The No. 9 River Hill girls basketball team squandered a third-quarter lead but rallied in the fourth to beat Friendly of Prince George's County, 40-36, in the opening round of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Christmas Tournament at Prince George's Community College on Wednesday.
The Hawks (7-0) led 23-18 at the half before the Patriots outscored them 6-0 in the third quarter. River Hill bounced back from the scoreless third and won the final quarter 17-12.
Megan Sterling had a game-high 19 points for River Hill, which will face West Springfield (Va.), a 55-39 winner over Suitland (Prince George's), in today's second round at 4 p.m.
Science Hill (Tenn.) 58, No. 3 McDonogh 43: The Eagles (4-4), led by Maya Wynn with 12 points, fell to the Hilltoppers in the opening round of the Naples Holiday Shootout in Naples, Fla.
Science Hill led 32-23 at the break.
Wilbert Tucker Woodson (Va.) 54, Fallston 33: Keara Finnerty scored 33 points — as many as the entire Cougars team — to power the Cavaliers past host Fallston at the Vernon Brown Memorial Tournament.
Woodson led 28-15 at halftime. Sam Gasior had nine points for the Cougars.
Patterson Mill 64, South River 29: Qalea Ismail had a game-high 17 points to lead the Huskies past the Seahawks at the Vernon Brown Memorial Tournament at Fallston.
Samantha Herman added 11 and Morgan Golec had 10 points for Patterson Mill.
Langley (Va.) 52, Calvert Hall 39: Xavier Ryan scored 15 points and the Saxons (8-1) outscored the Cardinals (7-6) in the second half 30-19 to win in the opening round of the George Long Tournament at Wakefield (Va.).
Wesley Blackwell led Calvert Hall with 14 points. Langley, ranked No. 19 in the Washington metropolitan area, used tough defense to hold Calvert Hall to six points in the first quarter and five in the third.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes 58, Boys' Latin 52: The Saints boys basketball team doubled up on the Lakers in the third quarter to capture the Laker Invitational Tournament.
Boys' Latin fell behind 17-14 after the first quarter but took a 26-24 lead at the half. St.Stephen's and St. Agnes won the third quarter 16-8, and the two teams traded point for point in the fourth.
Cameron Gregory scored a game-high 24 points for the Saints. Colin Heacock had 11 points for the Lakers.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun