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Chesapeake College nets first victory

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006

CATONSVILLE – Chesapeake College used a game-ending, 21-3 run to shoot past Rockland (NY) Community College, 83-68, Saturday afternoon for its first win of the men´s basketball season.

Preston Faulk scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Skipjacks (1-2). Hubert King added 17 points, Kentrell Ricketts and Jimmy Mosser chipped in 12 each, and Brooks Cottman had 10 as five Skipjacks reached double figures.

Chesapeake used Saturday´s victory to gain a split in its two Community College Baltimore County Cardinal Mixer games. The first win was a welcome one, especially coming a day after Chesapeake´s 96-63 loss to Monroe (NY) Community College in the first round of the mixer.

"When you´ve got kids who haven´t played together a lot, it definitely helps to get that first win under your belt," said Chesapeake head coach John Mappas, whose team´s next game is Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland. "Maybe now we can relax a little bit when we go to Southern Maryland and just play hard."

The Skipjacks blew a 12-point halftime lead and faced a 65-62 deficit with less than seven minutes remaining against Rockland.

"We came out in the second half and just refused to guard anybody," said Mappas. "After they took the lead, we did hit some big shots and then we were able to spread the court and penetrate. We were a little quicker than they were, and that was a big key."

Lawrence Smith and John Mills scored 21 points each to lead Rockland.

Monroe (NY) CC 96, Chesapeake 63

COLUMBIA – Monroe (5-0) stayed undefeated by routing the Skipjacks.

"They were big and athletic," Chesapeake head coach John Mappas said of the reigning Region III champions. "They had 14 players and they could all play."

Jimmy Mosser led the Skipjacks with 15 points, followed by Davon Heath´s 14 and Hubert King´s 11 points.

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