Although it closed its season with a 59-48 victory over Hampton Roads Saturday, Georgetown Prep's basketball team truly must have suffered through its recently completed 2-20 year, worst in the school's history.
How could Prep, which over the last two decades produced a series of top teams and fine individual players, fueled by a string of Mulquin and Mitchell brothers, sink to an .048 winning percentage this season?
Franny Gleason has coached the Little Hoyas since the early 1960s, but will the school rethink its position about a part-time coach after this season?
All other varsity basketball and football head coaches in the IAC are full-time employes of their schools. Gleason is a full-time insurance agent who coaches basketball and serves as a varsity football assistant.
"Eight times we had leads in the final minute but couldn't hold them," said Athletic Director Jim Fegan. "You can't fault the players or the coach though because we were so young. Dean Campbell and Pat Mulquin (the fourth Mulquin brother to play at Prep) are both 6-5 and are going to be very good players, but they're sophomores and prone to make mistakes borne of inexperience. Next year I don't expect that the same thing will happen, but we took our lumps this season."
Oakland Mills won the Howard County wrestling championship, but won't be able to compete for the state team title because of a violation of MPSAA rules which prohibits the first meet until 20 days after the opening practice.
The Scorpions wrestled Mount St. Joseph's, a national wrestling power from Baltimore, on Dec. 4, 19 days after their initial practice.
Oakland Mills wrestlers will be able to compete for individual honors this weekend at the state championships at Western Maryland.
Friendly tackle Rob Martin has accepted a football scholarship to Virginia Tech. Martin, a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder, joins McNamara's Rich Fox and Magruder's Shawn Prather, who earlier announced their plans to play for the Hokies . . . DeMatha basketball Coach Morgan Wootten is now the cohost (along with former player James Brown) of "Fast Break", a half-hour basketball show on Saturdays at 1 p.m. on WDVM-TV-9 . . . Wheaton's Chris Kontsis was hospitalized after suffering a ruptured spleen in a game against Blair two weeks ago, but is now recuperating at home . . . The Catholic Girls Athletic Association basketball tournament begins today at Einstein High School. The semifinals are Friday and Saturday's championship games will be held at 12, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. . . . The Metro Conference also has basketball playoffs scheduled for today to determine the second-half winner. DeMatha won the first half title, but tied for the second-half regular-season crown with St. John's and Gonzaga. Each school lost one league game in the second half of the season. The winner of the second-half playoffs will face DeMatha for the right to play the Interhigh champion on March 10 at the University of Maryland for the city title . . . Landon's 70-49 victory against Bullis gave the Bears their first IAC basketball cochampionship since 1968 . . . The Potomac Valley AAU Junior Olympics boys basketball tournament will begin on April 15 at the Silver Hills Boys Club. Players from Montgomery and Prince George's counties are eligible. Call Gene O'Neill at 423-6527 or Frank Pfeifer at 423-6054.