Dulaney, Poly, Perry Hall, Mount Carmel and Patterson all win in Week 2; Perry Hall vs Patterson and Mount Carmel vs. Poly highlight this week’s schedule
The high school basketball season is still a couple of months off, but some of the area’s top teams are putting on an exciting show at the Archbishop Curley fall basketball league, which is being each Saturday in the Curley gym.
Here is a recap of the Week 2 results:
Dulaney 56, Western Tech 47
Dulaney was paced by Freshman Ike Cornish early in the game who pulled down 7 offensive rebounds in the first quarter. Cornish would stay consistent and finish with a double double while teammate Kevin Sharp sparked a run for Dulaney in the third quarter with a coast to coast dunk for 2 of his ten points. Western Tech received a second straight strong performance from combo guard Justin Wynn. He would fill up the stat sheet in a number of ways to complete a twenty one point performance that included a 6 for 7 performance from the free throw line. Wynn finished with thirty three points in week one’s game against Pikesville.
Poly 62, New Town 31
The Engineers set the tone for the game early with great team defense holding New Town to just two field goals in the second quarter. The front court combination of recent Long Beach State commit Demetrius Mimm’s and Sophomore transfer Justin Lewis were dominant on the glass and around the rim combining for thirty one points. Point guard Cleveland Horton was impressive throughout the game finishing with fourteen points and controlled the tempo for Poly.
Douglass 41, Archbishop Curley 40
After a sloppy first half Archbishop Curley started to take control of the game in the third quarter with a 16-0 run that featured 8 points from Senior guard Kevin Brooks. Defensive intensity held the Ducks to just 2 points in the quarter. Douglass responded in the fourth quarter as Kenard Colclough scored 6 of his team high thirteen points to force overtime. Douglass would go on to win the game in double overtime.
Perry Hall 54, Gilman 44
Gilman got off to energetic start taking a 13-4 first quarter lead getting buckets from 5 different players. Perry Hall would respond behind 8 points from Junior forward Anthony Walker that included a dazzling spin move for a layup as time expired in the first frame. Perry Hall continued to pick up the intensity to start the second quarter with Anthony Higgs (pictured above) heating the gym up with 2 deep three’s and a put back layup. Higgs would stay hot receiving an alley-oop pass that was brilliantly thrown by his fellow Senior front-court mate La’Quill Hardnett. Transfer Chase Drew would start the half hot for Gilman knocking down a pair of contested three’s and a couple of free throws for eight of his game high 18 points. As Gilman took the lead in the third, Higgs took over the crowd with an emphatic dunk that had fans out of their seats and roaring. The intensity would remain in the gym as both teams battled hard on the boards in a back and forth contest. Gilman executed well down the stretch but the efforts of Hardnett would prove too much as the 6’8” swing man scored all fifteen of his points in the second half. Anthony Walker sealed the game for good for the Gators with a thunderous contested dunk.
Mount Carmel 52, Pikesville 29
Mount Carmel raced out to an early 15-4 first quarter lead and never looked back. Forward Branden Watson netted fifteen points and was supported by point guard Rasheed Brown who chalked up sixteen. Pikesville was lead by consistent plat from Senior forward Cortland Nelson who had thirteen points in the game.
Patterson 53, Meade 34
Patterson built an early lead thanks to sharp shooting from deep. The team knocked down 5 shots from behind the arc in the first quarter. Patterson would continue to control the tempo of the game with defensive intensity, rebounding, and strong guard play. The clippers front court imposed their will to extend the lead in the second half.
Saturday’s matchups at Archbishop Curley are as follows:
10:00 Curley vs Pikesville
11:15 New Town vs Dulaney
12:30 Perry Hall vs Patterson
1:45 Mt. Carmel vs Poly
3:00 Douglass vs Meade
4:15 Western vs Gilman
5:30 Douglass vs Gilman