The matchup between Tome School and visiting Bohemia Manor Thursday night in girls basketball was a story of two teams heading in different directions in February. The Eagles built an early lead on the road and powered past the Titans for a 44-16 win. The victory was Bohemia Manor’s third straight, as Tome started off the month dropping back to back games against county rivals.
Bo Manor’s head coach Sean Lenz was happy with his team’s performance. “I think we’re starting to gel as a unit. We have a lot of new parts to the basketball team. We got a lot of returners from two years and I think they’re starting to settle down after that year off,” said Lenz “They are starting to trust each other again, trust what the coaches are saying.They’re starting to see some of the things that we practice give a positive return on the floor. I think they’re starting to trust each other and they’re starting to play better basketball.” For Bo Manor, Reagan Lenz led all scorers firing off 12 points; Julia Walz added 9.
Between snow days, midterms exams and corona virus protocols, Tome Coach Jermaine Palmer knew his team was already out of sorts. “We missed a week of practice for midterms and some snow days. Lack of practice means we’re outta sync, we’re just off, the chemistry is off. We just gotta get back to work, said Palmer. “In the second half we brought energy. If we’d have brought that energy in the second half it would’ve been a different game. The energy is key to basketball, when you come out sluggish and the other team is ready to go they punch you first.” For the Titans, Landen Cain scored 7. Campbell Walker and Emmersen Peel each added 3.
“We want to compete with whoever we are put on the floor against. Whether it’s Harford County or Cecil County. Cecil County basketball as a whole is getting better and better. I include Tri-State and Tome in that,” said Lenz, “Tome has some good basketball players. [Landen] Cain is very impressive and obviously [Emmersen] Peel is very impressive. So you throw those two into the mix and I think Cecil County basketball is moving in a positive direction.”