No. 4 St. Frances became the latest traditional power in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference to get upset this week as host Mount Carmel upset the Panthers, 51-50, on Friday.
The other league upset was No. 10 John Carroll, which lost to Loyola on Tuesday and to Gilman on Friday. On Monday, the Patriots lost to No. 8 Calvert Hall.
Mount Carmel (12-6, 5-4) made 20 field goals and went 7-for-9 from the line. St.Frances (13-4, 6-1) made 19 field goals and was 6-for-9 from the line.
The Cougars were down 50-49 with a minute to go when Frank Webb (14 points) stole the ball, was fouled and made both free throws with 13 seconds left. Mount Carmel had two fouls to give and used them. St.Frances, led by Daquan Bracey with 20points, got a shot off and missed, then Mount Carmel's Will Jenkins grabbed the rebound to secure the win.
Frances in last year's Baltimore Catholic League Tournament.
No. 7 Mount St. Joseph 61, St. Maria Goretti 39: Phil Booth scored 20 points and host Mount St. Joseph (17-3) pushed the lead to 17 points in the third quarter.
No. 8 Calvert Hall 54, Loyola 49: The host Dons (5-10, 2-6 MIAA A Conference) cut a 14-point deficit to four in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer.
Nico Clareth had 14 points for the Cardinals (17-1, 7-1), who never trailed.
No. 9 Oakland Mills 55, Mount Hebron 46: Joe Kiely scored 18 points to lead the host Scorpions (10-1) past the Vikings (8-5).
Gilman 61, No. 10 John Carroll 50: The host Greyhounds (6-10, 4-6 MIAA AConference) opened with an 11-0 run and never trailed. Kai Locksley had a game-high 22 points for Gilman. The Patriots dropped to 13-9, 3-3.
No. 12 Randallstown 84, Franklin 43: Jerell Cooke scored a game-high 25points and Devin Smith had 21 to power the host Rams (7-2) past the Indians (3-5).
Randallstown opened with a 22-10 run in the first quarter.
No. 13 Lake Clifton 68, Reginald F. Lewis 16: The host Lakers (8-1) led by Stefon Brown with 19 points, held the Falcons (0-9) to two points in the second half.
No. 14 Archbishop Spalding 66, McDonogh 42: The host Cavaliers (9-6, 4-3 MIAA A Conference) showed no signs of slowing down as Jourdan Grant and Gary Jefferson each scored 23 points against the Eagles (4-13, 0-9).
Spalding spent last week traveling to Wasilla, Alaska, to win the three-day Doc Larson Roundball Classic on Jan. 4.
No. 15 Dulaney 73, Sparrows Point 41: Isaiah Lamb scored 17 points to lead the host Lions (8-0) past the Pointers (2-5).
Boys' Latin 78, St. Vincent Pallotti 70, OT: The host Lakers (11-6, 3-3 MIAA BConference), led by Blair Brooks with 23points, outscored the Panthers (4-11, 3-2) 16-8 in overtime to win.
No. 2 Roland Park 64, No. 12 Seton Keough 27: Ryan Holder scored 18 points and the visiting Reds (9-3, 4-1 Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) rolled past the Gators (4-8, 2-2).
Roland Park led 40-11 at halftime.
No. 9 City 54, Forest Park 23: Sisters Koraan (16 points) and Kanae Sydnor (14points) powered the visiting Knights (10-1) past the Foresters.
No. 10 Reservoir 56, Atholton 53, OT: After trading baskets for much of the overtime against Atholton, Reservoir got a lift from someone other than star senior Zelor Massaquoi to finish the job.
With the score tied and 50 seconds left in the extra period, Gators guard Danaysha Turner circled around a pick to collect a pass near her bench. Nearly 2 feet behind the 3-point arc, the junior released a perfect shot, solidifying Reservoir's win over the visiting Raiders.
"I knew that I needed to bring my team up and contribute something," said the sophomore, who scored nine points for the Gators (7-2).
Turner's overtime heroics were matched by the consistently explosive Massaquoi, who had 32 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth consecutive double double.
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No. 13 Catonsville 67, Lansdowne 18: Taylor Barton scored 12 points and the visiting Comets (8-1) led 41-10 at halftime.
Patterson Mill 66, C. Milton Wright 44: Qalea Ismail led all scorers with 21 points for the host Huskies (7-3).
Notre Dame Prep 51, St. Paul's 45: If Notre Dame Prep goes on to win the IAAM B Conference championship, it might look back at Friday night's game as something of a turning point.
It was at least a confidence builder.
The Blazers held off a scrappy and quick St. Paul's team in Brooklandville.
"It's a big positive coming out of here with a win today," Notre Dame Prep coach Katie Marks said. "It was a loud atmosphere and one of the most intense stretches we have had in a game. We really kept our composure."
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