DuVal beats Hammond in IAABO tournament

December 30, 1992

Hammond lost to DuVal of Washington, 55-42, in a fifth-place consolation game of the 20th annual IAABO Girls Invitational Christmas Basketball Tournament yesterday.

Hammond (4-2) came to life late in the game. By halftime, DuVal led 28-12 -- a lead the Bears could only cut to seven.

"Maybe they were intimidated by the tournament or something, but they played the worst two games of the season," said Hammond coach Joe Russo, of his team's 56-46 first-round loss Monday to second-ranked Old Mill. "Today, we only tried to play basketball from the end of the third quarter on. We weren't hustling and they were. They were doing everything right and we were doing everything wrong."

Sophomore guard Tiki Nicolson led Hammond with 14 points, followed by Kacy Williams with eight and Sonia Keiner with seven.

* Warhawk Holiday Basketball Classic (Va.): Junior forward Kristen Lloyd scored 12 and teammate Sandra Benson added 11 to lead visiting Mount Hebron (5-2) over Garfield (Va.) (6-1), 44-38, in a semifinal game at Madison (Va.) High.

* Wes Unseld Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament: Hammond made four straight free throws in the final 25 seconds to help secure a 52-48 win over Randallstown in a consolation round game.

Kris Jefferson (19 points) broke a 46-46 deadlock with 1:07 left in the game with a short jumper off the glass. The senior guard then hit both ends of a one-and-one to put the Bears (2-3) up 50-46. The Rams' Deron White closed the gap to 50-48 with 14 seconds remaining, but James Felrmann clinched the win by making the front and back ends of a one-and-one.

* Southern Boys Basketball Tournament: Wilde Lake defeatedGreat Mills, 87-75, in a first-round game. Seth Willingham (26 points) scored 16 in the first quarter for the Wildecats, who shot 60 percent (17-for-28) in the first half. Deon Wingfield also added 26 for Wilde Lake.

* Bob Pascal Holiday Tournament: Ed Nalley scored two of his 16 points with 30 seconds to go in regulation to lift Northeast over host Severna Park, 62-61, in a first-round matchup. Bakari Ward scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had five blocks to lead Severna Park.

*Francis Scott Key Invitational Wrestling Tournament: Glenelg placed five wrestlers in the top four of their weight classes for sixth place in the eight-team, 29th-annual Francis Scott Key Invitational wrestling tournament yesterday.

For the Gladiators, sophomore Jeff Feaga (112), Andy Marshall (130) and Shawn Chaconas (160) were runners-up, with Chaconas dropping a 10-6 title-bout decision to Francis Scott Key's fifth-ranked Carroll County champion Ed Null, and Marshall beating the top seed, 10-4, in the first round.

Howard County champion Steve Cho (119) finished fourth, as did Jamie Arnsmeyer (125), who was the tournament champion at 119 last year.

A takedown in the last five seconds cost Arnsmeyer his semifinal bout, 4-3, against North Hagerstown's Jon Starkey. A leg injury forced the premature end to his consolation final match by default to Francis Scott Key's Matt Griffith.

"Feaga and Marshall wrestled well and Chaconas had a good tournament," said second-year coach Jeff Kent.

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