Hammond races by Loch Raven Myatt, Fehrman lead Bears' victory Class 2A, Region II

March 04, 1993|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Staff Writer

Hammond had the quickness. Loch Raven had the size. And quickness won out in the Class 2A, Region II semifinals last night at Loch Raven, 61-40.

Hammond (15-8), the Howard County co-champion, defeated the much slower Raiders (15-7) to win the 10th game in its past 11 starts.

"Few teams can run with us," Hammond coach Jack Burke said. "We played good pressure defense, made 13 steals and Jason Myatt and James Fehrman stepped up big for us."

Myatt, a first-year senior forward, had career highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds. Fehrman, a 6-foot-5 junior center, had 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Fehrman, at 185 pounds, was giving away 30 pounds to 6-foot-5 Loch Raven center Josh Mitchell (20 points), but he played fearlessly inside.

"James is just starting to realize his potential," Burke said.

Loch Raven's 6-10, 222-pound Mike McGreevy was held to two points. And 6-2 Dane Elterman scored just nine points.

Second-seeded Loch Raven, which had gone eight days without playing a game, appeared winded as early as the first quarter when the third-seeded Bears grabbed a 10-4 lead.

Hammond pulled out to a 23-10 halftime lead, as Loch Raven couldn't get its shots to fall. Elterman was 1-for-8 in the first half.

"We got the shots we wanted early in the game but couldn't make them," Raiders coach Gary Horn said. "In all my years of coaching I've never had a team shoot this poorly."

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