Second-ranked Flint Hill accomplished two feats with its 77-45 conquest of Mackin yesterday. The Eagles not only finished 2-0 in the Nike/James Kenner Tip-Off Tournament at Georgetown's McDonough Arena, but also tied Carroll's area-record 55-game winning streak.
Flint Hill (4-0) got 10 points and seven assists from point guard Reggie Chambers, who besieged Mackin's backcourt players defensively, and 24 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five steals from forward Arron Bain. Ronny Thompson had 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals for Flint Hill.
Flint Hill led, 19-10, at the end of the first period. In the second period Flint Hill's defensive pressure increased with the switch from a man-to-man to a trapping 2-3 zone. By halftime the Eagles led, 40-21.
Mackin (0-1) received the first possession of the second half, but after a quick turnover Bain scored on an alley-oop pass from Chambers and Flint Hill went up, 42-21, and never was headed.
Flint Hill Coach Stu Vetter said this may be his best team of the past three years. "Our whole team concept is defensive play and being unselfish and I think that was evident this afternoon," he said.