Carroll High boys' basketball coach Carroll Holmes stepped down yesterday after 22 years at the Northeast Washington private school, according to Carroll President John Butler.

Holmes, who compiled a 390-222 record, directed the Lions to Catholic league championships in 1989 and 1993 as well as a pair of Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament titles. He will remain as the school's athletic director, Butler said.

The Lions went 12-16 this past season and won four games in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference for the second consecutive year.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to focus entirely on further developing Archbishop Carroll's whole athletic program," Holmes said. "The selection of a varsity basketball coach will be one important step in the process."

Miles to Go . . . to Niagara

Gonzaga guard Lorenzo Miles orally committed to Niagara on Saturday, the high school announced yesterday. Miles averaged a team-high 11.5 points per game this past season and helped the Eagles to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. The 6-foot senior was named most valuable player of the City Title Game. He chose Niagara over Coastal Carolina and Towson. . . .

All-Met defensive end David Lansdowne of South Lakes has orally committed to play football for Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., next fall. Lansdowne registered 15 sacks, made 53 tackles and blocked two punts last season as the Seahawks advanced to the Virginia AAA Division 5 championship game.

The 6-3, 215-pound senior will play linebacker at the two-year school coached by former University of Maryland defensive lineman Mark Duda.

Landon on Course

Senior Simon Carter and sophomore Patrick Sherry each shot 4-over-par 39 at Bethesda Country Club yesterday to help Landon defeat Wilson, 205-245, in a nonconference golf match.

Breheny Keys Ireton

Freshman attacker Mia Breheny scored four goals to lead Bishop Ireton past Georgetown Visitation, 7-4, in a nonconference girls lacrosse game in Northwest Washington.

Koshansky Signs

All-Met guard Alena Koshansky of Chantilly accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Delaware, the Northern Virginia Journal reported in yesterday's editions.

The 5-9 senior is Chantilly's all-time leading scorer with 1,874 points. She averaged 19.7 points, 5.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game this season.

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