The senior guard scored a career-high 32 points Tuesday to lead Watkins Mill (12-4, 10-3 Montgomery 4A/3A West) to its fifth straight victory, a 72-63 decision over Northwest. Stott, primarily a spot-up shooter last season, averaged eight points per game. He bulked up over the summer, however, and improved his average to 19.6 ppg with the ability to score both inside and out.
The 6-foot junior guard scored 15 second-quarter points Tuesday, including four three-pointers, to lead Severna Park (10-7, 8-4 Anne Arundel 4A) to a 64-42 victory over South River. Miller finished with eight three-pointers and a season-high 32 points for the Falcons.
Southern Maryland Christian
When guard Rashad Mintz left Southern Maryland Christian for Coastal Christian (Va.) Academy this summer, the Mustangs lost their leading scorer from a year ago. In what turned out to be a pretty even trade, however, they gained Battle, a 6-4 senior forward. Battle -- a transfer from Coastal Christian -- leads Southern Maryland in scoring (21.3 points per game), three-pointers (56) and free throw shooting percentage (78 percent).
The Gladiators have won their past five games after starting the season 4-7 to pull themselves to 9-7 overall, 6-6 in Howard County. Glenelg will face Atholton (12-5) and Long Reach (14-2) in back-to-back games today and Tuesday.
The Colonels (15-3, 12-0) clinched their fifth straight Montgomery 4A/3A West championship Tuesday with a 58-40 victory over Wootton. Magruder has won 10 of its past 11 games by an average of 24 points.
The Cavaliers, who have won six straight, moved into first place of the IAAM Conference this weekend with a 53-44 victory over McDonogh (Balt.) on Saturday. Spalding, which is paced by Rudy Gay's 14.3 points per game, followed that performance with a 76-46 blowout of Cardinal Gibbons on Sunday.