Scorpions maintain first in Howard County boys hoops; Norton scores 22


Truth Norton

Truth Norton scored 22 points, and Barry Evans added 18 as Oakland Mills High posted a 70-50 victory over Marriotts Ridge in a Howard County boys basketball contest in Marriottsville Wednesday evening.

Leading 36-32 at halftime, the Scorpions outscored Marriotts Ridge, 16-6, in the third. DJ Hopkins finished with 10 points for Oakland Mills (13-3 overall, 8-2 Howard), which remained tied for first with Reservoir (8-2).

John Miller led Marriotts Ridge (10-5, 6-3 Howard) with 16.

Oakland Mills host No. 20 Centennial (7-2 Howard) Friday evening in Columbia.

Oakland Mills 70, Marriotts Ridge 50

Oakland Mills – Lincoln 2, Norton 22, Hopkins 10, Simpson 8, Evans 18, Pitts 1, Diaby 5, Gray 2, Miles 2. Totals 23 15-25 70.

Marriotts Ridge – Avent 9, James 6, Miller 16, Tran 4, Bryan 4, Page 3, Stukes 4, Snell 4. Totals 18 12-22 50.

Oakland Mills 19 17 16 18 – 70

Marriotts Ridge 18 14 6 12 – 50