Diego McCoy doesn't jump or run as well as he did as an All-Met basketball player at Spingarn High School. But the 25-year-old still has court savvy, making him a valuable member of the Maryland All-Stars.

McCoy, 25 pounds over his playing weight at West Virginia University, showed a few playground moves yesterday. He scored nine points as the Maryland All-Stars defeated Tennis Haven, 117-92, for the basketball gold medal in the Maryland State Games at Cole Field House.

"I'm just now getting back into the game," McCoy said. "I had a bad back and gained some weight. But I still enjoy the game just as much, I just can't run as fast or dunk as much. Winning this gold medal is a prestigious thing for us. We travel around a lot {to other states} to compete in adult leagues, and with this title, other states will invite us to participate in their tournaments.

"We have a good group of guys, older guys like Michael Jackson {Cardozo High, Cal Poly} and Bleu Colquitt {Johnson C. Smith University} who are very experienced, and they fit in real well with the younger players."

The Maryland All-Stars, with only 25 spectators in attendance, rode roughshod over Tennis Haven, taking an early lead and never looking back. They had seven players in double figures: Eric Love (Central State, Ohio) led with 19, Chris Erichsen (Penn State) had 17 and Colquitt and Marlowe Barkley (Maryland-Eastern Shore) 13 each.

Brian Waller (Northwestern, Providence) topped Tennis Haven with 27 points.

George Smith's three free throws in the final minute assured the Mason Rockets a 74-66 defeat of Sports Line and a bronze medal.

Carol Pelosi, who had used a borrowed crossbow after breaking hers on the first day of competition, got the bow fixed and finished second among the males in target crossbow. Pelosi, who won the national women's crossbow title 17 consecutive years and is a three-time World Games champion, won a gold medal as the only woman entered.

"I love competing against the men," Pelosi said. "Considering the circumstances, I think I did fine. The only person to beat me was George {McLean}. He fixed my bow."

"If her bow hadn't broken, she probably would have beaten me," said McLean, the men's champion.

Jason Marlow, 14, a 6-foot-6 freshman-to-be at DeMatha, won the men's intermediate (under 18). "I plan to play football, but I won't give up archery," he said. "I really enjoy the sport. I've only been shooting for 10 months, but already I'm the third best in the nation in my age group."

More records fell in the adult division (ages 19-34) of the track and field competition; in all, 42 marks were established in the youth, adult and masters divisions.

William Skinner of the University of Maryland won the 110-meter high hurdle final (13.7) and was second in the 100 dash (10.9) behind teammate Kevin Hughes (10.8). Hughes also won the 200 (21.9) and anchored the winning 400 relay (43.5).

In men's foil, Don Driscoll finished unbeaten in five final-round matches to win a second consecutive fencing title. Dick Richards won the sabre title, Guy Moore the epee.

Ethel Merrigan, 40, scored the game's only goal, 11 minutes into overtime, to give the Montomery Express a 1-0 victory over Baltimore Club I and a field hockey gold medal.

More than 2,100 athletes competed in the third annual Games, which covered three days.