Boys basketball roundup: Centennial outlasts River Hill in 3 OTs

The Centennial boys basketball team had been here before. The two-time defending Class 3A East regional champion found itself down by three points with six seconds left in regulation.

But the Eagles have turned to Omari Ringgold all year when they needed a big shot. With the season seconds away from ending, Ringgold delivered again.

He made a 3-pointer from the left corner as time expired to force overtime and Centennial went on to outlast host River Hill, 81-76, in triple overtime Thursday to reach the 3A East semifinals.

Ringgold finished with a career-high 42 points, including 16 in the extra sessions, for the Eagles (16-8). Timi Tinuoye had 16 points, and Chase Conley had 10 points and nine rebounds.

No. 1 Dunbar 69, Knowledge And Science Academy 40: The host Poets (22-2), behind an 18-point effort from Kamau Stokes, ran past KASA in the Class 1A South regional quarterfinal.

No. 9 Oakland Mills 73, Gwynn Park 45: Marvin Williams hit two 3-pointers in the first minute and the host Scorpions (23-0) never trailed in Class 2A South.

—Brent Kennedy

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No. 10 Arundel 68, Chesapeake-AA: Ryan Hill scored 18 points to lead the host Wildcats (21-3) past the Cougars in Class 4A East.

No. 13 Lake Clifton 67, Frederick Douglass 53: The host Ducks took a 15-11 lead after the first quarter. The Lakers (17-7) regrouped, outscoring Douglass 27-14 in the second quarter, and went on to win in Class 2A North.

Mervo 71, No. 15 Westminster 68, OT: Sean Word scored a game-high 24 points and the visiting Mustangs (16-5) outscored the Owls (19-4), 11-8, in overtime in Class 4A North.

Owings Mills 66, Loch Raven 58: Owings Mills coach Richard Epps called it the biggest comeback in his eight years. The Eagles (17-7) rallied from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to win in Class2A North.

—Tom Worgo

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Western Tech 59, Friendship Academy of Science and Technology 52: John Williams, who had a game-high 24 points, scored 13 points in the second quarter and helped the Wolverines (16-8) to a 32-23 lead at halftime. Darius Dorsey (23 points) and Raysharde Sinclair (15) led the Cheetahs.

—Craig Clary

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Dulaney 68, James Hubert Blake 51: The host Lions (21-2) connected on 27 of 34 free throws in a Class 4A North regional semifinal.

—Nelson Coffin

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Patterson 69, Woodlawn 57: Dereck Oliver scored a game-high 23 points and the host Clippers (17-17) switched defenses to get stops and build a lead against the Warriors in Class 3A North.

Forest Park 59, Northwestern 56: With the game tied at 56 with six seconds left, Bryon Hailey (six points) made a layup, got fouled and made the free throw to complete a second-half rallly by the host Foresters (16-5) in Class1A South.

Randallstown 132, Chesapeake-BC 28: Jeremy Robinson led 12 scorers with 18 points and coach Kevin English credited "relentless defense" by the host Rams (18-5) as they breezed past the Bayhawks in Class 2A North.

Annapolis 101, Northeast 49: Delazo Smith scored 23 points to power the host Panthers (17-7) past the Eagles in Class 3A East.

Ben Franklin 64, Maritime Academy 50: The host Bayhawks (20-3) were troubled by the Anchors zone defense in the first half but used man-to-man and a 1-3-1 zone to pull away in the second half in Class 1A South.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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