Catamounts fall in season opener

CATONSVILLE, MD — Potomac State’s Reggie Baker scored 47 points, yet the CCBC Catonsville Cardinals evened their season record at 1-1 with a 109- 104 Region XX victory over the visiting Catamounts on Tuesday.

For Potomac State, it was the season opener under head coach Justin Anderson. Catonsville jumped out to an early 10-2 lead and held that through halftime leading 56-49 at the break. Potomac State battled back in the second half as the teams exchanged the lead four times before Catonsville pulled ahead for good down the stretch.

Desmond Stanback led the scoring for the Cardinals with 24 points, Dereck Burns added 21, including 19 in the first half, Desmon Shaver had 17, and Willie McDowell chipped in 14. Baker led all scorers with 47. Derylton Hill scored 24 points and Marcus Banks 15 for the Catamounts. Potomac State (0-1) will play Erie Community College Friday, 4 p.m., in the first round of the McDonald’s Tournament at Garrett College.