Perry Hall edges Meade in an overtime battle of 4A basketball powers
After four weeks of action, six teams are tied for first place in the Archbishop Curley fall basketball league, including defending 4A state champion Perry Hall, which battled to a 61-57 overtime win over fellow 4A boys basketball power Meade.
Here is a complete recap of each game, as weel this coming week’s schedule and the standings.
Perry Hall 61, Meade 57 (OT)
Fresh off the news of his commitment to Ole’ Miss Senior forward Anthony Higgs wasted no time letting everyone know why the Rebels courted him for his services. He opened the game with 10 straight points in the first quarter. He would go on to tally 22 for the game including two more rim rattling dunks. One of those came on alley-oop pass in transition from La’Quill Hardnett. The 6’8” senior continues to combine guard and forward skills along with strong second half play to keep his Gators in the win column. He would turn in 19 of his game high 26 after the break. Meade competed with the Gators the entire way displaying great energy and effort. Esmand Williams would trade buckets with Higgs in the opening frame, scoring 9 points. Forward Otep George competed on the glass and provided Meade with consistent scoring throughout the game both inside and out to notch 14 for his squad. The game was closely contested throughout. As Perry Hall attempted to pull away in the fourth quarter the Mustangs got tough play from Guard Kahlee Jenning who scored and was fouled on two straight possessions. His 15 points would not be enough to overcome the defending 4A Maryland State Champions. Meade is no stranger to College Park. They were 4A finalists in 2016 and Champions in 2015. There is chance the two 4A heavyweights meet again in the playoffs of the Archbishop Curley fall league on Saturday, November 4th.
Dulaney 58, Mt. Carmel 45
Dulaney would deal Mt. Carmel its first loss in the Curley fall league by double digits powered by strong play by freshman Ryan Conway. The combo guard would finish with a his second straight 20-plus point performance that included six three pointers. His back court mate Josh Cornish would score in every quarter and total 13 points. The two turned in strong performances against the very strong perimeter defense of Mt. Carmel. Dulaney was able to take control of the game with strong defense of their own, limiting the Cougars to just one field goal in the frame. Jordan Jones would lead Mt. Carmel in scoring with 16 points. The senior forward has been very consistent throughout the first half of the fall ball schedule.
Curley 51, Western Tech 33
The host Friars would get their first win of the fall over Western Tech with balanced scoring. No player earned double digit honors but 10 different team members would get in the books for a squad that has been knocking on the door of a win since week one. Curley used a zone defense to keep Western Tech from getting into a rhythm, holding the opposing team to just two makes from beyond the arc. Justin Wynn, who started league play with a hot hand would lead his team in scoring with 11 points.
Patterson 65, New Town 40
Patterson would dominate early jumping out to a 22-1 first quarter lead. They wouldn’t look back as five different Clippers scored in double figures. The win puts Patterson in a six-way tie for first place with fellow defending state champion Perry Hall, a tough Mt. Carmel team, a young Dulaney squad, a group from Gilman who plays with great energy and a consistent Pikesville team.
Poly was unable to participate this week due to multiple illnesses on the team. You can catch the Engineers back in action next Sunday.
Sunday, October 8th
10:00 Douglass vs Patterson
11:15 Curley vs New Town
12:30 Mt. Carmel vs Perry Hall
1:45 Poly vs Dulaney
3:00 Meade vs Western
4:15 Gilman vs Pikesville
Mt. Carmel 3-1
Perry Hall 3-1
New Town 1-3