Scouting helps Broadneck get best of Arundel, 64-47 Williams scores 19

No. 10 Bruins tied for first

Boys basketball

January 06, 1996|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

It appears that Broadneck's 17-point victory over Arundel last night was actually won on Thursday, thanks to some inside information provided by a spy.

Tenth-ranked Broadneck (5-3) shackled an Arundel offense that had scored 91 points against Annapolis on Thursday and rolled to a 64-47 victory in Cape St. Claire last night.

Bruins assistant coach V.J. Keith took a lot of notes sitting in the stands at Annapolis on Thursday while Broadneck was winning at Southern.

Head coach Ken Kazmarek would not divulge the main contents of Keith's report, because the two teams play again, but did say that the plan revolved around junior, three-year starting guard John Williams. Williams was center stage and easily got a thumbs up with his most productive game of the season.

The Broadneck victory leaves the Bruins tied with No. 15 Arundel (6-3) and No. 6 Annapolis (8-2) for first place in the Anne Arundel County South Division at 3-1 each. Arundel posted a 91-86 victory over Annapolis on Thursday while the Bruins dropped a 73-65 decision in overtime to the Panthers on Wednesday.

"It was a very good scouting report, and no, I can't say how we did it, but I can't say enough about defense and Johnny [Williams] did it all," said Kazmarek. "We've been waiting for John to explode, and knew sooner or later he would have a game like that."

The 6-foot-4 Williams scored a game-high 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds, blocked two shots, had five assists and three steals as Broadneck led most of the way. Guard Mike Tasker (three steals) chipped in with 16 points and forward Jamaine Young had 14 points and eight boards.

More importantly Williams' defense on Arundel's outstanding swing man, Jamell Miller, who had scored 27 and had 14 rebounds against Annapolis, was crucial. Miller scored only four points and had just one rebound with Williams as his shadow.

Kazmarek admitted that part of Keith's scouting report was to try and get the aggressive Miller into early foul trouble, and that is precisely what Williams did. Miller got his third foul with two minutes left in the first period and sat the rest of the half.

Miller played half of the third period before receiving his fourth personal and fouled out with 2:53 left in the game and Arundel down by 15.

"The three quick fouls on Jamell hurt, but we have to learn to overcome those things, because it might happen again," said Arundel coach Gerald Moore, whose team was 1-for-8 at the line.

"Now you tell me, but it's not about points with our young team, it's about learning, and we had another lesson tonight."

The Bruins, who were 19-for-30 at the free-throw line, led by six after the first period and 30-22 at the half.

In putting the Wildcats away in the second half, Broadneck shot 50 percent (10-for-20) including three successive threes in a 13-0 third-period run.

Darnerian McCants (nine rebounds) and Joe Parker (eight boards) led Arundel with 14 and 11 points, respectively.

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