Trying to stay in contention for a UCBAC Susquehanna Division boys basketball title, Havre de Grace hosted Bo Manor, Friday night, just four days away from the Warriors beating the Eagles in Chesapeake City.
It wasn’t easy, but the Warriors (7-2, 10-5) came from behind to win again, beating the Eagles (4-4, 4-9), 57-52.
Also Friday night, Patterson Mill senior Rashawd Clowney scored his 1,000th career point and C. Milton Wright won to stay atop the Chesapeake Division standings.
In Havre de Grace, a 27-point fourth quarter, highlighted by some clutch three-point shooting, pulled the Warriors back into the game after trailing 37-30 through three quarters.
Sophomore point guard Josiah Scott sank two of the big shots. “Coach kept telling me, somebody help Caprice [Butler]. I thought I was doing my part, but I really wasn’t, so I said, I need to step up,” Scott said. “Coach said keep shooting and I wasn’t shooting, so that’s what I did.”
Scott’s first three pulled the Warriors to within two, 48-46, with 2:20 to play. Scott’s next three tied the game at 52 with 52.1 seconds left. “I just trusted my shot, everything I shoot I think is going in,” Scott said.
Seconds later, it was Scott and teammate Jayden Hyman combining for a steal. Hyman grabbed the ball and passed it forward to Scott.
Scott (11 points) raced toward the basket and with a dipsy-do of a move, put the ball in the basket to give the Warriors a 54-52 lead.
None of Scott’s heroics would have mattered if it weren’t for the play of senior forward Caprice Butler.
Entering the fourth quarter, Butler had 20 of the team’s 37 points. He added nine more in the final quarter and finished with a career-high 29 points. He also pulled down 15 rebounds.
“I just wanted to dominate and help my team out as much as I can,” Butler said. “I just kept getting the ball down there and going up strong and trying to use the backboard.”
The Warriors, starting the game with Butler among others on the bench, fell behind 5-0. The Warriors were turning the ball over and trailed, 13-10, after one quarter.
Butler’s three-point play made it 17-17, the first tie of the game. Johnny Knight, who scored 13 for the Eagles, scored seven straight, which pushed the Eagles to a 24-19 halftime lead.
Havre de Grace rallied in the third quarter and took its first lead at 27-26. Bo Manor’s Cameron Garcia answered, though, scoring six unanswered points. The Eagles led, 32-27 and it was a three-point play from Garcia to end the quarter. Garcia led the Eagles with 19 points.
The Eagles had increased the lead by two again and led, 37-30, after three quarters.
A 7-3 run by the Warriors to open the final quarter provided the spark. Gary Gibson’s steal and three-point shot made it 40-37. Bo Manor actually had the lead back out to eight, 48-40, before the Warriors made the big comeback.
Damian Zimmers added 11 points for the Eagles.
Clowney scores 1000th
Patterson Mill senior Rashawd Clowney scored his 1,000th career point Friday night in the Huskies (5-4, 10-5) 71-55 Chesapeake Division win over visiting Edgewood (1-7, 3-12).