2016 St. Paul’s Summer League basketball champions Glenelg Country School


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Glenelg Country School boys’ basketball program took a significant step last winter. The Dragons may be in line for another leap this coming season.

Glenelg Country won the St. Paul’s Summer League championship, defeating Dulaney, 78-48, in the final. Rising senior guard Jalen Gabbidon scored 38 points and rising junior Caidon Owen added 12.

The Ellicott City school led wire-to-wire, claiming top honors in the area’s premier summer boys’ league. The Dragons lost to McDonogh School in last year’s SPSL final.

“It was a great experience for us to play different teams from different levels and see how we adapt,” said Glenelg Country rising senior guard Isaiah Burnett, whose team reached the MIAA A Conference semifinals last winter. “We had a couple of games where we didn’t play our best but still got the win.”

The second-seeded Dragons outlasted third-seed Poly in overtime, 60-59, in the semifinals as Burnett came up with a key basket in the final seconds of regulation. The Engineers, who trailed 15-0 at the start, stormed back to grab a 51-41 advantage with 9 minutes left in regulation.

The story in the final was Gabbidon, a recent transfer from Harrisburg (Pa.) Academy. The 6-foot-4 wing scored 27 points in the first half, including five three-pointers.

Gabbidon has adjusted to his new teammates.

“They’ve welcomed me really easily. I came to a few open gyms before summer league started and we hit it off pretty well,” said Gabbidon. “We just play good basketball, we share the ball. If someone’s hot, we ride them.”

Rising senior guard AJ Richardson and Chase Drew each finished with 11 points for top-seeded Dulaney, which suffered its first loss in SPSL play. The Lions held off No. 4 seed Glen Burnie, 44-41, in the other semifinal.

Drew, a rising 6-foot-5 guard/forward, was the outstanding player in the underclassmen all-star contest, scoring 17 points (five 3-pointers) as the White defeated the Blue, 55-47.

Poly’s DeVondre Perry’s 18 points helped the Blue defeat the White, 60-58, in overtime in the rising senior contest.

ST. PAUL’S SUMMER LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Semifinals

Dulaney 44, Glen Burnie 41

Glen Burnie – Yearby 11, Thompson 5, Watkins 5, Cuffey 13, Santos 2, Gbuwa 5. Total 41.

Dulaney – Richardson 17, Wiggins 5, Barnes 2, Harshman 9, Jones 11. Total 44.

Halftime: Dulaney 17, Glen Burnie 14

Glenelg Country School 60, Poly 59 (OT)

Poly – Perry 18, Mims 22, Ali 4, Moseley 11, Walker 4. Total 59.

Glenelg Country – Etaful 10, Gabbidon 28, Burnett 9, Oates 2, Owen 4, Nedurumalli 7. Total 60.

Halftime: Glenelg Country 28, Poly 24

End of regulation: Poly 55, Glenelg Country 55

Championship

Glenelg Country School 78, Dulaney 48

Glenelg Country – Gabbidon 38, Owen 12, Burnett 3, Etuaful 11, Nedurumalli 3, Hornatko 7, Fanning 2, Pierre-Louis 2. Totals 31 7-13 78.

Dulaney – Richardson 11, Wiggins 2, Jones 7, Brandon 3, Barnes 9, Parr 12, Harshman 2., Amoruso 3. Totals 19 2-5 48.

Glenelg Country 37 41 – 78

Dulaney 29 19 – 48

Underclassmen All-Star Game

White 55, Blue 47

Blue – Carpenter (Gerstell Academy) 13, Brown (Long Reach) 2, Rucker (Gilman School) 11, Reid (St. Paul’s School) 4, Sawyers (St. Paul’s School) 6, Billups (St. Paul’s School) 4, Walker (Poly) 7. Totals 18 5-10 47.

White – Drew (Dulaney) 17, Curry (Cristo Rey) 2, Wiggins (Dulaney) 9, Ransom (Mount Carmel) 6, Hooper (Edgewood) 7, Felder (Glen Burnie) 4, Mims (Poly) 10. Totals 23 1-3 55.

Halftime: White 22, Blue 21

Senior All-Star Game

Blue 60, White 58 (OT)

Blue – Perry (Poly) 18, Moseley (Poly) 7, Harshman (Dulaney) 4, Carroll (Edgewood) 3, Cuffey (Glen Burnie) 9, Jones (Dulaney) 2, Smoot (Glen Burnie) 2, Richardson (Dulaney) 7, Carroll (Edgewood) 3, Evans (Mount Carmel) 12, Waterworth (Atholton) 5. Totals 25 8-8 60.

White – Scipio (Western Tech) 15, Diggs (Mervo) 2, Hall (Mervo) 6, Jones (Cristo Rey) 13, Duncan (Gilman School) 10, Kidd (Catonsville) 2, Coleman (Mervo) 8. Totals 27 4-4 58.

Halftime: Blue 38, White 35