No. 8 Broadneck gets past Annapolis, 59-56 BOYS BASKETBALL

January 07, 1995|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun Staff Writer

Annapolis played Broadneck's brand of basketball in Cape St. Claire last night and went home a 59-56 loser.

Jamaine Young (17 points, seven rebounds) and Jason Smith (18 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, three steals) scored all the points in the final period as the No. 8 Bruins (7-1) outscored the No. 9 Panthers (6-3) by 11-7.

The Panthers' trademark has been to run, but coach John Brady slowed down the pace last night, especially in the last period.

"They [Broadneck] like to dictate the tempo, but tonight we created the tempo and were in control the whole game," said Brady, whose Panthers lost their second straight in the final seconds.

"We played a fantastic game, but came up short because they hit some tough shots in the second half."

Kazmarek said he didn't expect the Panthers to play such a deliberate style, but felt it worked to his team's advantage.

"I was surprised, but I think it helped us, especially when Johnny [Williams] got his fourth foul," said Kazmarek.

"They ran the clock and it bought some time for John before we put him back in."

Williams, one of the Bruins' top defensive players, got his fourth foul with 3:05 left in the third period and Broadneck trailing 41-39.

Annapolis, five points ahead at the half, pushed its lead as high as 41-34 midway through the third period before finishing the period clinging to a 49-48 advantage.

Smith's second three-pointer of the game and Young's put-back with 28 seconds left in the third put the Bruins up by 48-47. Len Barber, who led the Panthers with 16 points and 12 rebounds, regained the lead for his team in the final three seconds on his own put-back.

Smith's free throw tied the game at 49 in the fourth quarter, but Jerray Slocum's jumper gave Annapolis a 51-49 lead with about four minutes to go.

Young made two from the line to tie it at 51 with 3:55 left, but PTC Teshawn Cooper hit two from the line to give the Annapolis the lead at 53-51 with 3:40 left. Williams fouled out.

Nearly 25 seconds later, it was tied a third time at 53. Annapolis turned it over and Smith drove the lane, scored and was fouled. The Bruins senior made it a three-point play and 56-53 lead.

After Ronnie Johnson's left-handed jumper brought his team within a point at 56-55, the Bruins called a timeout with 2:42 left.

L Young scored off the Smith feed underneath to make it 58-55.

After a timeout, Annapolis missed three from three-point range and Johnson (12 points, eight boards), whose attempt was the third miss with 22 seconds left, fouled Smith on the rebound. Smith missed to give Annapolis another chance.

Ryan Dacey's tried a three and missed with Smith fouled again, this time with four seconds left.

Smith made the front end to ice it, 59-55, but the Panthers got one last desperation attempt when Smith fouled Barber on the rebound of Smith's second free-throw attempt.

Barber hit the first with three seconds left to make it 59-56 and intentionally caromed the second off the glass for a possible chance at a three. Josh Grover spoiled the plan and grabbed the rebound.

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