Emmanuel Toney came up with the game-saving play for No. 15 Annapolis Area Christian School in boys basketball Wednesday night.
With AACS trailing host Gilman 54-52 with 25 seconds left, Toney stole the ball and passed it downcourt to Taylor Leabhart, who converted a three-point play, scoring the layup and making the foul shot, to secure a 55-54 victory.
Toney finished with eight points.
The Eagles improved to 14-6 (13-4 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference), and the Greyhounds fell to 14-13 and 10-7.
Cameron Tucker scored 16 points and Leabhart had 14 for AACS. Kai Locksley had 16 and Ben Grace had 15 for Gilman.
AACS hosts St. Vincent Pallotti tonight at 6:30. The teams are tied for second seed in the coming playoffs, and tonight's game will decide the order.
No. 4 Milford Mill 86, Franklin 34: John Carroll transfer Justin Jenifer, Allen Costly and Davonte Williams all had 10 points for the visiting Millers (17-1, 8-0 Baltimore County), who led 50-12 at halftime. Dixon had 16 points for Franklin (9-8, 6-2).
No. 5 Archbishop Spalding 64, Calvert Hall 55: The Cavaliers (19-8, 11-3 MIAA A Conference) bounced back from Sunday's 58-56 loss to St. Maria Goretti. The Cardinals (13-13, 8-7) have lost two straight.
New Town 100, Carver A&T 41: Danny Shand scored a game-high 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to power the host Titans (15-2, 7-1 Baltimore County) past the Wildcats (0-15, 0-7).
No. 2 Archbishop Spalding 52, No. 8 St. Frances 29: Jade Scaife scored a game-high 20 points to power the host Cavaliers (21-1, 11-1 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) past the Panthers (12-7, 8-5).
No. 3 McDonogh 48, No. 12 Seton Keough 34: Danielle Edwards scored 14 points and the host Eagles (17-6, 12-2 IAAM A Conference) won their third straight. Hollie Booker had 12 points for the Gators (11-14, 6-8).
No. 5 Roland Park 53, No. 15 John Carroll 48: The visiting Patriots (9-13, 4-9 IAAM A Conference) gave the Reds (14-9, 7-6) a scare, but Roland Park prevailed behind 15 points by Beth Kelly.
Yemaya Johnson had a game-high 19 points for John Carroll.
No. 9 City 80, Friendship Academy Engineering and Technology 6: Dyzhanay Burton scored 18 points to power the host Knights (17-2, 6-1 City).
No. 8 Owings Mills wins Class 2A-1A North: The Eagles (19-4) beat Dunbar, 64-12, and Dundalk, 58-21, to advance to Saturday's state tournament at North Point (Charles).
The win marks the 16th dual-meet regional championship for Owings Mills and 498th win for coach Guy Pritzker. Antwan Reddick (152) had pins of nine seconds and 30 seconds for the Eagles.
Tuesday girls basketball
No. 1 Aberdeen 63, North Harford 24: Stephanie Jones had game-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds to power the visiting Eagles (15-3, 7-0 Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference) past the Hawks (5-11, 2-5).
No. 4 River Hill 32, No. 9 Glenelg 27: Trailing by four with two matches left, the visiting Hawks (25-3) rallied behind a pin in 43 seconds by Casey Guither (152) and a 1-0 decision by Donovan Delore to beat the Gladiators (13-2).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun