Maiya Gibson scored a game-high 23 points and host Western hung with No. 8 Poly for one half in girls basketball.
But the Engineers (19-4) outhustled the Doves to win 51-35 Wednesday night in a Class 4A North regional semifinal.
Sloppy play and turnovers troubled both teams in the first half, with Poly leading 20-17 at the break. In the second half, the Engineers, led by Jasmine Smith with 13 points, won the 50-50 balls and stretched their lead.
No. 12 Howard 67, Stephen Decatur 33: Three players had more than 10 points each to lift the visiting Lions (21-3) over the Seahawks in Class 3A East.
Jayda Gilmore (15 points), Emma Hoesman (14 points) and Anne Kinsey (12 points) led Howard.
No. 14 Patterson Mill 75, Edgewood 30: Samantha Herman scored a game-high 20 points to lead the host Huskies (19-6) past the Rams in Class 2A East.
Western Tech 61, Sparrows Point 8: The host Wolverines (18-6) scored the first 13 points on the way to a 61-8 triumph over Sparrows Point in the Class 1A North Region semifinals.
Sydney Clopton (18 points, six assists, five steals), Ebonee Dixon (14 points, five rebounds, four assists, four steals), Daija Coles (eight points, seven rebounds) and Deja Dennis (nine points, four rebounds) led the defending regional champions.
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Dunbar 92, National Academy Foundation 19: Aliyah Brockington had 20 points and all 15 players for the Poets (15-8) scored in a Class 1A South game .
Dunbar hosts Surrattsville, a 49-26 winner over Forestville, Friday at 5 p.m.