Perry Hall wins first boys basketball state title in program history

Posted at 11:41 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 11:35:22-04

Redemption is sweet for Perry Hall High School boys basketball.

The Gators won their first state championship in program history Saturday.  They topped Quince Orchard 59-56 in overtime to capture the 4A Maryland state title at XFINITY Center.

Perry Hall senior James Rider went 8-8 from the field and scored a team-high 18 points.  Laquill Hardnett added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Gators.

Matt Kelly tallied a game-high 22 points for the Cougars.

Perry Hall, who lost in the 2016 state title game, ends the season with a record of 26-2.  Quince Orchard's final record is 24-3.

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