Old Mill keeps roll going with win over Glen Burnie BOYS BASKETBALL

January 07, 1995|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer

Brian Bogle and Tim Gentry were making only their third starts. Ramar Thompson was playing in his first varsity game.

Old Mill has been on a roll, but coach Paul Bunting still did some maneuvering for last night's game against visiting Glen Burnie. And there was no room for second-guessing.

Bogle's defense and the timely scoring of Gentry and Thompson were major factors in the Patriots' 63-53 victory over Glen Burnie, their fourth win in a row.

Bogle, a 5-foot-9 junior, spent much of the game guarding Glen Burnie's leading scorer, Desmond Dailey, who came in averaging 21.6 points.

Dailey had four at halftime and six after three quarters, before heating up in the fourth to finish with 17. Three of those came on a shot from beyond the arc with 23 seconds left.

"I wanted the assignment. That's why I asked for it," said Bogle, who was going against his father, Glen Burnie coach Terry Bogle, for the first time.

"I wanted that challenge."

"He's a good defensive player," said Bunting, who also used Adrian Johnson (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Joe Barnes on Dailey. "He's smart on the court. He has an understanding of the game that a lot of other guys don't. And we wanted to try to keep Dailey as controlled as possible."

Gentry, a 6-foot junior, scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half. Thompson, who spent two years on the junior varsity, had eight of his 10 points during that same span. They combined for 11 rebounds.

Barnes led Old Mill (6-3) with 17 points. He had 11 in the first quarter when the Patriots built a 15-9 lead, but was shut out in the second and third. He didn't score again until 6:30 remained, making two free throws for a 47-38 lead.

All six of his fourth-quarter points came at the line.

The score was tied once, 2-2, before Barnes scored on a steal and layup, and then off an outlet pass from Demar Thompson, Ramar's twin brother. His two free throws made it 9-4, and after a baseline jumper by Dailey, Barnes hit a three- pointer and scored off the glass.

Glen Burnie (5-4) got within 15-14, but the Patriots ran off the next five points on a free throw by John Perry and baskets by Ramar Thompson and Johnson.

Old Mill scored the first seven points of the third quarter to lead, 33-22. Glen Burnie crept back to within 35-29, but Ramar Thompson and Gentry each scored twice inside for a 43-29 lead. Bogle, Jeff Lefevre and DeShawn Clarke had assists during the run.

Refusing to go quietly, the Gophers broke through for 22 fourth-quarter points after being limited to nine in the first and third. Dailey got them started with a medium-range jumper and a three-pointer, forcing Bunting to call a timeout.

Two free throws by Donnie Thomas (12 points, eight rebounds) sliced Old Mill's lead to 43-38 with 7:12 to go, but his team wouldn't get any closer.

Glen Burnie had won five of six games after an 0-2 start, but it couldn't overcome 18-for-64 shooting from the floor. Old Mill made one more field goal and was 24-for-37 from the line.

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