WYE MILLS — The Bayside H.O.Y.A.S. earned the Chesapeake College Summer League championship with a 55-48 victory over Federalsburg last Monday.
The H.O.Y.A.S., based in Kent County and coached by John Queen and Melvin Freeman, were led by point guard Nytre Green who scored a team-high 20 points and added 11 assists in the victory. He also scored 17 points in a semifinal victory over Hurlock earlier in the night.
YaQuan Darling led the way for Federalsburg with 20 points. He began the game by scoring 11 of Federalsburg’s first 13 points. A three-pointer, followed by a three point play by Darling gave Federalsburg a 13-11 lead early in the first half.
Bayside’s Ricky Bowser (8 points) tied the score at 13-13 when he converted on an offensive rebound. Later, Green’s driving layup tied the score at 17-17, but Federalsburg’s Marcus Johnson (11 points) nailed a three-pointer to go up 20-17.
After a timeout, the H.O.Y.A.S. went to work, going on a quick 8-0 run to go up 25-20. JayShaun Freeman (9 points) hit a runner, then swished a three-pointer to give the H.O.Y.A.S. the lead. A sweet pass by Green to TaQuan Corley put the H.O.Y.A.S. up four, and then Green added a free throw to go up five.
Federalsburg came back before the half to tie the score at 25-25 on a layup by Darling.
Green dominated the second half for the H.O.Y.A.S., scoring 15 of his 20 points. He opened the half with a layup, and then hit two free throws. Federalsburg’s Johnson kept pace with a layup and two free throws of his own to tie the score at 29-29.
Darling, though, gave Federalsburg a 34-31 lead when he buried a three-pointer.
The H.O.Y.A.S. answered quickly with a 13-4 run for a 44-38 lead. Green’s layup started the run Cade Donnelly then hit a three-pointer to take the lead. Freeman then grabbed an offensive rebound and scored. Bowser added two free throws.
Donnelly converted a layup after snatching an offensive rebound Then Green capped the run with a driving left-handed layup.
Federalsburg pulled within two when Diante Dickerson drove the lane and scored to cut the lead to 44-42. It would be the closest Federalsburg would get with Green taking over the game, scoring seven of the H.O.Y.A.S. nine points and providing suffocating defense.
Green’s layup increased the lead to four. Then when Federalsburg was gaining momentum, he dribbled up court, saw the defense expected him to drive and nailed a three-pointer for a 53-43 lead. He added the final basket, a layup to seal the championship for the H.O.Y.A.S.
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