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Roundup: Patterson beats Randallstown to win 2A North championship

Senior point guard Dereck Oliver scored 22 points and fellow senior guard Gary Blackston had a double double with 13 points and 14 rebounds as No. 4 Patterson (21-5) beat Randallstown, 59-50, to win the Class 2A North region final, their fourth region title in five years.

The Clippers will meet Wicomico in a 2A semifinal set for 9 p.m. Friday at Maryland's Xfinity Center. During the regular season, the Clippers beat Wicomico, 60-52, in the Governor's Challenge in Salisbury in December. Trailing 21-13 at the half, the visiting Rams (16-7) went on an 8-0 run to tie the game in the third quarter and later took a 29-26 lead before the host Clippers responded with an 11-0 run to seal the victory.

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Patterson led 21-13 at halftime, but Randallstown went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter to tie. The Rams then took a 29-26 lead, but Patterson responded with an 11-0 run and sealed the game with free throws down the stretch. The Clippers finished 31 of 49 from the free throw line. Randallstown got a game-high 25 points from Anthony Granger.

Centennial 49, River Hill 48: Connor Clemens (9 points) hit a buzzer-beater to lift the the Eagles to a win in the Class 3A East region final.

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The Hawks led 29-27 at halftime and 48-45 with 1:08 remaining.

—Andrew Conrad, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Springbrook 69, Dulaney 45: Junior guard Falu Seck (18 points, 10 assists) hit three 3-pointers in a 90-second span at the end of the first half to help the visiting Blue Devils beat Dulaney Class 4A North region final.

Scott Harrelson led Dulaney with 14 points.

—Tom Worgo, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Allegany 66, Manchester Valley 49: Four players scored in double figures as Allegany (23-1) won the Class 1A West region final.

Devon Luddy scored 16 points for the Mavericks (14-12).

—Brandon Oland, Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 5 Mount Carmel 60, Montrose Christian 57: Junior David Erebor had 16 points and six rebounds for the Cougars (31-8), who beat Montrose Christian in the final four of the Maryland private school basketball tournament.

Senior Frank Webb Jr. scored 11 points and senior Will Jenkins III had 10. Mount Carmel will face the winner of the game between DeMatha and Bishop McNamara for the championship at Takoma Academy today at 7 p.m.

Girls

No. 6 Poly 58, No. 7 Atholton 49: The Engineers (23-3) defeated the visiting Raiders (22-2) in the Class 3A East region final behind a combined 23 points from seniors Jayda Pearson (12) and Aneah Young (11).

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Senior Chelsea Mitchell scored a game high 21 points for the Raiders in the loss.

—Andrew Conrad, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Western Tech 55, Hereford 51: Senior Deja Dennis scored four points in the final 31 seconds to break a 51-52 tie and lift the Wolverines (15-8) to a win in the Class 2A North region final.

Dennis (13 points, 13 rebounds), Kayla Spruill (19 points, 12 reboiunds) and Ashley Gourdine (13 points, four assists) led the Wolverines. Emma Reider (15 points) and Cori Beck (13 points) led Hereford.

Paint Branch 62, No. 15 Catonsville 38: The Comets led 6-4 after the first period and trailed 33-28 after three quarters, but the visiting Panthers (23-1) used a 15-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to pull away in the Class 4A North region final.

Senior Daisa Harris (30 points) led Paint Branch and freshman Jasmine Dickey (19 points) led Catonsville.

Forest Park 58, Lake Clifton 45: Tiffani Rice scored 31 points to lead the Foresters to the first regional girls basketball championship in school history with the Class 1A South region title. Makelle Randolph added 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Foresters, who won just six games last season, improved to 23-0.

"It was a game of runs," Foresters coach Jermaine Dunn. "They tied it up once, but they scored most of their points from the free-throw line. With missing practice so much last week, we looked rusty, but we were able to pull it out."

The Foresters advance to Wednesday's 3 p.m. state semifinal at Towson University's SECU Arena where they will meet the defending state champion Southern of Garrett County.

—Katherine Dunn

Oakdale 52, Libery 47: The Lions rallied from a 20-point deficit but lost the Bears (23-1) in the Class 2A West region final.

Leah Wolf scored 16 points and Maddee Farley had 10 for Liberty (16-8).

—Jake Rill, Baltimore Sun Media Group

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