Edmondson, Dunbar move on to final

No. 7 Poets top Catonsville

Redskins edge Poly, 75-65

Boys regional semis

High Schools

March 03, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Calvin Dotson scored 20 points and Kenneth Minor had 19 as seventh-ranked Dunbar (18-5) overcame visiting Catonsville, 86-73, in their Class 2A North region semifinal.

Dunbar used a big run near the end of the first half to widen the gap against the Comets (15-9) and to keep alive its hopes of winning its seventh state title in the past eight seasons.

The Poets (18-5) play host tomorrow to Edmondson, which is coached by former Dunbar football and basketball coach Pete Pompey.

An earlier two-point loser to the Poets, Edmondson (12-8) edged Poly, 75-65, in yesterday's other semifinal. The Redskins got 20 points from senior Kiraan Posey, who finished with five assists and four rebounds.

Dunbar expects to take advantage of its advantage in height over Edmondson, whose state runner-up football team -- coached by Pompey -- earned a postseason victory over the Poets in the fall.

Pompey, who coached Dunbar to a mythical national championship in 1992, also got a nice game out of senior guard Eddie Colbert, the quarterback of his football team, who had 13 points and three rebounds. Junior guard James Horton had 11 points, two rebounds and three assists for Edmondson.

Class 3A North

No. 17 Randallstown 53, Milford Mill 43: With the score tied at 40-40 in the fourth quarter, the host Rams went on an 8-0 run to beat the rival Millers. The win was Randallstown's third over Milford Mill this season, including two in overtime.

The Rams (22-3) got 20 points from sophomore forward Aaron Hutchinson and a solid effort from Antoin Jordan, the MVP of the Wes Unseld Tournament earlier this season. Junior forward Larry Smith and Jordan hit several key fourth-quarter free throws to seal the win.

Milford Mill senior guard Richard Johnson, the team's catalyst, was held scoreless by the Rams' defensive trio of Aaron McCoy, Archie Trader and Brian Milles.

"We were able to contain [Johnson] pretty good tonight," said Randallstown coach Kim Rivers, who coached the Rams to the 3A state title in 1994-95. "The last two times he did play big. [Shutting him down] was a big factor in us winning the game."

Randallstown will play host to Eastern Tech at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Eastern Tech 76, Dundalk 63: William Hawthorn scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half as the Mavericks (16-7) advanced to the regional final for the first time in school history. The 6-3 senior guard also grabbed 15 points and Paul O'Donnell added 15 points. Melvin Curry had 29 points for the visiting Owls (17-6).

Class 2A East

No. 8 Aberdeen 62, No. 18 Edgewood 55. Gary Neal scored 18 and Tylan Gatling 16 to lead the Eagles (23-1) past Harford County rival Edgewood in a regional semifinal game at Harford Community College. Jonathan Booker scored 18 and Jermaine Hancock 16 for the Rams.

The Eagles will play Wicomico, an 84-57 winner over Easton in the other semifinal, for the title at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Chesapeake Community College.

Class 1A North

No. 16 Pikesville 75, Chesapeake-B 66: Clement Sorgho capped an eight-point run with a three-pointer to give the host Panthers a 67-63 lead with 2: 36 left and they held on to win their regional semifinal. Sorgho finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds and Lance Fair added 20 points and nine rebounds. Point guard Andrew Braver matched his 14 points with 14 assists. Four Bayhawks also scored in double figures -- Jermaine Roane with 18, Rodney Gay with 12 and Andrew Squire and Charles Haues with 11 each.

The Panthers (21-2) will play for the title at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Rising Sun, a winner last night over Cecil County foe North East.

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