Varsity roundup (Feb. 12): Gilman hockey defeats Loyola Blakefield, 6-1, to win MIAA B title

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The Greyhounds finished 12-1-1 and won their first title since 2013.

The Gilman ice hockey team has a lot of firepower, with 130 goals in 13 games.

Loyola Blakefield learned that Friday in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference final, as Gilman overwhelmed the Dons, 6-1, at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel.

The Greyhounds finished 12-1-1 and won their first title since 2013.

"We have eight seniors who have been on this team for a long time, so we were really hoping to do something special this year," Gilman coach Zachary Collins said.

"They made the championship each of their four years and lost the last two. We really wanted to bookend their career with a title."

Three senior forwards powered Gilman's offense. Corey Wey scored a hat trick, Jules Finney had two goals, and Drew Saltzman contributed two assists.

It didn't take long for the Greyhounds to make their presence felt, with four goals in the first 14 minutes.

Junior forward James Cole beat goalie Austin Foster on a low wrist shot with 9:38 remaining.

Loyola's Charlie Skinner answered about a minute later. Jason Tucker was credited with an assist.

The rest of the game belonged to Gilman, a team that beat Loyola twice during the regular season by three goals, as the Greyhounds scored three goals in a span of 3:22 to go ahead 4-1 — the score at the end of the first period.

Ogden had two goals during that stretch.

"After Gilman scored the second goal, our guys started to worry," Loyola assistant coach Dwayne Thomas said. "They knew they could hang with Gilman. The problem was, I think we were a little afraid to hit. Our guys were more focused on scoring than playing the body. Playing the body is one of the most important things you have to do."

Boys basketball

Edmondson 80, No. 11 City 74: A second-half defensive adjustment and a deep bench helped the host Red Storm (13-9) upset the Knights (12-6).

Demetrious Hoskins scored 25 points and Chad Colliet had 22 for Edmondson. City's Lamarr Mitchell finished with a game-high 32 points.

There were 78 personal fouls.

Mervo 56, Northwestern 48: Charles Gibson scored 14 points to lead the host Mustangs (9-6) past the Wildcats (5-7).

Mervo broke the 18-all halftime tie with a half-court press that produced turnovers and easy layups in the second half.

Ben Franklin 62, National Academy Foundation 33: Anthony Coffey scored 16 points to lead the host Bayhawks (13-5) past the Eagles (6-10).

Ben Franklin has won five straight.

Annapolis Area Christian 66, Severn 52: Justin Williams had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Eagles (21-4) past the Admirals (18-10) in an MIAA B Conference semifinal.

Girls basketball

Garrison Forest 56, Indian Creek 42: Sam Fiedler scored 18 points to lead the Grizzlies (16-5) past the host Eagles (16-6) in an Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference semifinal.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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