Meade stops South River, Hall, 58-41 Boys basketball

January 09, 1993|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

A combination of good defense by Meade and poor shooting by South River allowed the Mustangs to defeat the visiting Seahawks, 58-41, last night.

Tyrone Jones lead Meade, scoring 22 points and doing a good job on defense against Anne Arundel County's leading scorer, Darren Hall, who scored 16.

Meade coach Butch Young said, a different player has stepped forward in nearly every game.

"We have three guys that have been doing most of the scoring," said Young. "With Derek Barrett, Danny Sancomb and Tyrone doing the scoring, that allows Tommy Stevens to concentrate more on handling the ball and Andre McNeil on rebounding. All our guys are getting to know their roles, and they are doing a good job at playing them."

South River managed to keep the game close through the first quarter. Hall, a forward, looked as if he was going to have a big night, scoring eight points in the quarter to help the Seahawks stay within 16-13.

Meade opened things up in the second quarter, though. The teams exchanged baskets for the first three minutes, but the Mustangs followed with 10 straight points. The Seahawks got five before the quarter ended, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Brian Ulrich to keep them within 29-22, at halftime.

Barrett scored six of his 13 points in the third quarter to help Meade pull away. The Seahawks managed only nine points, and trailed 44-31 at the end of the quarter.

Meade played consistently through the final quarter and was 9-for-10 from the free-throw line down the stretch when the Seahawks tried to foul their way back in.

Seahawks coach Ken Dunn has seen his team go through stretches where it plays well and stretches where it can do nothing right.

"Consistency is a tough thing to teach kids," Dunn said. "When we are playing at the level we're capable of, we can give any team a game. But we have guys going to sleep on the court. Meade is a tough team, and you can't forget your assignments and expect to beat them."

Sancomb scored 17 for the Mustangs. Hall was the only double-figure scorer for the Seahawks.

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