After T-shirt act, Millers make Warriors fold

January 10, 2009|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,Special to The Baltimore Sun

Last night before the tip-off with rival Milford Mill, visiting Woodlawn showed the Millers where it had been. On the court, the Millers showed Woodlawn where they hoped to head.

Joshua Glascoe scored 22 points to lead No. 8 Milford Mill to a 68-60 win in an important Baltimore County league game. Tevin Mackey led Woodlawn with 19 points.

Just before the game started, the players for No. 9 Woodlawn (6-4, 3-1 league) revealed under their warm-ups T-shirts that said, "Woodlawn Warriors, County Champions" - referring to last season's title. The shirts served as motivation for the Millers (8-3, 2-0), who lost to Woodlawn the previous two years and earlier this season.

"It gave us a lot of motivation. ... We got the momentum, and we never let up," Glascoe said.

Milford Mill entered the fourth quarter with a 46-42 lead. After Mackey hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to one with 7:32 left, the Millers scored the next 11 points and take a 57-45 lead with 4:23 left. Because Baltimore County counts only the second game in the series between the two teams in the league standings, the win gave the Millers a leg up in the race for a spot in the county title game.

"We didn't play well on the defensive end in the first half," Millers coach Al Holley said. "We started playing some zone, and then we turned up the pressure. We had that one run ... and that was the difference."

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