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Varsity roundup (Jan. 15): Milford Mill tops Edmondson, 51-41

Milford Mill, Old Mill boys among Friday night's boys basketball winners.

Milford Mill continued its roll at the Baltimore City Public Schools Basketball Academy against Edmondson, winning its fifth straight with a 51-41 victory over the Red Storm.

The Millers took charge early and led 28-19 at the half.

Senior guard DaMarco Lee led the winners with 18 points. Fellow senior Dominique Miller had 12.

Milford Mill (7-4) will return to the Academy today to take on Friends at 1:45p.m.  Edmondson, which beat Woodlawn, 62-51, in its Academy opener on Thursday, is 7-6 this season.

"It's a process and we're getting better game by game.  We started out with a tough schedule, losing to two of our rivals on their court — Woodlawn  first game, Randallstown second," Milford Mill coach Ryan Smith said. "The kids are getting better, and I'd rather have them better at the end than the beginning."

Senior Demitrious Hoskins led the Red Storm with 16 points.

Old Mill 76, No. 9 Meade 73: Camari Wilkerson scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with five seconds left to lift the Patriots (9-4) over the host Mustangs (9-3).

Wilkerson's shot came after Meade's Josh Qualls (20 points) hit a pair of free throws to put Meade up 73-71.

"I had to put it up. It was a desperation shot, but it went in," Wilkerson said. "This game was not about that shot. It was more about my team helping me and getting me the ball."

With the Patriots down by two after Qualls' free throws, Wilkerson took the inbound pass and raced the length of the floor before pulling up and making his fifth 3-pointer of the game.

"We've never beat Meade since I've been at Old Mill," Wilkerson said. "They were the leaders in the county and we took them down."

The Mustangs had one last chance, but Tristan Easton was called for an offensive foul in the final seconds. Wilkerson hit the ensuing free throws to push him over his previous career high of 42 points, set earlier this year. Devin Purvis intercepted Meade's long inbound pass as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

Old Mill coach Mike Francis had nothing but praise for his senior after the win.

"I've coached a lot of guards in every level and this is the best one I've ever had," Francis said. "He doesn't get credit for it. He's young and sometimes he acts a little bit immature, but he's the best guard I've ever coached."

 

—Bob Hough,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Loyola Blakefield 60, No. 8 Glenelg Country School 57: Cole Williams (eight points) went 1-for-2 from the line with 26 seconds left to put the Dons ahead as visiting Loyola Blakefield (6-14, 2-10 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, Black Division) upset the Dragons (13-6, 7-4).

Cameron Shaw added a 2-pointer in the closing seconds to complete the come-from-behind victory.

Kenny Lewis had a game-high 27 points for Loyola, which made nine 3-pointers. Myles Williams led Glenelg Country with 21 points.

The Dons led in the first quarter but trailed for most of the game.

No. 2 Mount Saint Joseph 66, Calvert Hall 42: A strong defense coupled with a 14-0 run in the second quarter lifted the host Gaels (18-2, 10-0 MIAA A Conference) over the Cardinals (11-9, 4-5).

Senior guard Randy Miller paced Mount Saint Joseph with 15 points and junior backcourt mate Jalen Smith had 10.

Calvert Hall, which played its second straight game without star 6-foot-8 senior center Justin Gorham, was led by senior forward Austin Griffiths with 13 points. No other Cardinals player scored more than seven.

Calvert Hall, which won the A Conference and BCL titles last year, will play without Gorham for the rest of the season because of "a coach's decision," according to Calvert Hall coach John Bauersfeld.

 

—Nelson Coffin,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 4 Oakland Mills 78, Atholton 32: Daniel Kiely scored a game-high 26 points to lead the visiting Scorpions (12-1) past the Raiders (7-5).

No. 5 McDonogh 69, Archbishop Spalding 44: Bruce Moore scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first half to lead the host Eagles (16-6, 7-4 MIAA A Conference, Red Division) past the Cavaliers (7-14, 2-8).

McDonogh is 8-1 at home and already has one more win than last year.

No. 14 New Town 70, Loch Raven 50: Devin Smith scored 16 points to lead the visiting Titans (10-2) past the Raiders (3-8).

New Town trailed by two after the first quarter, but went on a 15-6 run in the second quarter and never trailed again.

Ben Franklin 69, Chesapeake Science Point 56: Anthony Coffey scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Bayhawks (8-4) past the host Tigers.

Lansdowne 73, Towson 52: DaQuan Williams scored a game-high 25 points and AJ McCho-Nji added 17 to lead host Lansdowne (9-3) to a 73-52  win over Towson (5-8). The Generals led 16-6 late in the first quarter as Leroy Dillard and Kylie Gaspay made two 3-pointers each, but McCho-Nji hit a pair of 3s to spark an 18-0 Vikings run.

—Craig Clary,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Annapolis Area Christian School 65, Severn 54: Nate Everle scored 14 points as the visiting Eagles (14-2, 9-0 MIAA B Conference) beat the Admirals (12-7, 6-4).

Severn led 29-27 at halftime.

Edgewood 75, Aberdeen 66: Tyrone McKisset scored 21 points to help the Rams beat the visiting Eagles.

Edgewood (9-3, 4-0) took a 43-31 lead into the half, but Aberdeen, behind Jordon Jones' game-high 24 points, fought back. The Eagles (7-3, 2-2) cut the lead to five on three trips down the floor, but McKisset countered with a 3 each time.

The lead was 55-45 through three quarters, and Edgewood cruised to the nine-point win. The Rams had balanced scoring with David Velasquez adding 15, Rocceon Harrison 14 and Tayshawn McGraw 13.

Mehki Willis had 12 points on four 3-pointers and Maurice Carroll scored 10.

 

—Randall L. McRoberts,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Girls

No. 2 St. Frances 60, No. 15 John Carroll 45: Mia Davis scored 18 points to lead the host Panthers (14-3, 6-0 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland AConference) past the Patriots (9-9, 1-7).

John Carroll was down 13 points at the half and came within 10 points late in the third quarter before St. Frances pulled away.

Savannah Simmons scored 13 of her 14 points in the second half for the Patriots.

Riverdale Baptist 66, No. 13 Archbishop Spalding 45: The host Cavaliers (7-11) hung with the Crusaders (20-1) in the first half but got worn down in the second.

Riverdale Baptist is ranked No. 5 in the nation in USA Today's Super 25 and No. 1 in the Washington Post D.C. Metro area poll.

Teyjah Oliver scored a game-high 26 points for the Crusaders, and Victoria Reynolds had 21 points for Spalding.

The Crusaders outscored the Cavaliers 40-29 in the second half.

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