Pocomoke boys basketball gets first Bayside win in over a year

POCOMOKE, Md.- The Pocomoke Boys Basketball team got their first Bayside victory since February 23, 2018 when they beat Cambridge in the playoffs. Pocomoke defeated Easton 66-62 to move to 1-0 on the year, their first 1-0 start since 2016.  Easton drops to 0-1 to start the season with the loss.

Pocomoke started out hot, opening out with a 16-4 lead midway through the first quarter behind a D’Aaron Jones 3 and a few lay ups from Charles Finney. Easton caught some fire and cut it to a six point lead to end the first quarter. Pocomoke kept their foot on the gas in the second quarter, but was still only able to take the six point lead, 33-27 at half. Ryan O’Connor led all scorers at the half with nine points, Johari Eni led Pocomoke with eight.

In the second half, Easton woke up. Forcing a few key turnovers, they took their first lead of the game 40-39 midway through the third and the 50-48 lead at the end of the quarter. Shawn Warner and Nyzhir Youmens combined for 15 in the third. The teams went back and forth in the fourth but with 4:15 left in the quarter, Pocomoke took a 56-54 off of a Johari Eni and 1 lay up. Not backing down, Easton still forces turnovers and tied it up at 59 with a Nyzhir Youmens steal and score with 1:43 left in regulation. From there, Pocomoke would begin to pull away, Nighel Houston playing physics down low to extend their lead to five (game high 20 points) as Pocomoke starts the year 1-0 with the 66-62 win over Easton.

A Washington transfer, Eni showed out in his Pocomke debut, second in the game in points with 19.

Pocomoke returns to action next Tuesday when they host Washignton, Easton looks to get win number one on the year when they host North Dorchester also on Tuesday.

Pocomoke Scorers:

  • Nigel Houston: 20 points
  • Johari Eni: 19 points
  • Charles Finney: 10 points
  • Brandon Snowden: 8 points
  • D’Aaron Jones: 5 points
  • Rudy Ballard: 3 points

Easton Scorers:

  • Nyzhir Youmens: 18 points
  • Shawn Warner: 13 points
  • Dionte’ Hynson II: 11 points
  • Ryan O’Connor: 9 points
  • Dietrich Johnson: 3 points
  • Nick Walker: 3 points
  • Jaavier Pierce: 2 points
  • Tyler Voshell: 1 point
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