McDonogh’s Danielle Edwards was named tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the No. 1 Eagles girls basketball team past host St. Elizabeth, 44-29, Monday in the championship game of the St. Francis Healthcare Cup at the 22nd annual Diamond State Classic in Wilmington, Del.
The All-Metro point guard scored all of her 13 points in the first half as the Eagles (9-1) won the toughest division at the Classic. Guard Dajah Logan, who had 10 points, was named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Eagles’ defense, led by Jameira Johnson with 15 rebounds and four blocks and Edwards with six steals, was the key to the victory, said coach Brad Rees. St. Elizabeth (3-1) is the defending Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association champion.
In Sunday’s semifinals, the Eagles defeated Oregon City, Ore, 62-59, led by Logan’s 17 points, seven steals and six assists.
“People were kind of surprised we beat them,” Rees said. “They hit 13 3-pointers the first night and 11 against us. They played a fast-paced, high-scoring game. We were up by seven to nine most of the way and then they had a 5-point play. A kid knocked down a 3 just as another kid fought through a screen and that kid made the one-and-one. Our lead went from nine to four, but we hung on.”
Maya Wynn hit four 3-pointers to account for all of her points against Oregon City and Brianna Jacobs scored all 10 of her points in the second half and also had 10 rebounds.
At the end of the tournament, Wynn received the Andrew McDonough Award, which Rees said was presented based on exemplary character.
The Eagles defeated Wilson (Pa.), 44-34, in the opening round on Thursday.
Cannon County (Tenn.) 61, No. 2 Roland Park 59: Emily Sisson hit a running layup with five seconds left as the Lions beat the Reds (7-3) at the Bulldog Bash at Chantilly, Va.
Jaia Alexander led Roland Park with 19 points. Sisson finished with a game-high 29 points.
Bethlehem Catholic 54, No. 5 Poly 42: Janelle Robinson scored a game-high 19 points to power the Hawks past the Engineers (6-1) at the Baltimore Board of Officials for Women's Sports Holly & Hoops Tournament at Mount de Sales.
Both teams went over the foul limit in each half. Khepera Stokes had 10 points for Poly.
Notre Dame Prep 43, Holy Trinity (N.Y.) 26: Claire Ford and Marissa Barnado each scored 11 points to lead the Blazers (2-5) past the Titans at the BBOWS Holly & Hoops Tournament at Notre Dame Prep.
NDP led 19-12 at halftime.
Mount Carmel 50, Montrose Christian 47: The Cougars, led by Will Jenkins with 11 points, took the lead with 45 seconds left in the game and held on to beat the Mustangs at the Charm City Classic at Park.
David Erebor went 3-for-4 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and gave Mount Carmel (10-5) the lead on a free throw. Montrose Christian (6-4) is ranked No. 3 by The Washington Post.
Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.) 46, No. 10 John Carroll 34: The Crusaders, led by Devonte Green with 19 points, opened with a 15-7 run and beat the Patriots at the Stop-DWI Holiday Classic in Binghamton, N.Y. Green is the younger brother of the San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green.
John Carroll (11-6), led by Kimbal Mackenzie with 14 points, was held to a season-low 23 percent shooting.
Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.
McDonogh 44, St. Elizabeth, Del. 29
SE—Thomas 2, Julian 3, Hackerdorn 9, Robinson 11, Humes 4.
Totals: 7 13-18 29.
M—Robinson 4, Edwards 13, Robb 3, Green 3, B.Jacobs 7, Wynn 2,
Logan 10, Johnson 2. Totals: 16 7-10 44.
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