Wright's foul shots generate 51-46 win

Luber hits six from line in nine-point run to help Mustangs upend Fallston

Girls basketball

High Schools

February 16, 2005|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Janine Luber made six free throws in the final 70 seconds to help host C. Milton Wright rally for a 51-46 victory over Fallston in an Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference game last night.

The win moved the Mustangs (18-3, 10-2) into first place in the Chesapeake Division, but it was their last regular-season game. Fallston (18-3, 9-2) has one game left, Friday at Rising Sun.

If the Cougars win and move into a tie with C.M. Wright, they would win the tiebreaker and advance to next Wednesday's UCBAC championship game, but a Fallston loss would give the Mustangs the division title.

Luber (nine points) made six straight free throws as part of a nine-point run that gave the Mustangs a 49-43 lead with 11.1 seconds left. C.M. Wright made 17 of 20 free throws - after hitting only 15 of 37 in an overtime loss to the Cougars last month.

"Free throws killed us in that game," Luber said. "I knew they needed me to come through."

Amanda Andrews led Fallston with 19 points, scoring 16 in the first 10 minutes. That helped the Cougars take a 39-30 lead late in the third period. But they scored only two baskets in the final 10:07.

Kristin Edmonds and Lauren Jasper led C.M. Wright with 10 points apiece.

IAAM A quarterfinals

No. 4 St. Frances 46, Seton Keough 39: The Panthers (19-6) moved a step closer to defending their title as they won their 10th straight game by producing a strong fourth quarter against the visiting Gators (13-12).

"It was a hard-fought game and we pulled it out in the fourth quarter and made key baskets down the stretch," said Panthers head coach Jerome Shelton.

St. Frances went on a 7-0 run with just over two minutes remaining to seal it.

My-khida Hankins had 17 points and seven rebounds and Maya Newman added 12 points and three steals for the Panthers.

The Gators were led by Haliena Snowden and Brittany Williams with 10 points each.

The Panthers will host St. Paul's, the last team to beat them - on Jan. 10 - tomorrow at 5:30.

No. 5 St. Paul's 57, Towson Catholic 46: Guard Caitlin Sloane surpassed the 1,000-point career mark en route to leading the Gators (21-4) over the Owls (14-10).

Sloane scored 15 points while hitting four three-point shots.

Mercedes Robinson paced St. Paul's with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 6 Institute of Notre Dame 68, No. 13 St. Mary's 52: Chandrea Jones gave the host Indians (21-4) a solid, all-around effort with 27 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block.

Brooks Webster had a game-high 24 rebounds with eight points in the Indians' win.

Bri Gauthier led the Saints (15-9) with 21 points.

Institute of Notre Dame will host No. 11 McDonogh in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

No. 11 McDonogh 51, Roland Park 40: After a back-and-forth first half, the Eagles (22-4) applied full-court pressure in the third quarter, leading to five Becky Cox steals in a 12-2 run.

Guard Brittany Mallory led McDonogh with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Freshman Destiny Jacobs recorded a double double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Breyana Hall led the Reds (17-9) with nine points and five rebounds.

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