Queen Anne’s defense dominates, Lions remain undefeated
EASTON, Md. – Queen Anne’s continues to impress in the early stages of the Maryland boys basketball season. The Lions moved to 3-0 following an impressive 45-32 victory against the Easton Warriors.
Field goals were at a premium for most of the first half. Queen Anne’s suffocating defense allowed the Lions to maintain a slim, but steady lead for most of the opening half.
Easton finally broke through with a 9-0 run in the final minutes of the half, and led by five going into halftime.
Queen Anne’s head coach Jeff Hollis told his group to slow down at halftime, “they were really excited, so we slowed down and got to playing a lot more of our game, got a lot more turnovers, and it worked out for us.”
The slower pace led to big results.
A 10-0 run gave the Lions a lead they would never relinquish, part of an 18-2 third quarter, led by Hugh Meehan’s six points in the period.
Queen Anne’s was led by Meehan’s 14 points. Syrus McGowan – 11, and Jordan Dozier – 10, joined Meehan in double-digits.
Ryan O’Connor led the Warriors in scoring with 9 points.