Towson Catholic wins in third OT

Owls edge Friendly, 79-75, in Lake Clifton tourney

hosts top E. Roosevelt

Boys basketball

December 30, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sixteenth-ranked Towson Catholic rallied at the end of regulation to tie it and then outlasted Friendly of Prince George's County in three overtimes, 79-75, yesterday in the Lake Clifton mixer.

Terell Mitchell and Stephen Johns hit free throws in the third overtime to give the Owls a four-point lead they would not relinquish.

Towson Catholic (5-3) trailed by five late in regulation, but Derek Wise hit a three-pointer and then made two of three free throws after drawing a foul on another three-point attempt to tie the game at 51.

Senior forward Jamal Smith led the Owls with 26 points, and Johns scored 17 and had four steals. Mitchell finished with 13 points and three steals.

Lake Clifton 59, Eleanor Roosevelt 47: Paris Carter scored 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the host Lakers to a win in the first round of the Lake Clifton mixer.

Lake Clifton (5-1) made 14 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter and 19 of 27 for the game. The Raiders of Prince George's County hit just three of 15.

The Lakers will play Friendly today at 6. Eleanor Roosevelt will play Towson Catholic at 4.

Ray Mullis Memorial

No. 8 Cardinal Gibbons 102, Western Tech 45: The host Crusaders went on a 25-8 run to end the first half and outscored the Wolverines 50-13 in the second half to advance to the tournament championship.

Western Tech (1-7) got as close as 27-24 in the second quarter before the Crusaders (10-2) took over, building the lead to 20 by halftime and putting the game out of reach by holding the Wolverines to four third-quarter points.

The Crusaders got 20 points and six rebounds from senior center Leon Williams and had five others in double figures. They will play Lansdowne for the tournament title tonight at 7. The Vikings defeated Poly, 76-72, in the other semifinal.

Winters Mill Holiday Mixer

No. 15 Westminster 64, Hammond 60: Dan Simmons had 19 points and Brandon Costley scored 16 to lead the Owls (7-0) past the Golden Bears.

Special Olympics Classic

No. 10 Calvert Hall 72, Mount Carmel 36: Junior guard Ricky Harris scored 19 points and had three steals as the Cardinals (10-1) cruised.

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