Cloude scores 22 as Gators stay hot

The Perry Hall boys basketball team continued its mid-season surge, Tuesday, winning for the sixth time in its last seven games as the Gators edged Baltimore County Division II rival Woodlawn, 75-72, in overtime at Perry Hall.

Woodlawn made a valiant comeback late in the fourth quarter, erasing a seven-point deficit in just seven seconds to force overtime, but Perry Hall got the edge by outscoring the Warriors, 9-6, in the extra period.

DJ Cloude paced the home squad with 22 points, while Toby Nnadozie added 16 and Timmy Adedire scored 13. The Gators also aided their cause with excellent free throw shooting, draining 16-of-18 attempts from the start of the fourth quarter on.

Kameron Downs scored a game-high 24 points to lead Woodlawn. The Warriors also received 18 points from Khamal Campbell and 11 from Emmanuel Rice.

Perry Hall (9-3 overall) is now 4-1 in Division II and tied for second place with Chesapeake-BC. Lansdowne leads the league with a 6-0 mark. Woodlawn (5-6 overall) fell to 1-1 in the league.