Basketball Academy Boys

Lake Clifton wins again, defeating New Town

Randallstown also gets second victory

January 13, 2008|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter

Lake Clifton rolled to its second win in the 12th annual Basketball Academy at Morgan State last night with a 52-39 victory over New Town. The No. 3 Lakers (12-1) were led by Antoine Allen, a 6-foot-3 senior swing man, who scored 15 points.

Lake Clifton's quickness and transition game were too much for New Town to handle.

"All we do is play together," Allen said. "Defensively, we just keep pushing at everybody. We didn't finish well tonight and have to get better at that."

The Lakers, who slipped by Riverdale Baptist, 48-44, on Friday night, raced out 21-8 at the half and never looked back against the Titans (5-5). Their lead ballooned to 43-20 after three periods.

"When you're winning, it's OK, but coaches are never satisfied," Lakers coach Herman "Tree" Harried said.

Daniel Horton added 10 points for the Lakers. Willie Kee led New Town with 16 points.

No. 4 Randallstown 73, Walbrook 57 -- The Rams defeated the Warriors behind Alex Jackson's 29 points. The Rams (9-2) trailed most of the first half before taking a 33-32 lead just before intermission. Taking the lead seemed to give the Rams momentum to overcome the upset-minded Warriors (5-7). The Rams went 2-0 in the invitational.

No. 5 City 69, Dunbar (D.C.) 48 -- Sophomore, 6-foot-7 swing man C.J. Fair scored 22 points as the Knights went 2-0 in the three-day tournament. City led all the way and raised its overall record to 9-1 with the rout of the Crimson Tide. "[Fair] is going to be a very good player one day," City coach Mike Daniel said. "He's very talented and very, very coachable. He has great support from his parents. I mean, the whole package is there. I'm looking for big things from him. It's going to take time for us because we are so young, but I've got a real good bench, and I'm really proud of these guys."

Dunbar 46, Glen Burnie 37 -- The Poets (6-4) got 17 points and eight rebounds from junior Sean Farr. Tyler Rudd led the Gophers (7-4) with 12 points. Jarvez Pierce had 10 points for Glen Burnie. The Poets fell behind 10-2 in the first period but closed to 10-9 when it ended and had a 22-15 lead at the half, thanks to 13 turnovers by the Gophers (7-4).pat.omalley@baltsun.com

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