Glenelg Country boys beat AACS, 75-62, for 1st 'B' title

Chapelgate rides 2nd-quarter run to 64-45 win over Beth Tfiloh for 3rd straight MIAA 'C' crown

February 23, 2011|By Rich Scherr, Special to The Baltimore Sun

On paper, this wasn't supposed to be Glenelg Country School's year. To coach Kevin Quinlan, however, having a roster teeming with underclassmen never tempered expectations.

"I don't look ahead. I didn't really set myself up," Quinlan said. "But I knew they could be great."

On Wednesday night, the Dragons proved their coach correct, as 6-foot-8 junior Isaiah Miles and 6-5 sophomore Warren Powers each scored 18 points in a 75-62 win over Annapolis Area Christian School, giving the Howard County team its first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title before an estimated 1,000 at Gilman.

Led by Powers, Glenelg Country (25-3) took control in the second quarter, rallying from a one-point deficit by scoring 17 of the next 23 points. Powers scored eight during the spurt, which put the Dragons ahead, 35-25, near the end of the half.

"Our coach pulled us together and told us we weren't playing good enough," Powers said. "We just had to pick up our intensity."

After trailing by as much as 13, however, Annapolis Area Christian (20-10) made its move late in the third quarter, pulling to within single digits on back-to-back 3-pointers by Connor Lipinski. The junior finished with a game-high 29 points, including four 3s.

The Eagles, however, never seriously threatened before the Dragons polished them off by making 14 of their final 18 from the line. Sophomore Kevin Boyd and freshman Chancellor Barnard also added 11 points each for the Dragons.

It marked Glenelg Country's third win over Annapolis Area Christian this season.

C Conference

Chapelgate 64, Beth Tfiloh 45: Point guard Nathan Frierson scored 17 points and forward Winfield Taylor added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Chapelgate earned its third straight MIAA C Conference title.

The Yellow Jackets (23-5) took command with a 15-1 run in the second quarter, fueled by the strong inside play of 6-7 junior Chika Obi (10 points). They now have won 27 straight against league opponents, including three this season against the Warriors (20-11).

Josh Flax and Natan Weissman each scored 13 points for Beth Tfiloh.

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