The No. 9 Edmondson boys basketball team had been trailing the entire game to No. 10 Centennial at the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board 290 Mixer at Northwestern.
But the Red Storm made a defensive adjustment, subbing in Steve Everett, who didn't allow the Eagles' Keonte Potts to score in the fourth quarter, and Edmondson shot well in the final two minutes at the free-throw line to win, 62-59, on Wednesday.
Centennial (6-2) used the transition game to take a 34-28 lead at the break. The Red Storm (7-1) cut the lead to four in the third quarter and went 23-for-30 from the line. Isiah Tripp led Edmondson with 24 points, and Omari Ringgold had 20 and Potts 17 for Centennial.
No. 13 Lake Clifton 64, John F. Kennedy (N.Y.) 57 Aaron Parks scored a game-high 22 points, and the Lakers (5-2) used a 17-7 run in the first quarter to build a lead and hung on to win at the IAABO Board 290 Mixer.
No. 15 Poly 55, Wicomico 52: John Crosby had 15 points to lead the visiting Engineers (6-3) past the Indians (6-2) at the Governor's Challenge in Salisbury.
Loyola 58, Jesuit (New Orleans) 47: The Dons (7-4) scored most of their points in the paint and went 16-for-24 from the line to beat the Blue Jays at the Father George National Jesuit Christmas Classic at Georgetown Prep. Mitch Cross had 17 points for Loyola, which faces the winner of Regis (N.Y.) and host Georgetown Prep in today's semifinal at 8 p.m.
Church Farm (Pa.) 56, Calvert Hall 53: The Cardinals (6-7) led at the break 34-28, but the Griffins rallied to win. Sean Mayberry had 16 points for Calvert Hall, which went 0-2 at the Jameer Nelson Classic in Philadelphia.
New Town 74, Pikesville 41: Josh Gerard scored 15 points, and the Titans captured the Franklin Invitational Tournament. After edging Towson, 69-62, in the opening round, New Town beat its last two opponents by 30 or more points.
McDonogh 52, Good Counsel 47: Kayel Locke had 27 points and 13 rebounds to power the Eagles (9-4) past the Falcons at the Benedictine Capital Classic in Richmond, Va. McDonogh faces host Benedictine in today's championship at 6 p.m.
No. 4 Archbishop Spalding 59, Georgetown (Texas) 51: Camile Calhoun led a trio of scorers in double digits with 14 points as the Cavaliers (9-4) beat the Eagles in the second round of the Ronald Curry/Boo Williams Christmas Classic at Hampton, Va.
No. 7 Joppatowne 80, Bel Air 58: LaKiah Huff had a game-high 26 points and Shakara Head added 21 to power the Mariners (7-0) past the Bobcats in the Orange Division of the Vern Brown Tournament at Fallston.
Holy Trinity (N.Y.) 69, No. 11 Roland Park 56: The Reds (5-4) fell to 1-2 at the BBOWS Holly n' Hoops Tournament at McDonogh. The Titans made seven 3-pointers and were led by Katherine Poppe with 25 points. Daisey Alaeze had 24 for the Reds.
No. 13 Oakland Mills 52, Owings Mills 20: Jasmine Hill scored a game-high 24 points at the Scorpions Tournament.
Seaford (Del.) 55, No. 14 Catonsville 43: Taylor Barton scored 17 points, but the Comets (7-1) fell to the Blue Jays in the championship of the Diamond State Classic at Wilmington, Del.
No. 5 John Carroll 72, Manning (S.C.) 41: The Patriots (13-2) scored 29 points off turnovers and rolled past the Monarchs in the opening round of the Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic in Charleston, S.C. Rodney Elliott finished with a game-high 20 points for John Carroll, which faces Wando (S.C.) today at 4 p.m.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun