Playing its second nationally ranked team in two days, top-ranked Mount St. Joseph lost, 75-66, to DeMatha of Hyattsville in the semifinals of the 16th Gonzaga D.C. Classic last night at American University's Bender Arena.
The Stags (3-0), ranked No. 2 in the Washington area by The Washington Post and No. 23 nationally by Hoops Magazine, advanced to tonight's 8:45 championship game against host Gonzaga (6-2).
The Gaels (5-1) will play in the 7 p.m. consolation against Jesuit High of Carmichael, California.
Dejuan Goodwin led Mount St. Joseph with 23 points, and Louis Birdson added 16 points. The loss came a day after the Gaels stunned Germantown (Pa.) Academy - ranked seventh in the country - on a three-pointer at the buzzer by Chase Adams.
No. 11 Southwestern 76, Ballou (D.C.) 37: Jamal Barney had 27 points and nine rebounds for the Sabres (3-0) at Walbrook's Function at the Junction.
No. 14 Old Mill 69, North County 67: Terrell Ingram carried the Patriots (2-0) past the visiting Knights (1-1) with 17 points.
Friends 50, St. Paul's 46: Patrick Sisman led the visiting Quakers with 18 points.
Lansdowne 66, Dulaney 62: Senior guard Greg Brown paced the visiting Vikings (2-1) with 12 points and seven assists. Ryan Hourihan had 32 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks for the Lions (1-1).
No. 2 IND 79, Spalding 58: Chandrea Jones led the host Indians (4-1) to a victory over the Cavaliers (1-2) with 37 points, 21 rebounds, nine steals and six assists.
No. 5 McDonogh 56, Towson Catholic 45: Sophomore guard Brittany Mallory led the visiting Eagles (3-0) with 25 points, nine rebounds and seven steals.
Long Reach 68, Atholton 62: Carlie Nethken led the host Lightning (2-1) to an overtime win with 25 points and five steals.