Gonzaga's pressure defense, led by guards Cedric Lindsay and Tyler Thornton, proved too much for Calvert Hall, as the top-ranked Cardinals lost for the first time this season, 66-51, in the semifinals of the Gonzaga DC Classic on Friday night.
Damion Lee scored 23 points for Calvert Hall (5-1), but it wasn't enough, as the host team got a combined 36 points from Lindsay and Thornton to advance to tonight's championship game against Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), at 7:45.
The Cardinals will meet Bishop McNamara in the third-place game at 6 p.m.
No. 4 Lake Clifton 35, Southwestern 32: Senior point guard Josh Selby scored 13 points and added eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the visiting Lakers (2-1).
No. 5 Digital Harbor 56, Du Bois 28: Senior forward Davon Usher scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the host Rams improved to 4-0 this season.
No. 8 City 57, Southside 19: Senior center Jordan Latham scored a game-high 22 points to lead the host Knights (4-0).
No. 12 Atholton 60, Glenelg 59: Guard Connor Cortes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the visiting Raiders overcame a six-point halftime deficit to win in a Howard County League game.
No. 1 Seton Keough 47, No. 8 McDonogh 43: Amber Singletary scored 23 points and added five rebounds as the host Gators (2-2) rebounded from Wednesday's loss to St. Frances with a victory in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game.
No. 14 Roland Park 42, No. 5 St. Frances 40: The host Reds overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to upset the Panthers in an IAAM A Conference game. Daisy Alaeze led Roland Park with 22 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.
No. 10 Meade 74, Old Mill 63: Alissa Chambliss scored 24 points, Imani Bailey finished with 18 and Nicole Dixon added 13 points and 18 rebounds as the visiting Mustangs (3-0) topped the Patriots in Anne Arundel County action.