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Chapelgate hot shot Davidson hits 2,000 points for career; No. 1 Dunbar wins by 65; Sabres take West in OT; 3,500 see Mercy victory; Basketball roundup


Chris Davidson of Chapelgate wasted no time scoring the 14 points he needed last night to reach 2,000 for his career. He got all of them in the first quarter.

The senior guard's jump shot with eight seconds left in the first quarter gave him the milestone and helped propel the Flames (14-4, 9-1) to a 69-51 win over host Lutheran (0-14, 0-10) in MIAA C Conference action.

Davidson -- who averages 23.7 points a game -- finished the night with a game-high 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including 7-for-10 on three-point attempts. He now has 2,011 points for his career. He was 5-for-6 shooting in the opening quarter, making four three-pointers before his two-point shot.

Matt Tigert added 14 points for the winners, and William Tittle had 19 points to lead the Saints.

No. 1 Dunbar 103, Patterson 38: Thirteen players scored for the visiting Poets (16-2), six in double figures. Dontaz Dean's 14 led the Poets, Lafonte Johnson scored 13, Reggie Cornell 11, and Calvin Dotson, Raywan Akinola and Pierre Tucker 10 each. Dunbar led 31-15 at halftime.

No. 5 Mervo 90, Poly 54: Donald Thomas netted a season-high 25 points and Marcus Hatten had 22 assists as the host Mustangs (15-3) recorded their season-high score. Xaiver Jackson, Soloman Hassan, and Kevin Taylor each had 13 for Mervo.

No. 7 Southern-B 62, Christian Life Center, NJ 60: Melvin Scott converted a Darryl Dorsey steal into the winning basket with 10 seconds left in the Bulldogs' (12-5) victory at the Atlantic Cape Classic in Richland, N.J. Melvin Scott and Isaiah Johnson each scored 20 points for Southern. Dorsey also blocked a last-second shot to preserve the victory.

No. 8 Old Mill 39, No. 20 Glen Burnie 37: With 19 seconds left, the Patriots (17-2) took their first lead since the first quarter and finished off a comeback victory over the Gophers. Tim Smith led the Patriots with 12 points.

No. 10 McDonogh 74, St. Mary's 33: David Lunn (18 points) and Owen Daly (15 points) both went over 1,000 points for their careers to power the Eagles (17-5) past the visiting Saints (7-4).

McDonogh built a 20 point halftime lead, 39-19, en route to the win.

No. 11 Southwestern 64, Northwestern 60, OT: Earl Carr scored seven of his game-high 24 points in overtime, and reserve Tim Swann's clutch steal with seven seconds left in the extra frame helped the visiting Sabers (13-7) earn a spot in the City championship game from the West.

The Sabers trailed by five with 2: 30 left in overtime, but two field goals and three free throws by Carr put them up 62-60 with seven seconds left. Swann's steal stopped the Wildcats from attempting a tying or winning shot.

No. 12 City 82, Edmondson 73: Dominic Fulcher's game-high 23 points and 15 each from Ryan and Todd Galloway led the visiting Knights. Up 44-25 at halftime, the Knights were not threatened in the second half. Kirran Posey had 17 points for Edmondson (5-11) and Eddie Colbert chipped in 12.

No. 13 Lake Clifton 78, Forest Park 64: Dale Byrd scored 18 points and three other Lakers (11-5) reached double figures. Andre Mouzone scored 17 points while Javes Wiggins added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Forest Park's Donnell Dobbins scored a game-high 22.

No. 14 St. Frances 55, Loyola 44: The Panthers overcame a 28-19 halftime deficit to turn back Loyola. Jamal Brunt scored 13 points for the winners with Tavon McCoy adding 12.

No. 15 Catonsville 59, Towson 36: Jason Yachera scored 13 points and William Augustono added 10 to help the host Comets (17-1, 14-0) run over the Generals. The Comets led 26-18 at halftime, then pulled away in the second half. Sam Young and Gavin Kimball led the Generals with nine points each.

No. 18 Northern 68, Carver 66: Vikings center Joseph Miller led all scorers with 28 points, including the game-winning basket, in Northern's (11-7) win over the Bears. Miller also had a game-high 10 rebounds.

Randallstown 60, No. 19 Woodlawn 48: Gary Neverdon led all scorers with 19 and had 13 rebounds in the Rams' upset of the Warriors. Pataki Venable contributed 16 points for Randallstown (14-5), which took the lead from visiting Woodlawn (10-7) in the third quarter.

Girls games

No. 5 Meade 99, Chesapeake-AA 51: Katie Netherton had a game-high 21 points along with 16 rebounds and led six players in double figures as the host Mustangs (16-3) overwhelmed the Cougars.

Nicole Dailey added 17 points and 11 rebounds and Angie Creek had 16 points and seven assists.

No. 7 Mercy 63, IND 25: The Magic (18-10, 9-5), aided by Kaitie Schuyler's 18 points and eight assists and a total of seven three-pointers, defeated IND in the 33rd annual Mercy-IND game in front of 3,500 at the Towson Center.

No. 8 Milford Mill 82, Loch Raven 29: Mandalova Clark finished with 43 points as the Millers jumped out to a 45-13 halftime lead. Quante Toney added 20 in the win.

No. 11 Arundel 56, No. 16 Severna Park 43: Sophomore Najmah Fauntleroy scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats in Anne Arundel league play. Meagan Rollins scored 12 and Shaunte Edmonds added 11 in the win.

The Wildcats' win avenges an early season loss to the Falcons, who got 18 points from junior Kim Lawton.

No. 13 Archbishop Spalding 65, Mount de Sales 48: Freshman center Kylie Bestul scored 16 points and Carlissa Howard added 13 to lead the Cavaliers past Mount de Sales in Catholic League play.

No. 14 Dunbar 100, Patterson 26: Keisha Wills scored a career-high 40 points and snagged 20 rebounds for the host Poets (16-3, 13-2).

No. 15 Catonsville 63, No. 20 Towson 48: Danni Packer's 16 points led the visiting Comets (15-2). Towson's Julie Gwiazdowski had a game-high 17 for Towson (15-3). Catonsville led by five at halftime and after three quarters before outscoring Towson 21-11 in the final quarter.

Pub Date: 2/13/99

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