Glen Burnie pressures Meade for 68-58 victory

January 01, 1994|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing Writer

Glen Burnie's superior height and defensive quickness resulted in a 68-58 triumph yesterday over host Meade in the final of the Meade Christmas Invitational Tournament.

Sophomore forward Desmond Dailey picked up where he left off on Thursday night, burning the Mustangs (4-3) for 21 points, six rebounds and four steals. Tournament Most Valuable Player Marquise Farmer pitched in with 12 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots. Dailey also joined the 6-6 center on the all-tournament team.

"Desmond has been a pleasant surprise for us this year. He's a very coachable kid, and he takes criticism very well," said Gophers coach Terry Bogle, whose team won its first-ever Meade Tournament title. "You have to give credit to the entire team tonight. We had nine or 10 kids go out there and play great pressure defense."

It was Glen Burnie's pressure defense and three-point shooting that enabled it to put the game out of reach during the initial four minutes of the third period.

Already ahead 28-17 at the beginning of the quarter, the Gophers (4-1) went on a 14-2 tear, led by Dailey's nine points. In 50 seconds, the 6-footer hit two three-pointers and hit three straight free throws after he was fouled outside the arc by Tyrone "Sticks" Jones (13 points).

Jones, who scored 24 points in Thursday's 77-62 conquest of Laurel, missed several layups he converted the night before.

"Rocky Newton [seven points, five rebounds] did a great job on Sticks [Meade's lone representative to the all-tournament team]," said Bogle. "Our entire team played great helping defense. We knew we had to help each other out after watching Sticks pick Laurel apart the other night. He [Jones] is a very good player."

A three-point play by all-tournament pick William Brown (11 points, six rebounds, four steals, three assists) gave the visitors their largest lead of the game at 52-24 with 1:22 left in the third quarter. The Mustangs outscored the Gophers 15-6 in the

game's final four minutes to make the final score respectable. D'Andre Hiers led Meade in scoring with 14 points.

In the consolation game, Eric Briggs' six double overtime points helped 17th-ranked Edgewood (3-2) trim Laurel, 64-63.

Briggs, an all-tournament selection along with teammate Alfred McAllister, finished the afternoon with a game-high 31 points. Julius Christy was the only other Ram in double figures with 12.

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