Swimmer Rory Lewis, representing Washington, D.C., captured the 50-yard freestyle for boys 14-15 in 22.1 in the 11th annual United States Youth Games today at Southern Connecticut State College.

Washington's Kelly Brown finished second (25.6) in the girls 144-15 50-yard freestyle event.

Other D.C. area athletes are doing well in the inter-city games. In track, Yolanda Powell finished first in the 100-yard dash for girls 12-13 in 120. In the 220 for boys 14-15, Terry Butler was first in 23.4.

Sterling Parker won the 12-13 boys 220 in 25.6. Pamela Carter, competing in the girls 12-13 division, won her 220 race in 27.7. Adam Hansford won the boys 9-11 220 with a 28.3 clocking.

In 440-yard races for 12-13, Jeanette Kelly won in one minute even. Cecil Carter captured the girls 14-15 race in 58.4. Curtis Hardy, boys 12-13, finished second (56.7) as did Ronald Jone (54.2) in his 14-15 race.

Kevin Rice, won the 880 for 14-15 in 2:97.5. Tomi Rucker, vying in the girls 14-15 bracket, captured the long jump in 18-5 1/4. Kim Campbell took second in the same event for 12-13, with jump of 15-9 3/4.

Dorothy Gladden finished second (11.7) in the 100 for 14-15. William Morton, in the 9-11 class, finished third (12.2) in the 100.

Washington's boys basketball tear dropped a 61-59 decision to East Orange, N.J. Leo McGainey led Washington with 19 points.

The girls team won its opening game, 53-34, against Newark, N.J. Michele Dyer had 24 points for the winners. The D.C. area team, however, lost its second game today, bowing to Boston, 64-38.

Both Washington basketball teams are now in the losers bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will play again Saturday.