208 > Daeshawn Eaton (WL '17, OM '18-19)
12 203 > Quinton Burton (HAM '83-86)
13 196 > Greg Whittington (OM '09-11)
14 190 > Scott Bross (CEN '95-97)
15 182 > Brian Parker (ATH '86-89)
16 180 > Mike Smelkinson (LR '01-04)
17 175 > Taz Larry (RES '09-11)
18 170 > Robbie Davis (MR '11-14)
19 169 > Richie Jackson (RH ''02-04)
20 168 > Tyrone Allmond (ATH '94-96)
21 165 > Scott Kincaid (CEN '00-02)
22 161 > Rodgers Barnes (RH '02-04)
23 156 > Brandon Willis (ATH, HAM '14-16)
24 152 > Andy Parker (RES '05-06)
25 150 > Daniel Kiely (OM '13-16)

Rees and Conwell are the only players to rank among the top 25 in points scored, rebounds, assists, and steals. Conwell is the only player in county history to top 1500 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, and 250 steals. Smith is the only player with 1500 points, 400 rebounds, 300 assists, and 250 steals. Young, Conwell, and Burton, are the only players to score 1200 points, grab 600 rebounds, dish out 200 assists, and get 200 steals.

Eaton cracked his third top 25 list this season, at #11 in steals, #13 in assists, and 15th in scoring. Eaton is just 1 of 4 players to score 1000 points, grab 400 rebounds, dish out 250 assists, and get 200 steals (Rees, Conwell, Smith).
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:43 PM

Top 15 Howard County Blocked Shots Leaders of All-Time

1 394 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '99-02)
2 343 > Barry Young (MTH '84-87)
3 342 > Chris Moore (CEN, HOW '04-06)
4 329 > Carl Jackson (WL '94-96)
5 292 > Greg Whittington (OM '09-11)
6 275 > Perry Young (MTH '78-81)
7 264 > Coleman Scott (OM '86-89)
8 248 > Quinton Burton (HAM '83-86)
9 211 > Josh Odunowo (RES '18-19)
10 206 > Obi Okwouma (LR '06-08)
11 191 > OJ Okijie (RH '16-19)
12 187 > Mike Governor (HOW '79-81)
13 174 > Eric Breland (G '99-02)
14 166 > Marc Terry (OM '90-93)
15 164 > Terry Scott (HAM '81-83)

Top 15 Howard County 3-Point Shooters (3PM) of All-Time

1 190 > Brandon Prox (MTH '16-19)
2 157 > Mark Smith (MTH '12-15)
3 153 > Mark Hammert (G '12-15)
4 151 > Nick Oates (G '12-15)
5 146 > Kurtis Jestes (MTH '92-94)
6 144 > Robbie Davis (MR '11-14)
7 139 > Mike Smelkinson (LR '01-04)
8 135 > Arjun Patel (MR '10-12)
9 132 > Steve Lombardozzi (ATH '05-07)
9 132 > Brandon Willis (ATH, HAM '14-16)
11 126 > Trea Keys (WL '16-19)
12 123 > Brandon Held (MR '16-19)
13 116 > Dom Napolitano (G '12-15)
14 112 > Judge Payne (RES 16-17)
15 110 > Irving Conwell (HAM, OM '93-96)
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:44 PM

