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Varsity roundup (Jan. 30): St. Frances holds off charge by Roland Park in girls basketball

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)

No. 1 St. Frances built a seven-point halftime lead and held off a second-half rally by No. 3 Roland Park to win 56-48, in girls basketball Tuesday night.

Angel Reese led the way with a game-high 20 points for the Panthers (15-4, 6-0 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference). The Reds fell to 18-6, 4-4.

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St. Frances has won seven in a row. Roland Park was outscored 25-24 in the second half. Mir McLean and Ja'Niah Henson each scored 14 points for the Reds.

North County 41, Arundel 38: The visiting Knights (10-8) went on a 15-5 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Wildcats (5-13). Jazmyne Scott scored 16 points for North County.

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Chesapeake-AA 67, Annapolis 30: Haley Downin scored 22 points and Brooke Worrell had 21 points to lead the visiting Cougars (11-5) past the Panthers (2-13).

No. 9 Old Mill 44, Severna Park 29: Sydney Faulcon scored 15 points and Hannah Franklin had 13 points to lead the visiting Patriots (12-3) past the Falcons (11-4).

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Broadneck 66, Glen Burnie 58: Shane Davis had a game-high 21 points and Logan Vican added 16 points and seven rebounds as the visiting Bruins (11-7) held off the Gophers (11-6).

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"This is a credit to our guys, who have busted their butts all year and played through some close outcomes," Broadneck coach John Williams said. "I am happy with how we played in the fourth. We had a good idea as to the time and situation, and we executed at the foul line at the end. I am happy with this win."

Williams was also pleased with the way his team made six 3-pointers in the first quarter and took a commanding 30-15 lead. Davis had two of those 3-pointers and scored 10 points in the first period.

— Brian Burden,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 4 Dunbar 69, Douglass 48: Damond Miller scored 15 points to lead the visiting Poets (16-0) past the Ducks (8-5).

No. 10 Lake Clifton 70, Ben Franklin 39: Armon Harried had a game-high 20 points to lead the host Lakers (13-3) past the Bayhawks.

No. 12 Old Mill 68, Severna Park 28: Hollique Johnson and Daevone Johnson combined for 27 points and Avion Robinson contributed 13 points and eight assists for the host Patriots (12-4).

Jordan Hallet paced the Falcons (2-15) with 11 points.

Annapolis 65, Chesapeake-AA 56: The visiting Panthers (11-5) opened with a 12-8 run and beat the Cougars (2-14). Alonzo Wilkes had a game-high 22 points for Annapolis, and Brennan Ralph had 20 points for Chesapeake.

Meade 60, South River 34: Kahleem Jennnings scored 18 points to lead the host Mustangs (14-4) past the Seahawks (5-12).

Southern 71, Northeast 55: Al Horvath and Jake Koverman each scored 15 points to lead the Bulldogs (12-4) over the host Eagles (4-13). Justin Salisbury added 13 points for Southern. Brennen Volkman notched 10 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Lim scored eight points for Northeast.

North County 66, Arundel 50: Kris Peet had 25 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks as the host Knights (12-6) toppled the Wildcats (7-11).

Rodney Black had 18 points and four rebounds and Daiton Lopez contributed 17 points, six assists and two steals for North County. Ian Hogan and Jaden Slocum led with 11 points apiece for Arundel.

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