"It's All About The Game"

Glenelg prevails in end-of MIAA matchup






Ron Bailey, Publisher

Both team's MIAA seasons ended, but neither packed it in.

February 8, 2015 - With both team's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association seasons ending afterward, Glenelg Country and host Gilman could have mailed it in, giving lackluster performances on the latter's senior night. Not so, as the visitors scrapped to a 70-62 win before a raucous crowd in East Baltimore.

Glenelg got a game high 23 points from senior swingman Daryl Williams, while sophomore forward Anthony Longpre finished with 17 points; both were mainstays. Yet it was the key third quarter plays of junior guard Matthew Bernetti (10 plays) that was a tipping point so to speak for Glenelg, as he hit a jumper off the glass and three pointer, both seemingly answering Gilman charges.

Daryl Williams of Glenelg Country was a force.

Add defensive switches to the reason for victory.

"I think so, because we were in man the first half. They just attacked us and got down hill" shared Williams of whether his team's 1-3-1 and 3-2 zone usage in the second half made a difference.

Tyler Foster, a sophomore Gilman agreed that scheme changes were detrimental to his team, saying "I think our offense got kind of stagnant, we weren't really moving around, moving the ball, stuff like that".

He would score 10 points, while senior forward Kai Locksley, who is also a quarterback headed to Texas this year, led Gilman with 20 points. Junior guard Everette Winchester scored 10 points, six in the second half.

Finishing their MIAA season on a down note was understandably disappointing for Foster, yet he's bullish going forward noting "I felt like we had a good shot this year. I think we have an even better shot next year, we just have to keep working hard".

Foster on Gilman's 19-15 overall, 7-11 MIAA season, now ended: "We had a lot of ups and down. But we stuck together as a team, trusted each other".

Glenelg (12-14, 5-13) is off until February 20th when they host and play St. Mary's in the Glenelg Country Tournament of Champions' semifinal round.

Recruiting Notes:

Daryl Williams, 6'4", 205 pound senior forward/guard - Williams indicated several DIII schools have offered scholarships, somewhat shocking given his toughness, ability to score and defend. To say he's rough and tumble is accurate. Can spot up to the three point line.

Wherever he goes, Williams understands increased wiggle with his handle is necessary. Indicated "I'm just working on my ball handling", which has improved.

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