Broadneck falls to Old Mill

Bruins boys, minus star Hicks, can't handle Patriots

Winter sports

January 30, 2008|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN REPORTER

Playing without leading scorer J.J. Hicks, No. 8 Broadneck was humbled at home last night, 67-54, by No. 14 Old Mill. The game was not even that close as the wave of Patriots shooters kept their team's lead in the 20s most of the way.

Brandon Riley's 16 points led nine players who scored at least two points for the Patriots (13-1, 8-1 Anne Arundel County). A.J. Mann (13) and Deonte Puller (10) also were in double figures.

Old Mill, which took over first place in the county with the win, made seven three-pointers in the game, all in the first half, to take a 44-23 lead at the break.

"We're having fun, and we get everybody involved in the game, " said Puller, who tied Broadneck's Kevin Hunt for the game high in rebounds with 10. Hunt (12 points) was the only Bruin in double figures.

The Bruins (12-3, 7-2) are not the same team without Hicks, who was averaging nearly 18 points but is finished for the season. Broadneck coach John Williams confirmed after the game that Hicks is no longer on the team but would not say why.

"Yeah, it is [a tough break], absolutely, " Williams said of Hicks, his 6-foot-3 swingman who was second-team All-Metro last season and All-Metro as a defensive back-receiver in football this past fall.

"But we're going to recover. ... The guys in the locker room are very committed. "

Said Old Mill coach Greg Smith: "We prepared for J.J. and didn't know he wasn't playing until the game started. Obviously, he makes a difference. We're not big, and we know we have to get the perimeter shots."

pat.omalley@baltsun.com

No. 5 St. Frances 58, No. 10 Loyola 46 -- The host Panthers (19-8) avenged an early-season upset loss to the Dons (13-6). Maryland-bound guard Sean Mosley had a game-high 20 points in the win.

Girls basketball

Severna Park 52, Glen Burnie 50 -- Senior Brittany Lilley scored her 1,000th career point and later made the winning basket for the Falcons with three seconds left. The guard led all scorers with 21 points.

Wrestling

No. 3 Glenelg 38, Atholton 23 -- The Gladiators (12-1) benefited from two Raiders forfeits to take a 12-0 lead, then won the next six matches. Tim Chase was the only Glenelg wrestler with a pin. In a matchup of two of the top 103-pound wrestlers in the area, Atholton's Kevin Beck scored a 2-0 decision over Zack Gerber.

Boys indoor track

No. 2 Meade 105, Old Mill 81 -- The Mustangs' Anya Uzoh won the long, triple and high jumps while teammate Justin Murdock took the 55-meter dash and the 300 at the Anne Arundel County championships.

Girls indoor track

Meade 111, No. 7 Annapolis 104 -- The Mustangs edged the Panthers on their way to a sweep of the Anne Arundel County championships.

Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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