Host beats Pikesville, 67-55 Mount Hebron tournament

December 30, 1992|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Staff Writer

For Mount Hebron, the game amounted to little more than a chance to get everyone some playing time.

Vikings coach Scott Robinson emptied the bench, playing everyone at least two minutes in the first half when Mount Hebron built a 38-19 lead.

Mount Hebron (5-2) started the game with a 19-4 run and its biggest lead was 31-8.

The host team went on to a 67-55 victory over winless Pikesville (0-4) in the opening round of the Mount Hebron Holiday Tournament and will face Curley in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

The Vikings came out shooting well and broke down Pikesville's 3-2 zone defense. Kurtis Jestes (14 points), Faisal Khan (10 points) and Mark Jensen (eight points) were particularly effective.

"We had good intensity, shot well and handled the ball well," Mount Hebron coach Scott Robinson said. The best thing was that we got to play everyone."

Pikesville took advantage of some flat play by Mount Hebron in the third quarter to close within 50-40. Pikesville's press bothered the Vikings early in the quarter, and Adam Bolotin (23 points) hit some long shots.

Pikesville outscored Mount Hebron 22-14 in that period.

The Panthers made it an eight-point game, 50-42, when Bolotin hit a long shot to start the fourth period.

But the Vikings went on a 12-2 run to boost the lead to 62-44. It was 66-49 when Pikesville scored the game's final six points.

Four different Vikings scored during that 12-2 run, including Khan, Phil Tonkins, Jestes and Lester Dorsey (nine points).

Tonkins (13 points) played another good game offensively and on the boards for Mount Hebron.

"We were just out here to get some experience," Pikesville coach Joe Barley said. "We have a young team with just one senior who saw any playing time last season."

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