Eastern Tech tried to stop a runaway freight train called the Dulaney boys basketball team Saturday night. The freight train won.
Dulaney blew open the game in the second quarter and rolled to its 12th consecutive victory, 86-46, over the visiting Mavericks in Timonium.
The Lions (12-0) had five players score in double figures. Junior guard forward Scott Harrelson (22 points, 9 rebounds), junior guard Isaiah Lamb (20 points) and senior forward Jon Sims (19 points, 14 rebounds) led the way.
"They have bigs, they have guards," said Eastern Tech assistant coach Shawn Walker, who filled in for absent head coach Sean Markley. "They play together extremely well and share the ball. They don't take bad shots. That's a really quality team."
Eastern Tech (5-4) kept the game close for about six minutes as the Mavericks trailed, 17-12.
Dulaney ended the first quarter on an 8-0 run to start to take control and the outcome was never in doubt. Both Harrelson and Gary Bernardez had four points during that stretch.
The Lions outscored Eastern Tech, 14-5, to open the second quarter and take a 37-17 lead.
"We are trying to grind teams down and wear them out," Dulaney coach Matt Lochte said. "We are eight or nine guys deep, where most team we play are probably six or seven guys deep. We feel we wear teams down with pressure, our athleticism and size. That's what happened tonight."
Dulaney held a 45-21 advantage at halftime and led by 30 points at the end of the third quarter.
The Lions went 11-for-20 from three-point range and Lamb and Mike Sheridan hit three each.
Osora Nzfribz (14 points), Marshall Dinkins (13), Keni Jonjo (5), Deron Brinkley (4), Mitch Szamski (4) and Ian McBourgh (2) made the scoring column for Eastern Tech.
Sheridan (10 points), Bernardez (10), Garrett Simanski (3) and Clyde Crawford (2) also scored for the Lions.
"Any time a team has an opportunity to give us a loss, I think it motivates teams," Lochte said. "We are going to get challenged more. I can promise you that. The last week of January, when we play Severna Park, New Town and Dundalk, is going to be tough."