Basketball

Atkins helps Mt. St. Joe beat top N.C. team, 64-58

December 29, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Eric Atkins (14 points) tied the game with 30 seconds left in regulation and went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in overtime to help lift second-ranked Mount St. Joseph over host New Hanover, 64-58, at the Leon Brodgen Holiday Classic in Wilmington, N.C., yesterday.

The Gaels (6-1) dealt North Carolina's defending Class 4A state champion Wildcats their first home loss in four years. Mount St. Joseph went 13-for-14 from the free-throw line in overtime. Gerald Hill scored seven of his 13 points in the extra period.

Georgetown-bound Henry Sims had 15 rebounds.

New Hanover's Ty Walker, who is headed to Wake Forest, was held to nine points.

No. 7 Northwestern 52, Dulaney 45 -- Terrance West was named the CCBC Dundalk Holiday Classic Most Valuable Player as the Wildcats (6-1) defeated the Lions. The junior had seven steals and a team-leading 21 points in the final. Dulaney closed to within one point in the second half, but it never led in the game. Justin Lee added 11 points and was also named to the all-tournament team.

No. 5 Lake Clifton 77, Potomac 54 -- Antoine Allen had 20 points and eight rebounds as the Lakers (6-1) beat the Wolverines in the semifinals of the Chick-fil-A Christmas Tournament at Churchill High.

No. 11 Mervo 64, Central 45 -- Byron Westmoreland scored 22 to power the visiting Mustangs (6-2) past the host Falcons at their Holiday Mixer.

Girls

No. 6 McDonogh 62, National Cathedral 40 -- Taylor Virden had 18 points, including three three-pointers in the first quarter, as McDonogh (5-5) won in a rout.

No. 11 Mount Hebron 74, Linganore 48 -- Brittany Bowen and Deanna Dydynski combined for 33 points to power the host Vikings (9-0) past the Lancers (5-3) in the championship of the Mount Hebron Holiday Classic. Mount Hebron has won this event the past two years.

No. 13 Archbishop Spalding 52, Poly 42 -- Maggie Morrison scored 13 points to power the Cavaliers (8-2) past the Engineers in the opening round of the Owings Mills Holiday Classic. Spalding faces Wicomico, a 50-29 winner over host Owings Mills, in the Gold Division Championship today at 5 p.m. Meade and DuVal play in the Black Division Championship at 2 p.m.

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