The three top scorers in Prince George's County -- Parkdale's Henry Hall, Northwestern's Jay Bias, and Oxon Hill's Michael Tate -- are having a scoring contest this season.

Last night at Parkdale, Hall solidified his hold on the county lead with 40 points, including 27 in the second half, to lead the Panthers to a 90-75 victory over Northwestern in a Prince George's AA basketball shootout.

"They {Jay and Mike} think they are going to beat me, but they can't," said Hall, who connected on five of his six three-point shots in the second half.

Parkdale is 7-6, Northwestern 8-5.

Hall, a 6-foot senior, scored 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Panthers outscored the Wildcats by 30-19 in the final eight minutes.

Besides Hall, Hallie Williams had 18 points and nine rebounds, Darren McAllister scored 14 points, and Ivory Walker 10.

Bias, a 6-7 senior, put on a powerful show, scoring 35 points, including two monster dunks. Derrick Curry added 19 points and Ken Hill had 11.

"Our plan is just to get everyone in the game on offense," Parkdale Coach Charles Thompson said. "Henry just happens to be a very special player."

Hall, who has been good friends with Bias since they were 9 years old, entered the game averaging 34.8 points per game. Bias was at 24.4. Tate, who scored 51 in one game last week, is second in the county at 33.0 a game.

"It took too long for me to get my shot on," said Hall, who was six for 13 from three-point range. "But once I started to hit those shots, I knew it was too late for Northwestern to catch us."

Hall scored eight points in the first quarter, five in the second, 11 in the third and 16 in the fourth. Bias had 17 points in the first half and 18 afterward.

With the Panthers on top by 60-56 after three quarters, Parkdale went on an 18-6 run in the first four minutes of the final period to put it away. Williams had six of the first 10 points in the stretch and then Hall went wild. He made two free throws to make it 72-62 and then made two three-pointers within 27 seconds, sending the large crowd into a frenzy.

Hall was Mr. Mass Production in the third quarter when he scored 11 points on only four shots from the floor. He made three, including two three-pointers, and connected on three of four free throws.

The Wildcats' last lead was 52-51 late in the third quarter as Hill had seven in the quarter. Hall's long range shot with 2:19 left in the period gave the Panthers a 54-52 lead.

In the first quarter, neither team could pull away as it was tied at 18. Curry and Williams each had six points in the quarter. Hall was sluggish from the floor in the early going, hitting just one of six three-pointers. That didn't last long.

Bias' basket and foul shot gave the Wildcats a 29-24 lead midway in the second quarter. But McAllister scored four points in the Panthers' 8-0 run as Parkdale went ahead, 32-29. Hall's three-point rainbow from the corner at the halftime buzzer made it 39-37, Parkdale.