Zelanie Johnson put back the rebound of a shot by Danesha Kenion with 2.9 seconds to play, lifting Oxon Hill to a come-from-behind 42-41 victory over Dunbar in girls basketball in last night's Basketball Academy Tournament at Morgan State University.
The Clippers (7-1), ranked No. 17 in the Washington area, trailed throughout until Monet Bullock (16 points) gave her team a 40-39 advantage on a three-pointer with a minute to play.
Dunbar's Nikina Hill (17 points) countered with a jumper of her own as the Poets led 41-40 with 52 seconds to play. The Poets (4-4) regained possession with 40 seconds left, and coach Wardell Selby called timeout with 19 seconds remaining.
But Nicole Cooper stole the ball and passed it to a fast-breaking Kenion, leading to the game-ending sequence.
"We came out a little slow, but eventually, we woke up and started playing basketball the way Oxon Hill plays," said Johnson. "There was no way we were going to lose this game."
Ashley Glanden scored 14 points for the Poets, who collectively were battling a virus. Dunbar led 19-16 at the half, when Virginia-bound Kenion (seven points) had been held to just two points.
"I played her to her left so she wouldn't take the jump shot she likes to take. I just wanted to get in her head, try to throw her off her game, frustrate her so my team could get up," said Hill. "We're not going to hold our heads down, because we felt like we played a good game as a team. We'll be much better when we play Woodlawn [tomorrow]."
No. 5 Woodlawn 64, Walbrook 28: Tiara Wildey scored her 1,000th point on her second three-pointer and finished with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in the Warriors' rout of Walbrook in the Basketball Academy Tournament at Morgan State.
Also scoring in double figures were Brittany Taylor (10 points, six assists, five rebounds) and Milan Heard (10 points, six rebounds) as the Warriors raised their record to 6-3.
Wagner University-bound Candace Britton contributed seven assists, six points and three rebounds for Woodlawn in a rematch of last season's Class 4A North region quarterfinal, also won by the Warriors.
Wildey, who sank three three-pointers and raised her career points to 1,012, said she owed her success to her teammates.
"I didn't even know I was close to it until I was told of it in practice," said Wildey, a senior. "It wouldn't have been possible if not for my teammates."
Walbrook's Renee Jones, who scored 27 points against Woodlawn last season, had only 11 points last night.
No. 5 Southern (City) 86, Southside 29: Devin Good scored 19, 15 on five three-pointers, Nicholas Woodard contributed 17 points and had eight rebounds, and Jerrell Green had 15 points and 14 assists for the Bulldogs, who improved to 10-0.
The Bulldogs' run has included wins over No. 6 Douglass, No. 10 Dunbar and No. 14 Randallstown.
No. 6 Douglass 70, Dulaney 34: Tre Love and Devind Morris scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, as the Ducks (6-3) rebounded from Tuesday's loss to Dunbar.