Roundup: Mullen leads South Carroll boys over Century

No. 2 John Carroll beats No. 12 McDonogh in OT

February 05, 2011|By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

South Carroll relied on relentless defense Friday against rival Century, as the No. 13 Cavaliers beat the visiting Knights, 53-42.

South Carroll improves to 18-0 overall, 12-0 in the county. Century falls to 12-5 and 10-2.

After a sluggish first quarter, the Cavaliers were able to take control in the second behind a defense that kept the visitors scoreless for nearly seven minutes.  The 15-0 run, which started with a 3-pointer from Liam Bates in the closing seconds of the first quarter and extended deep into the second, provided the Cavaliers with a 25-14 lead they would never surrender.

Junior point guard Dan Mullen scored a career-high 17 points to lift the Cavaliers offense, while senior guard Ryan McTavish finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

"In the first quarter, we got caught in the emotion of the game, but that's what we usually do — shut teams down defensively for stretches and make some runs," said South Carroll coach Doug Goff.

Trailing by 35-21 midway through the third quarter, Century wouldn't go away.  The Knights, who got a team-high 12 points from Evan Fritsche, closed out the quarter on a 10-2 run with Brandon Soderstrom's 3-pointer with four seconds left cutting the deficit to 37-31.  But after the Knights missed two 3-point tries and another shot in close to open the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers got a putback from McTavish before Mullen had a steal and layup for a 41-31 advantage.

Goff was particularly pleased with the all-around effort from Mullen.

"He's very good and very underrated," said Goff.  "Danny is kind of the quiet guy who scores for us when teams try to shut down on Ryan."

No. 2 John Carroll 65, No. 12 McDonogh 63, OT: Malcolm McMillan hit a driving layup with two seconds left in overtime to lift the host Patriots (26-1) over the Eagles (15-7). McDonogh led by 10 points at the end of the second and third quarters, but John Carroll rallied in the fourth to take the lead. The Eagles' Kayel Locke (10 points) hit a running 18-foot bank shot at the buzzer to force overtime.

No. 6 Dunbar 65, Douglass 37: Aaron Parham scored 12 points and Evan Singletary had 11 to lead the host Poets (14-2) past the Ducks. Dunbar outscored Douglass, 17-5, in the third quarter to pull away.

Calvert Hall 47, No. 7 Mount St. Joseph 46: Justin Beck missed, got his own rebound and sank a 5-foot jumper with two seconds left to lift the visiting Cardinals (14-13) over the Gaels (18-8). Mount St. Joe has lost twice this week, falling to No. 12 McDonogh in overtime, 73-61, Wednesday.

No. 10 Lake Clifton 50, Poly 43: The visiting Lakers (12-4) outscored the Engineers, 19-7, in the fourth quarter to pull away. Poly led 22-20 at the half. Trae Summers finished with 19 points for Lake.

No. 11 Forest Park 71, Maritime Industry Academy 34: Sherrod Hartgrove had 18 points and Quintin Judd added 15 to power the host Foresters (13-4).

No. 14 Glenelg Country School 71, St. Paul's 44: Isaiah Miles scored a game-high 29 points and the host Dragons (20-3) made nine 3-pointers. Glenelg led 44-18 at the half.

No. 15 Annapolis 45, South River 39: Tajuan Watson had 11 points to lead the visiting Panthers (13-3) past the Seahawks.

Old Mill 82, Northeast 48: Eric Savage scored a game-high 23 points, including his 1,000th career point, to power the host Patriots (13-3) past the Eagles.


No. 5 McDonogh 45, No. 6 Roland Park 41: Daisy Alaeze had a game-high 24 points in a losing effort for the host Reds (11-7). Tiersa Winder had 15 for the Eagles (17-5). Taylor Cummings had nine steals and six rebounds to key McDonogh's defense.

No. 8 Digital Harbor 60, Carver 11: Alexus Harrison had a double-double (17 points, 17 rebounds) to power the visiting Rams (9-6) past the Bears. Digital held Carver to nine points in the first half.

North Harford 48, No. 9 Fallston 45: Haley Ford scored 18 points as the host Hawks upset the Cougars (11-5). Rachel Holehouse had 11 points for Fallston.

No. 12 Dunbar 84, Douglass 15: Michelle Wright scored a game-high 21 points to power the visiting Poets (12-2) past the Ducks.

Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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