Gilman up to B challenge in beating Severn, 62-59

Boys basketball

High Schools

February 18, 2005|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Gilman senior Travis Hale represents the unselfish attitude that has put the Greyhounds in position to successfully defend their Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title on Sunday at Villa Julie College.

Hale scored seven points and had a game-high 11 rebounds as host Gilman overcame a game-high 25 points by Severn's Deon Peters to defeat the Admirals, 62-59, in the conference semifinals last night.

The Greyhounds (23-7) will play Boys' Latin, a 65-53 winner over Pallotti, for the championship at 5:15 p.m Sunday.

"I do all the dirty work - rebounding, getting on the floor for the ball," said the 6-foot-4 Hale. "I kind of like that stuff more than scoring. That's what my team needs me to do."

David Johnson (16 points), Reggie Fugett (15) and Ben Goetsch (12 on four three-pointers) took care of the scoring for the Greyhounds, who were motivated by Hale to get back to the big game.

"We've been really focused and I think we wanted it a little more than they did today," Hale said. "I told the guys yesterday to do this for the seniors and send us out the right way."

Fugett, a 6-7 junior, scored 10 points in the first quarter before getting his third foul early in the second period. Gilman had a 31-23 lead at the half, but Severn (15-8) cut it to 42-37 after three quarters.

Johnson scored 10 of his points in the last period, going 6-for-8 from the line, with his last two foul shots giving Gilman a 62-54 lead with 26 seconds left.

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