No. 12 City learned the hard way in the first half that the key to beating host Southern in girls basketball was stopping Jordyn Brown.
The Knights double-teamed Brown in the second half and got some much-needed separation and won, 52-30, Wednesday night.
Brown scored 19 of her game-high 21points in the first half for the Bulldogs, who trailed by four points at the half. City, led by Koraan Sydnor with 16 points, extended its single-digit halftime lead to 22points in the second half.
No. 13 St. Mary's 73, Old Mill 39: The visiting Saints (12-2) used balanced scoring, posting 18 points or more in each quarter to beat the Patriots.
Sam Mocniak led all scorers with 25points for St. Mary's.
No. 4 Edmondson 57, Mount Carmel 42: The host Red Storm (7-1) used smothering defense to limit the Cougars to nine points in the first half.
Isaiah Tripp led Edmondson with 13points, and Darius Hubbard added 12.
No. 11 Lake Clifton 57, Southside Academy 30: Cortell Henson had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Elijah Kess added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Lakers (7-1) past the Jaguars.
Lake Clifton led 37-13 at the break.
Towson 49, Overlea 46: The host Falcons (5-4) had a seven-point lead with 41/2 minutes left, but Overlea turned the ball over three times and missed two open shots to lose to the Generals.
Hereford 57, Loch Raven 56: Hunter Kotchenreuter made two free throws with four seconds left as the visiting Bulls (5-4) earned a come-from-behind victory over the Raiders.
Hereford trailed by nine going into the fourth quarter.