St. Frances boys hold off Parkville, 60-58

No. 1 Calvert Hall loses again in Gonzaga Classic

December 13, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Despite not making a field goal in the fourth quarter, the No. 2 St. Frances boys basketball team escaped with a 60-58 win over host Parkville on Saturday.

The Panthers (2-1), who were led by Dante Holmes' game-high 20 points, took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, when they suddenly went cold from the field. St. Frances' only points in the period came from the line, where they went 5-for-12.

"We had a big cushion going into the fourth and tried to kill a little bit of clock," St. Frances assistant coach Damon Fisher said. "Basically, it backfired."

Denzel Williams scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to rally the Knights (1-2).

St. Frances led 18-6 after the first quarter and 33-24 at the half.

Holmes also had 12 rebounds and five steals.

Bishop McNamara 60, No. 1 Calvert Hall 54: Jon Graham had a game-high 23 points as the Cardinals (5-2) lost to the Mustangs (4-3) in the consolation game of the Gonzaga Classic.

McNamara led 14-5 after the first quarter. Brandon Coleman had 14 points for the Mustangs. Calvert Hall went 1-2 in the three-day tournament.

No. 9 Arundel 72, Annapolis Area Christian 64: R.J. Harris scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the host Wildcats (4-0) past the Eagles (2-4).

Jourdan Stickler had a game-high 29 points for AACS.

Arundel held a five-point lead at the half and outscored AACS 26-18 in the third quarter.

Girls

No. 14 Roland Park 42, Bryn Mawr 28: Daisy Alaeze scored a game-high 20 points to power the Reds (6-0) past the Mawrtians (3-1) in the 10th annual Sherry Shootout.

Alaeze added eight rebounds and three blocks. Lauren Carter had 12 points for Roland Park.

The Reds (6-0), who were coming off an upset of No. 5 St. Frances on Friday night, built a 23-15 halftime lead over the Mawrtians and never looked back.

Kate Snouffer led Bryn Mawr with nine points.

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