Varsity roundup: Spalding girls make Ariz. tournament final

December 30, 2010

Top-ranked Archbishop Spalding is one game away from winning the Gray Division Championship at the Nike Tour of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Cavaliers (11-2) beat Orange Lutheran (Calif.), 62-57, in Wednesday's semifinal.

Shaquilla Curtis and Brya Freeland led Spalding with 16 and 14 points respectively. After trailing by three at halftime, the Cavaliers outscored the Eagles, 18-10, in the third quarter to key the win.

Spalding faces the winner of Bonita (Calif.)/Apollo (Ariz.) in today's championship at 6:30 p.m.

McDonough 38, Old Mill 36: Tyler Smith hit a runner with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Rams over the Patriots (4-5) at the Hammond Holiday Classic Gold Division championship. Tiara Butler led Old Mill with 11 points.

No. 3 Mount St. Joseph 58, Calvert Hall 44: After a sloppy, lackluster first half, the Gaels (12-3) picked up the tempo and went on a 19-4 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Cardinals in the consolation game of the Diamond Springs Benedictine Capitol Classic in Richmond, Va.

Kameron Williams led Mount St. Joseph with 15 points. Denzel Richardson led Calvert Hall (6-9) with 14 points and Trey Davis had 11.

The Gaels finished with a 2-1 record in the tournament. The Cardinals ended up 1-2.

No. 10 Lake Clifton 55, John F. Kennedy (N.Y.) 41: Leron Fisher scored a game-high 26 points to power the Lakers (5-1) past the Knights at the IAABO Board 290 Memorial Mixer at Northwestern. Lake Clifton, who finished 2-0 in the tournament, pressed in the second quarter to break a 16-16 first quarter tie and take a 31-24 halftime lead.

No. 14 Glenelg Country School 74, Wakefield (Va.) 67: Warren Powers led all scorers with 24 points as the Dragons (8-2) took third place beating host Warriors in the George Long Tournament.

Owings Mills 78, No. 12 Digital Harbor 72: Tyson Smith scored a game-high 31 points, including 21-of-27 from the free throw line, as the Eagles (8-0) upset the Rams (5-4) at the IAABO Board 290 Memorial Mixer at Northwestern.

"We started off slow had some unforced turnovers before we settled down and controlled the game," said Owings Mills coach Richard Epps. "We made more free throws than they did and held on."

Owings Mills made 38-of-53 free throws to Digital's 16-of-36. The Eagles switched to a match-up zone and ran 20-8 in the second quarter for a 34-27 halftime lead.

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