The Tombs built a 19-point lead midway through the second half, and survived a late scare by Hazel Construction to claim a 116-109 win and a berth in the Kenner League championship game at Georgetown's McDonough Arena.

The Tombs, which finished the league's regular season with a 9-2 record, will meet the DCI Eagles tonight at 7 for the title.

The DCI Eagles, winners of the eastern division with an 8-3 record, defeated Coca-Cola, 116-108, in last night's second game.

DCI, which trailed by seven at the half, was led by Tyrone Jones with 23 points and Tony Massenburg (Maryland) with 20. Kenny Sanders (George Mason) of Coca-Cola had 43 points.

In the first game, Georgetown recruit Anthony Tucker from McKinley Tech lead the Tombs with 26 points, including the go-ahead basket and a foul shot with 2:06 left. Maryland's Steve Hood had 25 points, while John Turner (Allegany) and Bobby Winston (Georgetown) provided 23 and 22, respectively.

George Washington's Gerald Jackson led Hazel Construction, which had finished second in the western division, with 26 points.

Hazel Construction came back to tie at 107 with 2:25 left on Jackson's breakaway dunk. But Tucker buried an 18-footer and was fouled with 2:06 left to give the Tombs a 110-107 lead. Two layups by Winston prevented Hazel from getting any closer than three the rest of the way.

The only time the Tombs trailed was early in the game when Hazel scored the first two field goals. Tucker's first points, a shot from the lane, gave the winners the lead, 8-6. The Tombs led by as many as 12 in the first half and were on top, 56-46, at halftime.

Tucker and Turner each scored 11 points in the first half, while Jackson and Harold Westbrook had 10 for Hazel.

In the second half, Hood, a DeMatha graduate, hit a three-pointer from the top of the key with 17:56 left to give the Tombs a 67-50 lead. Kevin Fuller's layup three minutes later put the Tombs up by 77-58.

"We had the game under control, but we lost our concentration and took some lackadaisical shots and they got back in it," Hood said.

Down by 101-94 at the 4:30 mark, Hazel went on a 13-6 run to tie it. Two free throws by Steve Smith cut the deficit to two and Jackson picked up a loose ball for an easy goal to even the game.