No. 2 Old Mill rolls by Severna Park, 68-39 Chicorelli's 18 lead Patriots

February 24, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

Old Mill faced another county foe yesterday in Severna Park, and yet another team was dealt a loss.

The No. 2 Patriots used scoring from nine players, a quick start and a strong defensive performance to beat visiting No. 18 Severna Park, 68-39.

"Some games we come out and play tough," said Old Mill coach Pat Chance, whose team has won 17 straight. "Tonight, we played strong defense and shot the ball well. We played aggressively."

Old Mill concludes the regular season Friday at Chesapeake and holds the No. 1 seed in the Region IV, Class 4A playoffs that start next week, with the Patriots getting a first-round bye.

Chance likes the way her team is playing with the postseason approaching.

"The kids are playing well together," she said. "Everybody is contributing and working hard. We know it's going to be tough in the tournament, and we will probably see Severna Park again. Anyone can go into the tournament and have a bad game. It's the toughest time of the year."

The Falcons' seeding is still undetermined. If Severna Park beats Annapolis at home on Friday, it clinches the No. 2 seed and also gets a first-round bye. But if the Falcons lose, they will play a lower seed Tuesday.

"Last time we played Annapolis, we lost by one," Severna Park coach Kevin McGrath said. "We have to play heads-up ball and execute. That game we executed, and we have to do it again."

Yesterday, Anne Chicorelli paced Old Mill with 18 points, including a 6-for-8 performance from the free-throw line. Christine Baer and Debbie Dawson added 10 points apiece for the winners.

The Patriots opened with a 6-0 run and Severna Park made it 7-7 a minute later with a 7-1 spurt. But Old Mill went on a 19-4 run over the next six minutes to lead by 15 points after one quarter.

Old Mill maintained a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and boosted its advantage to 35-15 late in the quarter when Baer made a driving layup. The Patriots led 39-17 at the half.

The Patriots made the first five shots of the third quarter to increase their lead to 49-23. Severna Park, which committed 29 turnovers, had no players in double figures.

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