Lackey boys shake off slow start
Chargers rally in fourth to beat La Plata; Hope scores 1,000th point as North Point girls win
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