Robert Foster's 12-foot pull-up jumper with four seconds left lifted Chick Webb over Oliver, 41-40, in last night's under-18 Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League title game.
The win avenged an earlier loss and prevented a three-title sweep by Oliver, which won both the under-13 and under-15 crowns in the six-game event at Lake Clifton High.
The 6-foot-6 Foster (18 points) is a junior and one of four Dunbar players on Webb's squad. He played against a team that featured six Dunbar teammates, but was without Dunbar's 6-8 All-Metro center Norman Nolan, who had two teeth pulled earlier in the day.
"It's nothing personal, but it was a great win," said Foster, whose team trailed, 12-9, after a period, and, 27-18, at the half. "We had a long talk at halftime and just came back psyched up to play."
Cecil A's Reggie Bryant did all he could to lift his club over Madison in the under-11 title game. The 5-9 center scored 25 of his team's 28 points against a team whose top two scorers tallied just six each, but Madison used balanced scoring to avenge two earlier losses, 29-28, at Lake Clifton.
"We were supposed to double-team Reggie, but he's a talent and a half," said coach Sarge Powell, whose team dropped Cecil A to 12-1. "I told them we could do it."
Madison's Antwan Malloy and T.J. Boyd were the leaders, followed by five each from Keon Johnson and Kenny Hurt, and two from Taheed Burke.
The boys under-13 contest was a rematch of last year's under-11 title game and yielded similar results, as Oliver improved its two-year record to 36-1, downing Bentalou, 41-35.
In the boys under-15 game, 6-3 forward Anthony Lee (18 points) and 6-4 center Tommy Polly (13) helped Oliver to a 50-33 win over Collington Square after leading, 23-8, at halftime.
In a game that was tied at 14 after three quarters, Liberty Road outscored Edgewood, 5-2, in the final period to win the girls under-18 contest. McDonogh's All-Metro center/forward Sonia Chase (five points) led the winning team.
In the under-14 girls game, Aisha Walcott (nine points) helped three-time champion Northwood (9-2) to a 25-14 win as it increased its series lead over Jackson to 3-1.
Under-13 boys coach Tim Lyles Sr. used Oliver's depth, height and speed to overwhelm Bentalou, leading, 8-0, after a period, 18-12, at the half, and, 28-19, after three quarters.
Oliver A received good inside play from 6-4 center Shawn Hampton (10 points) and 5-9 Tim Lyles Jr. (13 points), and 4-9 point guard Tyrell Dantzler contributed eight points. Bentalou guard Antwon Leach (12 points) converted four of his team's three-pointers.