Howard's 33 lead Southern to 83-66 romp

January 15, 1994|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing Writer

Senior forward Chatney Howard led a 20-10 fourth-quarter run to help No. 7 Southern dump visiting and No. 14 Glen Burnie, 83-66, in an Anne Arundel County nonleague game last night.

Howard scored 14 of his game-high 33 points during the final quarter despite foul trouble.

"Nothing Chatney does surprises me anymore," said Bulldogs coach Tom Albright. "I had to pull him out after he got his third foul just so he could cool down. When he got off of the bench, he really started feeling it."

The 6-foot-2 All-Metro forward made three jump shots, two layups and four foul shots in the first 5 1/2 minutes of the final quarter to give Southern (8-3) an insurmountable 80-64 lead.

Glen Burnie (8-1) stayed with the hosts through the middle of the third quarter.

After Eddie Patty's (18 points, five rebounds) layup gave the Bulldogs a 51-44 lead at 4:50, Jeff Dickerson (jumper), Scott Ledbetter(two free throws) and Shawn Mahaney (three-pointer) evened the score at 3:39 in the quarter.

Scott Crandell (eight points) then hit two straight three-pointers to give the hosts the lead for good.

"I think we did a great job of holding their three-point shooters. We spread out on them and played them tight enough so they had to rush some of there shots. Our defense just did a great job all night," said Albright.

Howard (six rebounds), Rico Gross (10 points) and Paddy helped hosts take a 25-22 lead at the end of the first period. Howard scored all three of his three goals on alley-oops, with the third pass ending in a two-handed slam.

Howard fired up the crowd in the second quarter with eight points on two jumpers, a tip-in and another thunderous jam over the outstretched hand of 6-6 Marquis Farmer.

The Gophers rallied to outscore the Bulldogs 8-2 during the final two minutes of the half, with four coming on layups by Desmond Dailey.

Dailey, the Gopers' leading scorer for most of the season, was held to six points.

Farmer led Glen Burnie 17 points and nine rebounds. William Brown finished with 10 points in a losing cause, and Rocky Newton added nine.

The Bulldogs' Ryan Petska pulled down a game-best 14 rebounds.

"This was a very good win for us, especially after the Arundel game [76-72 loss on Tuesday]. Not taking anything away from Arundel, but we just played terrible. Tonight we turned it around. I just hope we can keep it going into Tuesday's game against South River. They're going to be tough," said Albright.

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