Suburban handles City All-Stars at Charm City Challenge, 117-104

Boys basketball

April 05, 2004|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

A 28-9 run to start the final period led the Suburban All-Stars to a 117-104 victory over the City Stars in yesterday's preliminary game of the Charm City Challenge at Towson University.

Bassirou Dieng (Riverdale Baptist) and Barry Cornish (Lansdowne) led the Suburban squad, coached by Randallstown's Kim Rivers. Camontae Griffin (Dunbar) and Brett Foelber (Gibbons) led the City stars, coached by Dunbar's Smiley Lee and Dana Johnson of Southside.

The 6-foot-8 Dieng, who was named Most Valuable Player and to the all-tournament team, had game highs in points (24) and rebounds (14) while the 6-6 Cornish had 23 points and 13 rebounds. Darren Hopkins added 20 points and four assists for the victors. Phillip Brown (Aberdeen), Marcus Cousin (Randallstown) and Howard County Player of the Year Mike Smelkinson (Long Reach) followed with 16, 12 and 10 points respectively.

Cournish was also named to the all-tournament team.

Griffin had 18 points and three steals, and Foelber added 17 to go with seven rebounds to pace the City team. Other City players scoring in double figures were Tre Love (Douglass) with 14, Kenny Hasbrouck (Gibbons) with 13, Donta Ridley (Lake Clifton) with 12 and Barry Roundtree (Dunbar) with 11.

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