First, Broadneck junior Maurice Washington extended last night's Class 4A, Region IV semifinal at Old Mill. Then he ended it in dramatic fashion.
After scoring with 40 seconds left to force a third overtime, Washington drove the baseline and banked in a shot with two seconds remaining to give third-seeded Broadneck a 72-70 victory over second-seeded Old Mill.
The Bruins (20-4) will meet defending 4A state champion Annapolis in tomorrow's 7 p.m. region final. The Panthers have beaten Broadneck twice this season, including a 75-39 victory Jan. 29.
Last night's victory avenged a 68-59 loss to Old Mill (17-6) on Jan. 25.
The Patriots had built a 68-65 lead in the third overtime. Broadneck guard Johnny Williams (15 points) hit from the outside with 50 seconds left, and Old Mill's Terrell Eldridge made two free throws to give Old Mill a 70-67 lead.
Washington then made a three-pointer to tie the score, and after Old Mill committed a turnover with 16 seconds left, the 6-foot guard took a pass from Williams and scored the game-winner.
In other state playoff action:
Defending state champion Joppatowne (17-4) defeated visiting Perryville (7-12) in a Class 1A, Region III
semifinal, 76-55. The top-seeded Mariners got 26 points and 15 rebounds from Kevin Hockaday. Kilo Mack added 18 points, eight assists and five steals.
Elkton (16-5) made nine of 10 free throws in the second overtime to eliminate host Eastern Vo-Tech (14-7), 83-78, in Class 3A, Region III. EVT's Rick Tarburton (35 points) hit a jumper with six seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Phil Chenier's 29 points led visiting Wilde Lake to an 80-77 upset victory over No. 15 Overlea (21-1) in Class 2A, Region II. Overlea standout Bernard Hopkins missed the game with a sprained ankle.
Louis Smith scored 20 and James Lewis added 17, as No. 6 Catonsville (23-0) downed visiting Parkville (12-10), 77-63, in Class 3A, Region III.
Steve Strauss scored 32, as host Northeast (16-7) edged Southern-AA (13-11), 63-62 in Class 2A, Region III.