Oakland Mills Caught By Surprise

Lingamore's 3-pointers Win In Finalseconds

December 22, 1991|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Oakland Mills forward Chad Barr tangles with a Linganore player in the final seconds of the Lancers' 61-60 upset victory Friday night.

The fourth-quarter heroics of Gregg Washington and Marc Terry failed to overcome Linganore's sensational shooting Friday night at Oakland Mills.

Linganore hit 25 of 36 shots from the floor, including seven of nine three-point attempts. Seven other Linganore baskets came from barely inside the three-point line.

In the end, it was Linganore guard Rodney Willis' three-point shot with five seconds left that gave the scrappy Lancers of Frederick County a 61-60 upset of the the Scorpions.

The shot erased a heart-stirring Oakland Mills comeback led by Terry (13 points) and Washington (17 points).

The Scorpions trailed, 53-41, early in fourth period but scored 19 of the next 21 points to go ahead, 60-55, with 36 seconds left.

Washington scored eight points during that run. Terry had five, including a rebound basket that tied the game at 55 with 2 minutes, 10 seconds left to play.

Four straight Linganore turnovers allowed the Scorpions to take a five-point lead with 36 seconds left.

But Dave Jorgensen's three-pointer with 16 seconds left and Willis' game-winner decided it.

"This was our third comeback win," first-year Linganore coach Tim Leber said.

The Lancers, 4-1, had previously beaten Howard, Fallston and Middletown.

Scorpions coach Dave Appleby said Linganore's shooting was just too much to overcome.

"We were 10 points better than that team, but it was just one of those nights," Appleby said. "What are you going to do when they shoot like that?"

Linganore took only six shots against an aggressive Oakland Mills defense in the fourth quarter, but it made five of them, including two three-pointers.

Oakland Mills, which fell to 3-3, trailed at halftime, 31-21, after a second quarter in which the Scorpions made just two of nine shots.

In the third quarter, Oakland Mills played a fired-up defense and shot much better, hitting nine of 16 shots from the floor.

The Scorpions also pulled off several successful fast breaks and worked the ball inside more to 6-4, 220-pound center Terry.

Terry drew his second charging foul early in the second quarter and his third late in the third period, so he was forced toplay conservatively.

Nevertheless, he and Washington each made several steals as Linganore gave up 23 turnovers for the game -- eight of them in the fourth period.

Washington drew the foul that fouledout Linganore center Charlie Snyder with 2:20 left to play. After Snyder left the game, Linganore committed four straight turnovers.

"We really missed (Snyder)," Linganore point guard Ron Hibbard said.

"His job was to keep No. 25 (Terry) off the boards, and he did it."

Terry had just four rebounds.

"Even though they were much quicker than we were, we wanted to beat them down the floor and not slow it up," Linganore's Snyder said.

"The refs let both teams play andit got rough in there, but I liked it that way."

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