No. 8 St. Vincent Pallotti and No. 6 Seton Keough combined to shoot 27 percent from the field Friday, but the visiting Panthers won a defensive struggle, 39-32, because of relentless pressure and the shot-blocking of Beverly Ogunrinde.

The junior altered several shots and had six blocks, including one with 1:02 remaining to preserve a 35-30 lead, and 14 rebounds.

Nine players scored for Pallotti (9-7, 3-3 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland), led by sophomore Lea Whitehead (eight points) and juniors Kaiya Coleman (seven) and Daijah Johnson (six).

"We have to play together and have the will to win, and today was one of the first times I've seen our kids just know they had that will," Pallotti coach Josh Pratt said.

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Seton Keough (7-7, 4-4) was playing its first game since losing leading scorer and point guard Aaliyah "Stixz" Wilson (14 points, six assists per game) to a concussion Wednesday in a loss to McDonogh.

"That's really not the position you want to be without for the second half of the season," said Seton Keough coach Jody Powell, whose squad committed 21 turnovers,  shot 21percent from the field and 50percent from the foul line.

The Gators offense was led by Karli Zeps (12points, eight rebounds) and Jade Porter (12 points, seven rebounds).

No. 1 Archbishop Spalding 57, No. 9 Roland Park 46: Aleah Epps and Jade Scaife each scored 14 points to lead the host Cavaliers (15-0) past the Reds (9-8).

Spalding extended its three-point halftime lead by outscoring Roland Park 13-8 in the third quarter. Jaia Alexander had a game-high 15 points for Roland Park.

No. 12 City 71, Forest Park 6: Trana Ford scored 14 points to lead the host Knights (12-0) past the Foresters.


No. 10 Poly 76, No. 4 Edmondson 73: After falling behind in the first quarter, the visiting Engineers (9-2) used 3-point shooting to take the lead in the second quarter and never trailed again.

Darrion Stokes-Graham had 21 points and John Crosby added 17 to fuel the upset.

Isaiah Tripp had a game-high 23 points for the Red Storm (9-2).

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph 65, St.Maria Goretti 55: Kameron Williams scored a game-high 20 points and Phil Booth added 16 as host Mount St. Joseph held off a late rally by St. Maria Goretti.

Martin Geben had a game-high 28 points for Goretti.

No. 3 Dunbar 64, Carver 21: John Carroll transfer Kamau Stokes scored a game-high 14 points for the host Poets (10-10). Dunbar led 37-12 at halftime.

No. 7 City 71, No. 14 Forest Park 56: Rysheed Corbin (25 points) led the Foresters, who took a one-point lead at halftime.

The visiting Knights (11-1) regrouped in the second half, led by Omari George with a game-high 35 points.

City made its free throws down the stretch to win.