Top 25 Howard County Season Scoring Averages of All-Time

1 28.0 > Barry Young (MTH '86)
2 27.8 > Barry Young (MTH '87)
3 26.9 > Antonio Manns (OM '12)
4 25.8 > Irving Conwell (OM '96)
5 25.7 > Perry Young (MTH '81)
6 25.5 > Quinton Burton (HAM '86)
7 24.8 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '02)
8 24.7 > Craig Valentine (WL '89)
9 24.3 > Anthony Breland (OM '99)
10 23.6 > Kevin Johnson (G '73)
11 23.5 > Greg Whittington (OM '11)
12 23.2 > Robert Hutson (G 78)
12 23.3 > Joe Myers (HAM '78)
12 23.2 > Charlie Thomas (RH '15)
15 23.1 > Gavin Stevenson (ATH '12)
16 22.8 > Mike Hill (OM '95)
17 22.7 > Dion Ross (WL '79)
18 22.5 > Ray Peele (MTH '89)
19 22.4 > Cliff Rees (MTH '84)
19 22.4 > Tony Boston (WL '86)
21 22.3 > Craig Valentine (WL '88)
22 22.0 > Barry Young (MTH '84)
22 22.0 > Coleman Scott (OM '88)
24 21.9 > Kyle Jefferson (HAM '91)
24 21.9 > Keonte Potts (CEN '12)

Barry Young is the only player in the county to average 25 points per game in two different seasons, and the only to average 20Young points per game in three different seasons. Young and Craig Valentine are the only players in county history to average 22 points per game in two different seasons. Aside from Young, Cliff Rees and Mike Hill are the only players in county history to average 19 points per game in three different seasons, while Leroy Scott, Irving Conwell, and Charlie Thomas are the only others in county history to average 17 points per game in three different seasons.

Ten players have averaged scoring 20 points per game in two different seasons in county history - Young, with 21.7 per game as a sophomore, 28.0 as a junior, and 27.8 as a senior, Valentine, averaging 22.3 his junior campaign, and 24.7 his senior campaign, Rees, with 21.7 per game as a junior, and 21.4 as a senior, Hill, with 22.8 per game his junior season, and 21.5 his senior season, Hill's teammate Conwell, with 20.4 as a junior, and 25.8 as a senior, Thomas, who averaged 20.2 as a junior, 23.2 as a senior. Quinton Burton, with 20.6 his junior campaign and 25.5 his senior campaign, Perry Young, with 20.6 his junior season, 25.7 his final season, Coleman Scott, averaging 20.7 in '88, 22.0 in '89, and Chris Baker, who averaged 20.7 as a junior, 21.5 as a senior. Two others just missed - Leroy Scott - 19.6 in '73, 21.8 in '74, and Murray Graves - 19.9 in '98, 19.7 in '99.

15 of the top 25 entries occurred in a 14 season period from '78 through '91, only 9 from the 28 seasons since. 58 players have produced 69 20 point seasons over the last 50 years. 29 of the 69 20 point seasons occurred during the 14 season period from '78-91 (2.1 per year), while 40 happened in the 8 years before and 28 since (1.1) per year.

Only 5 players have averaged 25 points per game in county history, only one who has done it in the last 23 years (Manns OM '12). There were 7 24 point campaigns in the 80's (P Young, B Young - 2, Burton, Valentine) and 90's (Conwell, A Breland OM), with just two since (Manns, Steenberge RH '02).

Several factors contribute to the downward trend of prolific scorers. One, many of the scoring greats of the 80's and 90's would likely playing at private school these days, where the separation between the top 10 private school teams in the area and the 12 county schools as far as competition goes, is far more pronounced than it was 20-40 years ago. Imagine Barry Young at DeMatha, Quinton Burton continuing Armatucci's early 80's run at Calvert Hall, or Conwell at Mt St Joe, or even St Frances in '96, teaming with Mark Karcher.

Two, with defenses a bit more athletic than those 30 years ago, and expansion leading to less dominant 1-2 punches, putting more attention on opponents primary scorers. Lastly, the three-point line has spread the scoring around, giving some players that may have scored a total of 18 field goals in a season without the three-point factor, to quadruple their point total by being a three-point threat, not available in the 80's, and not utilized like it is now, in the 90's.

Three of the top 25 entries come from the 1986 (B Young, Burton, Boston) and 2012 seasons (Manns, Stevenson, Potts) each. Both Manns and Stevenson were senior tranfers, the former from Digital Harbor, Stevenson from Mt St Joe. The years of 1989 (Valentine, Scott, Ray Peele and Brian Parker ATH) and 1991 ((Kyle Jefferson, Jermaine Reynolds, Alec Sutton HOW, Nettie Gant) are the only two seasons that featured 4 20 point scorers in the county, while '89 also added a 19.5 per game scorer (Woody Nicholson). 26 of the 69 20 point scorers have come from 2 of the 12 county schools, Oakland Mills and Mt Hebron, who post 13 each on the 20 point per list.

Remarkably, over the last 50 years, there have been only 4 back-to-back scoring champions in Howard County, all occurring in the 80's. Three were Mt Hebron Vikings - Perry Young in '80 and '81, Cliff Rees in '83 and '84, and Barry Young in '86 and '87, with Wilde Lake's Craig Valentine going back-to-back in '88 and '89. Meaning, there have been 30 different scoring champions over the last 30 years.

Longevity plays a big part of the 1,000 point scorer. All but 2 of the 41 - Anthony Breland and Coleman Scott; were either (at least) 3-year starters or 3-year rotation players. 24 of the 41 played in (at least) a part of 4 regular seasons. 16 of the 41 1,000 point scorers never averaged 20 points per game in a season, while 8 of those 16 never averaged 18 per game in their careers. 25 of the 58 players that have averaged 20 points per game in a season have scored 1,000 career points, while 33 have not.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:44 PM

Top 25 Howard County Season Rebounding Averages of All-Time

1 17.8 > Leroy 'Bunky' Scott (MTH '73)
2 17.6 > Harvey Carter (ATH '68)
3 17.2 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '02)
4 15.8 > Michael Dorsey (WL '74)
5 15.6 > Quinton Burton (HAM '86)
6 15.2 > Perry Young (MTH '81)
7 15.1 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '01)
8 14.8 > Al Moraz (HAM 90)
9 14.7 > Duaine Harding (ATH '72)
10 14.6 > Chris Dixon (HAM '89)

11 14.2 > Perry Young (MTH '80)
12 13.9 > Josh Odunowo (RES '19)
13 13.8 > Barry Young (MTH '87)
14 13.6 > Duaine Harding (ATH '71)
15 13.2 > Mike McClarin (G '73)
16 13.0 > Gary Lambeck (OM '80)
16 13.0 > Tony Boston (WL '86)
18 12.8 > Jermaine Reynolds (ATH '91)
18 12.8 > Deon Wingfield (WL '93)
20 12.6 > Marc Terry (OM '92)
20 12.6 > Carl Jackson (WL '95)
20 12.6 > Bill Reybold (RES '08)
23 12.3 > David Menusan ('89)
24 12.2 > Richard Dailey (WL 87)
25 12.1 > Coleman Scott (OM'88)

Kevin Steenberge is the only player in county history to average 15 rebounds per game in two different seasons, while Perry Young is the only other player in county history to average at least 14 rebounds in two different seasons, and Duaine Harding is the only other to average 13+ in two seasons. Barry Young is the only player to average at least 11 rebounds in three seasons. Three players have averaged 12 rebounds per game in two seasons Steenberge, Perry Young, and Quinton Burton. Five others have averaged at least 11 rebounds in two seasons - Marc Terry, Charlie Thomas, Carl Jackson, and Darryl Webb.

14 players in county history have averaged 10 rebounds in two seasons - Steenberge (15.1 '01, 17.2 '02), Barry Young (11.2 '85, 11.4 '86, 13.8 '87), Perry Young (14.2 '80, 15.2 '81), Burton (11.9 '85, 15.6 '86), Harding (13.6 '71, 14.7 '72), Terry (12.6 '92, 11.3 '93), Thomas (11.3 '14, 11.2 '15), Jackson (12.6 '95, 11.8 '96), Webb (11.5 '05, 11.6 '06),, Leroy Scott (18.0 '73, 10.4 '74), Coleman Scott (12.1 '88, 10.7 '89), Josh Gross (10.5 '00, 10.2 '01), Bill Reybold (10.4 '07, 12.6 '08), and Obi Okwouama LR (10.5 '07, 10.5 '08). Tre Morgan just missed the list, averaging 9.9 rebounds per game his sophomore season in '16, 10.5 his junior campaign, before an injury severely hampered Morgan's chance to join Barry Young as the only two players to average at least 9.9 rebounds per game in three different seasons.

