Varsity roundup (Dec. 28): No. 5 Dulaney boys basketball team suffers first loss in triple OT

Photo Courtesy of John Bowers
Photo Courtesy of John Bowers

From Sun staff reports

Ryan Conway and Cameron Byers each scored 19 points for the No. 5 Dulaney boys basketball team that hung with national powerhouse Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) through two overtimes before falling 83-78 in triple overtime at the Governor's Challenge in Wicomico on Friday.

The Saints improved to 6-1 and the Lions fell to 5-1.

Dulaney trailed 36-20 at the half. Neumann-Goretti built a 22-point lead in the third quarter before the Lions rallied in the fourth quarter. Dulaney took a 53-53 lead on a 3-pointer by Isaiah Cornish (17 points) with four minutes left in regulation.

Saints'Christian Ings (20 points) hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to tie the score at 59 and force overtime. The Lions had the ball with 20.4 seconds left in overtime and a tied score of 66-66, but failed to convert. The game was tied at 74 after two overtimes. Dulaney got within 78-76 with 1:53 to go in the third overtime, but was outscored the rest of the way, 5-2.

Ja'cor Smith had a game-high 24 points for Neumann-Goretti.