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Frederick powers past Dundalk

February 28, 1997

By MARK KELLER

Staff Writer

Dave Miller would like to find his team's power switch and lock it in the `on' position.

Miller's Frederick Community College men's basketball team twice built large leads only to allow Dundalk Community College to climb back into the game. But a 19-7 run late in the second half pushed the Cougars to a 75-63 win in the first round of the Region XX Division II tournament at Hagerstown Junior College Thursday night.

"We jumped out to a pretty good lead, had the game in pretty good shape and somebody turned off the switch," Miller said. "We came out shooting well in the second half and somebody threw the switch again. It was a game of runs, that's for sure."

The last run by Frederick (15-14) gave the Cougars a 68-48 lead with just over five minutes remaining in the game. Adrian Storr scored the final eight points in the streak and finished with 26.

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Frederick scored the first nine points of the game before Dundalk finally got on the board with a 3-pointer by Ed Barton. Kevin Dixon answered with a 3 for FCC and the Cougars eventually increased the lead to 11 points after a bucket by Ebby Bynum.

Four straight FCC turnovers led to a 10-2 run by Dundalk, which cut the lead to 20-17 and prompted Miller to call a timeout. Frederick responded with a 12-0 run, with Storr again scoring eight points, that bumped its cushion to 15 points. The Cougars led 34-22 at the half.

A 3-pointer by Jamal West sparked a 13-4 FCC run at the start of the second half, allowing the Cougars to take their biggest lead, 47-26. But Dundalk, which dressed only six players, again fought back. A 15-4 run cut the margin to 10 points and forced Miller to use another timeout.

Kevin Dixon's 3-pointer pumped some life back into the Cougars. After a Dundalk free throw, West hit four straight from the line and Bynum scored inside to increase Frederick's lead to 18.

Dundalk cut the deficit to 14 points before Storr hit four straight baskets and put the game away.

"Adrian shot the ball very well tonight," Miller said. "He kept us in the game in the first half, and was largely responsible for us building those big leads."

West scored all 11 of his points in the second half for FCC, which will face No. 1 seed Beaver County tonight at 8.

Barton had 17 points to lead Dundalk. Paul Alderman and Antonio Bailey each added 14.

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