Snow forced the postponement of yesterday's second semifinal at the Wes Unseld Classic at Catonsville Community College, but those who stayed to see the first semifinal got their money's worth.
No. 11 Edmondson (2-0) outlasted Mount St. Joseph (6-4), 84-83, in three overtimes to advance to tomorrow's 5 p.m. championship game.
The Redskins will meet the winner of today's 3 p.m. semifinal between Broadneck and Woodlawn.
"I was really proud of the kids," said Edmondson coach James James. "We had many opportunities to quit, but we never did. I know we're going to have our hands full [tomorrow], but I think we can play with anyone."
Randolph Edison had 22 points to lead the Redskins, and Patrick Young's 20 led No. 14 Mount St. Joseph.
The Redskins trailed, 45-37, at the end of the third quarter, but chipped away at the Gaels' lead until Devin Ross' layup with 4 minutes, 33 seconds left knotted the score at 53. The Gaels appeared to have the game wrapped up, but fouled Maurice Blanding with one second remaining. Blanding's free throws took the teams to overtime tied at 61.
Mount St. Joseph built a three-point lead with 35 seconds left in the first overtime, but Edison's three-pointer with four seconds left forced a second overtime.
Edmondson took a 78-73 lead with 24 seconds left in the second overtime, but two free throws by Jeff Servideo and a three-pointer by Young with three seconds remaining tied the score at 78 and forced a third overtime.
After the teams exchanged three-pointers to open the third overtime, Gerrod Richardson and Ross both hit two free throws to give the Redskins an 84-81 lead, but the Gaels could only get a layup from Romero Wilson with four seconds left to cut the total to one.
Mount St. Joseph will face the loser of the Woodlawn-Broadneck game in today's 8 p.m. third-place game.
"We won this game strickly on defense," said Edison. "We don't have any quit in our team, and we felt that as long as there was time on the clock, we could win."
In other games, Hammond (3-4) got 32 points from Kyle `f Jefferson and defeated Forest Park (0-2), 94-93 in yesterday's first consolation game. The Bears will meet Randallstown, a 78-68 winner over Southwestern, in the fifth-place game today at 6:15 p.m.
Eric Bazemore scored 41 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to pace the Foresters.
The Bears led by as many as 16 in the third quarter, but needed two foul shots by Jefferson with five seconds left to put away Forest Park.
The Foresters will meet Southwestern in today's seventh-place game at 4:45 p.m.
Haywood Eaddy and Antoine Crawford each scored 20 to lead Southwestern, but Steve Johnson and Keith McArthur each had 23 points for Randallstown to give the Rams a 78-68 win in the second consolation game.