The No. 13 Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences girls basketball team needed a big finish to hold off the Institute of Notre Dame on Saturday in the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh. And the Panthers got it to win, 47-45.
After MATHS, a public charter school in Baltimore City, turned the ball over and IND's Ja'lyn Armstrong converted a layup to tie it at 43 with 2:38 left, the Panthers' Niyah Scott looked inside for Domonique Kellum to take a 45-43 lead with 1:50 to go. Thirteen seconds later, Adrienne Jones boosted the lead to 47-43 with two free throws.
Armstrong added a basket for the Penguins (6-4) with 1:06 to go, but the Panthers pulled out the victory despite a big advantage for IND on the boards.
The Penguins held a 39-34 lead after Armstrong scored the first four points of the fourth quarter, but the Panthers used their speed advantage to power a 9-0 run, including a 3-pointer from Shawkina Mulazim. Naya Delaney pushed the lead to 43-39 by converting an IND turnover with 3:50 left.
Jones led the Panthers with 12 points. Armstrong led IND with 18.
No. 1 McDonogh 51, Milford Mill 24: The Eagles (11-2) broke out of a close first quarter to lead by 15 at the half and extended the lead to 27 after three quarters at the Public vs. Private Challenge.
Taleah Dixon led the Eagles with 17 points while Kayla Liles added 10. Makenzie Pollard led the Millers (5-4) with eight points.
No. 5 Seton Keough 52, Oakdale 39: Sydney Mitchell scored 12 points to lead the Gators (11-5) past the Bears (9-6) at the Public vs. Private Challenge.
Seton Keough used a full-court press to take a 26-13 lead at the half.
No. 10 Catonsville 51, No. 8 Archbishop Spalding 37: The Comets got a strong inside game from Jen Gast, who finished with 15 points, as they pulled off the upset at the Public vs. Private Challenge.
The Comets (9-2), who led from the first quarter, ran their lead as high as 15 when Gast hit a 3-pointer and then Tiarra Horne hit Jameila Barrett for a layup with four minutes left in the game.
Barrett and Jasmine Dickey scored 14 each for Catonsville. Victoria Reynolds had 18 for the Cavaliers (7-10).
Patterson Mill 51, Maryvale 40: The Huskies (6-4), who got 20 points from Khayla Mitchell and 10 from Chyna Latimer, took the early lead and held off a couple of late rallies by the Lions (5-7) at the Public vs. Private Challenge.
A couple of free throws by Tamia Morris cut Patterson Mill's lead to 39-34 with 3:49 left, but an 8-2 Huskies run that included a 3-pointer from Mitchell boosted the lead to 47-36 with 1:26 to go.
Molly McAleer scored 22 for the Lions.
Long Reach 53, Mercy 25: The Lightning (8-2) got 13 points from Arianna Briggs-Hall and 12 each from Lyric Swann and Kiana Williams to beat the Magic (1-10) at the Public vs. Private Challenge.
John Carroll 52, Westlake 50: Branyelle Carillo scored 19 and Savannah Simmons added 14 as the Patriots (7-6) held off a late rally by the Wolverines (3-4) at the Public vs. Private Challenge. The Patriots led 40-27 at the end of three quarters.
Mount de Sales 63, St. Timothy's 45: Bridget Williams scored 16 points to power the host Sailors (8-7, 7-3 Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference) past St. Timothy's (6-3, 5-3).
Mount de Sales led 31-17 at halftime.
Ben Franklin 67, SEED School 39: Tyheem Potillo scored 16 points to lead the host Bayhawks (7-3) past the Sabers.
Ben Franklin led 38-30 at halftime.