Men's Basketball Highlights

Allegany College (Region XX)

Garrett upped its record to 12 – 6 defeating long time rival Allegany College 65 – 61 at AC.  The Lakers jumped out to an early lead but Allegany battled back in the second half and led by as much as 6 with 8 minutes.  The Lakers battled back with 6’6 soph Frank Hollway, scoring 15 of his game high 25 points in the second half.  5’10 frosh Corey Groom ran the point adding 10 points 4 assists. 

6’ fresh guard Chris Scarlett, combo guard,  hit for 9 points including two threes,  all coming in the first half.  Holloway added to his double double rebound and scoring totals with 10 boards. 

CCBC Dundalk

In their second long road trip in three days, Garrett ran into league leader CCBC Dundalk and their press, giving up 28 turnovers in a 76 – 64 loss. Holloway was a force inside, scoring 28 points including three treys but no other Laker reached double figure scoring. 6’4 sophomore wing Marquise Green came up with a team high 11 boards and 8 points. 5’10 freshman point guard Curl Dixon came off the bench playing great defense with 4 steals and 5 points. The Lakers drop to 11 – 5 on the season.

Northern Virginia CC

The Lakers went on the road for their first ever game at Northern Virginia CC, Annandale, VA and came away with a huge Region XX Dll win in OT, 87 – 85. 6’6 sophomore center Frank Holloway scored 26 points and 6’4 soph wing DJ Ritchie added 21 including four three pointers. 5’10 point guard Corey Groom, freshman, added 17 points and dished out 8 assists. Holloway also led in rebounding with 10. The Lakers up their overall record to 11 – 4.

CCBC Catonsville

The Garrett Lakers overcame a first half 7 point deficit against CCBC Catonsville at the CARC Fieldhouse last night to up the record to 10 – 4 with a 95-73 win.

Sophomore center Frank Holloway, 6’6, scored 30 points and pulled down 10 boards against the smaller Cardinals.  Four other players hit double figures with sophomore wing DJ Ritchie, 6’3, 17 points, 6’6 freshman forward DeAndre Davis, 12, 6’4 sophomore forward Marquise Green 14 points, and 6’4 guard Yannick Zanfack, sophomore, with 13 points all in the second half plus a team high 3 steals.  5’10 frosh point guard Corey Groom went 2 for 2 from the line for his scoring, but added 9 assists to lead the Lakers.  The win also improved the MD JUCO record to 5 – 3, which is important for home seeding. The overall D-2 Region XX record is now 2 – 3.   

Harford

Despite inconsistent play again, the Lakers came back from an 8 point second half deficit winning at Harford 81 – 68.  6’6 soph center Frank Holloway scored 21 points and Yannick Zanfack, 6’4 soph wing, added 12.  Shannon McCready, 6’7 forward, played a solid floor game with 10 points, including two threes.  Freshman point guard Corey Groom returned to the starting lineup with 9 points, 8 boards, 7 assists and 2 steals.  Zanfack held Harford’s leading scorer to just 10 points, 11 under his average.  Bench play was again key, as 5’10 freshman point guard Curl Dixon, injured most of the season, played excellent defense and along with freshman 6’ guard Tavares Martin hit late game threes to maintain a steady 8 point lead in the closing minutes. 

Laker record improves to 9 – 4 , 4-3 in MD JUCO play.

Prince George's CC

The Lakers were very rusty coming back from Christmas break, only one or two days practice due to weather conditions,  and is was evident is their scoring slumps and inability to contain drives by quicker PG guards and forwards losing in overtime, 87 – 82

6’4 soph forward Marquise Green came off the bench to lead the team in scoring with 22 points, playing one of his best games of the year.  DeAndre Davis, 6’6 freshman wing, only scored 9 but his hustle on the boards and defensively he kept the Lakers in the game.  Two crucial points came with three seconds remaining in regulation and the Lakers needing a bucket down two.  Green missed a long three and Davis put it back in for the tying bucket and overtime.  PG scored early and the Lakers, in serious foul trouble could not regain the lead.    

Lakers record is now 8 – 4.