Mount Hebron rallies, 51-48 Boys basketball

December 23, 1992|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Staff Writer

The Vikings never quit.

Down 35-25 midway through the third quarter, Mount Hebron (4-2) rallied for a 51-48 victory over visiting Linganore (3-3) yesterday. Although the season is young, it was a win that could be crucial to Mount Hebron's Class 2A playoff hopes.

Linganore, a Class 3A team, already had beaten Howard and Oakland Mills this season. And the Vikings came into the game reeling from two straight gut-wrenching losses in which they were beaten in the fourth quarter by Loyola and Severn.

This time it was Mount Hebron's turn to dish out fourth-quarter heartbreak. It crashed the offensive boards and hit some key basketsthat quarter while limiting Linganore to nine points on 3-for-15 shooting.

Two Vikings who played key roles yesterday started the season on the bench, where they also spent most of last season.

Because of some Mount Hebron personnel problems, juniors Lester Dorsey (nine points) and Mark Jensen (14 points) have gotten a chance to play lately, and they're producing.

Jensen, who didn't start, made four of eight three-point attempts -- one in each quarter. Mount Hebron made five three-pointers in all. Jensen scored five straight points during the game's turning point in the fourth quarter.

Mount Hebron trailed 43-41 when Jensen scored on a drive to tie it. Following a Linganore turnover with 3:30 left to play, he made a three-pointer for a 46-43 lead, and the Vikings never trailed again.

Dorsey made some key rebounds, and most of his points were scored late in the game. He scored six points in a seven-point Mount Hebron run late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter.

"This win gave us a big uplift," said Dorsey, who was starting only his second game. "We had to have it."

Dorsey, 5 feet 10, guarded Linganore's key offensive player, 6-3 Dave Jorgensen (game-high 21 points).

"I thought we contained Jorgensen fairly well," Vikings coach Scott Robinson said. "We made him take a lot of tough shots."

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