No. 13 Severna Park repels Broadneck's challenge, 48-45

January 15, 1994|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

Last night's girls basketball game between No. 13 Severna Park and host Broadneck featured one team that is honing its skills for a playoff run and another that is trying to learn how to win.

Severna Park still has some honing to do, but Broadneck hasn't learned how to win just yet as the Falcons downed the Bruins, 48-45.

The Bruins (4-6) had their chances, but the Falcons (9-1) made all their shots down the stretch.

Severna Park held a 39-35 lead going into the fourth quarter, but two turnaround jumpers in the lane by the Bruins' Julie Barr tied the score with 5:37 to go.

The teams exchanged baskets, but then Alli Adams hit a three-pointer to give the Falcons a 44-41 lead. Broadneck drew within one with 1:54 remaining on Barr's 16th point of the night, but that would be the Bruins' last score.

Angela DeSalvo and Jennifer Holmes each hit a free throw for the Falcons in the final minute.

"Over the course of a season you're going to win some close games and lose some close games," said Broadneck coach Bruce Springer. "We've lost our share of close ones so we just have to hope that the games even out. We're playing hard, but winning takes a special talent and I don't think we've quite mastered that yet."

The game was relatively even the entire 32 minutes. Severna Park was ahead 12-10 after one quarter, but Broadneck went on a 9-2 run to open the second and take a 19-14 lead. The Falcons answered with a 7-0 run of their own. Alicia Nagowski scored for Broadneck with 1:16 left in the half and the teams went into

halftime tied at 21.

Severna Park got a boost in the second half from center Holmes. She had been kept scoreless in the first half but got six points in the third quarter along with several offensive rebounds that led to second-chance points for the Falcons.

"We talked at halftime about getting more follow-up shots," said assistant coach Bonnie Habicht, subbing for head coach Kevin nTC McGrath, who was out with the flu. "I guess Jennifer took it to heart because she played a great third quarter."

Sandy Jenkin also had six points in the third on her way to a game-high 17 points. Holmes finished with nine points.

Bruins Jill Smith and Alicia Nagowski joined teammate Barr in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

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