Wootten will join DeMatha at MAIT

November 19, 1996


Staff Writer

Count on legendary coach Morgan Wootten to run the show when DeMatha returns to Hagerstown in defense of its Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament title at St. Maria Goretti High School later this month.

The three-day event serves as the basketball season's tipoff for six schools.

On Friday, Nov. 29, Chambersburg faces Philadelphia Bishop Neuman in the opener at 6:30 p.m. St. Maria Goretti takes on Charlotte (N.C.) Providence School at 8.

Friday's losers play in a Saturday consolation at 5:30 p.m. The Chambersburg-Neuman winner faces DeMatha at 7, followed by the Goretti-Providence winner taking on New York Xavierian at 8:30.


The third-place game is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the championship at 3:30.

Wootten, the state's all-time winningest basketball coach, had liver surgery this past summer, and at one point wasn't given much of a chance to live, let alone coach again. He is among the top four prep coaches all-time in number of career victories.


Mercersburg Academy senior Ian Milley signed a letter of intent Monday with California State University at Long Beach (formerly Long Beach State).

Milley, a 6-foot-10 center, averaged 6.1 points per game last season.

Milley is the third area player to sign early, joining Thomas Johnson teammates Terence Morris (Maryland) and Hasheem Alexander (Loyola of Maryland).

Local girls' basketball early signees include: Linganore teammates Cara Consuegra (Iowa) and Mimi Ritter (Georgetown), and St. John's at Prospect Hall's Theresa Moore (University of Maryland-Baltimore County).

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