In the championship game of the second annual Patapsco Holiday Classic, Wednesday, the host Patriots were able to come away with an impressive 71-60 victory over the Westminster Owls after trailing by two at the half.
The Patriots were hoping for a rematch in the tournament championship this year, after Westminster knocked the Patriots into the consolation game a year ago. Going into the half down 25-23, it looked as though the Owls might have the upper hand again.
But after a 15-3 run in the third quarter, the Patriots didn’t look back. Point guard Devin James led Patapsco with 14 points, while Rowland Hailey added 14 from the wing. Seniors Davon Darby and Gary Fayall sparked the Patriot surge with some timely defensive pressure, combining for 9 steals. Darby and Fayall were also able to convert the turnovers into points at the other end, Darby going for 12 points and Fayall adding 10.
Following the tournament, the Patriots moved their record to 7-1.
In the consolation game on the boys’ side of things, Eastern Tech was able to hand Pikesville a sound 50-38 defeat, led on the inside and outside by Cameron Shields. Point guard Sayvon Norman dictated the tempo of the game and was able to break down an active Pikesville defense all game.
In the Girls’ bracket, championship honors go to the Century Knights. After posting an impressive victory over the Patapsco in the tournament’s opening round, the Knights went on to rout High Point (PG) by a score of 59-21. Sophomore forward Haley Bordner dropped 11, while junior forward Angela Flister led all scorers with 14.
In the consolation game, the Patapsco was unable to keep pace with a tough Eastern Tech team after getting off to a hot start. The win brought Eastern Tech wins in each of the consolation games.
|Patapsco 71, Westminster 60|
|Westminster: Dent 16, Dudley 5, Anzmann 7, Dorsey 11, K. Robinson 3, Rhoten 16, Ellison 2.|
|Patapsco: Fayall 10, burke 9, Philips 6, Darby 12, James 14, Allen 4, Hailey 14, Spriggs 2.|