Loch Raven rallies to 47-42 win Girls basketball

December 19, 1992|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer

Michele DeJuliis scored nine of her game-high 16 points in the third quarter to lead No. 14 Loch Raven to a comeback 47-42 victory over No. 16 Towson in a Baltimore County Class 2A-1A contest last night at Towson.

Loch Raven (4-0 overall, 2-0 league) trailed by 13 at halftime after hitting just four of 32 shots. But they pulled ahead in the third quarter with nearly 50 percent shooting and a fiesty man-to-man defense.

The Raiders outscored Towson 21-6 in the third quarter. The Raiders hit five of their first six shots in the second half and got a two-point bonus when one of the Generals scored a follow shot in the wrong basket.

"I thought the first three minutes of the second half were crucial," said Loch Raven coach Diane George, whose squad forced 11 turnovers in the third quarter. "We came out strong and played up-tempo defense."

The Raiders pulled to within 25-20 with 5:20 left in the third quarter when the Generals Sarah Weaver committed her fourth foul. With their best ballhandler on the bench, Towson couldn't get back in control.

Weaver, who had seven points, returned with 1:49 left in the quarter with the Generals still on top 29-26. But Loch Raven had the momentum.

Robyn Disney hit a short turn-around on pass from Shelly Klaes to pull within one. Klaes canned a 25-foot buzzer beater to give the Raiders a 31-29 lead. They never again trailed.

Early on, the Generals (1-1, 1-1) appeared in complete control. They used their superior height to control the boards and had six blocks in the first half.

Late in the first half, the Generals scored eight unanswered points. Weaver assisted Jesse Owens (eight points) on a 16-footer that put Towson ahead 17-10.

Then they added three quick buckets within a minute.

Loch Raven's only second quarter points came on Tiffani Tucker's free throws.

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