Panthers Girls Rip Falcons, 58-38

March 03, 1992|By Staff report

Third-seeded Annapolis advanced to the Class 4A Region IV girls basketball semifinals by downing Severna Park, 58-38, last night, earningthe right to visit second-seeded Broadneck at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Dee Dee Downs led the game in scoring for the Panthers (14-9) with 24 points, while Lisa Roberts added 11 and a team-high seven rebounds. The sixth-seeded Falcons (9-14) were led by Kris Drapalski's 11 points and game-high nine rebounds. Lori Sharpless tacked on eight in a losing effort.

After Downs' opening bucket 23 seconds into the game, Severna Park forged ahead by a 6-2 count by pressing the Panthers into three straight turnovers, as Jill Natwick, Drapalski and Nikki Cecere providedsingle buckets for the Falcons. The Panthers proceeded on a 12-4 runfor the remaining five minutes to take a 16-11 lead.

Severna Parkoutscored the hosts, 13-5, during the second quarter to pull within three at 24-21.

Downs, a senior forward who also grabbed six rebounds, began to heat up in the third quarter, igniting a 20-9 fourth quarter by scoring 11 points, including 5-of-5 from the foul line, for the period.

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