Greyhounds rally from an early 17-3 deficit to drop Glenelg Country by 19
Glenelg Country raced out to an early 17-3 lead on Saturday afternoon in Roland Park as the Dragons had host Gilman on the ropes in MIAA A Conference basketball action. The Greyhounds, however, came roaring back to take the lead late in third quarter before pulling away in the fourth for a convincing 56-37 victory.
Down 33-31 late in the third quarter, Gilman (2-0) closed the quarter with back-to-back three-pointers from Matt Cooper and Christian Winborne to take a four-point lead into the final stanza. Winborne then opened the fourth quarter with another 3-point shot, as Gilman started to gain control.
Gilman opened a 10-point lead, at 47-37, with 3:32 to play in the final quarter. The Hounds then stretched the margin with excellent work from the free throw line over the final few minutes.
The visiting Dragons (1-1) got 13 points from sophomore Franklin Ayissi Etoh in the opening quarter as they built a 15-3 lead lead after one quarter. Glenelg Country also scored the first bucket of the second quarter, before Gilman finally got in gear on the offensive end.
Winborne, who scored a game-high 24 points, netted seven points in the second quarter as Gilman shaved seven points off of its deficit. Winborne added nine points in the third quarter and eight more in the fourth.
Etoh finished with 17 points to pace Glenelg Country and senior Austin Williams added 12 for the Dragons. Rayuan Lane also scored 15 points for Gilman.