Meade tops Glen Burnie, 62-48, gets regional home-court edge

February 26, 1993|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing writer

Coming off two straight losses to Old Mill and Annapolis, a tired and worn Meade boys basketball team showed it had enough energy in reserve last night with a 62-48 win over 19th-ranked Glen Burnie in a Friendship Division finale.

The 15th-ranked Mustangs (18-4, 7-3 division) used a blend of sharp shooting from senior Danny Sancomb and slick ball-handling and passing from senior guards Derek Barrett and Tommy Stevens to vault to the top of the Class 4A, Region IV standings.

The victory gave them home-court advantage throughout the regional playoffs.

"We had a tired team. We lost in overtime Monday and we were beaten on all night, but the kids did well to win tonight," said Meade coach Butch Young. "Right now, we're going to relax until Monday, and then get ready for the playoffs."

Sancomb finished with a game-high 24 points and added seven rebounds and four assists.

Paul Turner, subbing for an injured Tyrone "Sticks" Jones (15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds per game) had 12 points, Barrett totaled 11 points and three assists, and Stevens posted eight points, six assists and three steals.

William Brown, Vernon Osborne and Jamal Forbes led the Gophers (16-6, 6-4) with 11 points each. Bill Dykhuis added seven points and five rebounds.

The first quarter belonged to Sancomb, who burned the Gophers' defense for 11 points, helping the hosts claim a 20-12 advantage.

Barrett started Meade's big run by scoring the last five of seven Meade points in the quarter with a three-pointer and a buzzer-beating layup.

Meade equaled its largest lead by going into halftime with a 39-21 edge on Turner's baseline fadeaway with two seconds remaining.

"After losing two straight against Old Mill and Annapolis, we really came out fired up," said Stevens. "I think our unselfishness and shot selection really helped us. We showed a lot more patience than we did against Annapolis [an 84-83 overtime loss]."

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