For a dominant team like No. 6 Catonsville girls basketball, this was a rare close call.
Host Milford Mill used 3-pointers to rally within one point with 1:29 to go, but the Comets (21-1) held on to win, 48-44, Wednesday night.
Catonsville has won nine games by 50 or more points. The Millers fell to 17-5.
Jasmine Dickey scored 18 points for Catonsville, which will face New Town for the Baltimore County championship Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Towson University.
No. 5 Mount Carmel 78, Archbishop Spalding 77: The host Cougars (23-8, 12-4 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Red Division) lost a 30-point halftime lead but managed to hang on and beat the Cavaliers (11-18, 5-12).
Terry Nolan had 15 points for Mount Carmel.
No. 10 McDonogh 61, No. 12 St.Frances 47: Noah Locke scored a game-high 23 points and the Eagles (20-9, 12-5 MIAA A Conference Red Division) went on a 21-12 run in the third quarter to break a 21-all halftime tie.
Eral Penn had 13 points for the Panthers (14-18, 5-12).
Dundalk 60, Franklin 58: The host Indians (15-6) made a 16-10 run in the fourth quarter that came up short.
Nick Parrish (17 points) missed two free throws with four seconds left, giving Franklin a chance to tie, but the Indians turned the ball over.
The Owls improved to 17-5.
River Hill 69, Oakland Mills 64: The host Hawks (8-14) opened with a 21-11 run in the first quarter and outlasted the Scorpions (6-16).
Jay Martin had 19 points for River Hill and Daeshawn Eaton finished with a game-high 22 points for Oakland Mills.