Milford Mill gets revenge, 69-59 win over Woodlawn

February 20, 1997|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Determined not to let the chance to defend their Baltimore County title slip away, No. 15 Milford Mill avenged an earlier loss to No. 10 Woodlawn, 69-59, last night.

The victory advanced the Millers (20-2) to Saturday's county title game against Hoopsters Division champ Towson at a time and site yet to be determined.

The Millers' win actually forced a tie with Woodlawn (19-2) for the lead in the county's Quick Shooters Division. Both teams end up 13-1 in the division and remain tied through three tiebreakers.

But on the fourth tiebreaker, win-loss percentage vs. all opponents except those in holiday tournaments, Milford Mill comes out ahead. The Millers are 18-1 excluding holiday tournament games; the Warriors are 17-1.

In the earlier meeting, the Millers were ahead by six with four minutes to go but lost, 56-48.

They almost let this one slip away, too. The host Warriors rallied from down 53-46 to take a 56-55 lead with 3: 58 left in the game. It was Woodlawn's first lead since 24-22 midway through the second quarter, but the Warriors missed their next 11 shots.

The Millers also broke out a 3-1-1 zone press that, along with some big plays from Dyanna Mitchell, sparked a seven-point spurt and gave the Millers the lead for good.

Mitchell capped a three-point play, fed Jenna Bradford and hit a layup from Chante Alexander to put the Millers ahead 62-56 with 2: 59 left.

Bradford led the Millers with 24 points, eight steals and four assists. Alexander had 17 points and 15 rebounds while Danielle Carter added 17 points.

The Warriors' biggest problem was at the line, where they hit just 10 of 27 attempts.

But Woodlawn also had a fine team-oriented offense led by Carissa Ingram-Hall with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Mandy Clark had 13 points and Anitra Smith and Stacie Allen, 10 each.

Pub Date: 2/20/97

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