War­riors’ 21-12 sec­ond quar­ter cre­ates dis­tance from Li­ons; KI girls 3-1, boys 3-2 at break

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Sports - By AY­MAN ALAM [email protected]­dem.com

Eas­ton 78 Queen Anne’s 66

CEN­TRE­VILLE — La­mont Pow­ell scored 25 points, and the Eas­ton High boys’ bas­ket­ball team picked up a key di­vi­sion win, 78-66, Tues­day at Queen Anne’s County.

War­riors are now 3-1 over­all, 2-0 North Bay­side, while the Li­ons fell to 2-2, 2-1.

Mar­quii Thomp­son added 16 and Jae­don Cop­per 15 for Eas­ton, which led 4330 at the break.

“We have a good 1-2-3 with those three, any­body can go off any night,” War­riors head coach Dionte Hyn­son said via a tele­phone in­ter­view Tues­day night.

Alek Riedel, Nyzhier Youmens and Di­et­rich John­son paced the War­riors’ de­fen­sive ef­fort, which Hyn­son noted as the main rea­son for the team’s suc­cess at the quar­ter-mark of the sea­son.

“De­fen­sively, it’s our bread and but­ter, and we still got to get bet­ter at that,” Hyn­son said. “We played good de­fense, we could have played bet­ter. Queen Anne’s, they were mak­ing their shots, fin­ish­ing around the rim.

“We got to go 2-0 ev­ery­day: win in the class­room and then the prac­tice or game” Hyn­son added. “We play a good, solid game on de­fense, ev­ery­thing will work it­self out.”

Jor­dan Dozier led the Li­ons with 17 points, while Devrin Turner added 16.

“Hon­estly, we have a lot of room for im­prove­ment,” Li­ons’ first-year head coach Jeff Hol­lis said via a tele­phone in­ter­view. “They are still learn­ing my sys­tem, get­ting things in, but I think we’ll be right there at the North Bay­side by the end of the year.”

Eas­ton led only 22-18 af­ter one pe­riod, but Queen Anne’s un­rav­eled there­after, foul trou­ble and poor de­ci­sions al­low­ing the War­riors to forge the dou­bledigit, half­time mar­gin.

“We got into some foul trou­ble,” Hol­lis said. “They were silly fouls, try­ing to block shots, reach­ing. They made their free throws and there were blown as­sign­ments. We should be able to cor­rect these things, but it didn’t work out great for us tonight.”

Eas­ton held Nick Dunkerly to a sea­son-low six points, key in lim­it­ing the Li­ons’ at­tack. Thomas Mur­ray and Charles Kay were also kept in check of­fen­sively.

“They did a great job de­fend­ing him,” Hol­lis said of Dunkerly. “They were switch­ing, throw­ing mul­ti­ple de­fend­ers at him; he was re­ally frus­trated af­ter the first half when he wasn’t get­ting the touches. These are things I have to work on with him, how to get open, and we plan on work­ing on that over the break. Park School 50,

SSPP 39 EAS­TON — Gun­ther Duhoff­man scored 16 points, Jake Satchell added 15, and the Sabres slipped to 2-5 over­all and 0-1 in the Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion C con­fer­ence. Thurs­day, Dec. 20 BOYS’ BAS­KET­BALL Col. Richard­son 62, Kent Is­land 59 STEVENSVILLE — Diante Dick­er­son paced the Colonels (3-2, 2-1) with 32 points, while Lorenzo Turner chipped in nine. For Kent Is­land (3-2, 2-1), Ta’Quan Court­ney (14), Malachi Gra­ham (11), and Colby Robin­son (10) all broke dou­ble fig­ures.

GIRLS’ BAS­KET­BALL Queen Anne’s 58, Cam­bridge-SD 18 CEN­TRE­VILLE — Ken­dall Moxey tal­lied a dou­ble-dou­ble with 16 points and 11 re­bounds, as the the Li­ons im­proved to 4-1, 3-1.

Brooke Gor­dan added nine, Jiyah Hol­lis fin­ished with eight points and nine boards, while Shan­non Dono­van and Abby Blan­chard each scored seven for Queen Anne’s.

The Vik­ings are now 3-3, 2-1. Kent Is­land 54, Col. Richard­son 23 AMER­I­CAN COR­NER — Jor­dan Grard’s 12 led all scor­ers, as the Bucs moved to 3-1, 3-0. Colonel dropped to 1-5, 1-3. Fol­low on Twit­ter @Ay­man_S­tarDem. Email at [email protected]­dem.com

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