Dunbar Beats Williamsport To Win Boys 1A Title

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Devonte Wallace had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help Dunbar repeat as the Class 1A state champions with a 64-43 victory over Williamsport on Saturday.

It was Dunbar’s second consecutive title and 13th state championship overall, second-most ever among Maryland public schools. Allegany holds the record with 14. Dunbar finished the season with a 24-3 record.

Williamsport (23-4) was trying for its first state title since 1948. This was just the Wildcats’ second appearance in a state final since then.

Wallace was a big factor at both ends of the court. He made nine of 17 from the field including two of four three-point shots. He added four steals and three assists to constantly have a hand in Dunbar’s offense.

Aaron Parham also had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Dunbar’s defense also kept Williamsport from finding good shots. The Wildcats shot just 36 percent (16-for-45) from the field and could get only six offensive rebounds. Brandon McCauley led Williamsport with 13 points.

The game was close early before the Poets took command with a nine-point run starting late in the first quarter. That gave Dunbar a 21-12 lead 28 seconds into the second period.

But Williamsport kept it close, scoring the final four points of the first half to cut Dunbar’s lead to 31-23 at halftime.

The Poets quickly took charge in the third quarter. Wallace capped a 19-9 run that began the quarter with a 10-foot jumper to give Dunbar a 50-32 lead.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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