Baynard boosts Glen Burnie in OT

Reserve scores all seven of his points in extra period in 57-50 victory over City

Boys basketball

Varsity

January 13, 2007|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun Reporter

Senior reserve Devron Baynard scored all seven of his points in overtime and had two rebounds to propel No. 7 Glen Burnie past No. 15 City, 57-50, in the 11th annual Basketball Academy at Morgan State last night.

Baynard, a 6-foot-7 center, accepts his role as a player off the bench and always is ready when called upon.

A basket by Baynard with 2:22 remaining in the extra four-minute session gave the Gophers (11-1) a 50-46 lead. After Jarvez Pierce made two free throws to make it 52-46 with 1:28 left, Baynard scored the last five points for the Gophers. His three-point play with 19 seconds left clinched it.

"Devron did a great job off the bench and made some big shots," Glen Burnie coach Mike Rudd said. "We got a lot a help off our bench and that's what it takes, especially when you go to overtime."

The game was close all the way. It was tied at 23 at the half and at 43 at the end of regulation.

Glen Burnie held the ball for just over a minute for the last shot in regulation, but turned it over to the Knights (8-3) with four seconds left.

Pierce stole the ball on the inbounds play to send the game into overtime.

"We switched up on defense and he threw it right to me," said Pierce, who scored eight points and had five assists.

City took a 46-43 lead on a three-point play by Devin Brown, who had a game-high 24 points, to start the extra period. It didn't faze the Gophers, who answered with a three by Kareem Downs (eight points) to tie it and spark a 6-0 Gophers run to take control of the game.

Garrett Blackstone led the Gophers with 19 points and eight rebounds, with 12 of his points coming in the first half.

No. 3 St. Frances 61, No. 8 Lake Clifton 46 -- The Panthers completed their two-day appearance in the mixer with a second straight victory over a ranked team, even though they were without two-time All-Metro junior Sean Mosley. Last night, the Panthers (14-3) led all the way - by 28-14 at the half and 47-26 over the Lakers (8-2) after three periods. Mosley sprained his left ankle in the first period of Thursday's 54-45 win over No. 2 Randallstown (9-1).

pat.omalley@baltsun.com

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