Kathleen Nevin converted a three-point play with nine seconds left to lift host Bel Air over No. 16 Randallstown, 49-46, last night in a Class 3A North basketball regional semifinal.
The Bobcats (19-5) trailed by as many as 12 points early in the fourth quarter, but they hit nine of 10 free throws to spark the comeback.
The Bobcats won the game at the line, hitting nine of 10 free throws in the final five minutes.
Senior Jacque LaFleur scored 16 points, including 10 of 10 from the free-throw line.
The Rams (14-5) got a game-high 18 points from 6-foot-2 center Raven Chase and 14 from Teresa Fallin.
They hit five more field goals than the Bobcats, who made up the difference at the free-throw line, going 15-for-18 for the game.
The Bobcats travel to meet two-time defending regional champ Milford Mill, a state semifinalist last season, for the title at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
No. 10 Milford Mill 93, Kenwood 24: All-Metro guard Mandakova Clark scored 24 and Qiana Cheatham added 18 as the Baltimore County champs cruised to a semifinal victory. Shari Burgess and Tamena Wilkins added 10 points each for the host Millers (19-4), and Jessica Todd scored 11 for the Bluebirds.
No. 2 Dunbar 63, Western Tech 30: Senior center LaKesha Wills led the host Poets (22-1) with 20 points, 17 rebounds and three steals as they cruised into the regional final. Sophomore guards Tiffany Jones and Toni Kennedy chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Baltimore City champion Poets play host to Catonsville at 5 p.m. tomorrow.
Class 2A North
No. 15 Catonsville 51, Hereford 45: Senior guard Carole Schmoeller scored 13 points to lead the Comets (20-6) to a regional semifinal victory over the visiting Bulls (19-4). Senior forward Carrie Lowman had seven points and 11 rebounds for Catonsville. Tara Clarke led Hereford with 18 points.
Class 2A East
Queen Anne's 64, North Harford 48: Jen Griffin and Jill Hanratty scored 12 each for the Hawks (16-7), but it wasn't enough as they fell in a semifinal game on the Eastern Shore. Damika Baker scored 16 for the Lions, who advance to meet defending state champion Parkside.
Class 2A South
No. 7 Mount Hebron 60, Fairmont Heights 36: Mount Hebron scored the first nine points of the game en route to a victory over Fairmont Hights, the third-seeded team in the Class 2A South region.
Class 1A North
Perryville 55, Pikesville 45: Senior guard Lauri Parson scored 23 points, but that wasn't enough as Perryville won the regional semifinal game at Pikesville (8-15). Perryville, from Cecil County, raced to a 19-2 first-quarter lead. "We dug ourselves too big a hole in the first quarter," Pikesville coach Ken Lane said.