Old Mill tops Arundel in OT despite 49 by Henderson

Boys basketball

High Schools

February 09, 2005|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Trailing by three points in the final seconds of regulation, Old Mill boys basketball coach Greg Smith knew exactly who to turn to last night at Arundel: Devin Jones.

The senior guard beat the buzzer with a three-pointer to force overtime, and the No. 10 Patriots went on to claim a 97-91 overtime win against the No. 14 Wildcats.

Jones finished with a team-high 30 points, offsetting a career-high 49 points from Arundel senior forward Corey Henderson.

With three games remaining on the Anne Arundel County schedule, the Patriots (17-2) improved to 12-1 in league play - tied with Annapolis for first place - with the Wildcats (13-5) falling to 11-3.

The Patriots, who squandered a 43-30 halftime lead, called a timeout with 13 seconds left in regulation and then let Jones do the rest.

"I said `Devin, we're going to you. We'll set a screen, and you knock it down,'" Smith said. "We didn't get the screen set like we'd have liked, but he used a head fake to get his feet squared up and hit it."

The clutch basket, from the right side, tied the score at 86, and the Patriots took control of overtime to return home happy.

Old Mill senior Alex Buchholz scored 22 points, with junior Andrew Engel adding 20.

Arundel's Henderson connected on three three-pointers and made 20 of 23 free throws. His 49 points were just one point off the Arundel mark and three points shy of the county record.

James Hamilton scored 50 points for the Wildcats against Broadneck in 1988, and Glen Burnie's Mike Thibeault scored 52 in a game in 1990.

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