Basketball roundup: Fletcher's OT efforts lift Centennial boys over Atholton, 59-56

Walter Fletcher scored six of his team's nine points in the second overtime as host Centennial beat Atholton, 59-56, in boys basketball Friday night.

The Raiders (0-1) led 27-21 at halftime and the Eagles (1-0) had to force both overtimes. Fletcher made a layup with 4.3seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 44 and force the first overtime. In the first overtime, a layup by Tom Brown with six seconds left tied the score at 50 to force the second overtime.


Chad Strothers made the front end of a one-and-one to give Centennial a 59-56 lead with 6.3 seconds left. Atholton shot a 3-pointer to tie, but the ball rimmed out as time expired.

No. 1 Mount St. Joseph 90, Gilman 57: Mount St. Joseph was missing standout senior Phil Booth, but the rest of the Gaels didn't miss a beat as they cruised to a victory in Irvington.


The Villanova-bound senior missed the game after getting cut above the eye and getting eight stitches in Mount St. Joseph's loss to St. Frances two days earlier.

He is expected to be back for the next game against Calvert Hall on Dec. 11.

His absence didn't stop the offense from working efficiently in the first half.

Mount St. Joseph (5-1, 2-1) hit its first five field goals and nine of 10 to start the game as they built a 22-7 lead.

—Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 3 St. Frances 46, New Town 42: The host Titans (0-1) hung with the Panthers (5-0) throughout but fell short.

Daquan Bracey led St. Frances with 13points.

No. 8 Randallstown 86, Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences 67: Jerell Cooke scored 23 points to lead the host Rams (2-0) past the Panthers (0-2).

Randallstown led 44-29 at halftime and used a full-court press to contain MATHS. But when the Panthers broke the press, they used 10 3-pointers to try to catch up.

Edgewood 61, Bel Air 31: The host Rams (1-0) used tough defense to hold the Bobcats (1-0) to one point in the second quarter.

Patterson Mill 74, Northeast 36: Dajuan Madden scored 22 points to lead the host Huskies (1-0) past the Eagles (0-1).

Arundel 59, Broadneck 53: Bruce Spruell had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Wildcats (1-0) past the Bruins (0-1).


No. 9 Howard 45, No. 11 River Hill 35: The Lions girls basketball team visited the Hawks' gym twice last season, and both visits ended in defeat, including a painful 50-27 loss in the regional championship. Howard also lost to River Hill in the regional finals two years ago.

But in Friday night's season opener, the Lions made sure history didn't repeat itself.

Senior guard Anne Kinsey hit six free throws in the fourth quarter, three with less than 40 seconds left, to propel Howard to a win at River Hill.

"We knew we had to bring the intensity to River Hill, because they always give us a great game," said Kinsey, who finished with 10 points, two assists, two steals and two blocks. "Being at the line I was thinking about some of the past games and knowing the feeling of coming and losing, and I knew I had to hit those shots to seal the deal."

—Andrew Conrad,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 10 City 54, Annapolis Area Christian School 45: Dyzhanay Burton scored 16 points to lead the Knights (2-0) past the Eagles (0-1).

Mount de Sales 50, Dulaney 48: Eve Lukowski scored 16 points and the visiting Sailors (2-0) held off a late rally by the Lions (0-1).

Mount de Sales led 29-25 at halftime and by as many as seven points in the second half.

Dunbar 55, H.D. Woodson 22: Mia Davis scored 22 points to lead the Poets (2-0) past the Warriors (1-1) in the Baltimore/D.C. Challenge at Lake Clifton.

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