Host John Carroll used tough defense and made 12 more free throws to upset No. 5 St. Frances, 46-41, Wednesday night in boys basketball.
The Panthers (19-8, 10-3 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) went 0-for-6 from the free-throw line and John Carroll (20-11, 9-5) was 12-for-16.
Kimball Mackenzie scored a game-high 18 points for the Patriots. St. Frances led 20-17 at halftime, but John Carroll used a trapping man-to-man defense to limit the Panthers' offensive opportunities. Daquan Pricey led St. Frances with 10 points.
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No. 4 Mount St. Joseph 71, Loyola 67: Villanova-bound Phil Booth scored a game-high 26 points to lead the visiting Gaels (22-4, 10-3 MIAA A Conference) past the Dons (7-14, 4-9).
Loyola, which trailed by 26 points heading into the fourth quarter, cut the deficit to four. Ryan Floyd and Gavin Cahill led the Dons with 10 points each.
No. 12 Oakland Mills 63, Glenelg 58: The host Gladiators made 11 3-pointers to stay close, but the Scorpions made 12 of 16 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter to win.
Oakland Mills (14-2), led by Mamadou Ndiaye with 15 points, took an 18-9 lead after the first quarter. But the Gladiators (9-8) outscored the Scorpions 16-7 in the second quarter to tie the halftime score at 25.
Glenelg, led by Nick Oates with a game-high 17 points, continued to rally in the second half, but Oakland Mills pulled away.
No. 14 Atholton 52, Long Reach 44: Brandon Willis scored 13 points and the host Raiders (13-3) never trailed.
Atholton led by 15 points with two minutes left in the game. Shane Barr scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Lightning (6-10).
Arundel 63, Meade 61: Bruce Spruell got a steal and a layup to put the host Wildcats (11-5) up 62-61 with 30 seconds left. The Mustangs (12-4) missed two shots and Arundel went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line to seal the win. Victor Mack had a game-high 22 points for Arundel.
No. 1 McDonogh 49, No. 6 St. Frances 47: Danielle Edwards (7 points) made a buzzer-beater to lift the Eagles (19-3, 10-1 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) over the host Panthers (14-7, 7-4).
No. 3 Roland Park 47, Archbishop Spalding 33: Jaia Alexander had 13 points to lead the visiting Reds (14-6, 8-2 IAAM A Conference) past the Cavaliers (3-11, 2-8).
Roland Park led 24-17 at halftime.
No. 5 St. Vincent Pallotti 62, No. 9 Seton Keough 26: Pallotti senior Beverly Ogunrinde, who will play at James Madison next year, scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds as the Panthers pulled away in the second half at Seton Keough.
Io Chaney and Leah Whitehead scored nine points each for the Panthers, who improved to 7-4 in the IAAM A Conference.
Taylor Bolden (eight points) and Jade Porter (seven) led the Gators, who dropped to 5-5 in conference play.
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No. 12 Catonsville 62, Towson 14: Taylor Barton scored 18 points and the Comets (13-2) had 11 players score.
The visiting Generals (6-7) trailed by 20 points at halftime and scored just two points in the second half.