A fan sitting at the top of the stands at Old Mill last night, said, "Boy, the spectators are getting their money's worth. I'm glad I came out."
More than 1,000 spectators watched as Broadneck outlasted Glen Burnie, 87-84, in overtime to take the inaugural Anne Arundel County championship game.
"The atmosphere raised the kids' level of play and it's a shame somebody had to lose," said Broadneck coach Ken Kazmarek.
Glen Burnie shot 46 percent (31-for-67) from the floor, and Broadneck 45 percent (28-for-62). For awhile, it didn't seem like either team would miss a free throw (20-for-21 combined) with Glen Burnie sinking 12 straight in the first half and Broadneck eight in a row before missing its last one.
Jamaine Young, Broadneck's 6-foot-1 center, scored a school-record 40 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Young eclipsed the school record of 39 shared by Kurtis Brooks (1984) and Matt Campbell (1990).
Teammate Mike Tasker hit five three-pointers and scored 27 points, including two of three from the line with one second on the clock to send the game into overtime tied at 78.
Young and Renardo Walker hit four consecutive free throws each and Brad Limbacher one of two for the nine Bruins points in overtime. Broadneck (16-6 overall, 13-3 South Division) sank 26 of 32 attempts while the Gophers (17-6, 12-4 North) tossed in only five of 13 in the second half and were 0-for-2 in overtime to finish 17-for-27.
The Gophers blew a five-point lead (77-72) in the final 30 seconds when they hit only two of five from the line.
Desmond Dailey (27 points, six rebounds, one block, four steals, four assists) hit the front end of two with 29 seconds left to give the Gophers a 77-72 lead. It was ditto for Tasker and the Bruins to make it a 77-73 game with 22 seconds left.
Damon Flamer (12 points, seven boards, one block) grabbed the miss on the back-end for Glen Burnie and was fouled by Brad Limbacher with 16 seconds remaining.
When Flamer missed the front of a one-and-one, John Williams (12 points, nine boards, two blocks) took the rebound away from two Gophers and fired the ball up the other end to Tasker.
Tasker promptly hit his fifth three of the night and it was 77-76 with eight seconds left. Flamer was fouled instantly by Tasker on the inbounds and it was the 10th team foul by the Bruins.
Flamer missed the first one and hit the second with seven seconds to go to make it 78-76 Glen Burnie.
Terry Gaither (18 points, four steals, three assists) fouled Tasker as the latter's desperation three with one tick on the clock fell short.
Tasker hit the first one (78-77) and missed the middle one as Glen Burnie called a timeout to increase the pressure but Tasker sank the third one for the tie.