Oakland Mills’ offensive firepower was on full display Monday evening against Hammond.
Eleven of the Scorpions 12 guys scored, led by 23 points from Will Robinson and 20 from Daniel Kiely, on the way to a 98-42 victory on the road over the Golden Bears.
It marks the largest margin of victory for the Oakland Mills program since the 2012-13 season when the team beat Hammond that year by 59.
“I’m not going to say that was our best all-around game, but offensively we really got it done. We scored well and got a lot of transition buckets,” Oakland Mills coach Jon Browne said. “For a Monday game on the road, it was a strong effort.”
The Scorpions wasted little time jumping out of the gates. Capitalizing on its pressure defense, Oakland Mills (3-0, 3-0) went on a 14-2 run in the first four minutes.
By the end of the first quarter, the lead had swelled to 18. By halftime, that cushion was up to 27 points with the score 42-15.
The lone bright spot for Hammond (0-3, 1-3) came at the beginning of the third quarter, as a flurry of lay-ups helped the Bears to a 10-4 spurt in a little less than three minutes. But, after that, Oakland Mills put its foot back on the accelerator.
Aside from the team’s two leading scorers — Robinson and Kiely — several other guys provided standout nights for Oakland Mills. Tre Hopkins and Deonte McFadden both produced career highs of 12 points, while Kaiyon Stanfield chipped in with 8.
There was a little extra intrigue to the game for both Hopkins and McFadden, who each starred on the Scorpions' JV squad last winter under now current Hammond head varsity coach Mike Salapata.
As McFadden led the reserves off the bench to an impressive showing in the final quarter and threatened the 100-point mark, Browne said there very well could have been a little extra incentive for those guys who normally don't get many minutes.
“Seeing the way they came off the bench, a lot of them who were on JV the last couple years with (Mike), I think they wanted to show something for coach,” Browne said. “There’s no bad blood or anything, it’s still a great relationship (with him), but I think there’s no denying there was a little something extra for some of them considering the history.”
Hammond was led by seven points apiece from Ryan Ridgell and Matt Johnson in the loss.
Oakland Mills 98, Hammond 42
OM (3-0, 3-0): Robinson 23, Kiely 20, Hopkins 12, McFadden 12, Stanfield 8, Williams-Day 6, Aaron 6, Campbell 4, Seyfried 3, Harris 2, Graves 2.
Ha (0-3, 1-3): Ridgell 7, Johnson 7, A. Moore 6, Wilcher 5, White 4, J. Thomas 3, L. Thomas 3, Allen 3, Nicholas 2, N. Moore 2.
St. Frances 70, Glenelg Country 59
SF: Bracey 20, Ayeni 14, Lee 11, Rafus 9, Goodwin 8, Cobb 7, Johnson 1.
GC (1-4, 3-4): Williams 18, Longpre 16, Bernetti 10, Hightower 7, Wilson 4, Burnett 4.
Georgetown Prep 75, Chapelgate 49
Despite the loss, it was still a milestone night for Yellowjackets’ senior guard Matt Frierson, who scored the 1,000th point of his career.
GP: McDonald 16, Valmon 11, Bynum 9, Pratapas 8, White 8, Railey 6, Samers 6, Walker 4, Ridenous 3, Dolan 2, Nyawata 2.
CCA (3-1, 5-6): Grandy 19, Frierson 14, Hughes 8, Madden 5, Mitchell 3,
Half: 31-23 GP.
Chapelgate 50, St. Paul’s 49 (Saturday)
CCA (3-1, 6-5): Frierson 19, M. Grandy 18, Hughes 6, Mitchell 4, Madden 3.
SP: Wilson 17, Bare 15, Matsinye 8, Ward 4, Lee 3, Kearson 2.
Half: 26-22 SP.