McDaniel defeats Frostburg 55-41 to finish fifth at Provident Pride

STEVENSON, Md. – Kevin Henry (Potomac, Md./Bullis School) tallied 13 points to lead McDaniel to a 55-41 men’s basketball victory over Frostburg in the fifth-place game of the 2008 Provident Pride of Maryland tournament at Stevenson on Sunday.

            T.J. Odunlami (Columbia, Md./Atholton) chipped in 12 points for the Green Terror (3-1), who opened up a 14-point first-half lead before withstanding a rally by the Bobcats (2-2) early in the second half.
            Keith Hazel led Frostburg with a double-double, contributing 13 points and 10 points.
            Keyed by six points from Henry and an Odunlami jumper, McDaniel opened the game on an 8-0 run before Korawn Harris drove down the right side of the lane and hit a layup with 15:12 to play in the opening half.
            A Busha Koffa layup trimmed the Bobcat deficit to within 8-4 but Steve Wilson (Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) hit on a slashing layup and Ryan Finch (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon) hit a jumper to push the lead back to eight.
            Five straight Frostburg points closed the gap to 12-9 midway through the period but the Green Terror countered with a 17-6 run over the next 6 minutes, 43 seconds to open up a 29-15 lead with 3:17 showing on the first-half clock.
            Four of Miguel Jones’ (Baltimore, Md./North County) seven first-half points capped the run.
            The Bobcats netted seven of the stanza’s final nine points to pull to within 31-22 at the half.
            Frostburg continued its rally, capping a 16-3 run that spanned both halves with a Steven Ogg putback that pulled his team within 32-31 with 13:56 to play.
            Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) netted all seven of his points over the next 2 minutes, 17 seconds to swell the lead back to eight en route to the 14-point win.
            Wilson finished with a career-high 12 rebounds for McDaniel while Josh McKay (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) added six points and eight rebounds.
            Odunlami was named to the all-tournament team after contributing 42 points over the three games.
            The Green Terror opens the Centennial Conference slate at Swarthmore on Wednesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.