Teron Owens of Catonsville and Albert Smith of Dulaney had waited all season to play together in a game. Last night, they got their wish.
And, some other Baltimore County foes probably wish it never happened.
Owens and Smith combined for 49 points to lead the Class
4A-3A boys team to a 103-93 victory over the Class 2A-1A squad in the Baltimore County All-Star game played at Dundalk Community College.
When the pair played together, they were practically unstoppable. Owens (23 points) would bring the ball up court and pass to Smith (26 points) heading for the basket, or Owens would feed Smith after driving through the lane.
"They're not...selfish," said Randallstown coach Reggie Brooks, who coached the 4A-3A team with Andy Pons of Lansdowne. "We watched them play all week. If they're open, they'll take it, if not, they can dish it off."
The pair became friendly during the season. Both looked forward to this game as a chance to see how they would work together.
"It was just fun," said Owens, who led Catonsville to the Class 3A state title last Saturday. "That's all we were trying to have. I think he's an excellent player, an excellent leaper. He can do everything."
The West topped the East, 60-38, in the girls game. The West's height and inside game were too much for the East.
The West out-rebounded the East by a 34-21 margin. Sixteen West rebounds were on the offensive end, as the team put up numerous second shots.
Amy Anderson of Dundalk led the West with 11 points. Courtney Bucka of Franklin added eight points and eight rebounds while Owings Mills' Kari Stockslager had seven points. Tina Law of Sparrows Point led the East with eight points.