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December 6, 2013

Potomac State men escape Chesapeake with 83-80 win

PSC, ACM women lose on the road

WYE MILLS — Potomac State picked up the pace in the second half on both ends of the floor and scored 49 points after halftime to pull out an 83-80 win at Chesapeake in junior college men’s basketball Friday evening.

Reggie Baker scored a game high 22 points and Jaron Burnell added 13 for the Catamounts (4-4). Derylton Hall had 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals, and Derondell Jenkins 11 points and six rebounds. Jenkins also blocked five shots, all in the second half.

Chesapeake (3-9) led 41-34 at halftime, but Potomac State grabbed the lead for good at about the 13-minute mark and outscored the Skipjacks 49-39 in th second half.

Chesapeake cut the Potomac State lead to two, 82-80, in the final minute. But the Catamount defense came up with a big stop and Marcus Banks hit a free throw to make it a three-point game with 16 seconds left. The Skipjacks got off a final shot but missed under heavy pressure by the Catamounts.

“We came out with good defensive pressure and intensity in the second half,’’ said Potomac State coach Justin Anderson. “Our pressure created a lot of turnovers, and our overall toughness gave us a chance to win the game.”

The Catamounts had 15 steals, with 10 coming in the second half.

Quentin Duncan scored 20 points for Chesapeake.

Potomac State plays again Sunday at Richard Bland in Petersburg, Va.

Women

Chesapeake    75

Potomac State    42

WYE MILLS — Ashley Pegram scored 20 points and unbeaten Chesapeake built a big early lead and snapped Potomac State’s six-game winning streak, 75-42, in junior college women’s basketball Friday evening.

The Skipjacks (12-0), No. 13 in the latest NJCAA Division I poll, led 39-19 at halftime.

Ayrn Johnson added 14 points and Daria Simmons 13 for Chesapeake.

Jenna McAtee had a team-high nine points and Lindsie Linaburg added six points and six rebounds for Potomac State.

The Catamounts (7-2) will host Hagerstown on Monday at 7 p.m.

Dundalk    89

Allegany    60

BALTIMORE — Dina Rievel scored a game-high 29 points, but Dundalk had two players score in the 20s and four with at leat 10 to beat the Trojans Friday evening in a Maryland JUCO Conference outing.

Brianna Boa made seven field goals and missed only two of 12 free throws to led Dundalk with 26 points, and Trana Ford had 11 field goals and 23 points. Kelly Alston scored 15 points, and Kryshal Gladden added 12.

Rievel made 11 buckets and went 5 of 7 at the foul line to reach 29 points. Kierra Williams was the only other player with at least 10 points by scoring 13.

Allegany (1-6, 0-2 MDJUCO) plays today at 4:45 when it hosts Northern Virginia.

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