BALTIMORE - Alice Smith gave her father a unique birthday present - a place in Maryland high school basketball history.
Alice Smith, a 1987 Williamsport High School graduate who now coaches the Francis Scott Key girls' basketball team, guided the Eagles to the Class 1A state title with a 53-23 thrashing of Northern Garrett Saturday at UMBC.
Glenn Smith, who turned 61 Saturday, coached Williamsport to the 1A state title in 1992. FSK's victory Saturday makes the Smiths the first father-daughter combination to lead teams to state titles in Maryland.
"It's very exciting," Alice Smith said. "I think he's really excited also."
Francis Scott Key trailed 7-6 at the end of the first quarter and fell behind 9-6 early in the second. The Eagles got untracked and took a five-point lead at the half.