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Skipjacks race past Takoma Park, 87-77
Chesapeake College blows out to 30-point, first-half lead

TAKOMA PARK – Their head coach was worried about a letdown. Instead, the Skipjacks never let up until they had raced out to a 30-point lead Saturday afternoon on the way to an 87-77 men’s basketball victory against host Montgomery College/Takoma Park.

"I was worried about a letdown after beating Allegany," said Chesapeake College head coach Joel Dearring, whose Skipjacks beat Allegany College for only the third time in the last three decades three days earlier. "But there was no letdown. Those first 35 minutes Saturday was the best I’ve seen us play at Chesapeake since I’ve been here."

Chesapeake (6-2) blew out to a 38-8 lead and had 32 fast-break points by the end of the first half, which ended with the Skipjacks holding a 48-27 cushion. Takoma Park attempted a second-half rally, but never quite got back in the game.

"We jumped out on them early, but they battled back," said Dearring. "They played really hard."

Delfawn Worrells scored a game-high 24 points to lead four Skipjacks into double figures. Kevin Bonsu (16 points, 12 rebounds) had a double-double while Sam Sanders (17 points, nine rebounds) fell a rebound short of one.

Rocky Harris scored 14 points and added a team-high eight assists and Gamari Mayfield (five points) had eight rebounds for the Skipjacks. Chesapeake finished 19-of-28 from the free-throw line and controlled the boards with 44 rebounds.

Rob Smith scored a team-high 15 points for Takoma Park (5-3).

The Skipjacks, who have won two straight and five of their last six, host Washington College’s junior varsity Monday night at 7 p.m.

"Hopefully we can win on Monday night and win in the classroom the rest of the week," said Dearring, referring to the college’s upcoming semester final exams.

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