Wildcats upset Railroaders

December 27, 2001

Wildcats upset Railroaders

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent
Parkdale 86, North 68


McFadden 2, Carter 17, Nicholson 14, Odumeru 6, Akinabe 12, Jenkins 6, Smith 2, Shaw 3, Smallwood 24. Totals 35 9-20 86.


Rice 19, Claybon 2, Harris 11, Bellon 4, Carey 8, Green 10, McConnaughey 1, Branch 4, Reed 9. Totals 29 9-17 68.


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Three-point goals - Parkdale 7 (Carter, Nicholson, Smallwood 5), North 1 (Rice).

Williamsport 63, Brunswick 60


Brown 17, Toms 9, Maught 2, Ault 9, Custer 2, Feldman 6, Dykes 10, Hueston 5. Totals 25 4-6 60.



Jordan 3, Giles 17, Lee 2, Gomez 3, Knicley 25, Foley 2, Martin 1, Basore 10. Totals 21 19-28 63.



Three-point goals - Brunswick 6 (Brown 2, Ault 3, Hueston), Williamsport 2 (Giles, Knicley).

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Wildcats saw their 17-point advantage midway through the third quarter shrink down to a one-point lead during the final minute of the ballgame.

The Wildcats' defense also allowed 26 points to the Brunswick Railroaders during the fourth quarter alone.

But the Wildcats still found a way to escape with a 63-60 win over the Railroaders on Wednesday night during the first day of the 21st Annual Richard E. Doub Classic at Williamsport High School.

"It wasn't a walk in the park but it was a win," Williamsport coach Deron Crawford said. "We did enough down the stretch to win the game. We were trying to take care of the ball so we could get into our offense and get some easy shots to break up their momentum."

The Parkdale Panthers scored a total of 51 points during the second and third quarters to run away with an 86-68 win over the North Hagerstown Hubs in the first game of the evening.

North Hagerstown (4-2) will face Brunswick (5-2) in the consolation game tonight at 6:30. Parkdale (7-0), which is ranked #16 in the Washington Post Top 20 Poll, will square off against Williamsport (3-3) in the championship game at 8:00.

Senior guard Jason Knicley scored 10 of his game-high 25 points during the fourth quarter to help Williamsport pull out the win.

"They were pressing us, so we just went behind the traps," Knicley said. "We were able to get some easy baskets off of that."

Ben Giles scored 17 points, Chad Basore added 10 points and Knicley grabbed six rebounds for the Wildcats.

Larry Brown collected 17 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Brandon Dykes added 10 points and five rebounds for the Railroaders.

Charlie Smallwood scored 24 points, including five three-pointers, and Olayinka Akinabe added 10 rebounds and 12 points to spark Parkdale's win. Clarence Carter got 17 points and Adam Nicholson had 14 points for Parkdale, which is from Prince Georges County.

Scott Rice collected 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists for North Hagerstown. Bernard Harris scored 11 points, while Tavis Green added 10 points and six rebounds for the Hubs. Matt Reed grabbed seven rebounds, Clif Carey dished off six assists and Kevin McConnaughey blocked four shots for the Hubs.

"We didn't take care of the ball enough to beat a team of that caliber," North Hagerstown coach Tim McNamee said. "They are extremely quick and they shot the ball well."

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