Ryan Kimble said Francis Scott Key’s boys basketball team was ready for success following Thursday’s loss to Frederick, because the Eagles had been tweaking some things in their schemes and game plans.
FSK’s coach was right — the Eagles, which came into Friday’s game against reigning county champion Century losing four of their last five, rebounded with a 55-53 county victory in Eldersburg.
Amir Cole had 24 points to lead the way, including a shot at the buzzer to win it for Key (6-7, 4-3 county). Josh Brown added 13 points for the visitors.
Azariah Knox had 16 points and Jared Lamb scored 12 for Century, which fell to 10-4, 4-3.
Recap: At Manchester, the Owls (8-5, 4-2 county) got 15 points and six rebounds from Shawn Blaney, and 13 points and eight boards from Joe Wright. Jacob Busic pitched in with 12 points and six rebounds. The Mavs fell to 4-10, 1-5.
Recap: At Westminster, Tristan Kent dominated with 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Lions (11-3, 5-0 county). Peyton Scheufele added 15 points. Chandler Gentzel scored 19 points for WM (1-10, 0-7).
JV result: Liberty, 48-26.
Freshman result: Liberty, 38-32.
Century 52, Francis Scott Key 46 OT
Recap: At Uniontown, the Knights (5-9, 2-4 county) outscored the home team 11-5 in the extra period. Kelsey Weishaar had a team-best 17 points, and Jess Diorio added 15 points. Bailey Mathias scored 21 points and Sara Warthen added 11 for the Eagles (4-7, 2-4).
Recap: At Eldersburg, the Lions had the lead and the ball but couldn’t hold it down the stretch. Rachel Thiem had a career-high 31 points for Liberty (1-12, 0-4 county), and Christine Goetz added seven points and 10 rebounds. Anna Tignor finished with seven as well. Erin Snyder and Kolby Brown led the Falcons (7-4, 3-2) with 13 points apiece, and Natalie Berry added 12.