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By FRED KRONER
For the Rantou Press
BROADLANDS — Second-seed Judah Christian scored the first 10 points and never trailed as it ended Armstrong-Potomac’s season in a Class 1A Regional at Heritage High School last Tuesday.
Dylan Hamilton (21 points), Krys McClure (16 points) and Myles Roosevelt (10 points) all scored in double figures for Judah Christian, which won 64-38.
Roosevelt buried a three-pointer 24 seconds into the game to open the scoring.
Senior Wade Rogers led Armstrong-Potomac with 10 points and four rebounds.
Teammate Blake Davis hit two three-pointers for A-P, which played Judah virtually even the final 10 minutes of the first half, trailing 13-12 over that period.
Equally important to the fast start for Judah Christian was another factor, Tribe coach Mike Chitty said.
“Our rebounding effort was the difference,” Chitty said.
Parkland College golf recruit Nick Berger hauled down nine of his game-high 13 rebounds in the second quarter.
“That’s back-to-back 13-rebound games for Nick,” Chitty said. “He’s strong as an ox and is finding his confidence. He has come a long ways since our first tournament.”
Despite four athletes who stand at least 6-4 — including the 6-8 Berger — Chitty said, “We haven’t been a dominating rebounding team, but the past few weeks we’ve been more active on the boards.”
Krys McClure, a four-year letterman, scored 10 of his points in the third quarter as Judah (14-9) pulled away. The 6-4 McClure finished with eight rebounds.
“He’s a senior who steps up in big games,” said Chitty, who is glad his 14-9 team remained in contention.
“Everyone is desperate to play on,” he said. “We’re honored to play again. We didn’t play great, but we played well enough.”
Heritage toppled Urbana Uni High 63-43 in the evening’s other quarterfinal game.