3rd-quarter run boosts Milford Mill

January 30, 1993|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer

A little patience went a long way for Milford Mill last night.

Coach Homer Seidel told No. 13 Milford Mill at halftime to be more patient on offense.

The Millers responded with a 23-4 run in the third quarter to take control en route to a 78-62 victory over visiting Hereford in a Baltimore County 2A-1A game.

Milford Mill (12-1, 10-0) often went for the big play and the long pass in the second quarter -- unsuccessfully -- and Seidel told his team to take its time after the break.

And the Millers did.

Kenny Bostic (eight of 16 points) and Hassan Andrews (seven of his team-high 27) sparked Milford Mill

on an attack that hit from inside and outside.

The Millers led 32-22 about a minute into the third quarter. They then started making good passes and taking open shots. Milford Mill made nine of 12 from the field during a four-minute stretch that ended with it up 55-26.

"We played really patient," said Seidel. "We were trying to run up and down and make the big pass [in the first half]."

Milford Mill used its bulk inside -- namely Blanchard Hurd (16 points) -- to get some points, but the Millers' outside shooting blew the game open.

Four of those nine baskets were from at least 15 feet. Two were three-pointers, as Milford Mill made five baskets in a row at one point.

The Millers connected on eight three-pointers. Six came in the second half, as Hereford could do little.

"What can you say about their shooting?" said Hereford coach Steve Power. "It was excellent outside shooting."

Milford Mill also used tough defense to make things difficult for Hereford (7-7, 6-4).

The Bulls stayed close in the first half, trailing 32-21 at halftime, but the second half was a different story.

Hereford turned the ball over eight times in the third quarter. The Bulls turned it over on six of seven possessions at one point, as Milford Mill went on the 23-4 run.

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