Liberty held a six-point lead over South River through three quarters in Thursday’s holiday tournament game at Howard High School, but the Seahawks took advantage of some critical fouls and came away with a 58-49 victory.

The Lions fell to 3-3 despite 17 points and 10 rebounds from Rachel Thiem, and seven points from Jess Littlejohn. Jordan Nastos grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists. Liberty faces Catholic in the consolation game Friday at 5:15.


Marriotts Ridge 54, Man Valley 42

Highlight: Amelia Saunders had 17 points and Josey Shaffer added 10, but the Mavs fell to 3-3 and lost their Holiday Hoops opener. Grace Warner had seven rebounds while Saunders added three steals and two assists. Man Valley plays Thomas Johnson on Friday at 3.

The Knights (5-1) set a program record with 19 made 3-pointers in the tournament’s Freedom Division victory. Century is set to face Marriotts Ridge in the title game Friday at 4:30.

Boys Basketball

Hammond 66, Man Valley 58

Highlight: The Mavericks (2-3) fell short in their Holiday Hoops tourney opener. Brett DeWees had 17 points and Zach Bowen netted 14. Man Valley plays Fallston on Friday at 1.

Broadneck 59, Westminster 43

Highlight: The Owls fell to 4-2 in dropping their Glen Burnie holiday tournament game. Chandler Gentzel had 12 points while Denio Blaney and Connor Livingston had eight apiece. Westminster takes on Chesapeake on Friday at 1.

Wootton 65, Liberty 54

Highlight: The Lions (3-4) went cold in the second quarter and Wootton eventually took advantage in their Liberty Holiday Basketball Tournament Liberty Division game. Elias Rimel and Jayden Adams had 11 points apiece for Liberty, which plays South Carroll in a consolation tilt Friday at 2:30.

The Cavaliers are averaging 45.2 points per game on offense despite posting a season high in Thursday’s loss.