No. 8 St. Paul's hit four three-pointers in the fourth quarter and took advantage of some late lapses in No. 7 Institute of Notre Dame's defense to take a 43-38 victory yesterday in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference girls basketball game.
The visiting Gators (16-4, 11-3 conference), who trailed by six early in the quarter, took a 41-36 lead with 23.7 seconds left when the IND defense collapsed on Mercedes Robinson, who found Amara Hall running alone down the lane for a layup.
After Amber Smith brought the Indians within 41-38, Hall threw a long pass on the inbound play to Robinson for a layup to seal the win and avenge an early-season 54-42 loss to the Indians (14-4, 10-3).
Robinson finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds, and Caitlin Sloane had 12 points, all on three-pointers. For IND, three-time All-Metro guard Chandrea Jones had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 1 Arundel 69, Annapolis 45: Alex McGuire scored 37 points to power the Wildcats past the Panthers (7-8).
No. 4 River Hill 84, Oakland Mills 27: Brittany Gordon and Keisha Eady combined for 45 points as the Hawks (16-0) defeated the Scorpions.
No. 6 St. Frances 46, Seton Keough 37: Ma-Khida Hankins scored 13 as the Panthers (13-2) held off a late rally by the Gators (10-10).
No. 9 Milford Mill 81, Patapsco 24: The visiting Millers (13-2) were led by Shawna Scott who scored 16 points to lead a trio of double-digit scorers over the Patriots (1-16).
Mount de Sales 56, No. 13 Towson Catholic 55: Sally Grace hit two free throws with three seconds left as the visiting Sailors (2-11, 1-6 IAAM A Conference) upset the Owls (9-6, 4-4).