After he heaved an errant, half-court desperation three-point attempt in the waning seconds of Saturday’s Maryland 2A final at Comcast Center, Largo senior guard Derrick Colter hung his head and pulled his jersey over his head.
Despite overcoming a slow start and playing through foul trouble, Colter scored 21 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as he helped engineer a late comeback against Lake Clifton. But ultimately the No. 13 Lions ran out of time, falling 70-64.
After trailing by as many as 19 points midway through the fourth quarter, Largo cut the deficit to six points four times in the final four minutes.
It started with a three-pointer with five minutes left by senior guard James Coleman that trimmed the deficit to 59-46. Then Largo went on an 8-1 run.
“At the end, our momentum came,” Colter said. “As soon as James hit that three-pointer, it changed the whole game. We all got the energy and started playing harder and then time started ticking, ticking. It was going so fast. We couldn’t fight all the back to get the win.”