Douglass rallies but falls apart in end

varsity basketball

Friendship Christian scores last 8 points in OT, wins, 48-44

December 13, 2008|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,glenn.graham@baltsun.com

The Douglass boys basketball team did so many things right to overcome a slow start last night against Friendship Christian Academy at Walbrook's Function at the Junction.

The Ducks forced overtime and then, once there, took their first lead since the opening minutes of the game, appearing primed to complete the comeback against their Washington opponent.

The final minute of overtime ruined everything.

Friendship Christian scored the game's final eight points - all in the last 51 seconds - to come away with a 48-44 win that left the Ducks (1-2) stunned.

Leading 44-42 and holding possession with 25 seconds left, the Ducks took an ill-advised shot that provided an opening for the Knights, who got a three-point play from Krisofer Harris to take a 45-44 lead.

First three minutes of overtime were good to the Ducks - starting with a three-pointer from junior guard Trevon Curbeon to give them a 40-37 lead, their first since midway through the first quarter.

"Overall, I was very pleased with how the kids played," said Douglass coach Rodney Coffield. "We had some young kids step up. Early in the overtime, we executed well. Later, we didn't execute at all."

Sophomore center Lamont Huggins led the Ducks with 15 points, and junior forward Lavanda Haskins added 11. Friendship Christian improved to 5-1, with its only loss coming against No. 1 St. Frances.

NO. 4 CALVERT HALL 56, NO. 6 JOHN CARROLL 50: : Five late points from Sean Holmes lifted the host Cardinals (4-1) to victory over the Patriots (4-2). In a back-and-forth game that was tied at halftime at 28, Calvert Hall took its biggest lead, six points, in the fourth quarter. Jon Graham had 12 points and 20 rebounds for the Cardinals.

No. 12 GLEN BURNIE 59, MEADE 43:: Tyler Rudd scored 21 as the Gophers (3-0) used a 20-4 first-quarter run to defeat the host Mustangs (0-4).

Girls:

NO. 1 ST. FRANCES 54, MERCY 40: : Shatrya Hawkes had a game-high 19 points for the host Panthers (5-0). St. Frances led 27-12 at the half.

No. 2 ARUNDEL 69, BROADNECK 25: : Sheronne Vails and Ebonee Jones each scored 13 to power the Wildcats (2-1) past the Bruins. Arundel led 25-2 after the first quarter.

NO. 8 SEVERN 54, ST. MARY'S 39: : Leah Cranmer and Leanne Hug combined to score 27 as the host Admirals (4-0) used a 12-2 third-quarter run to put the Saints (3-2) away.

SOUTH CARROLL 62, No. 9 WINTERS MILL 49: : Cyndi Scurci scored 16 as the Cavaliers (4-0) upset visiting Falcons (2-1). Winters Mill's Cassie Cooke led all scorers with 19 points.

Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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