Varsity roundup (Feb. 19): Justin Williams' 41 lead AACS to independent schools crown

From Sun staff reports
Justin Williams of AACS came up big at the right moment.

Justin Williams scored a game-high 41 points and No. 15 Annapolis Area Christian won the Independent Schools Tournament basketball championship with a 72-62 victory over No. 5 Glenelg Country at Gilman on Friday.

"He came out really hot and we jumped out to a 12-2 lead early in the game," Annapolis Area Christian coach Douglas Scheidt said. "We were up most of the game and we played really good defense."

Williams went 11-for-16 on 2-pointers, 5-for-8 on 3-pointers and 4-for-5 from the free-throw line. He was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

The Eagles (23-5) led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but the Dragons (19-9) cut the lead to two in the second quarter. Annapolis Area Christian stretched the lead to 10 points in the second half.

Corey Rawlings, the only other double-digit scorer for the Eagles, finished with 18 points. Joshua Hightower led Glenelg Country with 35 points.

No. 6 Oakland Mills 91, Long Reach 70: Daniel Kiely scored 27 points and Naquan Williams-Day added 23 as the host Scorpions (19-2) beat the Lightning (10-10).

No. 8 Meade 79, Old Mill 62: The visiting Mustangs (18-3, 14-1) captured the Anne Arundel County championship by beating the Patriots (13-7, 10-4).

Tristan Easton scored 28 points for Meade. Old Mill's Camari Wilkerson had a game-high 41 points.

Meade's game Monday against Glen Burnie will determine the top seed in the Class 4A East regional.

No. 12 C. Milton Wright 76, Bel Air 57: Corey Bays scored a game-high 30 points to power the host Mustangs (19-3) past the Bobcats (3-14).

No. 13 Perry Hall 60, Eastern Tech 55: LaQuill Hardnett scored 15 points to lead the visiting Gators (18-3) past the Mavericks (9-9).

Centennial 55, Atholton 53: Tied at 53, Elijah White went 2-for-2 from the foul line with 18 seconds left to lift the visiting Eagles (13-7) over the Raiders (10-10).

Noah Mendelsohn had 15 points for Atholton, which trailed 27-25 at halftime.

Ben Franklin 62, Northwestern 50: Tyheem Potillo had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead the host Bayhawks (15-3) past the Wildcats (5-10).

Kenwood 61, Catonsville 51: Greg Alexander scored 21 of his game-high 25 points in the second half as the visiting Bluebirds (15-6) rallied past the Comets (11-10).

—Craig Clary,

Baltimore Sun Media Group



No. 9 Manchester Valley 61, North Carroll 34: Rayna Deltuva scored 19 points to lead the Mavericks (21-1) past the host Panthers (7-14).

Chesapeake-AA 73, Glen Burnie 55: Mikaela Gray scored 20 points to help the host Cougars (13-8) past the Gophers (5-10).

Liberty 51, Williamsport 44: Maddee Farley scored 16 points and the host Lions (13-4) beat the Wildcats.

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