Skipjacks struggle offensively in weekend setbacks
Chesapeake scores 51 points twice in losses to Allegany, Dundalk
Chesapeake College scored 100 or more points three times last season on the way to a men’s basketball regional championship, including 122 in a state tournament triumph.
The Skipjacks barely broke 100 total points in a pair of weekend losses.
Community College Baltimore County-Dundalk edged the visiting Skipjacks, 57-51, by finishing Friday night’s game with a 6-0 run. Sunday’s contest at Allegany College of Maryland wasn’t nearly as dramatic, with the Trojans rolling to a 42-24 halftime lead and coasting to the win.
"We played very well defensively against Dundalk, but we struggled offensively and committed too many turnovers," said Chesapeake head coach John Mappas. "Against Allegany, we just didn’t rebound. One player (William Cray) had 10 rebounds and the rest of our team had six total rebounds. That’s not going to get it done."
William Cray’s three-point play with 79 seconds remaining Friday night allowed the Skipjacks to create a 51-51 tie, but Dundalk’s Anthony Baglin (17 points) and Ricardo Lang (10 points) each hit two free throws down the stretch as the Lions pulled out the win. Chesapeake, meanwhile, committed a pair of costly turnovers in the closing minute.
Sinclair Harris (13 points) joined Baglin and Lang in double figures for Dundalk.
Cray scored 15 points and Kentrell Ricketts added 13 to lead the Skipjacks, who also had Ricky Teagle (nine points), Jamire Davis (seven), Darnell Malabet (five), and Deontah Cutler (two) reach the scoring column.
Five Trojans Ryan Burts (16 points), Jeff Early (15), Terrence Green (13), Nathan Herriott (12), and T.J. Granger (10) reached double figures in Sunday’s game. Cray had a team-high 14 points to go with his 10 rebounds, while Teagle and Carlton Brown each had 11 points. Davis (eight points), Corey Kirby (four), and Ricketts (three) also scored for the Skipjacks (7-14 overall, 3-7 league).
The Skipjacks host the College of Southern Maryland Thursday at 7 p.m. in their final Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference home game of the season. Their final home game will take place February 9th against the Washington College junior varsity.
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