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Men's Basketball: #3 Baltimore Upends #6 CCBC Dundalk, Earns Semifinal Spot

Photo by Baylee Heller

Recap by Elijah Jacobs
Photo by Baylee Heller

Maryland JUCO Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

Score: Baltimore 96 CCBC Dundalk 81
Records: Baltimore (17-10, 10-4 Maryland JUCO) CCBC Dundalk (13-12, 8-6 Maryland JUCO)
Location: Chesapeake College (Wye Mills, Md.)
Box Score: Click Here

 How it happened

  • Panthers led 44-38 at half
  • Exciting game with six ties and three lead changes
  • Panthers took advantage of their height by pounding the ball inside, shot 11 free throws in the first half shooting 90.9% (10-11)
  • Panthers had 12 points in the paint, while the Lions quick guards attacked and scored 14 first half points in the lane
  • Lions' bench had 11 first half points to the Panthers two
  • Lions had great ball movement and got to the line eight times in the first half shooting 87.5% (7-8)
  • Lions forced 10 first half Panther turnovers, which they converted into 14 points
  • Panthers stretched the floor and went on a 6-0 run late in the first half using its inside out ball movement and sharp shooting
  • Panthers continued to play stifling man defense and pounding the ball inside in the second half
  • Lions had great post play by sophomore center Rodney Christian who had nine second half rebounds and shot 5-5 from the strike
  • Panthers floor general  Haneef Vaughn-Wilson and big man Deion Evans combined for 20 second half points to help put the game out of reach
  • Lions forced 14 Panther turnovers, but could not convert consistently
  • Panthers had five players score in double figures, led by Joe Hugley with a game-high 20 points
  • Lions had four players in double figures as Mike White and Rodney Christian had a team-high 17 points each
  • Lions' Christian also added 18 rebounds

Leading Scorers
Baltimore: Joe Hugley (20)
CCBC Dundalk: Mike White and Rodney Christian (17)

Quotable

  • "We're happy to get a first round win and look forward to playing [CCBC]Catonsville in the second round," Panthers head coach Terry Maczko said.

Up Next
CCBC Catonsville | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 4:00 p.m. | Chesapeake College