Edison's 20 help Edgewood overpower Fallston, 66-58

January 13, 1993|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Maurice Edison dominated on offense in the third quarter, and Edgewood went on to beat visiting Fallston, 66-58, in a Harford County League game last night.

Edison, a force at 6 feet 3 and 220 pounds, scored 12 of his team's 18 points in the crucial segment, thwarting what otherwise would have been a solid comeback by Fallston (5-5, 2-1).

Down 35-26 at the half, Fallston used three baskets by junior guard Brad Thomas and 8-for-8 shooting at the foul line to stay with the quicker, more agile Rams (8-2, 3-0).

A steal and a basket by Mark Torba brought the Cougars to 53-47 in the opening moments of the fourth quarter, but that was the closest they would get.

Again, Edison got the job done with two foul shots and a basket in a 6-0 run for a 12-point cushion with five minutes left.

Edison, who averages 10.0 points and 8.0 rebounds, doubled his scoring norm with 20 points, and had 12 rebounds. He did most of his damage in the second half, after getting four points in limited first-half duty.

"His relief in the first half, [Dwayne] Winder, was playing well, so I stayed with him," Edgewood coach Bob Slagle said. "Then Edison played well in the third quarter.

"We have to realize that everybody is going to be ready to play us," Slagle added. "We did some things that were lazy and lost our intensity, and Fallston didn't quit."

Torba scored 12 points for Fallston, hitting 10 of 16 free throws, and shared team-high scoring honors with Nick Johnson.

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