Only Perry Young (25.7/15.2 '81) and Quinton Burton (25.5/15.6 '86) have put together 25 and 15 seasons, though Steenberge came just short (24.8/17.2 '02). Barry Young (27.8/13.8 '87), Tony Boston 22.4/13.0 '86), and Mike McClarin G 20.1/13.2 '73), join that trio as the only six in the 20/13 club. Jermaine Reynolds (21./12.8 '91), Bill Reybold (21.3/12.6 '08), and Coleman Scott (22.0/12.1 '88) round out the 20/12 club.

Like the collossal individual scoring numbers, the monster rebounding numbers are on a downward slide, overall. 22 players have produced 24 12 rebound per game seasons over the last 50 years in Howard County, with just 3 players producing a dozen rebounds per game over the last 23 seasons - Steenberge, who did it twice, Reybold in '08, and Odunowo in '19.

Odunowo's mark of 13.9 boards per game in '19 was the highest mark in the county in 17 seasons, since Steenberge set the county mark with 17.2 in '02. Of the 44 11 rebounds per game seasons in county history, only 13 have occurred over the last 23 seasons, with 31 in the previous 24 seasons. Of the 64 10.5 rebound seasons, 23 in the last 23 years, after 41 instances in the 24 years prior.

Like scoring, there are a few factors that define the decline in rebounding machines seen 25-45 years ago. One, like the extinction of the prolific scorers, the private school route has decimated the number of powerful post players in the county. Secondly, teams are more efficient offensively, in general, limiting rebounding chances. Thirdly, the introduction of the three-point play has provided more long caroms, cutting the amount of rebounds in the 'constricted' area, and providing non-post players more chances at rebounds, spreading the rebound love around. [This can be seen in the NBA, in many of LBJ and Westbrook's triple-doubles]. Finally, the stretch-four (Stretch-five, can I get an Amen?) has many 6'2-6'7 dudes playing 18 feet from the basket, spreading the rebounding love with the 5'11 guy, even more.

There have been just 6 players to lead the county in rebounding in Howard County in two seasons over the last 50 years - Perry Young ('80-81) Burton ('85-86), Jackson ('95-96), Steenberge ('01-02), Darryl Webb (LR '05-06), and Thomas ('14-15).
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:44 PM

Top 15 Howard County Season Assist Averages of All-Time

1 8.3 > Ray Peele (MTH '88)
2 8.0 > William 'Dollar Bill' Conway (OM '83)
3 7.5 > Chad Fawcett (WL '99)
4 7.2 > Eric Wolven (MTH '05)
5 7.0 > Daniel Kiely (OM '16)
6 6.9 > Jon Eisner (WL '85)
7 6.8 > Martin Payne (OM 85)
8 6.5 > Pat Lally (HAM '98)
8 6.5 > Alan Hayman (OM '00)
10 6 4 > Richie Jackson (RH '04)
11 6.2 > Mike Smelkinson (LR '02)
12 6.1 > Leroy 'Bunky' Scott (MTH '71-74)
12 6.1 > Aaron Re-White (MTH '03)
14 6.0 > Brian Robertson (G '99)
15 5.7 > Seth Willingham (WL '93)

Only one player has averaged at least 5 assists per game in three different seasons - Mike Smelkinson, who averaged 6.2 per game his sophomore year, 5.2 his junior year, and 5.1 his senior year. Five others have averaged 5 assists per game in two different seasons - Scott (6.1 '74, 5.6 '73), Conway (5.3 '82, 8.0 '83), Payne (5.2 '85, 6.8 '16), Joe Kiely (5.4 '10, 5.6 '11), and Daniel Kiely (5.1 '15, 7.0 '16).

