Devante Wallace scored 16 of his game-high 30 points in the third quarter to power No. 8 Dunbar past Surrattsville, 85-61, in the Class 1A South regional final Friday.
The Poets (22-3) face Owings Mills (23-3), a 55-53 winner over New Town, in Friday's state semifinal 3 p.m. at Comcast Center in College Park.
The Hornets matched Dunbar bucket-for-bucket in the first half, which ended with the score tied at 28. Dunbar amped up its defense and played unselfish ball in the second half. Wallace started the third quarter by hitting three 3-pointers to start the Poets running. Aaron Parham had 25 points for Dunbar.
North Point 78, No. 15 Glen Burnie 59: The host Eagles (25-0) used a full-court press to build a 29-6 first-quarter lead and rode out the win over the Gophers (20-5) in Class 4A East.
Turnovers and missed shots hampered Glen Burnie throughout the first half. Devonte Thomas and Tre Mouton each scored 19 points for the Eagles. Larry Mike had a game-high 22 points and seven rebounds for Glen Burnie.
Owings Mills 55, New Town 53: Ahmaad Wilson went 2-for-2 from the free-throw line with 0.6 of a second left to lift the host Eagles (23-3) over the Titans (19-6) in the Class 1A North regional final.
New Town's Jalen Clarke sank a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to knot the score at 53. Kyle Thomas led Owings Mills with 19 points.
Annapolis Area Christian School 71, Washington Christian 56: Tyler Lewis scored 20 points to lead the Eagles (22-10) past the Wildcats in a Maryland Christian Schools State Tournament semifinal at Anne Arundel Community College.
AACS advances to today's championship against Chapelgate Christian Academy, a 39-36 winner over Salisbury Christian School, at 7 p.m. at Anne Arundel CC.