Broadneck’s boys basketball team went on a second-half run and withstood an improved Severna Park effort to come away victorious in the teams’ second meeting of the season on January 24 as the Bruins defeated the visiting Falcons 57-47.
Logan Vican led all scorers with 23 points and added 7 rebounds for Broadneck. Brendan Davis (10 points, 5 assists), Andrew Rose (10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks), Josh Ehrlich (6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals), Tromaine Jones (6 points, 4 rebounds), Mason Stillwell, Kyle Waggoner, Cyrus Jackson, Brendan Kennedy and Mitch Murray contributed to a balanced all-around performance for the host Bruins, who celebrated their senior night in the win.
Jacob Goodman (15 points) and Orion Young (13 points) were the leading scorers for Severna Park.
The game played out far differently than the teams’ first matchup of the season at Severna Park on December 13, when Broadneck jumped out to an early lead and the Falcons played poorly in a 55-28 Bruin rout.
This time around, Severna Park looked to quiet the Bruins’ Friday-night crowd, and they were competitive throughout the game. Severna Park set the tone early with defense, as Young and Eric Bloom played strong post defense on Vican and finished possessions with effective box-outs and rebounds. Broadneck led 7-6 after one quarter.
In the second quarter, Severna Park upped the pressure offensively, with Young driving to the hoop for multiple baskets and Jack Leverty hitting a midrange jumper.
Ehrlich slowed Falcon momentum with a steal and an athletic coast-to-coast finish. With Severna Park leading 15-13, a 10-minute delay occurred when Young took an elbow to the forehead and suffered a gash that required treatment and a cleanup of the court. The teams were tied 17-17 at halftime.
Goodman opened the second half with a drive and a great scoop-shot finish plus the foul to give Severna Park a 20-17 lead, but Rose came back and hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 20-20. Stephen Horman hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key for Severna Park, giving the Falcons a 25-22 lead, but from there, the Bruins closed the third quarter on a 14-2 run to take a commanding 36-27 lead. Leverty hit another nice pull-up jumper in the fourth to get Severna Park back to within seven points, but Rose hit another 3-pointer on the other end, eliciting an eruption from the home crowd and keeping Severna Park subdued enough to close out the victory.
Joe Harrington added 4 points for Severna Park. Leverty finished with 8, and Horman scored 5.
Both teams followed with victories. Broadneck nipped Meade, 53-52, on January 28, overcoming early foul trouble and getting important contributions from reserves Jones and Chris Goshorn.
Severna Park defeated Glen Burnie 57-49 on January 28 behind 20 points from Goodman, 11 from Young and 10 by Declan Fox.