No. 12 Dragons on cusp of MIAA A hoops berth thanks to brother duo’s 40 points

Visiting Glenelg Country School scored 28 first quarter points, Tuesday, and the 12th-ranked Dragons cruised to an 80-59 MIAA A Conference rout of Gilman School.

Cole Paar scored eight of his 14 points to lead the way in the opening frame, as the Dragons built an early 13-point lead. Gilman battled back to within 10 at the half, but GCS pulled away over the final two quarters.

Chase Paar, who recently committed to play his college basketball at George Washington University, scored 10 of his team-high 26 points in the third quarter, to lead the second half surge. Jordan Brathwaite iced things by netting nine points in the fourth quarter to finish with 15.

Gilman’s Jalen Rucker did his best to keep the Greyhounds in the game, scoring 13 points in the first quarter, but unfortunately for Gilman his teammates only managed two other points in the stanza. Rucker finished with a game-high 32 points, with 21 coming in the first half, and Malik Missouri scored 12 for the Greyhounds.

Glenelg Country (17-8 overall) improved to 9-7 in the league and the Dragons are in fourth place in the Red Division as they improved their chances of locking down a playoff spot. The Ellicott City school holds a one-game lead over St. Vincent Pallotti (8-8 MIAA A) and owns the head-to-head tiebreaker thanks to a regular season sweep of the Panthers.

The Dragons can clinch a playoff berth with one more victory, either Wednesday against No. 3 St. Frances Academy or Friday in a rematch with Gilman (7-18, 4-12 MIAA A). Both games will be on Glenelg Country’s home court.

Pictured above: George Washington commit Chase Paar scored 26 points to move No. 12 Glenelg Country to closer to the MIAA A playoffs with a win at Gilman School.