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Posted On: 09/15/18 2:53 PM
We stopped by Archbishop Curley today to check out some fall ball league action from teams around the city. Although a lot of main players were missing due to the DMV Elite 80 event, there were still solid showings from players who saw more opportunities come their way.
Dulaney and Douglass battle it out
In a closely contested game from start to finish, it was the Lions who had the last run to push them past a scrappy Douglass squad. Sophomore wing Ike Cornish led Dulaney with 14 points, most of which came from the paint utilizing his 6-foot-5 long frame. Douglass had no answers in the paint, but got good guard production from Jaylen Johnson (2019) and Randy Turner (2019) throughout. Turner is a tough, quick guard who got into the paint with his first priority being to create for others. He also played tremendously on the ball and forced a handful of turnovers with his pressure.
Gilman and Randallstown both struggle offensively
Gilman came out with the 31-22 win, but as indicated by the score, it wasn’t a pretty game. Gilman was without their best player in Jalen Rucker (2019), but freshman Christian Winborne picked up the slack enough to lead his team to victory with 10 points.
Curley puts together well-rounded performance against Pikesville
The Friars are another team in the area with a lot of young talent on their roster. Sophomore guard Denari Boykin got hot early on his way to a team-high 13 points. Boykin scored from three, finished around the rim in transition and did a good job drawing contact on drives to get to the free throw line. Freshman Andrew Rhuebottom did a little bit of everything for Pikesville, as he has done all summer. In the end, Curley escaped with a 45-38 win.
Perry Hall outlasts Poly
In a meeting between defending 3A and 4A champions, Perry Hall upended Poly 49-42. Both teams will look significantly different from last season, and with Poly missing all of their starters, they still put up a decent showing despite the loss. The play of 2019 guard Bryan Johns (14 points) and 2019 guard DJ Cloude for Perry Hall paced the Gators throughout. Freshman guard Bryce Lindsey led the Engineers with 14 points in the loss.