S. Carroll defeats N. Carroll

January 27, 1993|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing Writer

Thanks to a late third-quarter run last night, South Carroll defeated visiting North Carroll, 61-50, in a battle between two of the youngest boys basketball teams in the county.

Each started the season with three seniors, and they had lost a total of 18 upperclassmen.

"In the beginning of the year, I would have said a win is a win, but not after this game," said Cavaliers coach Jim Carnes, whose team is 5-9 overall, 2-1 in the county and 3-2 in Central Maryland Conference play.

"I was very disappointed in our effort. We got the lead then quit. Troy [Warehime] kept his guys fired up, and they made a nice run at us."

South Carroll took a 44-27 lead at the end of the third period, outscoring the Panthers 15-9.

But North Carroll kept the game close at the end of the fourth period, whittling the lead to 57-50 with 40 seconds left on a three-pointer by Steve Hanson (13 points).

North Carroll's comeback ran out of steam after the three-pointer, when Greg Mihalke (5-for-6 from the line) sank three of four foul shots and Cory Hill (seven points, team-high 13 rebounds) made one.

"We started out well, but we couldn't keep it going," said Warehime, whose team fell to 3-11, 0-4 in the country and 0-7 in the CMC. "In the second quarter, we tried to dribble our way through their 2-3 zone, and that got us in trouble.

"We always seem to dig a hole for ourselves. We never play a full jTC 32 minutes. I told them that we played well for 24 minutes."

The Panthers took a 6-0 lead on two foul shots by Steve Long and single baskets by Chris Heefner and Brad Mayle (team-high 14 points and 13 rebounds). From the 6:16 mark until the end of the period, the Cavaliers outscored the visitors 17-4.

Brad Schulze (11 points) started the surge with a three-pointer. Hill and Brian Kemp (team-best 14 points) added four and three points, respectively, and Jon Strebe and Milhalke added a basket each.

South Carroll stretched its lead to 11 by the end of the half, when Strebe hit a baseline jumper with 37 seconds left.

Said Carnes: "Kemp played well tonight. He had been playing well early in the year, then he got hurt and missed two or three weeks. The last two games, he's come through."

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