HAGERSTOWN — Richard Dudley scored a game-high 28 points and Allegany College of Maryland’s long-range shooting allowed the Trojans to pull away from the County College of Morris 86-77 Saturday afternoon in the Jim Brown Classic at Hagerstown Community College.
The Trojans led by 10 at halftime, 45-35, but Morris battled back and got to within two at 60-58 with eight minutes elapsed in the second half. Allegany’s ability to hit three-pointers in the rest of the way and then free throws in the closing minutes allowed the Trojans to come away with the nine-point victory.
Allegany (4-6) plays Monroe, an 81-80 winner over Hagerstown, today at 1 p.m.
“It was tough, physical game,” said Allegany head coach Tommie Reams. “It was back-and-forth until with five minutes left in the first half, we were able to extend the lead.
“In the second half, Morris was operating heavily inside so we were able to counter by stretching the floor.”
Dudley’s totals came on nine field goals including seven three pointers and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line. Four of his threes came after halftime. Justin Copman had a double double with 14 points and a team-leading 13 rebounds. Imhotep George and Jaylen Jacox each added 10. O’Bray Rufus scored nine points and Mikkah Tobias eight.
Morris’ Josh Morris finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Syhid Daniels scored 13 and Jorman Solano had 10.