HYATTSVILLE – Gaithersburg senior guard Anthony Tarke was the lone Montgomery County public school representative in Saturday’s second annual Maryland Crab Ball Classic at DeMatha’s Morgan and Kathy Wootten Gymnasium.
Tarke, who finished with four points and six rebounds in 13 minutes of action, said he was honored to be selected to participate in the Crab Ball Classic.
“It was fun competing with these guys,” said Tarke. “Unfortunately, we didn’t get the dub.”
For the second straight year, the Baltimore squad squeezed out a victory over the Washington team, 113-108.
Baltimore had five players who scored in double figures including Calvert Hall’s 6-foot-9 power forward and Central Connecticut State signee Evan Phoenix who finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots en route to earning game MVP honors.
Phoenix’s Calvert Hall teammates Nico Clareth (Siena) and Drew Edwards (Providence) scored 15 and 10 points, respectively. Oakland Mills guard Will Robinson (12 points) and Lake Clifton guard Gary Jefferson (10 points) combined for 22 points and six assists in the Baltimore win.
Clinton Christian guard Kevin Dorsey, a Minnesota signee, scored a game-high 27 points to lead three Washington players in double figures. Riverdale Baptist guard Kenny Wormley (Siena) finished with 21 points and DuVal guard Ed Polite (Radford) scored 10 points.
Meanwhile, Montrose Christian’s 6-foot-9 senior forward Taron Oliver, a Tulane signee, finished with eight points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes of action.
“The sky is the limit for a lot of these guys,” said Dale Lamberth, a Team Washington assistant. “All of those guys were great. Good basketball players that made some good athletic moves and tough shots. It was just a good game.”