Greenbelt's Eleanor Roosevelt High, paced by Maryland-bound Jared Gaither, a 6-10 center, routed No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 70-58, in a Basketball Academy Tournament game at Morgan State University last night.
Gaither, a 300-pounder awarded a football scholarship by the Terps, had 17 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and four dunks as his team handed Spalding its second loss in a dozen starts.
Roosevelt teammates Matt Samuels had 21 points, Ray Brewer had 11 points and 11 assists, and Pat Pruit scored 13 for the Raiders (7-3).
The Raiders, who had lost three straight, overwhelmed Spalding's University of Connecticut-bound Rudy Gay, who was held to nine points. Spalding teammate Marquis Sullivan scored 23.
Gay, considered among the nation's top 10 players by a number of recruiting tout sheets, scored only two points in the first half and lost the physical battle in the paint to Gaither, who weighs about 80 pounds more.
"This game meant everything to us, and it was a good bounce-back for us against a No. 1 team," said Gaither. "I don't think Rudy got in his rhythm, but it was a great game where we battled back and forth."
The Cavaliers trailed 30-19 at halftime, when Matt Samuels already had scored 13 of his points, including two three-pointers.
No. 5 Southern (City) 86, Southside 33: Devin Good scored 19, 15 on five three-pointers, Nicholas Woodard contributed 17 points and had eight rebounds, and Jerrell Green had 15 points and 14 assists for the Bulldogs, who improved to 10-0.
No. 6 Douglass 70, Dulaney 34: Tre Love and Devind Morris scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, as the Ducks (6-3) rebounded from Tuesday's loss to Dunbar.
Oxon Hill 42, Dunbar 41: Zelanie Johnson put back the rebound of a shot by Danesha Kenion with 2.9 seconds to play, lifting Oxon Hill to a come-from-behind victory.
The Clippers (7-1), ranked No. 17 in the Washington area, trailed throughout until Monet Bullock (16 points) gave her team a 40-39 advantage on a three-pointer with a minute to play.
Dunbar's Nikina Hill (17 points) countered with a jumper of her own as the Poets led 41-40 with 52 seconds to play. The Poets (4-4) regained possession with 40 seconds left, and coach Wardell Selby called timeout with 19 seconds remaining.
But Nicole Cooper stole the ball and passed it to a fast-breaking Kenion, leading to the game-ending sequence.
No. 5 Woodlawn 64, Walbrook 28: Tiara Wildey scored her 1,000th point on her second three-pointer and finished with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in the Warriors' rout of Walbrook in the Basketball Academy Tournament at Morgan State.
Also scoring in double figures were Brittany Taylor (10 points, six assists, five rebounds) and Milan Heard (10 points, six rebounds) as the Warriors raised their record to 6-3.
Wagner University-bound Candace Britton contributed seven assists, six points and three rebounds for Woodlawn in a rematch of last season's Class 4A North region quarterfinal, also won by the Warriors.