Tro­jans re­main un­de­feated in North Bay­side

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EAS­TON — The War­riors took a 52-51 lead against divi­sion front-run­ner Kent County with 6 min­utes, 14 sec­onds re­main­ing Tues­day evening.

Kent County’s She­mar Turner then coun­tered with a 3-pointer that flipped the net over the rim as the Tro­jans em­barked on a 16-4 run to re­main un­de­feated in the North Bay­side.

The 3-pointer was one of only two buck­ets (both treys) on the evening for the usu­ally high-scor­ing Turner, but Manny Camper net­ted 26 points and Jayshaun Free­man had 13 to lead the Tro­jans to a 70-62 vic­tory.

Kent County (5-2 over­all, 5-0 North Bay­side) also got nine points from Takai Caulk and eight from Ricky Bowser for an over­all bal­anced at­tack.

T.J. Nixon scored 14 points to lead the War­riors. Justin Fen­wick added 13 points, Nasir South 11 and Chris Guy nine.

Eas­ton (3-4, 3-3) passed the ball well in the sec­ond quar­ter to rally from a 1911 deficit at the end of the first quar­ter. But its of­fense, which pro­duced no 3-point­ers, was lim­ited to short­range shots, driv­ing points, and tran­si­tion buck­ets. Four straight misses at the freethrow line in the fourth quar­ter didn’t help.

“She­mar hit that one three and then they went with a tri­an­gle-and-two on us,” Tro­jans head coach Sobaye Scott said. “I told the boys to go to our four-cor­ner of­fense so they were go­ing to have to come out of their zone. They had two manned up so they were go­ing to have to come out of their zone. And when they came out of that zone that opened up the back-door layups for us. That’s the ben­e­fit of hav­ing guards that can drib­ble you know and not [be] self­ish. They could have eas­ily tried to take it all the way their­self but they don’t. They dished the ball rather well down the stretch.”

A jumper by Guy from the free-throw area pulled Eas­ton within 59-56 mid­way through the fourth quar­ter. But the War­riors then mis­fired at the foul line on back-to-back pos­ses­sions. Bowser drove the base­line and scored off the glass to put Kent up 61-56, and Camper fol­lowed with a foulline jumper for a 63-56 lead.

Af­ter a War­riors time­out, they turned the ball over. Camper, work­ing in the spread of­fense, took his time be­fore driv­ing up the left-side of the lane and scor­ing with a left-handed layup to make it 65-56 with 1:25 to play. Af­ter an of­fen­sive foul by Eas­ton, Camper drove the left side again, was fouled, and hit both free throws for a com­mand­ing 67-56 lead with 1:07 left.

A free throw by Free­man and two by Bowser af­ter he grabbed a re­bound and was fouled com­pleted Kent County’s scor­ing.

The Tro­jans dom­i­nated the first quar­ter pri­mar­ily by us­ing their de­fen­sive quick­ness to cre­ate turnover points. Eas­ton climbed back and later put to­gether a 6-0 run at the end of the sec­ond quar­ter to close within 34-31 at the half. Fen­wick scored eight points in the sec­ond quar­ter and went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. The War­riors went 3 for 10 from the foul line in the sec­ond half.

Scott ar­rived at the game at the half af­ter get­ting caught in traf­fic. Ju­nior var­sity coaches Buck Ken­nard and Dar­ryl Deaton led the Tro­jans un­til Scott’s ar­rival.

“They did a good job of get­ting the boys fo­cused,” Scott said. “It was kind of good for my boys hear­ing some­body else’s voice. They’re so used to hear­ing me and feed­ing off of me. As long as we wasn’t down by a lot. They feed off of me and once I get into it then they start play­ing a lit­tle harder.”

Queen Anne’s 65, North Dorch­ester 26 CEN­TRE­VILLE — Nick Dunkerly scored 14 as the Lions ex­tended their win­ning streak to four.

Charles Hyn­son and re­serve Jer­mere Richard­son each fin­ished with 12 points for Queen Anne’s County (51, 3-1). GIRLS’ BAS­KET­BALL

Eas­ton 83, Kent County 43 WOR­TON — Fresh­man Emily Grif­fith scored a teamhigh 25 points, and class­mate Myia Jeter had 25 as the War­riors rolled.

Claire Pritch­ett to­taled 19 points for Eas­ton (5-2, 4-2). Kent Is­land 63, Cam­bridge-SD 26 STEVENSVILLE — Han­nah Mo­ran and Se’Ri Miles scored 21 points apiece as the Bucs snapped the Vik­ings’ three-game win­ning streak.

Kent Is­land im­proved to 7-0, 5-0, while Cam­bridgeSouth Dorch­ester slipped to 5-3, 4-2.

Queen Anne’s 71, North Dorch­ester 19 SHILOH — Emily Poad had 13 points and 15 re­bounds, and Makenzy Hu­dock had 12 points and 12 boards to lead the Lions (7-0, 5-0).

Madi­son As­cione and Abby Blan­chard each scored 12 points for Queen Anne’s County. Emma Hill fin­ished with nine points and Kai­ley Boomer fin­ished with 10 re­bounds.

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Kent County’s Manny Camper shoots in the lane in be­tween a trio of Eas­ton de­fend­ers, from left, Justin Fen­wick, Chris Guy, and T.J. Nixon dur­ing the third quar­ter Tues­day evening at Eas­ton High School.

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