Broadneck's upset bid at Annapolis falters in OT

January 04, 1996|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Linford Matthews scored five of his nine points and Germaine "Boo" Diggs had three of his 11 rebounds plus a crucial steal in overtime as No. 6 Annapolis (7-1) outlasted No. 10 Broadneck, 75-63, last night.

The play of Jamaine Young, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, kept the Bruins in the game and nearly provided the visitors with an upset. Young dominated in the post with game-high totals of 27 points and 14 rebounds, but did not score in the extra period when Annapolis went on a 12-0 run to put the game away.

Young left the game with leg cramps and 20 seconds to go with Annapolis up by five, 68-63.

Matthews, a 6-4 senior forward, took a pass in the paint from Diggs (15 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks) and put it in to tie the game for the 12th and final time at 63.

Broadneck (3-3) had taken a 63-61 lead on a basket by Renardo Walker (five points, 10 boards) about a minute into overtime, but on the ensuing possession Matthews scored. After Diggs stole it back, Matthews scored underneath again and the Panthers were on their way.

The Bruins never recovered, hitting just two of seven from the floor and committing three turnovers in the extra session after hitting six of 11 field goal attempts in the final period.

Fatigue was the Bruins' enemy in the final four minutes after they missed a golden opportunity to win in regulation.

"We definitely got tired at the end; our passes were not as sharp, and we faltered," said Broadneck coach Ken Kazmarek, who basically used six players against 10 for the Panthers.

"Turnovers [20 total] have hurt us all year and you expect great teams like Annapolis to make tough shots like they did at the end."

Annapolis coach John Brady agreed that his team's fresh legs took their toll on the Bruins.

"Fatigue was definitely a factor," said Brady. "I didn't think we played with a lot of enthusiasm and intensity, but when things started looking gloomy, we kicked it in when it counted."

Ryan Dacey (20 points) had five points in the first period, including a three at the buzzer, as Annapolis took a 15-14 lead. The second period belonged to Mike Tasker (19 points, four rebounds), Young and Broadneck as the Bruins outscored the Panthers, 20-16, including Tasker's basket at the buzzer for a 34-31 lead at the half.

Tasker and Young scored 13 points each in the first half, and Young kept it up with six more in the third period. Broadneck put up the biggest lead of the game, save for the final margin, at 38-31 with five minutes left in the third period.

Annapolis senior point guard John Downs (13 points, seven defensive boards, six steals, five assists) scored four of the final six points in the third period as the Panthers pulled even at 46, the game's eighth tie.

The biggest margin for either team in the last period was three points and both teams blew opportunities to win in regulation.

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