St. Frances advanced to the championship semifinals of the 48th Alhambra Catholic Invitational tournament with an 95-86 overtime victory over defending champion Roman Catholic (17-6) last night at Frostburg University's Bobcat Arena. The No. 3 Panthers (28-9) will play The Washington Post's No. 1 Gonzaga (32-1), a 64-37 winner over host Bishop Walsh (11-17), at 7.30 tonight.
After losing, 60-58, to Virginia's Bishop O'Connell, Mount St. Joseph plays in the consolation semifinals at 5:45 tonight against Judge Memorial (Utah), which lost, 65-52, to Benedictine of Richmond, Va.
Sean Mosley, who had a game-high 35 points for St. Frances, hit 12 of 14 free throws in the final 2:03 of regulation and overtime. R.J. Williams made six straight free throws in the last 1:35 of overtime.
Roman Catholic's Maalik Wayns hit a jump shot with 12 seconds left that sent the game into overtime tied at 80.
Mosley took sole possession of second place on the state's all-time scoring list and has 2,879. Rodney Monroe of St. Maria Goretti is the all-time leader with 3,047 points.
Bishop O'Connell 60, No. 4 Mount St. Joseph 58 -- Justin McCoy's desperation shot at the buzzer hit the front of the rim as the Gaels (30-5) lost. McCoy's basket with 23 seconds left had tied the game at 58. On the ensuing possession, O'Connell (28-7) committed a turnover, but the Gaels gave it right back to them with 15 seconds remaining. Georgetown-bound guard Jason Clark, who had a game high 28 points, was fouled with three seconds left. Clark made the first free throw and missed the second. Marcus Carmon grabbed the rebound for the Knights and was fouled by Henry Sims. Sims, who will be Clark's teammate at Georgetown next season, finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and eight blocked shots. Mount St. Joseph got the rebound after Carmon made one of two free throws and called a timeout with 1.1 seconds remaining. Jon Stephenson got the ball to McCoy who missed the final shot.