Severna Pk. wears down Chesapeake Girls basketball

February 20, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

With one senior and seven sophomores, Chesapeake-Anne Arundel can be labeled a young team.

Yesterday against No. 18 Severna Park, the inexperience showed as the Cougars tried to make up for the absence of senior Denise Perrone -- their leading scorer (13.8) and starting off-guard.

The Cougars (10-9, 3-5) stayed close in the first half, but Severna Park (16-4 6-2) pulled away early in the second half and went on to a 50-34 victory in an Anne Arundel County Friendship Division girls game.

Nine players scored for Severna Park, which held a 41-23 rebounding advantage.

"I had three sophomores quite a bit on the floor," said Chesapeake coach Dennis Thiele, whose team shot 21 percent from the field (14-for-61) and committed 18 turnovers. "Rebounding was our weak spot. Taking into consideration our age and inexperience, I wasn't disappointed with our play. It's been eight years since they had a winning season. We have put up 10 wins on the board, and you have to be pleased with that."

Senior center Kris Drapalski paced the Falcons with a team-high 10 points and seven rebounds. Severna Park's Sandy Jenkin contributed 11 rebounds. Lori Wlordarczyk led Chesapeake with 13 points and Megan Van Wambeke added 10 points, five steals and six rebounds.

After a 10-all tie at the 6:36 mark of the second quarter, Severna Park went on a 12-0 spurt over the next five minutes and led at halftime, 22-12. Chesapeake continued to struggle against the full-court press, committing six turnovers and scoring only four points in the quarter.

The Cougars cut the deficit to 24-18 less than three minutes into the third quarter. Severna Park, however, used with a 11-4 run to end the quarter with a 13-point lead. Chesapeake drew no closer than 11.

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