Terrence Johnson

Defending state champion Perry Hall boys basketball holds off Dulaney in playoff thriller

Defending state champion Perry Hall boys basketball holds off Dulaney in playoff thriller

Enthusiastic basketball fans from Perry Hall and Dulaney arrived 45 minutes early for what was eventually a standing room sell-out crowd and they were just as engaged at the very end of the Class 4A North Section I boys finals.

Unfortunately, the Dulaney fans went home disappointed as the host Lions (18-6) fell one point short in the 64-63 loss to the defending Class 4A state champion Gators (18-6).

Anthony Walker, who scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter, canned two free throws with 7.6 seconds left to give the Gators a 64-61 lead.

Dulaney rushed up court with no time outs remaining and Cameron Amoruso made a layup with three seconds left to cut the lead...

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