Senior point guard Kevin McDuffie scored a game-high 21 points to lead No. 19 River Hill to a 60-56 win over host Hammond on Wednesday.

The Golden Bears got off to a slow start in the first half, as the Hawks held a 27-16 lead at halftime. Hammond outscored River Hill 17-10 in the third quarter, closing the gap to 37-33 entering the final eight minutes.

River Hill made their free throws down the stretch, going 23-for-29 for the game.  McDuffie made 9-of-10 free throws in the game and topped 20-plus points for the second straight game.

Senior guard Jordan Knisley added 14 points for the Hawks (7-1 overall, 6-1 Howard County).

Senior point guard David Patrick finished with 14 points, while sophomore Dionte Jones added a season-high 14 points and senior Tristan Baboolal contributed 12 for Hammond (3-5, 2-5).

The Hawks will travel to the Milford Mill Holiday Mixer and the Bears will play in the Winters Mill Holiday Tournament next week.


No. 19 River Hill 60, Hammond 56
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River Hill:
McDuffie 21, Knisley 14, Standrowicz 6, Arensmeier 6, Moody 6, McMichael 3, Estrain 2, Mann 1, Estrain 1. Totals 16 23-28 60.
Bello 2, Patrick 15, Jones 14, Baboolal 12, Powell 8, Lenear 5. Totals 21 12-14 56.