Senior forward Greg Whittington had 31 points to lead No. 9 Oakland Mills in a 65-53 win over visiting Howard on Friday night, sweeping the season series.
The six-foot-nine Whittington has scored in double-figures in every game this season for the Scorpions and is averaging 23.4 points per contest.
James Peters added 11 points for Oakland Mills, which improved to 15-0 overall and 12-0 in the Howard County league. Kurtis Coleman and Joe Kiely each added six points.
The Scorpions led 16-11 after the first quarter and held a commanding 36-21 advantage at halftime.
Trailing 50-30 entering the fourth quarter, the Lions tried to make a late push. Howard outscored Oakland Mills, 23-15, in the last eight minutes but the deficit was too great to overcome.
Malcolm Tatum scored 20 points to pace the Lions (3-12, 2-10). Michael Alexander and Bartnik added 10 each.
The Scorpions remain atop the league standings with Glenelg trailing by one game, an 82-59 loss to Oakland Mills back on Dec. 20th.
|No. 9 Oakland Mills 65, Howard 53|
Tatum 20, Alexander 10, Bartnik 10, Skarbeck 5, Pakalniskis 4, Hawkins 2, Wendt 2. Totals 21 6-8 53.
Whittington 31, Peters 11, Coleman 6, Kiely 6, Ajiboye 5, Boampong 2, Huewe 2, Zayatz 2. Totals 24 14-25 65.