G. Burnie shocks Annapolis

March 06, 1994|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun Staff Writer

Terry Bogle waited 26 years for the moment, and for a novice cutting down the net he handled it like a veteran.

"It couldn't be better," said Bogle moments after his 10th-ranked Gophers upset No. 3 Annapolis, 89-80, in the Class 4A East Region Final at Annapolis last night to give Bogle his first trip to the final four at the University of Maryland.

Glen Burnie won the three-point battle, 11-9, and the game. Shawn Mahaney fired in four of his team's 11 three-pointers and had a game-high 21 points. Marquise Farmer chipped in 18 points and 12 rebounds, and point guard William "Peanut" Brown scored 12 and had four assists.

The Gophers (20-4) couldn't miss in the second half. Glen Burnie shot 60 percent (12-for-20) from the floor in the third period and 55 percent (18-for-33) in the last two periods (33-for-73, 45 percent for the game).

L "We're more happy for Coach than anything else," said Brown.

Glen Burnie will play in the state 4A semis at Cole Field House on Thursday for the first time in the 26 years Bogle has been head coach.

Last night's win was the Gophers' second in three meetings with Annapolis (21-3). No. 2 seed Glen Burnie won its home and season-opener over top-seeded Annapolis, 92-81, but lost in Annapolis, 97-62, on Feb. 23.

Gunning for its 12th region title in 17 years under coach John Brady, Annapolis (22-2) has not won a region title since 1991.

It's the first time in 25 years the Panthers have gone three straight years without a region title.

"It's very simple. Glen Burnie shot very well," said Brady.

"They kept scoring in the second half and we couldn't stop them. They were hitting from the perimeter and we missed some shots we should have made."

Ronnie Johnson (16 points) and Rico Lee (team-high 19 points) combined for 22 points as Annapolis outshot Glen Burnie 51 percent to 38 percent, hitting 19 of 37 shots in the first half.

The Gophers sank 15 of 40, yet only trailed by seven at the break, 46-39. Each team had five three-pointers in the first half.

The second half was a different story as the Panthers hit only 12 of 40 (30 percent) from the floor, including 6-for-24 (25 percent) in the final period.

Juan "J. J." Johnson scored 12 of his 17 points as a second-half bright spot for the losers.

"We were where we wanted to be at the half, close enough, and we got hot in the third period," said Brown.

The Gophers outscored the Panthers 28-19 in the third period to take a 67-65 lead into the final eight minutes. Mahaney and Farmer had eight points in the third and Brown tossed in five for 21 of the points.

Glen Burnie took control of the game with a 7-0 run early in the final period, moving out to a nine-point lead (74-65) with 5:11 to go.

While Annapolis struggled from the floor, the Gophers took an 11-point lead on four different occasions in the final 2:40.

"We jammed up the inside and made them shoot from the outside," said Bogle. "We knew they couldn't shoot threes all night and our kids got on a roll in the second half. It's a special bunch."

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