Chris Moore scored 27 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as No. 13 Centennial held off a late surge by Douglass, 56-53, last night to advance to the 3A East regional semifinals.
Eagles coach Jim Hill said Moore's offensive burst has been a pleasant surprise in recent weeks.
"He has really come through in the clutch for us," Hill said of Moore, who is averaging 24.1 points in the past four games. "He's really stepped up here at the end of the year."
Tied at 53 with less than two minutes to play, the host Eagles (20-3) scored the game's final three points to seal the victory.
Mike Lewis finished with 26 points for the Ducks.
No. 1 Walbrook 94, Dulaney 48: Rodney Spruill paced the Warriors (21-2) with 21 points and 14 rebounds in a runaway victory in the 4A North.
Ryan Hourihan scored 25 for the visiting Lions.
No. 3 Dunbar 92, DuBois 52: Senior guard Nathan Irby directed a balanced Poets offense with 12 points and 10 assists.
The host Poets improved to 18-3 and advanced to the 1A regional semifinals.
No. 6 Randallstown 88, Catonsville 50: Domonic Venable's 21 points helped the host Rams (22-1) eliminate the Comets from the 3A North regional quarterfinals.
No. 10 Old Mill 62, South River 46: Travis Hyman paced the host Patriots (21-3) with 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
Alex Buchholtz had a team-high 14 points for the Patriots as they advanced to the 4A East semifinals.
Owings Mills 97, Lansdowne 86: Senior guard Julian Bradley poured in 37 points and grabbed 28 rebounds, but the Eagles also needed clutch shooting from junior guard Kevin Timmons to get past the visiting Vikings in double overtime in a 2A North quarterfinal.
Timmons tied the game with a three-pointer with six seconds remaining in regulation, and shot 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the second overtime period.
The Eagles (18-5) trailed in the final minute of regulation and the first overtime before finally pulling away.