Southern-B does number on Dunbar

Bulldogs rip Poets, 77-55, to capture city crown

February 24, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Meredith Smith could not recall the last time he had coached a Southern-Baltimore boys basketball team to a victory over Dunbar on the Poets' home court.

But yesterday's convincing 77-55 rout of the No. 2 Poets -- which earned the seventh-ranked Bulldogs (17-5) the Baltimore City League title -- will be a difficult one for the 19th-year coach to forget.

Southern's 6-foot-3 juniors Darshawn Luckey and Melvin Scott scored 29, and, 25 points respectively, including eight, and, 13 points, during a critical second period in which the Bulldogs turned a 12-all first quarter tie into a 35-23 halftime lead.

For the game, Southern was an amazing 25-of-29 from the free throw line, with Luckey and Smith each going 8-for-8.

"We were hungry, tonight, to do what hadn't been done in a while," said Scott, an All-Metro pick who also had seven rebounds and five each in steals and assists.

"This is one of the best wins of my career."

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