Chrissy Reese and Georgetown Visitation have accomplished their season's goal.. A three-time all-Met performer for a Holy Cross team that won 59 of 62 games and a starter at Virginia, Reese has guided the Visitation girls to an unbeaten season in her second season as basketball coach.
Visitation, 16-2 last season, had no trouble winning the Independent League Catholic School regular season title. It also won the league postseason tournament, defeating National Cathedral, 64-39, in the final to finish with a 24-0 record and a No. 5 ranking in the metropolitan area.
"I really enjoy coaching," Reese said. "We've played and beaten some good teams and the girls have really played well."
Visitation was led this season by 5-foot-9 senior Missy Bigelow, who averaged 19.5 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Reese, concerned her school might not be receiving the recognition she feels it deserves, said she scheduled better teams this season and plans to upgrade the schedule more in the future.
"I'm finding out how hard it is to schedule teams," she said. "But we'll play anyone. We want the best competition we can get."
All Saints canceled its second game with Flint Hill, citing other obligations. Unless the No. 3-ranked Tonies, fielding their final boys team because the school is being converted to an all-girls school, participate in a postseason tournament, they probably will end the final season in a long, illustrious history with a 17-0 mark.
The U.S. All-Stars, who hold a 6-5 series edge over the Capital All-Stars in the Capital Classic, once again will have a decided edge in height. The game will be held March 31 at Capital Centre.
Named to the visiting team were 6-11 Doug Roth of Knoxville (Tennessee); 6-8 Ed Horton from Springfield, Ill. (Iowa); 6-6 Rick Calloway of Cincinnati (Indiana); Walker Lambiotte of Woodstock, Va. (Virginia Tech); 6-6 Quin Snyder of Mercer Island, Wash. (Duke), and 5-10 Kenny Wilson of Jersey City (Villanova).
Named earlier were 7-1 Tito Horford of Houston (Houston) and three players who are headed for North Carolina: 6-6 Kevin Madden of Staunton, Va.; 6-6 Steve Bucknall of Byfield, Mass., and 6-3 Jeff Lebo of Carlisle, Pa.
Players expected to be named to the local team include DeMatha's 6-11 Danny Ferry, Dunbar's 6-7 Darryl Prue (Georgetown) and 6-9 Rodney Walker of Cardinal Gibbons in Baltimore.
Cardozo's Earl Moore finished out a marvelous career with 710 points for a 28.4 average, the best in the area. The 6-foot Moore, whose team won only seven of 25 games, shook off a variety of defensive schemes and and scored 30 or more points 15 times. In three games last week, Moore had 37, 36 and 24 points. His season high this year was 37, which he attained on three occasions . . . Cardozo needs football games for the dates Aug. 30 or 31, Sept. 6 or 7 and 15 or 16, home or away. If interested, contact Athletic Director Frazier O'Leary or Coach Robert Richards at the school . . . Eastern is seeking a football game Sept. 20 or 21. If interested, contact James Fields at the school.