Westminster forces OT, then beats Seton Keough

Owls take 5th in IAABO, 43-37

South River, Severn to meet in Lady Lions final

Girls basketball

December 30, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Eleventh-ranked Westminster got a game-tying, three-point play in the final seconds of regulation, then held No. 8 Seton Keough scoreless in overtime last night to win, 43-37, in the fifth-place game of the IAABO Tournament at Prince George's Community College.

Westminster's Emily Bollinger grabbed a missed shot underneath the Owls' basket as time wound down, sank the follow and was fouled with 3.5 seconds left.

She converted the free throw to tie the score and send the game into the extra session, in which Jen Walkling scored four of her 12 points and the Owls (7-1) did not allow Seton Keough (7-3) a single offensive rebound.

Kelly O'Connell had eight points for Seton Keough. Bollinger led all scorers with 14.

Lady Lions Tournament

No. 6 South River 63, Old Bridge (N.J.) 51: Senior forward Lindsay Sheppard scored a team-high 14 points and senior center Theresa Sparks added 13 to lead the Seahawks (6-1) to a spot in the tournament championship game, in which they will play Severn tonight at 7.

No. 18 Severn 80, Queen Anne's 44: Sarah Meisenberg had 34 points to lead the rout of Queen Anne's. The Admirals let down a bit after a first quarter in which they built a 21-4 lead. The Lions got to within 40-30 at halftime before the Admirals again took control.

Aberdeen 61, Chesapeake-AA 42: Rudina Johnson and Tameka McDonald each scored 17 points as the Eagles (6-1) started strong and went on to beat the Cougars.

Comet Classic

Catonsville 29, No. 17 Mercy 28: Sandy Wasserbach scored with 3.3 seconds left to give the host Comets an upset victory over 17th-ranked Mercy in the championship of the Comet Classic. Wasserbach finished with seven points and nine rebounds.

Bryn Mawr 57, North Carroll 26: Bryn Mawr senior forward Andrea Dodrill scored a game-high 23 points and freshman forward Allie Emala added 14 as the Mawrtians (4-8) took third place in the tournament at Catonsville High.

Mount Hebron Tournament

St. Paul's 41, Mount Hebron 38: Mount Hebron missed two chances to either take the lead or tie the score in the final 15 seconds of regulation as St. Paul's captured the tournament championship.

Trailing by one, the Vikings (4-3) missed two free throws with 14 seconds left. The Gators' Mercedes Robinson then hit two free throws with seven seconds remaining to extend the lead to three and Mount Hebron's Stephanie Bissett missed a three-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the game.

Caitlin Sloane led the Gators (6-2) with 11 points.

Lady Warrior Tournament

No. 4 Roland Park CS 63, Bel Air 22: Dani Kell scored a team-high 15 points and Audie Fugett added 13 as the Reds (8-2) outscored the Bobcats 40-8 in the second half to advance to the championship game in the Woodlawn tournament.

No. 3 Woodlawn 67, Bladensburg 28: Tiara Wildy had 17 points and Milan Heard added 10 as the Warriors improved to 5-1 and earned a spot in the title game.

Panther Invitational

No. 2 St. Frances 59, Forest Park (Va.) 38: Angel McCoughery had 21 points as the Panthers (6-2) won the title.

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