Final-quarter push sends No. 7 Gibbons to 68-56 win over No. 15 Towson Catholic


High Schools

December 20, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

After an eight-point lead evaporated in the third quarter, seventh-ranked Cardinal Gibbons regained control against No. 15 Towson Catholic and defeated the visiting Owls, 68-56, yesterday in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association boys basketball.

Senior forward Brett Foelber scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and senior center Leon Williams - after sitting most of the third because of foul trouble - scored seven of his 11 in the final period to help the Crusaders.

Only one player, Ken Hasbrouck, scored in the third quarter for the Crusaders (8-1). Hasbrouck hit for 10 of his team-high 19 in that quarter, but Towson Catholic guard Daren Hopkins scored 11 of his game-high 21 and the Owls rallied to tie it after trailing 33-25 at halftime.

No. 2 Lake Clifton 75, Forest Park 30: Senior forward Taris Carter led the defending city and 4A North champions (4-0) with 21 points and eight rebounds. Chester Frazier had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Forest Park scored just nine points in the second and third periods.

"I didn't expect us to go up as soon as we did, as early we did," said Lake Clifton coach Herman Harried. "We were very unselfish. ... That's a good sign to have early in the season."

No. 8 Douglass 98, Carver 68: The visiting Ducks ran up 56 second-half points to turn a four-point halftime lead into a blowout.

Anthony Baglin scored 14 of his 16 points after the break, and Jermaine Bolden registered a team-high 17 for Douglass (2-1).

No. 10 McDonogh 59, Landon 40: The Eagles (3-3) advanced to the semifinals of the Mercer Invitational at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., behind 12 points from senior guard John Brick, and 11 points and 11 rebounds from sophomore center Dajuan Summers.

No. 20 Atholton 48, Glenelg 42: The host Raiders (5-0) trailed 34-33 before going on a 15-8 run to end the game. Jonas Vaitkus' 16 points led Atholton.

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