Invitational tournaments have not been very kind to the No. 12 John Carroll boys basketball team.
The Patriots (7-4), who captured back-to-back Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championships in 2011 and 2012, went 1-2 at the Sleepy Thompson Invitational last week and started the Gonzaga D.C. Classic with a 47-40 loss to Cesar Chavez (D.C.) on Friday night.
The Eagles (4-3) took their first lead of the game with four minutes remaining in the game on a 3-pointer by Tristan Thompson and held off John Carroll for the win.
Chavez led 39-36 when Elijah Long (11 points) made a layup to cut the lead to one with three minutes to go.
But Thompson, who finished with a game-high 18 points, would make another field goal and go 2-for-2 from the line with 35 seconds left to seal the win.
John Carroll next faces host Gonzaga in today's first consolation game at 3:15 p.m. The Eagles lost, 77-71, to Lafayette of Lexington, Ky.
No. 13 Dunbar 72, Maritime Industries 19: The host Poets (2-1) went on a 14-3 run in the second quarter to build a 19-point halftime lead.
Travis Buchanon scored a game-high 19 points for Dunbar.
Centennial 54, Mount Hebron 42, OT: The visiting Eagles (3-1) won their second overtime game of the season by outscoring the Vikings (3-2) 14-2 in the extra period.
Tom Brown, who finished with a game-high 15 points for Centennial, tied the game at 40 with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Centennial beat Atholton, 59-56, in double overtime on Dec. 6.
River Hill 55, Reservoir 53: River Hill's Charlie Thomas scored 26 points, 20 of which came in the second half, to help the Hawks hold off visiting Reservoir.
A turnaround jumper by Thomas with 36 seconds left proved to be the game-winner, capping off a back-and-forth fourth quarter that had eight lead changes.
Reservoir (2-2 Howard County, 2-2 overall), which had trailed 30-23 at the half, used a 9-0 run to open the third quarter to get back into it.
Seth Henry (13points), Alex Hedgren (eight) and Aaron McDonald (seven) were the leaders for the Gators in the loss.
River Hill (4-0, 4-0) also got nine points from Mike Heitzmann and six apiece from Keenan Schlecht and Gary Sandler.
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Benjamin Franklin 68, Southwestern 34: Terry Page scored 17 points and Jahmal Eggleston had 16 to power the visiting Bayhawks (3-0) past the Sabers (0-2).
Ben Franklin led 37-19 at halftime.
No. 3 Roland Park 74, Mercy 29: Lindsey Edwards and Jeydah Johnson each scored 13 points to power the visiting Reds (3-0) past the Magic (0-3).
Roland Park led 34-10 at the break.
Glenelg Country School 53, Park 32: Sabrina DeLeonibus scored a game-high 20 points and Deja Hursey added 15 to lead the Dragons (4-2) over the host Bruins (0-4).
A press and trapping defense enabled Glenelg Country to take the lead and hold Park to 11 points in the second half.
The Dragons next face Garrison Forest (3-0) on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
St. Vincent Pallotti 65, Archbishop Spalding 39: The host Cavaliers (1-4) fell behind 20-6 after the first quarter and never recovered.
Beverly Ogunrinde scored a game-high 19 points, and Kaiya Coleman had 18 for the Panthers (1-2).
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