Edgewood shakes off Aberdeen

January 30, 1993|By Mike Jefferson | Mike Jefferson,Contributing Writer

Joppatowne hung with Edgewood for the first quarter of a Harford County League game last night, but that's about as long as the Mariners could last.

From then on, Edgewood (12-3, 7-1) took control, outscoring the Boys basketball

Mariners 25-13 in the second quarter for a 16-point halftime lead and a 77-55 league victory.

Edgewood will stay in at least a tie for first place in the county standings. Aberdeen was also 6-1 going into its game last night against Havre de Grace.

The Rams have won six of their past seven games, mostly due in part "We have a lot of new and young kids. I didn't think we had the boards from the start." MIKE BAUER Joppatowne coach

to an intense full-court press.

Last night was no different. The Rams forced Joppatowne (3-5, 6-7) into 14 turnovers in the first half alone.

"Our goal was to try to slow down the tempo and in the first part of the first half," said Joppatowne coach Mike Bauer. "Say the first four to five minutes, I think we did that.

"But then we got rattled and turned the ball over. We have a lot of new and young kids. I didn't think we had the boards from the start."

Edgewood's Maurice Edison dominated both the offensive and defensive boards, finishing with a game-high 19 points and 16 rebounds.

Kenton Worthington (18) also scored in double digits for the Rams.

Edgewood coach Bob Slagel was able to substitute with confidence.

"That's a luxury I have this year in that I can go deep into my bench and play at the level we play," he said.

After halftime, the Mariners were never able to cut their deficit to single digits.

Jermaine Head (12), Rodney Briscoe(14) and Chris Gephardt (14) each scored in double figures for the Mariners.

Both teams were subpar from the line, with neither shooting above 50 percent.

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