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Varsity roundup: Mount St. Joseph holds off Goretti in BCL quarterfinal

St. Maria Goretti was poised to upset No. 2 Mount St. Joseph with 12 seconds left in the game. But two turnovers led to four free throws from Jordan McNeil as the Mount St. Joseph basketball team won, 68-65, at the Baltimore Catholic League quarterfinals at UMBC on Friday.

Goretti (18-15) led 65-64 with 12 seconds left, but failed to inbound the ball for the first violation. McNeil got fouled driving to the basket for his first pair of free throws and a 66-65 Mount St. Joseph lead.

Goretti committed its second violation, traveling, and McNeil made two more free throws with three seconds left for the win. McNeil finished with 17 points and Jaylen Adams had 20.

In a rematch of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference final, Mount St. Joseph (30-4) will face No. 8 St. Frances (25-12), a 52-47 winner over Mount Carmel (16-13), in Sunday's semifinal at 3 p.m.

No. 4 Calvert Hall 59, Loyola 46: Ryan Fields had a game-high 21 points for the Dons (9-18), but the Cardinals (27-5), led by Drew Edwards' 19 points, prevailed in the BCL quarterfinals at UMBC.

Calvert Hall led by as many as 18 in the third quarter. The Cardinals will face No. 15 John Carroll in Sunday's semifinal at 1 p.m. at UMBC.

No. 15 John Carroll 57, Archbishop Spalding 42: Kimbal Mackenzie scored a game-high 18 points and the Patriots (25-14) used a triangle-and-two defense to frustrate the Cavaliers (17-12) in a BCL quarterfinal at UMBC.

John Carroll led 27-24 at the half before outscoring Spalding 12-4 in the third quarter.

No. 12 Ben Franklin-Masonville 84, W.E.B. DuBois 53: Demonte McKelvin had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Bayhawks (16-6) past the Panthers in the regular-season finale for both teams.

No. 9 Randallstown 77, Lansdowne 55: Jerell Cooke scored a game-high 21 points to power the Rams (19-3) past the host Vikings (6-12).

Centennial 85, No. 11 Oakland Mills 76, OT: Mamadou Ndiaye had a game-high 26 points, but the host Scorpions (18-3) were outscored 12-3 in overtime by the Eagles (16-5). Chase Conley had 23points for Centennial.

No. 13 Atholton 41, Mount Hebron 30: Justin Ballmer scored 16 points to lead the host Raiders (18-3) past the Vikings (11-8).


No. 12 Howard 55, Marriotts Ridge 28: Sydney Biniak scored 14 points and the host Lions (20-2) beat the Mustangs (3-17) and captured the Howard County championship.

No. 10 Patterson Mill 69, Edgewood 40: Khayla Mitchell scored 19 points to lead the host Huskies (16-3) past the Rams (7-10).


Howard County tournament: Defending champion Glenelg took an early lead, sending 10 wrestlers to today's semifinal round.

Host River Hill, which won the regular-season county title, trails Glenelg by less than 10 points, 89.5-82, with nine semifinalists. All 14 top seeds advanced past the quarterfinals.

River Hill's Logan Kirby (195) and Cory Daniel (220), Reservoir's Mason Kilcarr (132) and Wilde Lake's Malik Jackson (152) are going for their third county titles, a feat that only 20 wrestlers have accomplished in the tournament's 45 years.

River Hill's Michael Beck (120) and Centennial's Austin Kraisser (145) are defending county champs.

—Andrew Conrad,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference tournament: There weren't many surprises after the first rounds, , as all 14 top seeds and 13 No. 2 seeds made it through to today's semifinals at Aberdeen.

Perryville's Zac Zacerous was the lone No. 2 seed to get knocked off, losing his 152-pound quarterfinal match, 3-2, to Elkton's Keith Blount.

Five other top four seeds also were beaten, including three No. 3 seeds: Dakota Crawford of Bel Air at 285 (5-2 loss to Ian Birl of North East); Nick DiMattia of C. Milton Wright at 126 (4-2 loss to Logan Ziervogel of Fallston); and Trevor Smith of North Harford at 132 (10-4 loss to Sam Guo of Bel Air).

Bel Air leads the team scoring with 98 points, while Aberdeen and Bohemia Manor are tied for second with 66.

—Randall L. McRoberts,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Baltimore Sun reporter Glenn Graham contributed to this article.

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