For host Edmondson, the key to upending No. 3 Lake Clifton in boys basketball was patience and good defense, assistant coach Jess Young said.

And the Red Storm (7-4) showed plenty of both in grinding out a 48-43 victory over the Lakers on Friday night.


Edmondson used a 3-2 zone to force Lake Clifton (8-2) into tough shots. The Red Storm led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but the Lakers came back to take a one point lead with 1:40 left in the game. Edmondson reasserted itself and built a five-point lead in the closing minute.

Rasheed Brown led all scorers with 23 points for Lake Clifton. Demetrious Hoskins had 16 points for the Red Storm.

Reserve steps up in No. 7 McDonogh boys basketball's 45-43 win over No. 5 John Carroll

Looking for scoring, McDonogh boys basketball coach David Gately turned to junior reserve guard Jaedon Willis in the fourth quarter.

No. 1 St. Frances 79, Loyola Blakefield 78, OT: Andrew Fava scored a game-high 29 points, but the host Dons (5-12, 1-8 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) got outscored 6-5 in overtime and fell to the Panthers (19-4, 8-1).

Fava made a layup with five seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 73 and force overtime. Daquan Bracey led St. Frances with 17 points.

No. 6 Oakland Mills 76, Long Reach 45: Naquan Williams-Day scored 18 points to lead the Scorpions (10-2) past the host Lightning (4-8).

No. 10 Glenelg Country 57, No. 12 Calvert Hall 50: C.J. Wilson scored 14 points to power the visiting Dragons (11-5, 7-3 MIAA A Conference) past the Cardinals (11-6, 4-3).

Glenelg Country led 30-23 at halftime.

No. 14 C. Milton Wright 52, Aberdeen 46: Chris Lorenzo scored a game-high 18 points, including six points on a pair of 3-point shots, to lead the Mustangs (11-1, 3-0) past the host Eagles in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division game.

Lorenzo's big 3s came early in the fourth quarter after Aberdeen (6-1, 1-1) had trimmed Wright's lead to six (40-34) at the end of the third quarter. The Mustangs had a 34-21 lead at the half.

The Mustangs, who shot 20 free throws to the Eagles' 9, made four of eight in the final quarter to hold off the Eagles. Kyle Harkins had 13 points, 13 assists and six steals, while Corey Bays scored nine. Dante Brown added eight rebounds and six blocks for the winners.

Jordon Jones led Aberdeen with 11 points, and Maurice Carroll scored 10.

—Randall L. McRoberts,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 11 Western girls basketball rides electric start to 48-38 win at No. 12 Poly

Western's girls basketball team had a pretty basic strategy for starting strong in Friday night's game against archrival Poly.

No. 11 Meade 76, North County 31: Josh Qualls scored 13 points and Tristan Easton had 12 to lead the host Mustangs (8-2) past the Knights (3-6).


Annapolis Area Christian School 94, St. Mary's 60: Justin Williams had 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Eagles (12-2, 8-0 MIAA B Conference) past the Saints (6-8, 3-4).

St. Paul's 85, Friends 82, 2OT: Senior combo guard Zach Bare scored a career-high 39 points and junior Michael Ward added 27 as the Crusaders (9-3, 7-1 MIAA BConference) outlasted the host Quakers (6-7, 4-3) in double overtime.

Junior Ross Jones paced Friends with 31 points and hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter before senior Kolby Jones' 3-pointer sent the game into overtime. Senior Ryan Gomes had 15 points and junior Jahar Williams pitched in with 17 for Friends.

—Nelson Coffin,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Frederick Douglass 53, Ben Franklin 50: The visiting Bayhawks (5-3) missed 10 free throws down the stretch and the Ducks (9-0) prevailed.

Daquan Grier had 23 points for Ben Franklin.

Catonsville 58, Lansdowne 50 OT: Jake Getzendanner scored six of his game-high 20 points in overtime to lift the host Comets (5-4) over the Vikings (7-3).

Getzendanner's first 12 points came on four 3-pointers in the first three quarters. Eric Sheppard and Nate Chambers added 12 apiece for the winners. Lansdowne was led by Antoine Jones (11 points), Kevin Parrish and Kyndell Overtime (10 each).

—Craig Clary,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

South Carroll 70, Liberty 63: The visiting Cavaliers (5-6, 3-2) started the game on a 16-4 run and never relinquished the lead, although the Lions (4-6, 3-2) at times were in striking distance early on. Henry Cook scored eight of his 16 points in the first quarter by hitting four jump shots, and from there the offense opened up for South Carroll.

"Henry can play from inside or outside, and I thought Steven Baca filled in great tonight," Cavaliers coach Jim Carnes said. "We shot the ball extremely well, better than we have all year, and that was the difference in the game."

Cook tied for the team lead in scoring with Cole Buffington, and Andrew Buckley chipped in 12 points. Silas Kelly didn't play in the game, but his replacement Baca added nine points for South Carroll.

Despite the large advantage early in the first, Liberty hung around and trailed by just nine points at halftime.

—Danny Haines,

Baltimore Sun Media Group


No. 5 Seton Keough 46, No. 8 Archbishop Spalding 38: The visiting Gators (10-5, 3-3 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) went on a 15-9 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Cavaliers (7-8, 1-5).

Kaila Jennings scored 13 points for Keough, and Victoria Reynolds had a game-high 19 points for Spalding.

Glen Burnie finishes off Old Mill with rally

Down 15-1 to start the game, and trailing until nearly the end of the third quarter, the Gophers came all the way back. Dayvon Cuffey had 16 points and 18 rebounds and Rocky Santos made two clinching free throws with 18 seconds left as Glen Burnie nipped rival Old Mill, 54-51, in boys basketball Friday night.

John Carroll 62, No. 7 St. Vincent Pallotti 53: Tian Addison scored a game-high 20 points, including four 3-pointers in the second half, but the Panthers (5-7, 1-5 IAAM A Conference) fell to the Patriots (7-6, 1-4).

Freshman Kirstin Huggins and sophomore Cassidy Kupchinskas each scored 14 points for John Carroll. The Patriots' Savannah Simmons added 13 points, nine down the stretch in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

No. 10 Catonsville 78, Lansdowne 28: Jasmine Dickey scored a game-high 24 points and the visiting Comets (8-2) bounced back from Wednesday's 60-59 loss to New Town.

The Vikings fell to 5-3.

Catonsville next faces No. 8 Archbishop Spalding in the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh tonight at 7:15.

Mount de Sales 48, Institute of Notre Dame 42: The host Penguins (6-3, 6-2 IAAM B Conference) charged back to within four points with 48 seconds left, but the Sailors (7-7, 6-3) held them off.

Madison Burris had 15 points for Mount de Sales. IND opened with a 7-0 run but trailed 25-14 at halftime. The win is the fourth straight for the Sailors.

Chesapeake-AA 62, Northeast 25: The host Cougars (6-3) took a 15-0 lead and cruised past the Eagles (2-7).

"Last year when we played at Northeast it was a one-point contest, so it always brings a lot of excitement to the school and it's always fun to play it at home," Chesapeake coach Maria Gray said.

Carly Bohlen got the scoring started when she made two 3-pointers. She finished with a game-high 16 points, including four from behind the arc — three of which came from nearly the same spot.


—Ryan Morse,

Baltimore Sun Media Group