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Skipjack men take out Howard in double OT
Chesapeake College women rout Dragons to stay unbeaten

COLUMBIA – Rocky Harris scored a career-high 37 points Saturday night against Howard Community College, but when it counted most he reverted to his playmaker role.

Harris passed up an open jumper off a screen to get the ball to Delfawn Worrells, who then buried a 3-pointer in the second overtime as Chesapeake College fought off the host Dragons, 95-86. The Skipjacks (4-1 overall, 1-0 Maryland JuCo) won their third straight and second in two nights.

"That play really broke their backs," Chesapeake head coach Joel Dearring said of Worrells’ trey.

Harris (five assists, six rebounds) pumped in his 37 points after a pep talk from Dearring.

"I told Rocky I was going to put my trust in him," said Dearring. "All I asked him to do was play the best he could play."

Worrells scored 21 points and William Gilmore added 10 for the Skipjacks. Chad Church and Gamari Mayfield controlled the boards for Chesapeake with 13 and 10 rebounds, respectively.

The game was tied, 70-70, after regulation and 81-81 after the first overtime before Chesapeake claimed the victory with a 14-5 run in the second extra period.

"They showed their heart and character against Howard," said Dearring. "This is one of those wins that we hope will be a building block for us."

Nicholas Jones scored a team-high 18 points for Howard, which erased a 44-38 halftime deficit to force the game into overtime.

The Skipjacks travel to McHenry Tuesday night for a game against Garrett College.

Chesapeake 68, Howard CC 43

COLUMBIA –Denver Clyde posted her third double-double in as many games this season and the Skipjacks held another opponent under50 points Saturday night as they improved to 3-0.

Clyde had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead four Skipjacks into double figures. Ashleigh Jones added 13 points, Rose Smith contributed 12, and Jen Carr posted a double-double with 10 points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

"We mixed it up a lot defensively with some different zones and our man-to-man," said Chesapeake head coach Damon Nichols. "We’ve held all three of our opponents under 50 points, which has been one of our goals. If you hold a team under 50 points, you’ve got a pretty good chance of winning the game."

Deja Acree had seven assists, five steals and five points for the Skipjacks, who took a 37-19 halftime lead as Jones scored 10 of her 13 points before the break.

The Skipjacks will try to go to 4-0 when they travel to McHenry Tuesday to take on Garrett College.

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