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Johnson helps Hammond boys basketball hand Oakland Mills first county loss

Johnson helps Hammond boys basketball hand Oakland Mills first county loss

Matt Johnson kept telling himself to stay positive and be ready in case he got another chance to make things right.

After missing three foul shots in the final minute and then watching Oakland Mills come down and tie the game, 66-66, on a Larry Aaron put-back with 10 seconds left, Johnson indeed got another opportunity and he didn’t waste it.

The Golden Bears’ senior took a feed on the left wing from teammate Brandon Willis, dribbled past a pair of defenders and finished off the glass with a second left on the clock for the deciding basket in a 68-66 victory that handed the visiting Scorpions their first county loss of the season Wednesday...

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