Results from Day 1 at the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Salisbury, Md.:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26
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INDIAN RIVER (DE) 61, QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY (MD) 35
2019 guard Jamier Felton had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Indians over Queen Anne’s County in this year’s opening game. 2020 forward Ja’Shaun Johnson added 15 points and 12 boards, while 2019 forward Antonio Jones had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
2021 forward SyRus McCowan had 10 points and 7 rebounds off the bench to lead the Lions.
SUSSEX TECH (DE) 81, CAMBRIDGE SOUTH DORCHESTER (MD) 24
Sussex Tech used a stifling 1-2-2 zone press to force 36 turnovers and hold Cambridge South Dorchester to 25.7 percent shooting (9-for-35) in a dominant 81-24 victory.
Eleven players scored for the Ravens, who were led by 2018 guard Jaquan Burton (15 points on 6-for-12 shooting and seven steals).
Sussex Tech, which led 42-2 at one point in the second quarter, shot 53.2 percent overall (33-for-62) and scored 40 points off turnovers.
2018 forward Zekhai Cornish paced Cambridge South Dorchester with eight points and four rebounds.
SALISBURY SCHOOL (MD) 44, CONCORDIA PREP (MD) 36
Salisbury School 2018 forward Martin Abraham scored 20 points to lead the Dragons over Concordia Prep.
2018 guard Mate Zsebe added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Dragons, who never trailed.
2021 forward Clarence Obiajulu had 15 points and 15 rebounds off the bench for the Saints.
HARFORD CHRISTIAN (MD) 75, MARDELA (MD) 71
2018 guard Derreck Orr set an event record for most points scored in a single game with 44 to lead Harford Christian past Mardela, 75-71.
Orr, who has a Division III offer from Hood College, went 13-for-19 from the floor, 5-for-6 from deep and converted 13 of 17 attempts from the free throw line.
The Eagles built a 20-point lead in the opening moments of the third quarter, but Mardela began to chip away and eventually went ahead by one with three minutes left in regulation. That’s when Orr closed the deal with a fast-break layup and last-minute free throws.
2019 guard Jarren Smith netted 20 points for Mardela.
LAUREL (DE) 74, BEN FRANKLIN (MD) 72 (2OT)
2018 guard Jermiziah Weatherspoon hit the go-ahead bucket with 20.4 seconds remaining in double overtime, and Laurel survived a Ben Franklin miss at the buzzer to hold on for a hard-fought victory.
2018 guard Eric Pilot lead the Bulldogs with 16 points, 2018 guard Holsen Ulysse - whose clutch lay-in at the end of regulation forced overtime - finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Weatherspoon had 10 points.
2018 guard Nate Mister had a game-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting to lead Benjamin Franklin. 2018 guard Sam Wise added 15 and 2018 guard Travis Jordan and 2020 forward Cameron Miller had 10 points apiece.
ARCHBISHOP CURLEY (MD) 50, WALKERSVILLE (MD) 40
2019 guard Travis Dobbins compiled 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals to propel Archbishop Curley past Walkersville, 50-40.
The Friars shot 45.9 percent from the floor (17-for-37) and 50 percent from behind the arc (5-for-10), while holding Walkersville to 34.7 percent overall (17-for-49) and 20 percent from deep (3-for-15).
Curley’s two-point halftime lead evaporated with 5:25 left in the third quarter, but after Walkersville took a one-point lead, the Friars reeled off a separating 12-3 run into the final frame.
2018 guard Josh Polce paced Walkersville with 15 points and four rebounds.
HARFORD TECH (MD) 68, JM BENNETT (MD) 65
Four Harford Tech players scored in double figures as they held off JM Bennett down the stretch.
2019 guard Cooper Laday led all scorers with 17 points, 2018 guard Dashawn Lucas had 14, 2018 wing Jordan Bright 12 and 2019 guard Jalen Dangerfield 10. 2018 forward Anthony Ifeacho scored the go-ahead points on a lay-in and foul shot.
2018 guard Montaze Jefferson scored 16 to lead Bennet, which got 15 from 2018 guard Otis Russell, 14 from 2019 forward Harold Morton and 10 from 2019 forward Cody Dixon.
The Clippers had a final shot to tie the game in the waning seconds, but their 3-point attempt hit back rim.
CARVER VO-TECH (MD) 68, NANDUA (VA) 46
Four Carver Vo-Tech players scored in double figures as the Bears beat Nandua in wire-to-wire fashion, 68-46.
2020 point guard Marnick Cunningham scored a game-high 17 points on an efficient 7-for-8 shooting to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals. 2021 forward Lenard Taylor contributed 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals. 2021 forward William Brown had 12 points, eight rebounds and steals. 2018 forward Kevin Scott-Harrison went for 12 points and seven rebounds.
2018 guard Jaylen Smith had 13 points and four rebounds for Nandua, which shot 32.1 percent overall (17-for-53) and 16.7 percent from deep (2-for-12).
CH FLOWERS (MD) 88, PARKSIDE (MD) 51
The Jaguars seized control in the second quarter and never looked en route to an easy victory. Flowers led 17-12 after one quarter but outscored Parkside 28-11 in the second quarter.
2019 wing Cornelius Hawkins led all scorers with 20 points, while 2018 guard Christian Zitney added 10.
2018 wing Tyrese Purnell had 13 points and 7 rebounds for Parkside, while 2018 forward Tyler Poulson added 11 points.
OAKDALE (MD) 73, RANDALLSTOWN (MD) 55
2019 guard Collin Schlee had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Bears, making all 10 of his shots inside the 3-point line.
J.P. DeLorenzo added 14 for Oakdale and Chase French 12.
Eric Bazemore scored 19 points to lead Randallstown, which also got 14 from Cameron Isaacs and 12 from Ryzshaud Thornton.
KEMPSVILLE (VA) 65, CRISFIELD (MD) 52
2018 guard Malik Jordan scored 26 points to lead the Chiefs to a victory in Tuesday’s nightcap.
After trailing 12-11 after one quarter, Kempsville outscored Crisfield 21-11 in the second quarter and 18-8 in the third to take control of the game. 2021 forward Marcus Delbridge added 12 points and 7 rebounds for the Chiefs.
Three players scored in double figures for Crisfield in the loss, with 2019 guard Justin Cohen tallying 16, 2020 guard Rykell Waters 13 and 2019 guard Ryan Waters 12.
SEED (DC) 72, NEW ERA (MD) 67
Antonio Marr had 23 points and Kenneth Riley 20 as SEED rallied back from 18 points down in the second half to beat New Era in Tuesday’s nightcap.
The Falcons outscored New Era 45-24 in the second half and 26-12 in the pivotal fourth quarter. Anthony Simmons added 11 points and Zachary Clark 10.
Malik Brooks and Ramone Johnson each had 18 points for New Era, while Anthon Beck finished with 12.