Fifth-ranked Douglass took a 14-point lead in the third quarter, then had to survive a Gordon Clark-led rally from host Northwestern to advance with a 71-67 win in a Class 4A North region boys basketball quarterfinal last night.
Clark scored 18 of his game-high 27 points in the last quarter, but it wasn't enough to offset the strong guard play Douglass received. Senior Dontae Truitt led the Ducks (16-4) with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while junior Raymond Dickens scored 17 and sophomore Tyler Smith had 13.
Douglass led 31-25 at halftime before pushing the lead to 14 near the end of the third quarter, setting the stage for Clark's fourth-quarter performance.
Class 4A North
No. 2 Southern-B 76, Mervo 68: Junior guards Melvin Scott and Darshan Luckey teamed for 44 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (18-5) past the host Mustangs. Southern pulled away at the start of the third quarter, turning a 27-27 halftime tie into a 19-point lead midway through the pivotal quarter.
No. 13 Walbrook 74, Woodlawn 67: Daevon Haskins scored 21, Lamont Keaton had 17 and Jamaal Booker added 13 to lead host Walbrook (17-4) past Woodlawn (11-13) in a battle of Warriors.
Haskins, a junior, dished out 12 assists and Booker, a sophomore, had a game-high 15 rebounds for the winners, who led 34-30 at halftime. Walbrook held onto the slim lead despite making just 16 of 34 free throws.
Ishmail Robinson led Woodlawn with 25 points.
Lake Clifton 68, Dulaney 31: The Lakers had four players reach double figures in their comfortable win over the visiting Lions.
Aarron Cook led the way with 20 points, while Antonio Regis scored 15, Tyrone Burns chipped in 12 and Laysean Hall added 10 in the win. The Lakers (15-6) dominated from the start, taking a 29-8 lead into halftime. Dulaney closed out its season with a 16-6 mark.
Class 4A East
Arundel 59, No. 9 Westminster 55: The Wildcats held the high-powered Owls' offense to a single field goal in the third quarter and upset top-seeded and visiting Westminster (20-3).
The Wildcats (10-13) erased a nine-point halftime deficit to lead, 45-43, by the end of third quarter.
No. 15 North County 72, C. Milton Wright 36: The Knights (17-6) began the game with a 10-2 run and the Mustangs never got closer. North County, which had 11 players score, was led by senior guard Brian Hall's 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Jerome Goodman also had 10 rebounds and five blocks.
Meade 61, Old Mill 55: Junior Doug Underwood scored 17 points and senior Marcus Roseboro had 14 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots as the host Mustangs (15-8) held off the Patriots, who finished at 9-14.
Severna Park 74, Glen Burnie 58: Sparked by junior forward Trevor Quinn's career-high 30 points and 14 rebounds, the Falcons (15-8) cruised past the Gophers (13-10). Junior guard John Garritt added 19 points for Severna Park.
Class 3A North
Dundalk 71, Fallston 63: Senior guard Melvin Curry and junior forward Antoine Toatley both scored 20 points to lead the Owls past the visiting Cougars. Dundalk went 19 of 24 from the free-throw line in the win. Fallston got 19 points from junior John Goedeke in a losing cause.
Eastern Tech 71, Kenwood 48: Paul O'Donnell scored 12 points, Steve Lawston had 11 and Wade Henninger and Valentino Otey added 10 each to help the host Mustangs (16-6) turn a two-point halftime lead into a rout. Don Driggers led the Bluebirds with 21 points.
Milford Mill 75, Patapsco 51: Forward Jacen Drummond scored 24 points on 8-for-16 shooting and seven free throws as the host Millers (15-8) rolled over the Patriots. Chad Mickens contributed 12 points for the winners, who held a 37-29 halftime lead. Calvin Wilson's 15 points paced the Patriots.
Class 2A North
No. 7 Dunbar 83, Lansdowne 50: Senior forwards Pierre Tucker (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Calvin Dotson (16 points) helped the 17-5 Poets jump out to a 19-6 first-quarter lead they never conceded.
Edmondson 57, Overlea 48: Senior guard Eddie Colbert scored a game-high 25 points to lead the visiting Redskins past Overlea. The game was tight -- tied at the half and after three -- before Edmondson outscored Overlea 16-7 in the pivotal fourth. James Horton and Jason Murphy both scored 11 points for the winners.
Catonsville 91, Loch Raven 55: The Comets (15-8) got 22 points from Scott Clipp and 15 from Mike Haynie on the way to an easy win over the visiting Raiders (5-18). Scott Muccumbee had 14 points to lead Loch Raven.
Class 2A East
Wicomico 77, Joppatowne 49: The Indians turned a 35-31 halftime lead into a 17-point cushion by the end of the third quarter to win going away. Bubby Brown led Wicomico with 20 points. Joppatowne got a team-high 17 points from Donell Nelson.
Class 1A North
No. 16 Pikesville 75, Harford Tech 31: Andrew Braver scored 15 points, Clement Sorgho had 14 and Lance Fair added 11 as the host Panthers (20-2) used a balanced offense to overwhelm the Cobras.
Pikesville led 42-18 at haltime and continued to roll.
Chesapeake-B 60, Forest Park 40: Rodney Gay scored all nine of his points on three-pointers in the third quarter as Chesapeake came back from a 14-point halftime deficit. Senior forward Andrew Squire scored 20 points and added 14 rebounds with junior center Charles Hawes providing 17 points.