Melvin Scott scored 25 points as No. 1-ranked Southern-Baltimore withstood a big late rally to hold off host Mervo, 63-58, last night.
Down 14 in the second half, Mervo clawed its way back into contention behind the play of Marcus Harris, and then cut the deficit to three points with under three minutes remaining on back-to-back three pointers by Paul Frazier ad Brandon Wells.
Harris steadied the Mustangs with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, but in a hard-fought game with a litany of fouls, Scott proved to be the difference, getting 11 of his 25 points from the line. Darshan Luckey added 16 as Southern moved to 2-0.
No. 3 Walbrook 60, Gwynn Park 40: All County/County guard Daevon Haskins scored 25 points to help the Warriors get past Gwynn Park at the Woodlawn Tournament.
No. 4 Aberdeen 117, Harford Tech 24: Gary Neal scored 27, Jason Peterson 20 and Teon Edwards 17 as the Eagles romped over the Cobras.
No. 5 Mount St. Joseph 64, Catonsville 36: J. J. Outlaw led all scorers with 22 as the Gales easily got by the Comets at home.
No. 6 St. Frances 67, Arundel 54: Thanks to a 24-for-25 performance from the foul line, the Panthers (6-1) survived the resilient Wildcats.
Senior center Cheyenne Patty had 19 points for the Panthers, who led 28-25 at halftime. Sophomore guard Derrick Brooks added 14 points and senior forward Gerald Brown had 11.
Arundel was paced by senior guard Paul D'Imperio's 18 points and senior forward Rodney Spriggs' 11 points.
No. 13 Dunbar 94, Chesapeake-BC 35: Reggie Cornell scored 13 points and pulled down 13 boards as the Owls won handily over the Bayhawks.
Victor Molen added 12 points and 10 rebounds while Steve Miller led all scorers with 14.
No. 20 Eastern Tech 62, Dundalk 49: Ricky Benson scored 13 points as the Mavericks rallied from a 28-19 halftime deficit to win at home against the Owls. Valdez Preston led Dundalk with 14 points.
No. 6 Mount Hebron 59, Long Reach 29: Senior center Erin Jaschik scored 22 points as the Vikings (4-0) ran away from the Lightning (2-2).
Sophomore forward Kristen Waagbo added 12 points for Mount Hebron. Freshman Tamisha Gomez scored 12 points for the Lightning.
No. 10 Roland Park 43, Dulaney 24: Senior guard Kelsey Twist scored 12 points and added seven steals and four assists as the Reds (2-4) defeated the Lions (1-1) in the first round of the Sherry Shootout at Bryn Mawr.
Freshman Dani Kell added 10 points and senior Lauren Dodrill pulled down 10 boards for the Reds, who jumped out to a 25-8 halftime lead. Roland Park will take on Towson today in the round-robin tournament.
No. 14 Milford Mill 80, Poly 24: Qiana Cheetham scored 26 points as the Millars routed the Engineers. Timmena Wilkens and Tamika Rogers each added 12 for Milford Mill.
St. John's-Washington 76, No. 15 Catonsville 45: The Cadets (5-1), ranked fifth in the Washington area, used a balanced attack as five players scored in double figures to down the visiting Comets.
Chella Turner led St. John's, which jumped out to a 42-18 lead at half, was led by Chella Turner's 15 points. Brittany Pickney added in 13 for the Cadets. Ashley Ligget paced Catonsville (1-2) with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Centennial 52, No. 19 Hammond 46: The visiting Eagles (3-1) got a game-high 18 points from Ashley Evans and handed the Bears (3-1) their first loss of the season.
Jasmine Hammond scored 13 points for the Eagles and Lisa Richardson added 12 points. Melissa Workman led the Bears with 14 points.