Host Poly was down by two headed into the fourth quarter, but the Engineers made 16 of 18 free throws and went from 12turnovers in the first half to five in the second to upset No. 8 Edmondson, 87-77, on Thursday.
Poly (5-1) finished 33-for-39 from the free-throw line. Edmondson (6-1) won the rebounding battle in the first half before Poly began to box out better.
Darrius Walker had a game-high 25points for the Red Storm. John Crosby scored 18 for Poly.
No. 3 John Carroll 61, Joppatowne 30: The host Mariners led 29-23 at the half but got worn down and fell behind quickly in the second half. The Patriots (11-2) bounced back from Tuesday's 47-45 loss to Archbishop Spalding.
No. 7 City 62, Douglass 43: Charles Tapper scored a game-high 16 points, and the host Knights (5-1) forced turnovers in the second half to pull away from the Ducks.
City took a 10-7 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to 28-15 at the half. The Knights were able to push the lead into double digits through full-court pressure and free-throw shooting down the stretch.
No. 9 Forest Park 61, Benjamin Franklin-City 58: With four minutes left, Wayne Hill made a 3-pointer to tie the score and a 3-point play to give the Foresters (6-1) the lead for good. Hill finished with eight points. The Bayhawks (3-3) led for most of the game and Forest Park was down by seven in the second half. Anton Waters had double, 17 points and 15rebounds for the Foresters.
Mount Carmel 60, No. 14 Glenelg Country 51: The visiting Cougars (4-5) capitalized on missed 3-point attempts by the Dragons (6-4), converting them into fast-break points, and made nine of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull off the upset.
Glenelg Country went 6-for-22 on 3-pointers for the game. Lucas Golina led Mount Carmel with 15 points, and Edwardo Poli and Corey Groom each had 12. Kevin Boyd scored a game-high 17 points for the Dragons. On Friday, Mount Carmel narrowly fell toNo. 3 John Carroll, 41-39.
Calvert Hall 75, Loch Raven 23: Denzel Richardson scored 12 points, and the Cardinals (6-5) went on a 25-7 run in the second quarter to pull away from the Raiders (3-3).
No. 2 Digital Harbor 53, No. 13 Meade 46: Imani Bailey scored a game-high 26 points and the visiting Mustangs (5-2) cut into a 20-point second-half deficit, but their rally fell short. A'Lexus Harrison led the Rams (7-1) with 21 points and 22 rebounds.
No. 5 Dunbar 59, Carver 10: The Poets (6-0) played tough defense, limiting the Bears to six points in the first half, and Michelle Wright finished with a game-high 27 points.
Middletown 43, No. 6 South Carroll 23: Three of South Carroll's six wins were by major decision, but the Cavaliers fell to the Knights.
No. 11 River Hill 51, Fallston 19: The Hawks (9-2) had two pins and five forfeits and beat the Cougars. Casey Guither (152) and Jason Johnson (heavyweight) both pinned their opponents.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun