Pocomoke Boys Basketball Impress With Win At Washington
Pocomoke boys basketball made a statement Thursday night when they traveled to Princess Anne and came away with a 80-72 win over Washington. The win improves the Warriors to 7-1, while the loss drops the Jaguars to 4-3.
The Warriors used their pressure defense to force several turnovers early, and got into the Jaguars defensively. Once the ball was knocked loose, Pocomoke was almost always the first to the ground, and that hustle led to the ball consistently bouncing their way. They would take a 40-25 lead into halftime.
Whatever coach Purnell said at half, it got his teams attention. They came out firing in the third quarter, led by their two seniors Shakur Cottman and Marc Jones. Both would find their rhythm offensively, and began to pull Washington back into the game. They would cut the deficit to just 5 headed to the final quarter.
There, Pocomoke would settle down and find a way to make the plays down the stretch. The balance for the Warriors proved to be the real difference, as six players finished in double figures led by Dajour Mills game high 19 points. Raymir Smith chipped in 15, Trevon Brown added 14, and Licurtis Whitney, Leander Roberts and Tyler Nixon each tallied 11 points. The Jags were led by Deshawn Parks 18, with Marc Jones also scoring 18, and Cottman registering 15.
Pocomoke returns to action Tuesday when they host Parkside, while Washington returns to action next Tuesday when they host Queen Anne’s.