Wilde Lake holds off Potomac, 63-58

February 27, 1996|By Chuck Acquisto | Chuck Acquisto,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

With Potomac senior forward Regan Carter having her offensive way for 15 points early in the first half, Wilde Lake coach Kelly Storr knew who to turn to during a critical second-quarter timeout in last night's Class 2A South region quarterfinal.

Up just 17-16, Storr employed a box-and-one defense to stop Carter and assigned Wildecats sophomore forward Bridget White (10 rebounds) the unenviable task of shadowing the Braves premier scorer (25.0 ppg).

All White did was hold Carter scoreless during a critical nine-minute juncture that saw Wilde Lake eventually build a 16-point second-half lead. With White in late foul trouble, the No. 10 Wildecats (14-8) withheld a furious fourth-quarter charge by Carter (33 points, 12 rebounds) and Potomac (17-6) to squeeze out a 63-58 victory over the Prince George's County 3A/2A league champions at Wilde Lake.

* Hammond 62, Lackey 50: Rene Hines scored 30 to power the visiting No. 14 Bears (17-7) past the host Chargers in a Class 2A South game.

* Howard 83, Carver 38: Chanelle Carter scored 25 to power the host Lions (11-12) past the Bears (10-9) in a Class 3A East game.

* Atholton 51, Dunbar 18: Sara Pierson scored 10 points to lead a balanced attack as the Raiders (10-11) topped the host Poets (3-15) in a Class 3A East game. Caitlin Bair added eight points for the Atholton, which led 27-5 at halftime.

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