Only Cliff Rees ('84) has averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in a season. Kyle Jefferson came close averaging 21.9/9.2/5.2 in '91. Aside from Rees and Jefferson, Irving Conwell ('95 20.4/7.7/5.0), Chris Baker (HAM '09 20.7/7.0/5.4) and Daniel Kiely ('16 (21.0/5.1/7.0) are the only other players to average 20/5/5 per game in a season. Nettie Gant ('91 20.1/5.2), and Chris Smith LR '98 20.7/5.4) are the only other two players to average points and 5 assists per game in a season. Kiely is the only player to average 20+ points and 6+ assists per game in a season.

Top 15 Howard County Season Steals Averages of All-Time

1 4.3 > Scott Bross (CEN '97)
2 4.2 > Scott Kincaid (CEN '01)
3 4.1 > Chris Bowen (G '01)
3 4.1 > Rodgers Barnes (RH '03)
5 4.0 > Irving Conwell (OM '95)
5 4.0 > Irving Conwell (OM '96)
5 4.0 > Andy Parker (RES '06)
8 3.9 > Chris Baker (HAM '08)
9 3.8 > Scott Cline (G '93)
9 3.8 > Delorean Hamilton (HOW '02)
9 3.8 > Taz Larry (RES '11)
12 3.7 > Chris Baker (HAM '09)
13 3.6 > Greg Smith (G '85)
13 3.6 > Ray Peele (MTH '88)
13 3.6 > Nettie Gant (OM '91)
13 3.6 > George Greene (HOW '16)

Irving Conwell is the only player in county history to average 4 steals per game in two different seasons. The only other three to average 3.5 steals per game in two seasons - Chris Bowen, Ray Peele, and Chris Baker. Greg Smith and Ray Peele are the only players in county history to average 3 steals per game in three individual seasons.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:45 PM

Top 15 Howard County Season 3PM Leaders of All-Time

1 79 > Brandon Prox (MTH '18)
2 69 > Aria Amelia (RES '19)
3 66 > Kurtis Jestes (MTH '94)
3 66 > Brandon Willis (HAM '16)
5 64 > Steve Lombardozi (ATH '07)
6 63 > Arjun Patel (MR '12)
7 61 > Giovanni Williams (OM '09)
7 61 > Judge Payne (RES '17)
9 58 > JJ Marchany (G '03)
10 57 > John Mierwza (RES '15)
10 57 > Mark Smith (MTH '15)
10 57 > Chris Currie (G '17)
13 56 > Matt Hammert (G '15)
14 55 > Robert Gordon (HAM '18)
15 54 > Robert Davis (MR '13)

Only four players have drained 50+ three-pointers in two different seasons, including a pair in the 60/50 club - Kurtis Jestes ('93 53, '94 66) and Judge Payne ('16 51, '17 61), along with Mike Smelkinson ('03 50 '04 51) and Mark Hammert ('14 56, '15 52). Robert Davis just missed the list, hitting 54 from beyond the arc his junior season, 49 his senior campaign. Jestes mark stood for 22 years before getting matched in '16, and 24 years before being broken by fellow Viking Prox.

11 in the top 15 entries on this list has occurred over the last eight seasons, 12 of the 15 over the last 11 seasons, and 13 of the 15 over the last 13 seasons, leaving just two players on the list that made at least 54 three-pointers from '88 through '06, the first 19 years of its everlasting impact. The top two marks come from the last two seasons, and three of the top four over the last 4 seasons. Reservoir sophomore Aria Amelia hit 69 from downtown this past season, and has a legitimate chance to break a school career 3PM mark nest season (needs 44), and a county record his senior campaign (needs 121).

