Takoma Academy doubles up in win over Bowling Brook

Goodman gets helping hand from Mathis in 72-60 victory

Boys basketball

January 11, 2000|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

The Tamir Goodman show hit Keymar last night, and he brought a co-host.

Guard Joe Mathis scored a team-high 20 points, and Takoma Academy broke open a close game with an 18-10 third quarter to roll past host Bowling Brook, 72-60, in a Beltway Basketball League matchup.

Thoroughbreds senior forward Ian Brenner led all scorers with 24 points, but only senior guard Randy Echols could join his teammate in double digits.

Meanwhile, Goodman -- playing in just his second game after he sprained and partially tore a ligament in his left ankle on Dec. 14 -- had a solid all-around game as he recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

The Towson University-bound Goodman, who received national attention last season when he played for Pikesville's Talmudical Academy, said that he still had some conditioning to do and expressed surprise that Bowling Brook didn't try harder to stop Mathis.

"He's a great player who is so tough to guard," Goodman said of his teammate. "I don't know why they're watching me. They should be watching him."

Said Mathis: "Sometimes they put all of their attention on Tamir and leave the rest of us alone."

Goodman missed his first four shots last night and Takoma (4-6) appeared out of sync as the Thoroughbreds sprinted to a 10-2 lead with only three minutes gone.

But the Montgomery County school went on an 18-4 run to take a 20-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Bowling Brook (9-7, 1-1 in the league) cut the lead to five at halftime, but Goodman scored eight points in the third quarter to help give Takoma the lead for good.

Thoroughbreds coach Daryl Jackson said the team failed to capitalize on its height advantage and committed too many turnovers.

"We were very unselfish," he said, noting the 30-turnover statistic. "We were giving today and they were taking. They played like they wanted to win."

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