Hereford boys basketball routs Owings Mills in Class 2A region playoff
By By Tom Worgo and email@example.com
Mar 04, 2015 at 9:27 PM
Hereford boys basketball defeats Owings Mills Wednesday night, March 4, in a Class 2A North Region quarterfinal. (Tom Worgo/Baltimore Sun Media Group video)
The Hereford boys basketball team, backed by one of its most impressive efforts of the season, showed it could put a team away when it concentrates on the business at hand.
Seniors Scott Isett, a 6-foot-3 forward, and Gabe Ceribelli, a 6-foot guard, provided Hereford with a solid inside-outside combination that set the tone for what became a 68-44 victory over visiting Owings Mills in a Class 2A North Region quarterfinal Wednesday night.
Ceribelli scored a game-high 19 points and Isett finished with 17.
"It was nice to come out and start the postseason the right way," Hereford coach Jim Rhoads said.
The win helped the Bulls get over the 13-point loss to Woodlawn eight days earlier in the Baltimore County championship game.
"Gabe is our leading scorer and a guy who runs our offense," Rhodes said. "He is our catalyst on both ends. He hit a couple of threes early and did a nice job of getting to the basket."
The Bulls started to make it a runway in the third quarter, when Owings Mills (10-13) struggled mightily. Hereford used an 11-4 run to boost the lead to 43-31.
By the end of the quarter, the Bulls pushed their lead to 51-32.
"They capitalized on our mistakes," Owings Mills coach Edward Lewis said. "We had too many turnovers and didn't communicate well. That's a veteran team over there. They pushed the ball and got it where they needed to make wide-open layups."