There have been 20 players that have produced 50 3PM seasons, 16 of them posted in the last decade. Only two players have averaged scoring at least 20 points per game, with 50 3P in the same season - Kurtis Jestes (MTH '94 21.5/66) and Giovanni Williams (OM '09 21.1/61). Two others came up just short - Antonio Manns (OM '12 26.9/48) and Robert Davis (MR '14 21.6/49). Only two others have averaged at least 18 points per game and make 50 3PM in a season, both doing it in 2016 - Brandon Willis (HAM 18.9/66) and Naquan Williams-Day (OM 18.8/53). Two players have averaged 5 assists per game and drain 50 3PM in a season - Mike Smelkinson, twice, and Steve Lombardozzi.

Top 15 Howard County Season Blocked Shots Averages of All-Time

1 7.8 > Chris Moore (HOW '06)
2 7.5 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '02)
3 6.9 > Kevin Steenberge (RH '01)
4 5.4 > Carl Jackson (WL '95)
5 5.2 > Coleman Scott (OM '89)
6 5.1 > Carl Jackson (WL '96)
6 5.1 > Chris Moore (CEN '05)
8 5.0 > Barry Young (MTH (87)
9 4.8 > Quinton Burton (HAM '86)
9 4.8 > Seth Felt (CEN '88)
11 4.5 > Obi Okwouama (LR '08)
12 4.4 > Coleman Scott (OM '88)
12 4.4 > Greg Whittington (OM '11)
12 4.4 > Josh Odunowo (RES '18)
12 4.4 > Josh Odunowo (RES '19)

Kevin Steenberge is the only player in county history to average 6 blocked shots per game in two seasons, coming a tenth of a percentage point from averaging 7 blocks per game. Chris Moore and Carl Jackson are the only other two to average at least 5 blocked shots per game in two seasons.

Reservoir's Josh Odunowo put together a pair of 4.4 blocked shots per game seasons in '18 and '19, matching Greg Whittington's mark in 2012 for the best average over the last decade. Odunowo joins Steenberge, Moore, Jackson, and Coleman Scott as the only five players in county history to average 4.4 blocks per game in two seasons.
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 05:27 PM

As usual....thanks for this awesome info!  Great job!



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:27 PM

As usual....thanks for this awesome info! Great job!


I appreciate that, ShoNuff. Thanks!

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:29 PM

Two of the better coaches in Howard County history won't be around when 2020 comes in, as Centennial's Chad Hollowedel announced his retirement after 12 years as the Eagles head coach, and 22 years with the program, and Reservoir and Mike Coughlan parted ways after 7 years together in Fulton. Hollowedel now gets to see his son Ryan continue his basketball career at Hood College, while Coughlan gets to watch his nephew Shane at Centennial for the next two years. Shane's brother Sean played for Hollowedel for two years, and was the Eagles leading scorer in 2018..

Hollowedel and Coughlan both rank among the top 5 in county history in win percentage, with Hollowedel 5th, at .645, and Coughlan 4th all-time, at .646. The two produced 5 of the county's 7 Final Four appearances over the last decade.

Hollowedel led the Eagles to the 2015 3A state title, with two other Final Four appearances, going back-to-back in 2011 and 2012. His 2015 Eagles went 18-1 in county play, and 25-2 overall. For Hollowedel, 2019 was his 10th straight winning season, matching Chuck Monninger as the longest such streak in county history. Hollowedel produced three 20+-win seasons, six 17+-win seasons, and eight 16+-win seasons. In addition to ranking 5th all-time in county history in win percentage (.645), Hollowedel ranks 8th all-time in county history in wins, with 193. Hollowedel is just one of four coaches in county history to win at least 3 regional championships, along with Dave Appleby, Rhodes, and Monninger. Hollowedel's .686 (24-11) playoff win percentage ranks tops in county history.

