Cardozo's Earl Moore and Spingarn's Sherman Douglas, who between them totaled more than 1,500 points this season and were the area's top two scorers with 28.4- and 26.0-point averages, respectively, have been named to the Capital Classic Metro all-star team.
The 6-foot-1 guards will probably form the starting back court. Other area players named to the annual game that showcases some of finest talent in the nation include 6-3 Philip Gamble of All Saints, 6-3 Gus Hill of Flint Hill, 6-5 Tim Anderson of Coolidge, 6-8 David Gregg of Northwestern and 6-3 Bernard Royster of Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore.
Danny Ferry, a 6-11 forward from DeMatha; 6-6 Darryl Prue of Dunbar and 6-9 Rodney Walker of Gibbons were named earlier. Two players have yet to be named to the local team, which will play a U.S. all-star team.
Spingarn's John Wood has been named to coach the local team.
The game will be played at Capital Centre March 31 at 2:30 p.m. A preliminary game, with the District All-Stars facing the Suburban All-Stars, will be played at 12:30.
Tandreia Green and Kammi Brown, the mainstays of No. 1-one ranked H.D. Woodson, were unanimous choices to the 10-girl Interhigh League tournament team. The other selections were Roosevelt's Tina White and Collette Scott, Wilson's Clara McCollough and Stephanie Thomas, Spingarn's Shirley Carter and Michelle Johnson, Ballou's Terri Jenkins and Coolidge's Yolanda Pounds.
Woodson (31-2) was the regular-season champion with a 20-0 record and defeated Roosevelt, 72-37, to win its third straight tournament title last week.
The Harlem Globetrotters, in conjunction with WUST-AM radio, sponsored a basketball exhibition and clinic yesterday at Shaw Junior High School. Curly Neal, the dribbling and trick shot artist of the famed team, performed in addition to speaking to the students on the ills of drugs and the need for an education.
The Globetrotters will perform at Capital Centre March 16-17.
In the latest Middle Atlantic Sports News Service poll, Spingarn and DeMatha were Nos. 1 and 2 going into their showdown last Sunday. All Saints, which concluded its season and long history (it will become an all-girls school in the fall) with a 17-0 record, was fifth; Flint Hill at 20-3, was 11th and Annapolis (22-2) was 24th.
The Prince George's Coaches Association will hold its boys and girls all-star basketball games tonight at Northwestern. The girls game will begin at 6, with the boys game to follow immediately.
William Lumpkin of Anacostia has the nation's best time in the 500 meters (1:04.02), according to the February issue of Track and Field News. Other area athletes listed included O'Connell's Eric Metcalf in the 60-yard dash (6.44, ninth) and the long jump (24-7 3/4), first); Largo's Robert Bailey at 500 meters (1:05.25, fourth); Central's Kirk Young in the mile (4:19.5, fourth).
At the Eastern States' meet last week, Cardozo's Boris Goins long-jumped 24-2, which would place him right behind Metcalf. In the girls' listings, Ballou's Lynda Tolbert was second in the 60-yard hurdles (7.91) and third in the long jump (18-10).
McKinley's Gracie Brown recently ran the 60 hurdles in 8.1, ranking her third. Other girls listed include Edison's Laverne Williams in the 60-yard dash (7.14, fifth), Lake Braddock's Cathron Birge in the 300 (40.41, sixth) and in the 500 (1:14.33, first); Central's Kelli Roberts in the 500 (1:15.10, second); Lee's Christine Williams in the 60-yard hurdles (8.40, 10th) and the long jump (18-3 3/4, seventh); Falls Church's Carmen Mann in the long jump (18-10 3/4, first), and Mount Vernon's Jean Burke in the shot (40-5 1/4, fourth).
Birge ran a meet-record 1:24.5 to win the 600 last week at Harvard. That time would place her first in the nation.
For the fourth straight year, three Interhigh League basketball teams won 20 or more games. Spingarn led the way with 30 victories before facing DeMatha for the city championship. Regular-season and tournament runner-up Coolidge had 23 wins before facing St. John's in the preliminary game to the city title clash. H.D. Woodson finished 20-10 after topping Eastern for third place in the tournament. Eastern lost four of its last five games and finished with 19 victories.