Leave it to Dulaney to rain on another team's parade. In this case, it was a downpour. The Lions cruised to a 54-33 boys basketball victory over archrival Towson at Goucher College Wednesday night in front of a capacity crowd.
Dulaney (3-0) ran its winning streak to eight games over the Generals as junior guard/forward Isiah Lamb scored a game-high 14 points and senior forward Scott Harrelson totaled 12 points and seven rebounds.
"Over the years we have had our way with them, but the kids and fans really get amped up for the game," Dulaney coach Matt Lochte said. "If you try to do too much too early and try to get it all done at once, you can create some sloppy play."
It came from Towson early. The Generals committed four turnovers in the first four minutes as Dulaney jumped out to a 6-1 lead.
Towson (2-4) trailed by four points with 41 seconds remaining in the first quarter when Nyekwon Carter grabbed a rebound and scored on a putback.
Dulaney opened the second quarter on a 10-4 run in the first five minutes to go ahead, 23-11. The Lions capped the spurt with back-to-back three-pointers from Mike Sheridan and Lamb.
The Lions led, 25-12, at halftime.
Towson struggled even more in the third quarter. The Generals committed 10 turnovers in the first 3:48 and finished with 26. That stretch allowed Dulaney to increase its lead to 36-17.
Towson shot 36 percent (12-for-33) from the field and went 11-for-25 from the free throw line.
"We played really, really hard against one of the best teams in the state," said Towson coach Tim Gavin, whose squad was coming off 72-57 victory over Hereford when the school honored its 1963 state championship boys baskteball team. "But we have 10 new guys on this team from last year.
"It's tough to play in this type of environment (at Goucher) when you are not used to it. I think we got shook up a little bit."
Colby Hogan (8 points), Ronje Wright (6), Ryan Crousoe (6), Carter (5), Grant Oliver (4) and Talbot Wienholt (4) made the scoring column for Towson.
Sheridan (8), Stewart German (6), Jon Sims (6), James Bonner (2), Aubrey Brown (2) and Ben Stevens (2) accounted for the remainder of Dulaney's scoring.