Broadneck opens defense on 75-42 roll Unseld New Year's Classic

December 27, 1991|By Mike Frainie

There's something about Christmas and the Wes Unseld New Year's Classic, played annually at Catonsville Community College, that brings out the best in Broadneck High.

Last night, the Bruins (3-1) used a stifling defense and a run-and-gun offense to rout Hammond (1-4), 75-42, opening defense of their tournament championship.

The Bruins have won the past four Unseld Classic championships.

Broadneck's Jeff Vincent had 26 points to lead all scorers. Tonight at 8 in a semifinal, Broadneck will face Mount St. Joseph, which squeezed by Edmondson, 70-69, in the tournament opener.

"Maybe we should schedule Annapolis here," Broadneck coach Ken Kazmarek said. "It's hard to put a finger on it, but we've built a winning tradition here. I think people expect us to play well here, and when we're expected to play well we usually do."

In the third game, Randallstown (2-6, 2-6) cut a 14-point Woodlawn lead to five midway through the third quarter, but the Warriors (4-1, 4-1), behind 21 points from Demontre Owens and Trent Thames, recorded a 66-44 victory in a Baltimore County 4A-3A game.

Kenny Hunt led the Rams with 17 points.

The win puts the Warriors into this evening's 6:15 semifinal against Loyola (6-2). The Dons got 17 points from Jerry Hunt and 15 points from Steve Kraning to defeat Forest Park, 85-65. The Foresters were led by Harvey Chambers' 23 points.

In Broadneck's win, the Bruins wasted little time, using a press to score the game's first 12 points.

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