DeMatha graduate Steve Hood, who will attend the University of Maryland this fall, scored six points in the final three minutes to lead the White team to a 110-106 victory over the Red tonight in the first Maryland State Basketball Coaches high school all-star game at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
With the Red leading, 101-97, at the three-minute mark, Hood made two free throws to cut the margin to two points, the closest the White had been since the first period. Renard Johnson of Potomac, who scored 16 points in the game, hit one of two free throws to give the Red a 102-99 lead before Kevin McDaniels of Baltimore's Walbrook (11 points) scored on a three-point play to tie the game at 102 at the 2:06 mark.
Hood hit one from the field and them with 16 seconds left and the White holding a 108-106 lead, he clinched it with two free throws.
"I'm the type of player that, when the game gets on the line, I just want to take over," said Hood, who had 16 points for the night.
The Red team had an 81-75 lead after three periods on the aggressive play of Eleanor Roosevelt's John Turner, who totaled 18 points and six rebounds. Most of Turner's baskets were on power moves, on which he either laid the ball in or slammed it over defenders.
DeMatha's Duane Faust led the Red team with 20 points. Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Mark Karver, who was guarded by Hood most of the night, only scored four points. Karver also will attend Maryland.