QA’s sur­vives bat­tle with the Clip­pers, reaches 4-1

Record Observer - - Sports -

SAL­IS­BURY — It’s an ax­iom in high school bas­ket­ball that the win­ner of­ten makes the last run.

Fri­day night, when Queen Anne’s County High’s boys took on host James M. Ben­nett, it came down to which team sur­vived its last mis­take.

The Lions pushed through a cold-shoot­ing mid­dle game and slipped past the Clip­pers in the fi­nal mo­ments, sur­viv­ing a nearly dis­as­trous foul call — and six missed free throws in the fi­nal two min­utes — for a 64-63 win.

“We just got cold, that’s ex­actly what it was,” Lions head coach Dale Be­craft said of his team’s shoot­ing slump af­ter the first quar­ter, dur­ing which it led by as many as six points. “We started out well, but just stopped hit­ting shots.”

Mikey Mon­roe (18 points, eight as­sists) paced the firstquar­ter scor­ing, with three field goals, but the Lions (4-1) missed an­other seven shots, five close-in to the bas­ket. Ben­nett, down 10-4 at one point in the first, ral­lied. Four dif­fer­ent play­ers scored in the pe­riod, which ended with Queen Anne’s up 13-11.

The Lions then hit a patch of ice; seven more missed shots in the sec­ond quar­ter, com­bined with five turnovers, helped the Clip­pers swing things in their di­rec­tion. Five points each by Harold Mor­ton (18 points, seven re­bounds) and Trey Dashiell helped fuel an 18-11 sec­ond-quar­ter surge

PHOTO BY CHRIS KNAUSS

Queen Anne’s Mitchell Sher­bert con­trols Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s Zachary Lewis in the 220-pound bout Tues­day evening at Queen Anne’s County High School. Sher­bert won by pin­fall in 1:00.

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