Old Mill girls triumph, 69-51, in IAABO consolation game

December 30, 1992|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Laurel High did all it could to stay with Old Mill, but the determined Patriots broke open a close game in the third quarter and cruised to a 69-51 victory in the third-place consolation game of the 20th annual IAABO Girls Invitational Christmas Basketball Tournament at Parkdale High in Riverdale yesterday.

"I think we rebounded a lot better today and we played smart, consistent basketball," said Old Mill coach Pat Chance. "We vTC didn't play smart or consistent basketball yesterday and we blew a 19-point lead."

Senior forward Debbie Dawson led the third-quarter assault by the Patriots, who outscored their counterparts 26-8 to take a 49-36 lead into the final period. Dawson scored nine points in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 26.

Senior guard Stacey Himes scored only four points but helped out in other areas, recording a team-high eight rebounds and six assists. Himes' backcourt mate Christine Baer chipped in with 12 points, and Lee Ann Lezzer added 11.

Nicole Mamula scored 23 points to lead Laurel.

*Southern Christmas Tournament: Calvert (5-0) advanced to today's 7:30 p.m. championship game against Wilde Lake with a victory over host Southern. Southern (4-2) will meet Great Mills in the 5:30 p.m. consolation. Chatney Howard led Southern with 25 points, but Calvert's Ronald Rhodes had 19 of his 26 points in the second half to help Great Mills wipe out a three-pointhalftime deficit. Corey Contee had 14 and Terrell Jones had 11 for Southern. Wilde Lake beat Great Mills, 87-75, in the other first-round game as Seth Willingham and Deon Wingfield each scored 26.

* Arundel Girls Holiday Tournament: Host Arundel (5-2) overcame 14 first-half turnovers to post a 57-52 upset victory over No. 10 St. Frances (7-3) in the championship game. Alina Smith paced the Wildcats with 21 points and seven assists, and Virginia Gonski scored 13 and Sarah Melby added 12. Kristi Webb led the Panthers with 16 points, and Jakia Erria chipped in 10. In the tournament's consolation game, Westminster beat Meade, 90-33.

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