Coughlan led the Gators to the state title game in 2019, 6 years after leading the Gators to their first Final Four appearance in school history in 2013, in his first season in Fulton. A year before, he led Marriotts Ridge (18-6) to its best season in school history in his one year at 'Rowdy Ridge'. At 'Resi', Coughlan turned around a program that ranked 12th of 12 teams in its first 9 years of existence, winning 34.7% of its games, to winning better than 63% of its games over Coughlan's 7 years in Fulton, an 82% improvement. Coughlan ranks 4th all-time in county history in win percentage, trailing only Oakland Mills current coach John Browne, former Atholton and Wilde Lake Hall of Fame Coach Frank Rhodes, and Long Reach's Al Moraz Sr.

Browne, the second longest tenured coach in the county, with 14 years, second to River Hill's Matt Graves 15 years in Clarksville, is 6 wins away from tying Paul Ellis for 5th all-time in county history in wins. Browne's .690 win percentage ranks tops all-time in county history (min. 125 games). Graves, who ranks 7th in wins and 8th in win percentage in county history, was the 7th coach in county history to win 200 games. Browne became the 6th in December, 2017. Graves predecessor, Brian Van Deusen, has the county's 2nd best win percentage (.692) among county coaches, with a 100 game minimum (81-36).

Top Winning Percentages in Howard County History (min. 125 games)

.690 >>> John Browne (14 seasons - OM '06-19) 232-104

.679 >>> Frank Rhodes (22 seasons - HOW '65-66, ATH '67-71, WL '72-85, '99) 341-161

.648 >>> Al Moraz Sr (9 seasons - LR '97-05) 142-77

.646 >>> Mike Coughlan (8 seasons - MR '12, RES '13-19) 126-69

.645 >>> Chad Hollowedel (12 seasons - CEN '08-19) 193-105

.630 >>> Jack Burke (9 seasons - HAM '86-94) 133-78

.625 >>> Chuck Monninger (11 seasons - MTH '78-87, 91) 165-99

.592 >>> Matt Graves (15 seasons - RH '05-19) 212-146

.591 >>> Dave Appleby (25 seasons - OM '83-03, WL '10-11, MR '15-16) 343-237

.581 >>> Jared Albert (7 seasons - ATH '13-19) 97-70

.565 >>> Al Moraz Jr (11 seasons - LR '06-16) 147-117

.558 >>> Mike Mongelli (10 seasons - HAM '78-85, '95-96) 134-106

.546 >>> Jim Albert (31 seasons - ATH '82-12) 402-334

.531 >>> Paul Ellis (19 seasons - ATH '72-73, G '74-80, WL '86-91, '93-96) 238-210

.523 >>> Jim Hill (23 seasons - CEN '85-07) 285-260

* Rhodes record includes 12-8 mark in '99, as he filled in as WL interim coach that season for Lester Clay

Most Wins in Howard County History

402 >>> Jim Albert (ATH)

343 >>> Dave Appleby (OM, WL, MR)

341 >>> Frank Rhodes (HOW, ATH, WL)

285 >>> Jim Hill (CEN)

238 >>> Paul Ellis (ATH, G, WL)

232 >>> John Browne (OM)

212 >>> Matt Graves (RH)

193 >>> Chad Hollowedel (CEN)

175 >>> Mike Lindsenmeyer (17 seasons - MTH '02-18) 175-227

165 >>> Chuck Monninger (MTH)

151 >>> Terry Coleman (13 seasons - G '81-93) 151-153

147 >>> Al Moraz Jr (LR)

142 >>> Al Moraz Sr (LR)

134 >>> Mike Mongelli (HAM)

133 >>> Jack Burke (HAM)

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:41 AM

This is a great read. I can't imagine the time it must take to compile these statistics.   Now when can we expect the same for HOCO football? :-P



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:33 PM

This is a great read. I can't imagine the time it must take to compile these statistics. Now when can we expect the same for HOCO football? :-P


I appreciate it, thank you. I'll do football in August. I have all the stats, top 50 teams, etc., just need to put it all together and double-check/proofread.
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