Oakland Mills boys slip past Howard, 71-70

Basketball

December 16, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

With Howard (1-4) up by one with 10 seconds left, Oakland Mills (2-2) ran a pick-and-roll from David Pearman to Kevin Cureton, scoring with 4.3 seconds left and held on for the win, 71-70, yesterday.

Cureton (23) and Pearman (22) combined for 45 points.

No. 4 Walbrook 43, Southwestern 32 -- Kevin Thompson grabbed 11 rebounds and Daniel Rowlette scored a game-high 14 points as the Warriors (3-0) held the visiting Sabers (1-2) to nine second-half points in the first round of the Function at the Junction tournament at Walbrook High School.

No. 10 McDonogh 76, C. Milton Wright 43 -- Brandon Herbert scored 26 points to power the visiting Eagles (7-0) past the Mustangs (2-2) in the opening round of the Aberdeen Tip-Off Mixer.

Girls

No. 2 Towson Catholic 70, Mercy 27 -- Marah Strickland led the visiting Owls (5-1) with 18 points against the Magic (4-2). Towson Catholic held all of Mercy's scorers to five points or fewer.

No. 4 McDonogh 78, St. Johns-CP 36 -- Annie Politsch's 14 points, six rebounds and three steals led the Eagles (5-0) over the visiting Leopards (1-4). McDonogh's winning streak will be challenged Monday, when it travels to top-ranked St. Frances.

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