When Gilman coach Tim Holley said his team won yesterday's game against Patterson at the foul line, he meant it.
Gilman (5-11, 1-4) converted 45 of 75 free-throw attempts in a 75-72 overtime win over the host Clippers (3-7, 2-3) in a Maryland Scholastic Association B Conference Division II game.
Patterson, which was 12-for-35 from the line, committed 47 fouls and seven of its players fouled out. Two other Patterson players had four fouls when the game ended, and there were 73 total fouls.
Gilman's 75 free-throw attempts tied the second-highest in the nation, according to the National High School Sports Record Book. That publication lists Stanton Powell County (Ky.) having attempted 89 free throws in a 1972 game. Gilman's 75 attempts equaled the effort of Raymond Lincolnwood (Ill.) in a 1970 contest.
The 110 free throws attempted by both teams ranks fifth in the nation. No official state records are kept.
"It was the strangest game I've ever been involved in," Holley said. "It was a very physical game and the refs called it pretty straight."
Victor Carter-Bey had 28 points and 16 rebounds to lead Gilman, and 5-6 sophomore guard Jimmy Fields added 14 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists.
In other games:
Warren Wright scored 23 and Quinn Anderson added 18, as host Mervo (8-5, 2-3) upset No. 13 Edmondson (7-3, 4-1), 76-66, in an MSA B Conference Division I game.
Teron Owens scored 27, as No. 7 Catonsville (11-1, 10-0) defeated visiting Dundalk (4-6, 4-6), 94-66, in a Baltimore County 4A-3A Division game.
Douglass Pennix scored 21, as No. 9 Carver (9-1, 6-0) edged visiting Forest Park (3-10, 2-4), 68-65, in an MSA B Conference Division II game.
Gloria Curry's lay-up at the buzzer lifted host Kenwood (7-4, 7-4) to a 49-47 upset of No. 13 Dulaney (9-1, 9-1) in a Baltimore #F County 4A-3A Division game. Heather Jacob led Kenwood with 27 points.
Stacy Himes scored 12, as No. 3 Old Mill (11-1) defeated host No. 18 North County (9-5), 57-35, in an Anne Arundel County inter-division game.
Krista Fulton scored 12 to lead No. 6 Howard (11-1, 4-0) to a 48-32 win over host Wilde Lake (3-8, 0-4) in a Howard County League game.