Winters Mill drops Middletown, 83-81, in OT

Basketball

January 31, 2007|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Even without Jimmy Dorsey, host Winters Mill last night showed Monocacy Valley Athletic League power Middletown that it still has enough to be one of the top teams in the area.

Playing their second game without Dorsey, last year's Carroll County Player of the Year who was dismissed from the team late last week for violating a team rule, the Falcons got 26 points from Brett Burrier, 24 from Cammeron Woodyard and 20 from point guard Devon Lesniak in an 83-81 overtime win.

Winters Mill (14-3) led by 19 early in the third quarter before Middletown (11-4), paced by guard Paul Crone's game-high 39 points, used full-court pressure and hot perimeter shooting to mount a furious comeback, tying the game on Crone's three-pointer at the end of regulation.

In overtime, Middletown took an 81-79 lead on Crone's sixth three-pointer with 30 seconds left before Burrier tied it with an off-balance scoop layup. Lesniak then gave the Falcons the lead by hitting two free throws with 4.6 seconds left, and Ty Main's 12-footer to tie then rolled out at the buzzer.

Girls

No. 14 Aberdeen 59, Fallston 55 -- Tiffany Taylor scored 19 points and Shannel Shivers added 18, including the 1,000th of her career, as the host Eagles hung on for an emotional victory and avenged a loss in their first meeting. The win gave Aberdeen (9-6, 7-1) sole possession of first place in the Chesapeake Division of the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference. "They have worked so hard for this," Aberdeen coach Mike Blizzard said. "They are like a boxer with wobbly legs, but then they find that second wind and come out fighting again." Jess Steiner led Fallston (13-5, 6-2) with 12 points.

Todd Karpovich

No. 4 Arundel 71, No. 9 Old Mill 59 -- Ashley Davis took care of the scoring in a pivotal fourth-quarter stretch and the Wildcats' defense did the rest, fending off a stiff challenge from Anne Arundel County rival Old Mill (14-2, 10-1). Davis (game-high 24 points) scored visiting Arundel's first 12 points of the fourth quarter to give the Wildcats (13-3, 11-0) a 61-48 lead. Brittany Watts scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Arundel, with Ayanna Randolph adding 12 points, nine assists and six steals. For the Patriots, Anisha Queen connected on four three-pointers to finish with a team-high 22 points.

Glenn Graham

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