Meade's 2nd-period spree routs Northeast, 76-44

January 06, 1993|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

Having been overmatched in the beginning, Northeast too on the look of a confident, competitive team in the second quarter. Then, disaster struck.

Meade coach Butch Young put his starters back in the game.

The visiting Mustangs ran off the next 11 points and cruised to a 76-44 victory last night to remain undefeated in boys basketball.

Meade (7-0) had scored the game's first 22 points, before the Eagles' Ed Nalley made a free throw with two seconds left in the opening quarter. It was 24-8 when Young pulled his reserves, and the Mustangs pulled away.

"We played really well in the first quarter, and almost every point we scored was created by our defense," said Young, whose team is ranked No. 19 in the metro area.

Junior Tyrone Jones, a 5-foot-11 forward, led Meade with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Senior forward Danny Sancomb added 14 points, six assists and three steals.

Nalley led the Eagles (4-5) with 14 points.

The fans barely had settled into the bleachers when the Mustangs took control of the game. Jones scored inside, Derek Barrett made a layup, and Jones put back two misses for an 8-0 lead. Barbour called a timeout, but that only delayed the onslaught.

Jones scored off a Barrett pass, and Barrett hit from the outside for the last of his four points. He came into the game averaging 21.2.

Layups from Sancomb and Hasaan Hamilton, and a Tommy Stevens three-pointer, increased the lead to 19-0. Sancomb made a free throw and Hamilton scored on a follow, setting up Nalley's free throw and a tongue-lashing from Eagles coach John Barbour after the quarter ended.

"We were expecting a much better showing, but we didn't come ready to play, and you can't do that against a good team," said Barbour, whose Eagles had won the Bob Pascal Holiday Tournament last week.

Northeast scored seven of the first nine points of the second quarter, including five from Nalley. But once Young went back to his starters, the gap widened. Jones scored off a pass from Sancomb, then grabbed a rebound and went the length of the floor for a dunk.

And the rout was on.

"After [Northeast's] Christmas tournament, I was expecting a little more trouble from them," Young said. "But we got off to the good start."

Barbour said, "The way we have to look at it is, it was a blowout, it's over, let's move on. We've got to get it out of our system."

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