Edgewood gets past John Carroll Stays unbeaten with 75-64 win Boys basketball

December 15, 1992|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Edgewood went on a 17-5 tear in the last five minutes of the third quarter and coasted to its third straight non-Harford County League victory, 75-64 at John Carroll yesterday.

This was a matchup of unbeatens, as Edgewood entered the game 2-0 and the Patriots 4-0.

The game-breaking stretch was a reflection of the game in general -- six Edgewood players had a field goal apiece and John Carroll had a half-dozen turnovers.

In two earlier triumphs, Edgewood got Boys basketball

much of its point production from its three starters on the front line, senior Maurice Edison and juniors Kenton Worthington and Alfred McAllister.

This time, 10 players scored, led by McAllister with 16 and Worthington with 14. Edison, a bulky 6 feet 3, 220 pounds, was not as much of a factor, getting nine points before fouling out with four minutes left in the game.

Forwards Rob Spencer and Dwayne Winder came off the bench to score eight apiece, and freshman guard Thedrick Tapp had six points and some good floor play.

"Our starters didn't play as well as they can, but we got good play from all 10 players," Edgewood coach Bob Slagle said.

"It's nice to know you can feel confident going to your bench."

The Rams actually used three spurts, two of them triggered by some of their reserves, to put away the home team.

A three-point goal by Chris James at the end of the first quarter started the visitors on an 11-2 run, with baskets by five players, good for a 26-14 advantage.

After the 17-5 burst had lifted Edgewood to a 55-40 cushion after three quarters, the leaders kept the margin between nine and 15 points the rest of the way.

"Turnovers and missed foul shots -- they killed us," said John Carroll coach Pat Goles. "I don't say we would have won, but it would have been a lot closer." His team had 29 turnovers and made only 12 of 28 chances from the foul line.

"We couldn't handle their intensity and when they turned it up, we didn't respond. I'm not sure the players believe they can win a game like this, but they will."

The Patriots will also be buoyed by the return this week of 6-5 senior center Ric Abercrombie this week and senior guard David Ishmael. Academics and injuries, respectively, have had them on the sidelines.

Slagle also spoke of his team's intensity. "John Carroll did a nice job of dictating tempo early, but once we got it going, we forced them into making some mistakes."

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