Pikesville thumps Perry Hall, 93-61

January 20, 2000

Pikesville's Clement Sorgho scored a game-high 29 points and Lance Fair added 22, as the host Panthers defeated Perry Hall, 93-61, in a Baltimore County, Division II showdown last night.

The win moved Pikesville (10-2 overall, 4-1 in the division) into sole possession of first place in the division over both the Gators and Eastern Tech, which it defeated earlier this season.

Along with Drew Braver (16 points), Sorgho and Fair helped the Panthers run out to a 21-3 lead after the first 7: 30, turning pressure defense into fast-break opportunities, and often creating easy layups off the half-court set.

Pikesville shot 50 percent on the night, while holding Perry Hall to just 31 percent.

Playing without leading scorer Dale Seward, a 6-3 forward expected to miss two weeks after spraining his ankle last week against Eastern Tech, the Gators often looked lost at the offensive end, hitting one of their first 16 shots to start the game.

Led by junior Jaron Taylor (23 points) and senior Jade Belt (17), Perry Hall (12-2, 3-2) pulled as close as 13 in the second quarter. Leading, 62-42, late in the third quarter, Pikesville sealed the win with a 15-0 run, as the Panthers time and again began fast breaks following missed three-point attempts.

Pub Date: 1/20/00

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