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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | January 16, 1993
Centennial scored one basket in the game's final 11 minutes -- the fourth quarter and a three-minute overtime period. But the Eagles defeated host Oakland Mills, 53-50, yesterday with some accurate late-game free-throw shooting in the Howard County boys game.The Eagles (9-2, 2-1) were 14-for-17 at the foul line in the fourth quarter and 3-for-6 in overtime, attacking aggressively inside and drawing repeated fouls from Oakland Mills.Oakland Mills' top two players fouled out -- Michael Hill on the last play of regulation and Chad Barr early in the fourth quarter.
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By Mike Frainie and Mike Frainie,Special to The Sun | February 2, 1995
Towson's girls basketball team has it all -- size, depth and loads of experience.Last night, the 12th-ranked Generals (13-0, 13-0) proved they had heart, winning a back-and-fourth game at No. 18 Loch Raven (12-3, 11-2), 60-57.Towson was led by seniors Kerry Koch and Nicki Ramer, both of whom scored 16 points. Loch Raven's Kelly Powell had 19 points.The win puts Towson firmly in the driver's seat in the Baltimore County 1A-2A league race. The Generals have now beaten the second-place team in the league (Loch Raven)
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May 14, 2008
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons made just enough shots and stops to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for a sixth straight year. Richard Hamilton scored 19 of his 31 points in the first half and made victory-sealing free throws late in the game, and Tayshaun Prince had a key block, helping Detroit hold off the Orlando Magic for a 91-86 win last night in Game 5 of the second-round series. "Playing in six straight is awesome, but now we expect to do this," Hamilton said.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 7, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Opponents had been shooting nearly 53 percent from the field against the Navy basketball team this season, and the result was predictable for the Midshipmen: a struggle for victories.But last night at Alumni Hall, the Midshipmen applied an effective defensive blanket to Drexel and rode a free-throw surge to an 84-71 victory before 1,204 spectators.The Dragons made 10 of 31 first-half shots while falling behind by 10 at intermission and never got closer than six the rest of the way.Meanwhile, Navy hit 13 consecutive free throws and finished 33-for-37 from the line to end a two-game Drexel winning streak.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | February 15, 1991
At just 9 years old and 70 pounds, Ayyub Ali has his hands full when holding a basketball. But the 4-foot-11 Ayyub says shooting baskets is no problem for him."It starts out heavy, but the more I shoot,the more comfortable I get," said Ayyub, a fourth-grader at Hillsmere Elementary School. "And the ball just gets lighter and lighter."Who's going to question Ayyub -- a defending state champion free-throw shooter who can shoot 10 straight free throws from 8 feet away and at a basket that stands more than twice his height?
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 1, 1991
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Maddox and Christian Laettner found themselves in a similar position Saturday night at the Hoosier Dome. In the semifinals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament. At the foul line. With the game, and the season, riding on their shots."There's a lot of pressure, with 47,000 people screaming in the arena and the rest of the country watching," said Maddox, whose two free throws with 1 minute, 54 seconds remaining helped give the Jayhawks an eight-point lead en route to a 79-73 victory.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
PITTSBURGH -- Mount St. Mary's had not played Pittsburgh in basketball for 83 years, and when they finally met last night, the result was the same as the last.The Panthers -- 25-20 winners in 1913 at Emmitsburg -- spoiled the Mount's first visit to Fitzgerald Field House, 85-70, in a game much more one-sided than that final indicated.Pitt (5-5) was up 77-50 with five minutes to play, and only a closing surge by the Mount against a sprinkling of reserves made it more respectable."They didn't surprise us with anything they did," said Mount coach Jim Phelan after his second straight defeat to the Big East Conference.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 4, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Navy's basketball agony has come at least temporarily to an end.The Midshipmen broke their six-game losing streak with a 97-80 victory over UMBC last night before 774 at Halsey Field House. Their last previous win was Jan. 13 against Loyola."I don't like even a two-game losing streak," Navy coach Pete Herrmann said. "But we have to keep reassuring these kids. Remember, we have a lot of young players."Navy (5-14) got 18 points from freshman Mark Majick in extending its series lead over UMBC to 5-1. The Retrievers last defeated the Midshipmen in 1988.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | January 15, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Tom Schneider could just imagine what the Loyola diehards in the stands were saying about him. He called them "those 55-year-old guys in their Loyola sweaters."What they doubtless were saying was this: Why doesn't Schneider get George Sereikas out of there? Doesn't he know the kid can't shoot free throws?To be sure, Sereikas is not much of a threat at the foul line. The 6-foot-7 sophomore came into the game as a 40 percent free throw shooter this year and proceeded to miss seven of his first 10 last night against Navy.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | December 16, 1992
Quite a few girls basketball games are decided at the foul line. Yesterday's Catholic League matchup at St. Mary's C. Mason Russell Gymnasium never left it.In between the 50 personal fouls, the No. 6 Saints controlled the boards, created the turnovers and hit the mandatory free throws in defeating visiting Institute of Notre Dame, 71-54."
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