Southern-B dispatches Aberdeen

No. 2 Walbrook tumbles to Spingarn-D.C., 65-55

Boys basketball

January 21, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In a battle of top-five teams, No. 1-ranked Southern-Baltimore cruised past No. 3 Aberdeen, 65-49, in the finale of the Mayor's Basketball Academy boys tournament at Coppin Center last night.

Damien Spence scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs, and All-Metro guard Melvin Scott contributed 13. Gary Neal led all scorers with 23 for Aberdeen (11-3).

The Bulldogs (11-3) never trailed as they picked up a second straight victory after losing at home to rival Dunbar on Tuesday.

"We came out played together," Scott said. "We understood that if we didn't the share the ball, we have to share the loss."

Southern assumed command of the contest early, leading 25-9, before the Eagles made its only run of the evening, outscoring the Bulldogs 13-4 to close within 29-22 with 1:09 remaining in the first half.

The Bulldogs opened the second half with baskets by Darshan Luckey (12 points) and Shawn Brown to push the lead back to double digits. They would lead by as many as 22 points.

Spingarn-D.C. 65, No. 2 Walbrook 55: After two previous losses to Baltimore teams, the Green Wave (14-5) finally got it right, knocking off the Warriors (13-2).

Ranked No. 6 in the Washington area, Spingarn rode the three-point shooting of senior guard Shawn Wiggins, who made seven of them on his way to a game-high 24 points.

No. 7 Dunbar 94, Ballou-D.C. 68: Senior guard Kenny Minor scored 25 points for the Poets, who capped off a tremendous week -- which already included victories over Southern-Baltimore and Aberdeen -- to raise their record to 13-1.

No. 9 Lake Clifton 57, Dunbar-D.C. 54: Getting a game-high 23 points from Antonio Regis and 14 from Aaron Cook, the Lakers (10-3) held off the Crimson Tide (9-7).

No. 17 Douglass 77, Northwestern 49: Sophomore forward Gerald Brown scored a game-high 22 points and Hubert Coleman contributed 19, lifting the Ducks (9-3) past the Wildcats.

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