Severna Park, Southern fall Holly & Hoops Girls

December 29, 1992|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

ESSEX -- The Holly & Hoops Women's Basketball Tournamen wasn't kind to three county teams.

North County, Severna Park and Southern were sent to the consolation rounds of their respective divisions with first-night losses. And by yesterday afternoon, the trio had combined on a perfect record.

Five games, five losses.

Severna Park and Southern went 0-2 at Essex Community College, and North County was 0-1 before yesterday, but its Mistletoe Division game against North Harford was canceled because of poor road conditions.

No. 15 Severna Park fell to Clifford Scott (N.J.), 46-34, in the Holly Division consolation, and Southern lost to No. 14 Lake Clifton, 49-47, in the Hoops Division.

"I told [the tournament directors] beforehand that, in order for us to get a better showing, it would be best for us have this tournament run before the holiday because then we're ready," Severna Park coach Kevin McGrath said. "We give them a couple days off, and it's like starting from scratch again."

Southern coach Linda Kilpatrick said, "I'm so glad Christmas is over. Maybe next year, I'll just go skiing and forget about it."

The Falcons (4-2), who were undefeated before the tournament, couldn't handle the quickness of Governor Mifflin (Pa.) in an 88-50 loss on Saturday. And they couldn't contend with the size and strength of Clifford Scott, the defending Group 3 New Jersey champions.

Led by 6-foot-2 senior center Dana Wynne, the Scotties outscored Severna Park, 18-4, in the second quarter to seize control and held a 41-26 edge in rebounding.

Wynne, who entered with 4:09 left in the first quarter, finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks. She had eight points, two steals and a block in the pivotal second quarter.

Clifford Scott's press forced Severna Park into 19 first-half turnovers and a 27-14 deficit. The Falcons led, 10-9, after one quarter, and 13-11 early in the second, when the Scotties went on a 16-1 run. Wynne tied the score, 13-13, on a follow, and her steal and follow put Clifford Scott (3-1) ahead for good.

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