By Michael O'Brien

Brandon Ross steps in and leads Lincoln Park over Young

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No. 13 Lincoln Park beats No. 11 Young 58-51...

Young’s gym was steaming on Tuesday, packed with a who’s who of city basketball figures. They were all there to see the stars. Combined, Young and Lincoln Park feature 12 players that expect to play Division I college basketball.

Lincoln Park’s backup center, 6-5 Brandon Ross, stepped up and stole the show. Ross scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the No. 13 Lions beat No. 11 Young 58-51.

J. J. Henley, the Lions starting center, was on the bench in street clothes. According to Lincoln Park coach Tom Livatino, Henley’s ankle injury from early in the season has flared up again.

Ross was matched up against one of the future Division I players, Young’s 6-7 senior Dwight McCombs, a Miami of Ohio recruit. He did the job. McCombs didn’t score in the post and finished with two points, five rebounds and three blocks.

Young was just as cold from the outside. The Dolphins didn’t score until almost seven minutes had passed in the fourth quarter. They ended the third quarter leading 44-40. After the seven minute drought, the Lions led 53-46.

Young guard A. J. Rompza was 1 for 13 from three-point range, finishing with three points and two steals.

Sophomore Courtney Bell, another unknown, scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals.

Jonathan Montgomery scored 11 for Lincoln Park (4-4) and his brother Jeremy added 10.

Sophomore Chris Colvin led Young (2-2) with 17 points. Bryan Hall added 13 points and sophomore Stan Brown had 10 points.

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