Oakland Mills defeats Wilde Lake in double OT Hill scores 39 in 83-82 victory Boys basketball

January 09, 1993|By Michael Richman | Michael Richman,Contributing Writer

Sophomore center Michael Hill scored six of his game-high 39 points in the second overtime, leading Oakland Mills to an 83-82 victory over host Wilde Lake yesterday.

With 10 seconds remaining, Wilde Lake had possession for the final shot. But senior center Deon Wingfield launched a wild 20-footer that missed the rim, and the Scorpions' Rick Alvarado grabbed the rebound as time expired.

"We ended up taking a poor shot because we didn't execute the play we set up," Wilde Lake coach Paul Ellis said. "We should have had a better shot. We had 10 seconds."

It was the first Howard County game for both teams. Oakland Mills, coming off a two-game losing streak, improved to 3-6. Wilde Lake fell to 3-4.

With the game tied at 79, Hill hit a turnaround shot in the lane and converted a free throw for an 82-79 Oakland Mills lead with 1:05 remaining.

Senior guard George Robinson's foul shot with 49 seconds left put Oakland Mills up, 83-79.

Wildecats junior guard Seth Willingham (29 points) hit a three-pointer with 31 seconds left for an 83-82 lead.

Robinson missed another free throw and Wilde Lake got the rebound and called time with 10 seconds left, setting the stage for its final possession.

In the first overtime, the game was tied 75-75 with 10 seconds left,but Robinson missed a running shot in the lane and Hill couldn't convert on the rebound.

In the fourth period, the lead changed hands nine times. Junior guard Taronn Evans nearly had the game wrapped up for Wilde Lake, hitting two free throws with seven seconds remaining for a 72-70 lead.

On the inbounds play, Oakland Mills pushed the ball upcourt and found Hill for a layup at the buzzer, sending the game into the first overtime.

Wilde Lake, sparked by Willingham's two three-pointers, led nearly the entire first quarter.

With the Wildecats up 15-11, though, Hill scored four of his 12 first-period points, as Oakland Mills closed the period with a 6-0 run. The Scorpions led 17-15 at that point.

Oakland Mills continued pressing Wilde Lake in the second period and converted turnovers into points. The Scorpions also shot well, going 11-for-18 in the quarter, and held a 29-23 edge.

Wilde Lake countered with a 7-0 run capped by Willingham's three-point play to regain the lead, 30-29.

But Oakland Mills reeled off a 6-0 spree and Hill's basket off an offensive rebound gave the Scorpions a 40-37 lead at halftime.

In first-half scoring, Hill led Oakland Mills with 16 points and Willingham had 15.

The lead changed hands four times in the third period before senior center Ramon Myers' basket at the buzzer created a 54-54 game heading into the final period.

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