The No. 4 City boys basketball team struggled in the first quarter against host Ben Franklin at Masonville Cove. Coach Daryl Wade said poor shooting coupled with a "tough place to play" led to a 10-all tie after the first quarter.

But the Knights (6-0) turned up the defense with full-court pressure and got some much-needed turnovers to win, 64-50, over the host Bayhawks (5-1).

Kamau Stokes had a game-high 20 points and Omari George added 18 in a game in which City made no 3-pointers. The Knights went 24-for-35 from the free-throw line.

No. 11 Dunbar 66, Mervo 38: The host Poets (4-1) used tough defense to limit the Mustangs (3-1) to 13 points in the second half.


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Dunbar's Keandre Gibson scored a game-high 14 points, and Trevis Buchanon added 12.

No. 15 Lake Clifton 69, Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology 37: Stephon Brown scored 25points and Joshua Parks added 18 to power the host Lakers (4-0) past the Panthers (0-4).

Lake Clifton led 38-25 at halftime.

Girls

St. Mary's 48, Westfield (Va.) 45: Sam Mocniak extended her streak of scoring 20-plus points to four games by getting 25 against the Bulldogs (3-2) in the KSA Classic in Orlando, Fla.

The Saints improved to 6-5.