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IND tops Mount de Sales for IAAM 'B' basketball title; Bryn Mawr beats Oldfields for 'C' crown

No. 10 Institute of Notre Dame wins the IAAM B Conference championship with a 62-55 win over Mount de Sales. (Katherine Dunn / Baltimore Sun video)

Eniyah Russell scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give the Institute of Notre Dame the lead for good and the Penguins (19-6) held off Mount de Sales for their first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference championship, 62-55, on Sunday at Stevenson.

Russell, a sophomore guard who finished with 23 points, gave the No. 10 Penguins a 41-40 lead to open the final quarter and they never again trailed, though the Sailors (19-8) cut the lead to one three times. Back-to-back baskets from La'Shyra Williams and Grace Taylor pushed the IND lead to 51-46 with 3:45 to go.

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Maura Devine's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left cut the lead to three. Ja'Lyn Armstrong, who finished with 20 points, sealed it with two free throws and a transition layup on a feed from Williams.

The Sailors, who defeated two-time defending champion St. John's-College Prep in the semifinals, kept pace with nine 3-pointers, including three in a row in the third quarter from Rachel Krug for a 40-35 lead with a little over a minute left. The junior wing, who hit four, led the Sailors with 12 points. After Krug gave the them the lead, however, a couple of free throws from Armstrong and a buzzer-beating layup by Russell cut the lead to one going into the final quarter.

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MDS—Berlin 8, Sy.Sklastad 11, Devin 10, Kuhn 3, Zaranski 8, Krug 12, Stewart 3. Totals 14 18-28 55.

IND—Russell 23, Armstrong 20, DuBose 3, Williams 8, Tarylor 8. Totals 25 9-14 62. Half: IND 27-26.

Bryn Mawr girls basketball wins the IAAM C Conference championship, defeating Oldfields, 32-24.

C Conference

After a runner-up finish last season, Bryn Mawr won its first IAAM basketball title with a 32-24 over Oldfields in the C Conference final.

The Mawrtians (16-5), who split with Oldfields during the regular season, never trailed, combining balanced scoring and dominant rebounding with a defense that stalled Oldfields' repeated attempts to drive through the paint. Virginia Oursler led the Mawrtians with nine points, and Carolina Mills added seven.

Oldfields (14-4) was within five with 1:09 to go after Joy Brown-Bryant's follow shot. The Mawrtians, who defeated defending champions Indian Creek in the semifinals, answered with consecutive back-door plays as Mills fed Abbey Hurlbrink and Zoe Faraone fed Oursler for a 32-23 lead with 22 seconds left.

Morgan Gause led Oldfields with 13 points.

O—Bellamy-Greene 6, Hines 3, Gause 13, Jones 2. Totals 11 2-8 24.

B—Marnato 6, Oursler 9, Hurlbrink 6. M.Faraone 4, Mills 7. Totals 14 4-8 32. Half: B, 14-10.

Bryn Mawr poses with the C Conference trophy after beating Oldfields, 32-24.
Bryn Mawr poses with the C Conference trophy after beating Oldfields, 32-24. (Katherine Dunn / The Baltimore Sun)

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