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Roundup: No. 7 Roland Park stifles No. 2 McDonogh, 43-40

From Sun staff reports

12:58 AM EST, January 30, 2013

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No. 7 Roland Park's game plan to upset No. 2 McDonogh in girls basketball on Tuesday was all about defense.

No. 7 Roland Park's game plan to upset No. 2 McDonogh in girls basketball on Tuesday was all about defense.

And the Reds executed their plan, limiting the Eagles to three field goals in the second half, while Jaia Alexander made two free throws with seven seconds left as the Reds won, 43-40.

McDonogh's top scorer, Danielle Edwards, was held to eight points. Alexander had eight rebounds and nine points, including going 5-for-6 from the line. Lindsey Edwards led all scorers with 18 points for Roland Park (12-9, 6-6 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference).

McDonogh (14-6, 8-2) led 22-19 at halftime and went 0-for-3 for 3-pointers..

No. 15 Patterson Mill 64, Elkton 39: Qalea Ismail had 19 points and Samantha Herman had 15 for the host Huskies (12-5).

Boys basketball

No. 11 Edmondson 72, Forest Park 49: Rysheed Corbin gave the visiting Red Storm (14-4) fits in the first half. But Edmondson switched defenses to contain him in the second half and pulled away.

The Foresters put together a series of runs and trailed by only five at halftime.

The Red Storm switched to a box-and-one defense in the second half to isolate Corbin and made its free throws in the second half to build a lead. Corbin and Edmondson's Isaiah Tripp tied for a game-high 20 points.

No. 2 Dunbar 96, Baltimore Freedom Academy 24: Montaque Wright scored a game-high 21 points to power the host Poets (16-1) past the Barristers.

Dunbar led 35-4 after the first quarter and never looked back.

No. 8 City 64, Friendship Academy Engineering and Technology 19: John Pryor scored 12 points and Tim Bond 11 to lead the host Knights (14-3) past FAET.

City led 26-7 after one quarter and 46-10 at halftime.

No. 10 Poly 61, Bluford Drew Jemison 25: John Crosby scored 16 points to lead the visiting Engineers (13-4) past the Warriors.

Poly led 39-17 at the break.

Douglass 70, Southside Academy 55: Corey Carter scored 24 points and the host Ducks (11-4) made their layups and free throws in the second half to pull away.

Douglass led 35-24 at the break.

Lake Clifton 70, Carver 44: Cortell Henson had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the visiting Lakers (11-7) past the Bears.

Lake led 15-5 after the first quarter and 29-18 at halftime.

Wrestling

No. 5 River Hill 83, Long Reach 0: : The Host Hawks (24-3) won every match but one by either pin or forfeit.

River Hill collected nine pins: Taariq Mohammed (113), Matt Shipley (126), Sean Guthier (132), Lee Carter (138), Patrick Gover (145), Donovan DeLore (152), Brian Kirby (182), Logan Kirby (220) and Justin Nestor (Hwt).

No. 8 Owings Mills 53, Towson 12: The host Generals won only two matches by pin, while the Eagles (17-4) took the first three and 12 of 14. Owings Mills coach Guy Pritzker improved his record to 496 wins.

No. 10 Reservoir 48, Centennial 25: After losing the first four matches, the Gators (10-3) settled down and won nine of the next 10.

Wins by pins included Brian Glueck (182) and Troy Kilcarr (113).

Monday

No. 3 Archbishop Spalding 53, South River 49: The host Cavaliers (18-1) built a large enough lead in the first half to survive a second-half rally by the Seahawks (12-3).

The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for South River.

The Seahawks trailed 35-18 at halftime before winning both the third and fourth quarters, but they still came up short. Tori Chestnut scored 14 points for Spalding and Tiffany McKinney and Bria Bolden each scored a game-high 17 points.