S. Carroll loses foul-filled game Damascus wins, 70-51

January 13, 1993|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing Writer

A good part of last night's Damascus-South Carroll boys basketball game bore a close resemblance an NFL Films video.

The Hornets, from Montgomery County, beat the Cavaliers (2-7), 70-51, in a physical game in which 50 fouls were called.

"There's not much you can say about it [the game]. You saw it yourselves," said South Carroll coach Jim Carnes. "We just didn't play well at all. Damascus is just a better team than we are."

Kenny Kolb led the charge for Damascus (6-4), scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Matt Meiklejohn added 14 points, and Shawn Harris contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Hornets raced to a 14-3 advantage three minutes into the game on a three-point play by Kolb, who finished the quarter with 11 and led all scorers at the half with 16. South Carroll's Brad Schulze hit two three-pointers and a layup to cut the deficit to 18-11. Mike Wooten's three-pointer gave Damascus a 21-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. Schulze finished the game with a team-best 19 points, including five three-pointers.

The visitors stretched the lead to 35-21 at the half. A jumper by Greg Mihalke with two minutes remaining brought South Carroll to 30-20, the closest they would get.

By the end of the third period, the Hornets led 54-33. Shawn Harris paced the surge with seven points and six rebounds in the quarter. Damascus outscored its hosts 17-6 in a 6 1/2 -minute span.

"We just don't have the players to compete with teams like Damascus. They were just too good," Carnes said. "It doesn't help any when you don't have any letter winners back from last year. I've had to pull to kids up from the JV. We're just a very young ballclub."

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