No. 11 Randallstown had trouble in the first half breaking away from host Pikesville, which trailed only by four at halftime. And it wasn't until the Rams (8-2) made a second-half defensive adjustment, switching to a tight zone to take away the Panthers' perimeter game, that they ran away with a 102-57 boys basketball victory Wednesday night.
The final score marks a season-high total for Randallstown, which outscored Pikesville (3-7) in the third quarter 35-3. Thirteen players, the entire Rams roster, scored, led by Jerell Cooke with 25 points..
No. 14 Dulaney 68, Franklin 32: The host Lions (10-0) were clinging to a one-point halftime lead as Jon Sims and Isaiah Lamb sat most of the first half with early foul trouble.
But when they re-entered the game, Sims scored all 11 of his points in the second half and Lamb had 14, tying Stewart German, and Dulaney pulled away.
Gilman 44, Loyola 39: The visiting Greyhounds (8-10, 6-6 MIAA A Conference) relied on strong inside play, scoring 16 of 18 field goals in the paint to beat the Dons (6-11, 3-7).
Loyola's Ryan Fields had a game-high 16 points. Gilman built an eight-point halftime lead, and the closest Loyola got in the second half was three points.
John Carroll 64, Glenelg Country 55: Eli Long scored 18 points to lead the Patriots (15-9, 4-3 MIAA A Conference) past the host Dragons (10-9, 3-8).
John Carroll trailed by seven after the first quarter, then outscored Glenelg Country by a combined 16 points in the next three quarters.
No. 4 Milford Mill 58, No. 13 Catonsville 35: Catonsville held Milford Mill to its lowest scoring output of the season, but it was the Millers' defense that helped them pull away in the third quarter.
It was the 10th straight victory for the Millers (10-0), while the Comets (9-2) lost their second game.
Dionna White (22 points) had three straight steals to start the second half as she turned a 22-19 lead into a 28-19 advantage.
"That was a big spark," Milford Mill coach DeToiya McAliley said.
The Millers outscored the Comets 15-6 in the third quarter and were never challenged. Kelli Smoot added 16 points for the Millers, while Taylor Barton led the Comets with 15 points and 16 rebounds.
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No. 12 Seton Keough 54, Arundel 39: Kennedi Colclough scored a game-high 14 points in a losing effort for the host Wildcats (6-6).
The Gators (6-7) led 36-19 at halftime.
North Harford 46, St. Paul's 44: Ally Whitacre made the game-winning basket with one second left to lift the host Hawks (5-3) over the Gators (4-9).
Haley Ray hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 17 seconds left before Claudia Diventa stole the ball and assisted on Whitacre's game-winner.
Loyola 52, Boys' Latin 17: The Dons captured nine of the last 10 matches to cruise past the host Lakers in an MIAA AConference match.
Sophomores Cody Schumaker (132 pounds), Nick Moreno (160) and Alex Caltrider (195) each recorded a pin to lead the Dons over a Lakers squad that was missing five starters because of injury and illness.
Loyola improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the league.
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