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Varsity basketball: No. 13 Lakers boys outlast Clippers

From Sun staff reports

2:02 AM EST, January 18, 2013

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Visiting Patterson ran with No. 13 Lake Clifton for one half. Then a change in defense and fast-break points allowed the Lakers (10-3) to pull away, winning 62-46, in boys basketball Thursday night.

Lake Clifton broke the 23-23 halftime tie by switching to a 1-3-1 half-court trap defense in the second half. The Lakers forced low-percentage shots on the Clippers and scored easy baskets in transition.

Derek Winder had a game-high 18 points for Lake Clifton.

 

 

Wednesday boys

No. 4 Milford Mill 73, Kenwood 58: The host Bluebirds led after the first quarter, but the Millers took control for good in the second quarter. The loss ended a nine-game boys basketball winning streak by Kenwood.

No. 7 John Carroll 54, Glenelg Country School 52: The visiting Patriots (18-6, 6-3 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) have won five straight. The Dragons fell to 8-12, 4-8.

St. Maria Goretti 58, Calvert Hall 44: Gaels standout Martin Geben scored a game-high 22 points to power host Goretti past the Cardinals.

Drew Edwards finished with 15 points for Calvert Hall, which trailed 31-26 at halftime.

Off the court

Sixteen local high school players — nine boys and seven girls — are among the 814 seniors nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald's All-American games, according to a news release.

Local boys on the list are: former Patterson star Aquille Carr, who is now at Princeton Day Academy; Mount St. Joseph's Kameron Williams; Edmondson's Darius Walker; Dunbar's Daxter Miles; Edmondson's Isaiah Tripp; St. Frances' Tevon Saddler; John Carroll's Mike Owana; Oakland Mills' Lavon Long; and McDonogh's Brian Andrews.

Local girls on the list are: Aberdeen's Brionna Jones; Digital Harbor's A'Lexus Harrison; Milford Mill's Gina Booker; New Town's Jannah Tucker; Milford Mill's Lynquette Hutchinson; St. Frances' Tyshell King; and Archbishop Spalding's Camille Calhoun.

The final roster will be announced Feb. 14. The games will be April 3 in Chicago.