Skipjacks knock off Niagara, 90-75
Chesapeake holds Thunderwolves to 25 second-half points
CATONSVILLE The Skipjacks weren’t fancy just effective in limiting Niagara County (N.Y.) Community College to 25 second-half points Saturday afternoon as Chesapeake College rallied for a 90-75 men’s basketball victory.
"We took charges, we played in the passing lanes, we employed the ’one-pass deny, two-pass sag’ concept," said Chesapeake head coach Joel Dearring of his team’s man-to-man defense. "And it worked out great."
Chesapeake combined its second-half defensive effort with a balanced scoring attack that included four Skipjacks in double figures and two more with nine points each. The Skipjacks (2-1) used the victory to get a split at the CCBC-Catonsville Mixer after dropping a 100-86 decision to Northern Virginia Community College in Friday’s mixer opener.
Garmari Mayfield led the way for Chesapeake with a game-high 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting and added a team-high 11 rebounds. Delfawn Worrells (18 points, five rebounds), Chad Church (15 points, eight rebounds), and William Gilmore (11 points) were Chesapeake’s other double-digit scorers. Kevin Bonsu and Rocky Harris each scored nine points, with 16 of their 18 points coming in the second half as the Skipjacks erased a 50-44 halftime deficit.
Harris also had a team-high 11 assists with just one turnover and led the defensive charge by holding Vince Kazmerczak to just two second-half points after Kazmerczak scored nine before the break.
"Rocky just took him (Kazmerczak) completely out of his game in the second half," said Dearring.
Isaiah Johnson led the Thunderwolves (1-1) with 16 points while Lorenzo Joseph added 14 and Tremmel Fisher contributed 13. Kazmerczak was the fourth Niagara player in double figures.
The Skipjacks are off until a Nov. 18th game against visiting Devry University. Dearring said he’ll use the long break to "tune up the defense and make sure everyone is on the same page offensively."
NVCC 100, Chesapeake 86
CATONSVILLE Garmari Mayfield scored 20 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead the Skipjacks in Friday’s loss to Northern Virginia Community College.
Chad Church (14 points, seven rebounds), William Gilmore (11 points), and Sam Sanders (10 points, eight assists, six rebounds) also reached double figures for the Skipjacks. Quentin Duncan added eight points.
Simeon Denny scored a game-high 24 points and Anton Burley added 19 points to pace Northern Virginia. Steve Pierre tallied 16 points while Chris Lewis and Chris Jones each scored 11 for NVCC.
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