For the second time this season, Osbourn Park's boys ended a losing streak to a team dating to 1988.
Senior forward Adam Hinton-Moore scored 24 points as the visiting Yellow Jackets upset Potomac, 59-57, on Tuesday night. He and juniors Jon Pierce and James Broderick combined to score 17 points in the decisive fourth quarter as the Yellow Jackets outscored Potomac 20-13 in the quarter.
"That's not a surprise; those are my three best players," said Osbourn Park Coach Dan Lawray, whose team improved to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the Cedar Run District. "Good things are happening with this program. . . . This end of the county has had some bad years, but when I got hired, I told the principal and athletic director that we'd be competitive."
Hinton-Moore also scored the winning basket at the buzzer in a 44-42 victory over Gar-Field on Dec. 13. That marked the first victory for Osbourn Park over the Indians since 1988.
Potomac Coach Kendall Hayes recalled vividly that the Panthers (10-3, 1-1) last lost to Osbourn Park on a jump shot by Yellow Jackets' guard Robert Jackson in the final seconds in 1988. He no doubt will remember their newest hero as well.
"Hinton-Moore played very well; he was tough inside," Hayes said. "Their whole team played well."
-- Christian Swezey