As Lackey took the court at Great Mills High School Wednesday evening, Dec. 17, there was a silence in the gym that then erupted into deafening cheers as Great Mills sprinted onto the court. Those cheers were quickly subdued as Lackey jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead in the first quarter. Junior guard Jordan Wood scored 6 points in that run, and Lackey had the lead 16-6 at the end of the first quarter

The second quarter started the exact opposite as the first did. Lackey couldn’t put a shot in the basket, and Great Mills began to hit theirs. They began to make the extra pass and find open teammates. Senior guard Trevon Porter scored 8 of his 11 points in this quarter and brought the Hornets within 2 going into halftime down just 20-18.

In the third quarter, Lackey senior forward Bernard Douglass scored 10 of his 15 points, and senior guard Kelvin Jordan scored 4 of his 8 points. The Hornets tried to keep up, led by forwards Dionte Shorter, and Parren Barnes who combined for the 9 points scored by Great Mills in the quarter. The score going into the fourth quarter was 34-27 Lackey.

The final period went by fast as the game never came within the Hornets’ reach. Lackey began to pour in three point baskets, led by senior guard Malik Harvey. The Chargers defense allowed some shots but locked down when it came down the stretch. The Chargers made several free throws as the time dwindled, and iced the game at 55-44.

The Chargers were led in scoring by junior guard Jordan Wood with 16 points, and senior forward Bernard Douglass with 15 points. The Hornets were led in scoring by senior guard Trevon Porter with 11 points, and senior forward Marvin Mackle with 10 points. The Hornets next play on Friday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. against the Braves of Chopticon. The Chargers next play that same evening against St. Charles starting at 6:30 p.m.

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