Edgewood takes charge, defeats Elkton, 61-47 Boys basketball

December 12, 1992|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Just when visiting Elkton looked as though it was climbing back into last night's game, Edgewood's front line went to work.

Alfred McAllister, Maurice Edison, and Kenton Worthington, bigger and stronger than their Elkton foes, accounted for all their side's points in an 11-2 burst early in the third quarter, blunting a comeback that had the visitors within 10.

At the finish, the three had combined for 47 points in a 61-47 victory.

"They [the officials] let them play underneath, and we had trouble on the boards," said first-year Elkton coach John Artinger, whose team dropped to 1-2.

The visitors had dug a hole for themselves as the Rams took a 14-2 lead in the first six minutes. The margin reached 17 in the second quarter before Elkton ran off the last seven points of the half.

"It was a good learning experience," said Edgewood coach Bob Slagle. "We have to learn to play with a lead. We lost our concentration a few times."

For the second straight game, Slagle was able to play all 11 of his players. A week ago, the Rams had opened with a 92-36 conquest of North East, with the three front-liners combining for 52 points.

This time, McAllister led the way with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, backed by Edison with 14 points and Worthington with 13.

Worthington got 11 of his points in the second half, including a three-point goal in the third-period burst, and three successive baskets early in the fourth quarter.

The lead reached 22 points halfway through the fourth quarter, and reserves played much of the remaining time.

Down the stretch, Elkton outscored the home team 11-3. Orlando Ringgold led all scorers with 23 points, seven in the final two minutes.

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