Mosley rallies Mt. Hebron, 55-48 Scores 16 of her 35 points in last 8 minutes vs. Glenelg

January 19, 1996|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

If she had it her way, Alisha Mosley would forget the first three quarters and just play the fourth.

"I love the fourth quarter, especially in a close game," said the Mount Hebron guard. "It's prime time."

Mount Hebron entered the fourth quarter of yesterday's game against visiting Glenelg trailing by seven points. But Mosley, last year's Howard County Player of the Year, scored 16 of her career-high 35 points in the final eight minutes to carry the 16th-ranked Vikings past the 13th-ranked Gladiators, 55-48.

"I knew she was going to take over then and there," said Glenelg coach Randy Wallenhorst. "What can you say? She's just awesome. We did as good as we could [trying to stop Mosley]. I guess we didn't do good enough."

Mosley, who entered the game averaging 29.5 points, is 14 points shy of becoming the eighth Mount Hebron player to reach 1,000 career points. The 5-foot-6 senior, who made 11 of 20 from the field, 13 of 14 free throws and added nine rebounds and six steals for good measure, likely will surpass that figure today when the Vikings play host to Howard at 5 p.m.

"Alisha had a great game," said Mount Hebron coach Pat Becker. "She consistently provides us with a way to win and the confidence to win."

Mount Hebron (6-3, 3-0) lost its second leading scorer, senior guard Sarah Eberhart (10 ppg), when she landed on another player and twisted her left ankle late in the first half. She is doubtful for today.

Glenelg (7-4, 1-2) scored the final four points of the first half to take a 21-18 lead. Glenelg's Jill Younce outscored Mosley in the third quarter, 12-10, to help the Gladiators take a 37-30 lead into the final quarter. Younce scored three three-point shots, and on one of them was fouled and made the free throw.

But Younce, who finished with 21 points, scored only one basket in the fourth quarter -- a three-pointer with eight seconds left that narrowed Glenelg's deficit to 51-48.

With Glenelg leading, 39-35, Mosley scored her team's next 12 points, including two straight three-point plays. The first one tied the game at 42 with 3:34 left, then the Vikings went ahead for good, 45-42, with 2:01 remaining.

Marie Stanton had four points for Mount Hebron in the last 1:20 to help secure the victory.

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