Week 3 recap from the Archbishop Curley fall basketball league
More great action took place last Saturday in the Archbishop Curley Fall Basketball League, including a showdown between reigning state champions Patterson and Perry Hall. Here is a recap of each game:
Pikesville 40, Archbishop Curley 36
In an evenly contested matchup Pikesville took advantage of the Friars inability to handle the ball late in the game. For a second straight week the Friars saw turnovers lead to points for their opponent and lead to a loss. Travis Dobbins sparked Curley in the first quarter with 6 straight points while his back court mate Sophomore Caleb Johnson knocked down consecutive 3 point shots. Johnson would lead the host school with twelve points in the game. Miles Brown got Pikesville going early with 6 of his twelve points coming in the first quarter. Courtland Nelson would share team high scoring honors with twelve as well, filling up 7 in the final quarter.
Dulaney 55, New Town 42
Dulaney was once again lead by a freshman as Ryan Conway followed up his classmate Ike Cornish performance from last week with one of his own. The youngster finished with twenty five points scoring in a variety of ways for the lions. He dumped in thirteen out of fifteen Dulaney points to end the third quarter that sparked a run that was decisive in the outcome of the game. Senior transfer Josh Cornish would chip in sixteen points in a performance that included a number of smooth mid-range jump shots. Jordan Guerrero lead the Titan’s with sixteen points of his own.
Patterson 51, Perry Hall 47
A competitive first half that featured a pair of defending state champions ended with Patterson taking a 29-24 lead into the break. The run was ignited by great team defense and seven second quarter points by Zach Blackwell. The Clippers took advantage of opportunities from the line going 9 for 12 in the half. The Higgs and Hardnett show continued with the duo of forwards combining for eighteen points in the first frame. Blackwell and Hardnett would help carry their respective teams to start the third. The Patterson guard would start the quarter knocking down a 3 while Hardnett would battle on the offensive boards to earn an and one that capped off 7 hard earned points to start the frame. Patterson would expose the Gators man to man defense to score eighteen points in the third quarter with contributions from 5 different team members to help build a fourteen point lead heading into fourth. A steal and pull up 3 from Anthony Higgs along with 3 of 4 free throws from Hardnett would cut the lead to 8 with 4 minutes to play. Terrance Johnson would knock down a 3 following a Patterson turnover to continue to chip away at the lead. Hardnett knocked down a tough contested 3 to cut the lead down to just 2 points. Blackwell would not allow the Gators a chance to even the score as he calmly knocked down a pair of foul shots and came up with a steal to ice the game.
Mt. Carmel 52, Poly 43
The cougars used a thirteen point run to start the second quarter to build a lead on the defending 3A state champion Poly Engineers. The run was paced by balance scoring from beyond the arc as well as tough play down low from Jordan Jones who chalked up a pair of 3 point plays. Demetrius Mimms would keep Poly within striking distance by scoring 9 points in the half. He would continue to play hard dominating on the defensive glass but the team effort from Mt. Carmel was too much for Poly to overcome. The MIAA and BCL finalist from a year ago once again got stellar guard play throughout a game that featured balanced scoring as 8 different players contributed to the teams point total. Raheem Ali would pace Poly in the second half netting all fifteen of his points in the final 2 periods to lead all scorers.
Gilman 62, Western-Tech 34
Gilman used great defensive intensity throughout the first half to build an eighteen point lead at the break. Jalen Rucker closed the second quarter with back to back 3 pointers and 2 trips to the line to score 9 straight to help extend the lead in the closing possessions. Western would struggle to recover as Gilman’s defense would not allow a double digit scorer.
Pictured above: Patterson’s Zach Blackwell
Schedule for Saturday, September 30
11:15 Meade vs Perry Hall
12:30 Mt. Carmel vs Dulaney
1:45 Curley vs Western
3:00 Pikesville vs Poly
4:15 New Town vs Patterson
Mt. Carmel 3-0
Perry Hall 2-1
New Town 1-2
Western Tech 0-3