Queen Anne's 74 — Parkside 58
WYE MILLS — Queen Anne’s County High knocked off Parkside 74-58 Saturday night in the third game of the Bayside Basketball Peake Tipoff at Chesapeake College.
Queen Anne’s (1-0) ran away with the game in the second half, using increased pace to exploit Parkside (0-1) foul trouble.
“Our two bigs got in foul trouble, and they just played bully ball,” Parkside assistant coach Kyle Daubert said. “We had to go small because that’s all we had. They just went inside a lot more. And when we did double down and they had the kick-outs, their shooters just started shooting.”
Hugh Meehan led the Lions with 17 points. Jordan Dozier put up 12. Qua’Mier Snell led the Rams (0-1) with 19.
Queen Anne’s head coach Jeff Hollis said Meehan is capable of even better performances.
“This was an off-night for Hugh. He’s usually a really lights-out shooter,” Hollis said. “He’s definitely coming. He’s just building his confidence.”
The game was neck-and-neck in the first half. The Lions led by just one point at halftime, before the aforementioned adjustments allowed them to blow it open.
Hollis touted his team’s experience and poise in putting the game away.
“We’ve got a lot of veterans on the team,” Hollis said. “They’ve been on the team for a while and we haven’t been winning. But they’ve been on the team, so they have a lot of experience.”
Parkside was missing 2018-19 All-South Bayside second-team selection Marcus Yarns, who was on a college visit. His absence was noticeable for the Rams.
“I think it was kind of big in the sense of that’s a floor general,” Daubert said, “understanding how to work the floor, knowing when to slow down, when to pick up. Marcus is going to help us rebound, which we didn’t do a good job of. Marcus is going to give us another big body. It affected us.”
Both teams play again on Tuesday, as Queen Anne’s hosts Kent County and Parkside plays at Wicomico.
Cambridge-SD 77, SSPP 51
WYE MILLS — Vejon Ashley scored 14 points as Cambridge-South Dorchester downed Saints Peter and Paul to open Saturday’s Peake Tipoff.
Dejawan Jackson finished with 12 points for the Vikings and Donald Banks added 10.