Hunt's basket lifts Bruins over determined Arundel

Boys basketball

No. 8 Broadneck 70 No. 15 Arundel 69

December 21, 2007|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN REPORTER

Kevin Hunt took Sam Moore's pass and laid it in with one second left to give No. 8 Broadneck a 70-69 victory over No. 15 Arundel last night.

The visiting Wildcats (4-1) had just taken the lead at 69-68 on Brandon Johnson-Farrell's only basket of the night with eight seconds remaining.

Broadneck (4-2) went the length of the court, and Moore found Hunt alone under the basket for the win.

"Coach [John Williams] said get it up the court and we had a play called high screen, and if I can get there, just take [the shot]," said Moore, who had nine points.

"But Hunt just happened to be open, so I just found him and gave it to him. I don't know how he got that open."

Hunt, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds but missed most of the fourth quarter because of foul trouble, was surprised Moore went to him.

"I was just sitting down there, and my man Sam passed it to me for the winning bucket," Hunt said. "It was a wide-open basket."

Julian Watson led Arundel with 18 points, while Mandel Brown added 17 to go with nine rebounds.

The Wildcats kept battling back every time Broadneck would start to pull away. Arundel was down 61-54 with 3:08 remaining.

Both Hunt and leading scorer J.J. Hicks sat most of the final period with four fouls each. The Bruins' bench picked up the slack.

"That's probably the first time [over the past three years] that we won a game with both J.J. and Kevin sitting most of the last period," Williams said.

"A lot of people stepped up tonight and contributed while J.J. was being double- and triple-teamed and played very unselfish. That was a big win."

C.J. Ricker led Broadneck with 18 points.

Arundel's man-to-man defense pressured the Bruins, and Wildcats coach Jeff Starr used several players to defend Hicks, who was held to 10 points.

"We wanted to put a lot of different bodies on him and try to wear him out," said Starr, who is in his first season at Arundel.

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