City boys, girls prevail in All-Star competition

County three-pointer try at buzzer pops out, 91-89


March 17, 2001|By Derek Toney | Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Baltimore City-County All-Star basketball game was a sweep for the City last night at Dunbar.

The girls held off the Baltimore County All-Stars, 77-71, in the opening game, while the City boys needed some late heroics to pull off the victory, 91-89.

A jumper by Catonsville's Mike Haynie rimmed out as time expired, giving the City squad the victory. Haynie was named Most Valuable Player for his team, while Lake Clifton's Antonio Regis was MVP for the City squad.

Trailing by 19 points at halftime, Baltimore County fought its way back, tying the score at 89 on a floater in the line by Pikesville's Clement Sorgho with 1:14 remaining. Dulaney's Nate Hopkins and Sorgho teamed up to block a shot by Dunbar's Victor Molen with under 40 seconds left.

Edmondson's James Horton came up with a steal for the City team with eight seconds left and was fouled by Drew Braver of Pikesville. Horton made the first free throw, then missed the second, but the ball was deflected back to him with six seconds left.

Horton quickly called timeout. When play resumed, Danny Dixon of Edmondson was fouled by Sorgho. Dixon missed the first free throw, then made the second. Haynie got a wide-open look just in the three-point line. The ball hit the cylinder but came out.

The County team was led by Sorgho, who scored 16 points, and Hopkins added 11. Regis led all scorers with 22 points for the City team, and Molen contributed 16.

Western's Lillian Drumgold earned Most Valuable Player honors for the City girls squad with a game-high 13 points. Amy Sibiski of Patapsco led the Baltimore County squad with 13, while Milford Mill's Tamika Rogers had 12.

Dani Packer of County champ Catonsville earned MVP honors for her team, contributing eight points five rebounds, one steal and one assist.

Baltimore County trailed 74-71 with 20 seconds left after a shot by Rogers. Western's Rolanda Brown hit a free throw for a four-point lead, but missed the second with 16 seconds left. Packer got the rebound, but bounced the ball off her foot.

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