Glen Burnie stuns No. 17 Edgewood, 72-57

December 31, 1993|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing Writer

Sophomore Desmond Dailey's all-around game helped spark unranked Glen Burnie to a 72-57 victory over the 17th-ranked Edgewood Rams in the semifinals of the Meade Holiday Tournament.

The Gophers earned the right to play host Meade, a 77-62 winner over Laurel of Prince George's County in today's 4 p.m. final. Glen Burnie will attempt to avenge a 54-53 loss to the Mustangs on Dec. 14

Dailey did it all for the Gophers (3-1), scoring a game-high 20 points while recording 12 steals. The 6-footer also grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists.

"Desmond is going to be a good one," said Gopher coach Terry Bogle. "He's definitely a good offensive player, and we're working on his defense. He had 12 steals tonight, so I guess he's improving a little bit [on defense]."

First-year center Marquise Farmer added 15 points, including a thunderous third-quarter dunk. The 6-6 junior also tied teammate Jeff Dickerson (four points) with a team-high six rebounds. He also had three assists. Rocky Newton (13 points) and William Brown (11 points, six assists, four steals) also scored in double digits for the victors.

The Gophers broke open a close contest late in the first quarter, putting on an 11-2 spurt during the last 2:40 of the first quarter through the first minute of the second. Newton scored four of the points, while Dailey hit a three-pointer. Kenny Pitts and Farmer also added a basket each during the run.

Eric Briggs led the Rams (2-2) with 19 points while snaring eight rebounds. Seniors Alfred McAllister and Rodney Briscoe added 16 and nine points, respectively.

Farmer's driving layup gave Glen Burnie its biggest cushion of the game at 60-42 with 6:18 remaining. Briggs' layup with 4:15 left helped get Edgewood to within 11 at 60-49, but consecutive baskets by Dickerson and Brown and two free throws by Kenny Pitts helped slam the door on a Rams comeback.

The Mustangs (4-2) used a 16-3 run stretching over seven minutes of the first half to get the early jump on the Spartans. Tyrone "Sticks" Jones keyed the surge with 10 first-quarter points on his way to a game-high 24. The senior forward also grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots.

Meade took its largest lead of the night with 1:07 left in the first half on two free throws by Mike Ellis (five points, eight rebounds).

Laurel (3-4) refused to fold, as it roared back from a 16-point halftime deficit to cut the lead in half on a follow-up by Marc Gilbert. The Spartans stayed in the game until the final two minutes, thanks to Lavorn Colclough's 16-point second-half effort. He had 19 points and seven rebounds overall. Ian Sealy led the Spartans with 22 points.

Point guard Dennis Jenks added 18 points for the Mustangs, while teammate D'Andre Hiers posted 17 points to go with seven rebounds. Forward D. J. Knotts pitched in with eight points and five rebounds.

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