Douglass pulls out delayed win

No. 1 Ducks go to 16-0, top Lake Clifton, 62-59

Mercy nips Roland Park

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High Schools

January 26, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Top-ranked Douglass returned to Lake Clifton yesterday to resume a boys basketball game suspended 10 days ago and found baskets much harder to come by.

But thanks to some clutch free-throw shooting, Douglass stopped the host Lakers, 62-59, in front of approximately 30 spectators to improve its record to a perfect 16-0, 9-0 in the Baltimore City League.

The game, which was stopped Jan. 15 after spectators twice threw objects on the floor, resumed with 30 seconds left to play in the third period and the Ducks leading 53-41. Only players' parents were allowed to attend yesterday.

Douglass was outscored 18-9 the rest of the way and held to just one field goal, a basket from junior guard Derrick Brooks with about five minutes left to play.

But that was enough, as senior point guard Tyler Smith, who led all scorers with 27 points, hit all four of his free-throw attempts and the Ducks made eight of nine from the line in the final quarter to hold off Lake Clifton.

"It's a burden off all of us," said Douglass coach Rodney Coffield. "We thought we did well when we went there to play the first time, and to have to do it again in that atmosphere with no fans, it was tough. But we mustered up enough to win the game."

Tavon Nelson scored 19 points, and Paris Carter had 18 for the Lakers. Carter hit a big three-pointer that helped Lake Clifton pull to 60-58 with two minutes left. But the Lakers turned the ball over and Smith hit two free throws with a minute left to seal the win.

No. 4 Annapolis 78, Chesapeake-AA 34: Junior guard Laronja Owens scored a game-high 24 points as the host Panthers (15-0) cruised in the Anne Arundel County matchup.

No. 5 Randallstown 76, Parkville 45: Levi Stukes led all scorers with 21 points as the Rams routed the visiting Knights.

Broadneck 60, No. 9 Meade 59: Senior Anthony Hopkins hit a three-pointer, was fouled at the buzzer, and his free throw with time expired delivered the Bruins (4-13, 3-7) a wild upset over the Mustangs.

No. 10 McDonogh 64, Loyola 36: Jaz Cowan dominated on the inside with 22 points as the visiting Eagles overwhelmed the Dons.

No. 14 Mount St. Joseph 53, St. Maria Goretti 43: Senior Keon Lattimore scored a game-high 17 points to lead the host Gaels.

St. Mary's 70, No. 15 Gilman 61: Jeff Postell and Marcus Perry combined for 38 points and the Saints topped Victor Abiamiri (26 points) and the Greyhounds (15-7, 8-1) in an MIAA B Conference game at Gilman.

No. 16 Cardinal Gibbons 69, St. Frances 63: The Crusaders (12-11, 3-5) had three players in double figures, led by senior Dwight Dean's 32 points, in beating the visiting Panthers.

No. 18 Glen Burnie 70, South River 49: Ray Cromwell scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Gophers (10-6) over the visiting Seahawks (8-7).

Woodlawn 79, No. 19 Franklin 72: Senior guard Elbarko Carr scored 37 points, including 18 in the third quarter, and teammate Jeff Garnett had 23 as the visiting Warriors (9-4) had a strong second half in downing the Indians (11-4) in a Baltimore County matchup.

Girls

No. 4 Mercy 43, No. 19 Roland Park 41: Senior BJ Banjo scored 19 points and hit one of two free throws with five seconds left to put the Magic up two, and the Reds' Dani Kell (team-high 19 points) missed a shot at the buzzer as host Mercy (12-6, 7-4) won the IAAM A Conference matchup.

No. 7 Catonsville 69, Eastern Tech 44: Sandy Wasserbach led four Comets in double figures with 15 points in host Catonsville's easy Baltimore County win.

No. 11 St. Mary's 46, Notre Dame Prep 31: Bri Gauther had a team-high 16 points for the host Saints, who pulled away in the second half for a MIAA A Conference win over the Blazers.

No. 13 South River 54, Glen Burnie 51: Lindsey Shepard's 18 points and 13 rebounds were enough to help the Seahawks (11-4, 8-2) hold off the host Gophers.

No. 14 Arundel 55, Old Mill 27: The host Wildcats (11-5, 7-3) were paced by freshman guard Alice McGuire's 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the Anne Arundel County win.

Annapolis 71, No. 16 Chesapeake-AA 66: Junior Whitney Crankfield hit one of two free throws with no time left to cap a huge second-half comeback and send the game into overtime, where the host Panthers (10-6) took over to beat the Cougars.

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