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HCC takes stock in 3-pointers

November 30, 2008|By JACK HILL III

Raason Young believes in mass production.

The Hagerstown Community College forward admits he expects the Hawks to turn out points faster than an assembly line pumps out inventory.

On Sunday, HCC was running at full capacity. Young notched 27 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead HCC to a 112-83 win over Chesapeake in the second round of the Coach Brown Classic, a four-team mixer showcase, at the HCC athletic complex.

"We normally fill it up the same way every night," Young said. "That doesn't surprise me at all. I finally found my rhythm today. I was able to get open and hit the shots. It was a good game. We played hard and we played good defense."

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Young led five Hawks players in double figures as HCC connected on 15 3-pointers to move its record to 7-1.

Jordan Brooks collected 22 points and seven rebounds, while Isiah Hill got 17 points and three blocked shots for the Hawks. K'yan Andrews added 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Jeremy Myers contributed 14 points and 12 assists. Will Taylor grabbed 11 rebounds, while Kory Belle and Brandon Rascoe added seven boards each for the Hawks.

"When you can put five or six players in double figures, it really makes it hard on the opposing team's defense," HCC coach Earl Redden said. "We were averaging 112 points a game going into today. So, we were able to stay at our average. We found the open man and we were able to get a lot of 3-pointers. Our size advantage on the inside helped out with the rebounding."

The win came at a cost as point guard Amaurys Fermin left in the first four minutes with a right ankle sprain.

"Both Jeremy Myers and Jordan Brooks did a good job at point guard," Redden said. "Another key to the game was that we were able to contain them on defense. All of our weapons will be crucial once we get into the stretch."

Ty Newman had 20 points, while Carlton Brown added 14 points for Chesapeake (4-5). Jamire Davis and Kentrell Ricketts had 12 points each for the Skipjacks.

In Sunday's first game, Harcum (7-2) took a 66-56 win over Allegany (5-3), ending the Trojans' five-game winning streak. Antonio Bumpus had five 3-pointers en route to 28 points, while Jeremiah Bowman added 18 points for Harcum.

Omar Briggs scored 16 points, making 10 of 14 free throws, and added 12 rebounds for Allegany.

But for HCC, the weekend sweep keeps the Hawks heading in the right direction.

"We have a lot of potential," Young said. "We are going to be good down the stretch if we stay together. There is just a lot of talent on the team."

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