The brothers Galloway, sophomore Todd and senior Ryan, led the way as No. 6-ranked City won its third straight game, 54-47, over Douglass-Prince George's in yesterday's third annual Mayor's Basketball Academy Tournament at Coppin State College.
The Knights (10-2), coming off Wednesday's 61-50 win over Southern-Baltimore and another over No. 7 Mervo, are the hottest team in Baltimore City's East Division.
The Knights, No. 2 Dunbar and No. 8 Lake Clifton are tied at 3-0 in the league.
A Class 3A state finalist last season after being a state semifinalist a year earlier, City has achieved its highest area ranking in years.
The Knights were led yesterday by Todd Galloway's 15 points and Ryan Galloway's 13.
Tied with the Eagles at 17 after one period, City held off Douglass' 6-4 duo of Al Conteh (18 points) and Dionte Farmer (12 points).
City next plays Dunbar-D.C., ranked 19th in Washington, at 6 p.m. today.
With the loss, Douglass slipped to 6-5.
"Southern was a big win for bragging rights, but tonight, we knew nothing about this team, and we had an off night," said City coach Daryl Wade.
Even so, his Knights led 30-25 at the half and 43-37, entering the fourth period.
"As far as wanting to win, it wasn't a bad effort," Wade said. "But as far as court awareness, we didn't do the little things."
The win was bittersweet for Wade, who watched his friend and co-worker, referee Bill Spivey, collapse and die on the basketball court during halftime of the Randallstown-Patterson game -- the day's first.
"I tried to remain focused, but it was very hard," Wade said. "Losing a friend like that -- it hurts. It really hurts."
Other boys team results from the tournament, which ends today at Coppin State:
No. 2 Dunbar-Balto. 54, Granby (Va.) 50: The Poets (10-2), who led by 16 points at halftime and by 22 in the third period, held off a rally by Norfolk's Granby (7-4).
Dunbar was led by the scoring of Dontaz Dean (15 points), LaFonte Johnson (14), Arnold Bowie (11) and Pierre Tucker (10).
Granby, eighth-ranked in Tidewater Virginia, was led by Carl Martin's 19 points and Jeraine Woods' 14.
Dunbar-D.C. 80, No. 8 Lake Clifton 66: The Washington area's 19th-ranked team broke the game open in the second half after leading at halftime by just 27-24.
Bernard Robinson scored 25 points to lead Dunbar. Teammates Brian Chase, Troyce Hanesworth and Brian Hunt contributed 18, 17 and 12 points, respectively.
For the Lakers, Dale Byrd had 24 points, Andre Mouzone 15 and Teoine Carroll 13.
Lake Clifton is 6-2 and tied with Dunbar-Balto. and City in the City East Division.
No. 11 Southern-Balto. 72, Booker T. Washington (Va.) 49: Five Bulldogs scored in double figures as Southern ended a three-game losing streak by pummeling the visitors from Norfolk, Va., with 48 second-half points.
Southern (4-5), which began the season ranked No. 2 in the area and ranked ninth on the East Coast, got scoring from Isaiah Johnson (21 points, eight rebounds), Melvin Scott (16, six assists), Daryl Dorsey (13), Darshawn Lucky (11) and Nathan Fields (10).
Ahead 24-20 at halftime, the Bulldogs opened the third period with a 17-0 run that iced the game.
Washington (7-4), led by Dontie Williams (16 points) and Travis Matthews (13), got no closer than 12 points.
No. 18 Randallstown 60, Patterson 48: Pataki Venable scored 17 points for the Rams (9-2), who won their third straight. Tyrone Banks scored 21 for Patterson (1-11).
Pub Date: 1/16/99