Glen Burnie rallies past Old Mill, 60-53

January 08, 1994|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing Writer

There just may be some truth to what Glen Burnie assistant coach Mike Rudd said after his team's 60-53 win over Anne Arundel County 4A opponent Old Mill last night.

"I think our kids our kids think that they Boys basketball

can't lose in the fourth quarter," said the veteran assistant for Terry Bogle.

"They just keep their cool and keep playing hard. William Brown does a great job as a leader, and Desmond [Dailey] definitely doesn't play like a sophomore on offense."

Dailey played a crucial role in the No. 17 Gophers' victory, hitting six three-pointers on his way to a game-high 26 points.

"He's just one of those kids that come around once in a lifetime," said Bogle, whose team improved to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the league. "He, along with the rest of the team, kept his cool when they could have easily blown it. It was a sloppy game, but out kids just hung in there and got it done."

The Gophers, who were down by as many as 10 in the third quarter, trailed 43-35 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. But they quickly turned the tide in a game that saw constant swings in momentum.

Glen Burnie applied a 1-2-1 zone press to begin the quarter, causing three straight turnovers. Brown (11 points, six assists, five steals) started the final period with a three-pointer. Newton then hit a bank shot in the lane, and Dailey added a three-pointer with seven minutes left in the half to tie the game at 43.

Old Mill (4-4, 2-3 league) then outscored the Gophers 8-3 in the next 2:30, as Nate Oliver's layup gave his team a 51-46 lead. From there, Glen Burnie outscored the Patriots 14-2.

Old Mill's Dee Ballard converted a layup to tie the contest at 53-53 with 1:24, but Dailey's 15-footer 15 seconds later put the hosts up for good. The Gophers made five of seven from the line in the last 35 seconds to seal the victory.

"Once again, our kids were up to the challenge. We just kept coming back although we were out-rebounded [27-21, 10-1 in the third period] and kept turning the ball over," said Bogle.

Dailey's two three-pointers, along with baskets by Marquis Farmer (six points, six rebounds and six blocks) and Jeff Dickerson in the first 2:30 helped the hosts jump to a 10-1 lead. From there, Old Mill reeled off 11 points to take an 11-10 lead with 1:14 left in the period.

Todd Singleton (team-high 13 points and seven rebounds) hit three foul shots, and Andrew Lewis (nine points) drained a 22-footer for three during the run. Kenny Pitts (eight points) layup gave Glen Burnie an 13-11 lead at the end of the quarter.

The Patriots took a 25-24 halftime lead, thanks to baskets by seven different players.

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