Lackey boys shake off slow start

Charg­ers rally in fourth to beat La Plata; Hope scores 1,000th point as North Point girls win

Maryland Independent - - Sports - By TED BLACK tblack@somd­

Through the first three quar­ters of Wed­nes­day’s South­ern Mary­land Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Po­tomac Divi­sion boys bas­ket­ball game, Lackey and La Plata were vir­tu­ally in­sep­a­ra­ble.

La Plata took a 38-37 lead into the fourth quar- ter, but it man­aged only a pair of field goals over the fi­nal eight min­utes and watched vis­it­ing Lackey pull away late for a 61-44 vic­tory. The Charg­ers, who ended the sec­ond quar­ter on a 6-0 run to pull even at half­time, scored the fi­nal 10 points of the con­test.

“That sec­ond quar­ter and the fourth quar­ter were al­most iden­ti­cal,” said La Plata head coach James Dou­glas, whose team is sched­uled to face Jop­pa­towne at 6:30 tonight. “We strug­gled to get any of­fense and we didn’t play well on de­fense. The last five min­utes of the game we didn’t play any de­fense. Their ef­fort was much bet­ter. We didn’t hustle and they took ad­van­tage of it.”

Lackey (9-2, 2-1 SMAC Po­tomac) trailed 17-9 at the end of the first

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