Dunbar pounds Edmondson in 3A East semi

March 01, 1996|By Lem Satterfield

No. 2 Dunbar continued its quest for a fourth straight state title yesterday with a 71-45 victory over Edmondson in a 3A East region semifinal that passed without incident.

The Poets' regular-season game at Edmondson (10-11) was canceled in progress last week due to gunfire. That incident prompted the principals of both schools to close to the public Tuesday's 76-58 Edmondson quarterfinal victory over visiting Broadneck.

Security for yesterday's game included the use of metal detectors at the door. Only those with student identification, on lists prepared by the principals of each school, or coaches with state association-issued passes were permitted to enter.

"We've been very fortunate at Dunbar to have games without violence," said Dunbar principal Charlotte Brown. Dunbar next meets Carver tomorrow at 1 p.m. for the region championship.

Vander Bannister (15 points) and Atman Smith (13) were the scoring leaders for Dunbar (18-6). But senior Tommy Polley had a triple double (11 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds) as eight players scored for the Poets.

After scoring 36 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against No. 9 Broadneck, Edmondson's Virgil Singleton (6-for-8 free throws) was held to 11 points by Dunbar's Smith.


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