Douglass star sidelined by wisdom (teeth)
It was an interesting winter break for Douglass. Junior guard Timmone Whatley led the way as the Eagles beat Old Mill and Arundel to win the Waldorf Holiday Hoops Classic. A few days later, however, the 6-foot-2 Whatley could only cheer from the bench as Douglass fell behind by as many as 16 points before coming up short in a 53-45 loss to Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Roosevelt game was a makeup of a game that was postponed last month and Eagles Coach Tyrone Massenburg knew it would be a problem: Whatley had four wisdom teeth removed on Dec. 31, thinking he would have time to recover without missing many games. But the rescheduled game threw a kink into those plans and Whatley – who had 29 points and eight rebounds in a 95-87 overtime victory over Old Mill – was relegated to the sideline because he still had stitches in his mouth.
“It was all right, though, because we found some new players,” Massenburg said.
Junior varsity callup Marvis Davies, a sophomore guard who dressed with the varsity for the holiday tournament, was among those who showed well. He finished with five points.
“I put him in the game because my regular guards weren’t playing well and he ended up having the most composure of them all,” Massenburg said.
Whatley averages 20.8 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, but he won’t be in the lineup Tuesday against Surrattsville, though Massenburg hopes to have his star back in the lineup later this week.
January 4, 2010; 6:08 AM ET
Categories: Boys' basketball , Douglass , Eleanor Roosevelt , Old Mill
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