Varsity roundup (Jan. 19): Lake Clifton picks up pace, knocks offNo. 2 Poly

during Friday night's game at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis.
during Friday night's game at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis. (By Matthew Cole / Capital Gazette)

Lake Clifton started the season ranked No. 10 before falling down into other teams considered. The host Lakers (9-3, 2-1 Baltimore City Division I) gave critics something to consider with a stunning upset of No. 2 Poly, 38-34, Friday.

Michael Gray had 13 points and Armon Harried had 12 points for Lake Clifton.


"It was a well-defended game on both ends," Lake Clifton coach Herman "Tree" Harried said. He added that the tempo of the game was slowed down and both teams ran set plays.

The game was tied at 20 in the first half. The Engineers (8-3, 3-1) have lost their second game this week after falling to No. 1 St. Frances, 63-57, Monday.


Broadneck 60, Arundel 59: Che Colbert (22 points) went 1-for-2 from the line with 1.3 seconds left to lift the host Bruins (8-5) over the Wildcats (5-10).

Arundel made a run as Lyric Radford (14 points) made three 3-pointers over the closing three minutes of play.

Mervo 66, Douglass 49: The visiting Ducks (5-4) led by Shandon Adams with 10 points, cut the lead to 44-42 in the third quarter, but lost to the Mustangs (4-2).

Meade 55, Northeast 51: Kahleem Jennings scored 17 points to lead the visiting Mustangs (10-3) past the Eagles (4-8).

Severn 70, St. Mary's 58: LJ Owens scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and AJ Burch hit key back-to-back 3-pointers as the visiting Admirals (15-4, 4-0 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference) overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half to beat the Saints (3-11, 1-5).

—Brian Burden,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

North County 53, Chesapeake-AA 45: Kris Peet tallied 16 points and Rodney Black produced 12 points as the host Knights (8-3) topped the Cougars (4-11). Daiton Lopez had 12 points for North County (10-3).

Russell Tongue shared game-high honors with 16 points and snatched seven steals, Trace Carleton netted nine points and three steals, Dylan Young provided nine points and seven steals and Joe Seidler had six points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Chesapeake.


No. 3 Roland Park 58, No. 9 John Carroll 42: Mir McLean scored a game-high 27 points to lead the visiting Reds (15-4, 4-2 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) past the Patriots (9-3, 2-3).

Roland Park led 33-22 in the first half.


No. 5 Catonsville 73, Kenwood 31: Jameila Barrett (18 points) and Jasmine Dickey (14 points) led the way for the visiting Comets (10-2). The Bluebirds fell to 5-6. Catonsville faces Bishop McNamara in the Public vs. Private Challenge 3:30 today at McDonogh. The Mustangs (13-3) are ranked No. 3 in the Northeast Super 25 in USA Today.

No. 10 Institute of Notre Dame 47, Annapolis Area Christian 30: Eniya Russell scored 15 points and Ja'Lyn Armstrong added 14 to lead the visiting Penguins (11-6, 7-1 IAAM B Conference) past the Eagles (14-4, 6-2).

IND never trailed, built a 15-point lead at the half and led by as many as 27 points early in the fourth. The Penguins forced the Eagles into 32 turnovers, including 19 in the first half, by using their pressure defense to disrupt the offensive flow.

—Bob Hough,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Chesapeake-AA 55, North County 51: Haley Downin had 17 points, including 5 3-pointers, to lead the Cougars (9-5) past the host Knights (6-8). North County made a 18-13 run in the fourth quarter that Chesapeake-AA held off.

Western Tech 57, Lansdowne 46: Inaya Billy (17 points) and Tiffany Manning (16 points) led the host Wolverines (7-5) past the Vikings (3-4).

The game honored student-athlete Kayla Linton, who passed away last year on Jan. 28, the crowd remained silent until both teams combined to score 19 points.

"It was unbelievable," Lansdowne athletic director Todd Hawkins said. "The way that this community comes together on things like this to support each other, it's just amazing. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

—Craig Clary,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

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