The No. 4 Mount St. Joseph basketball team was coming off an emotional win over No. 5 John Carroll, and Glenelg Country School in its first year in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference has played the role of spoiler before, but this time the upset wasn't to be. The host Dragons made more field goals, but Mount St. Joseph won, 69-64, from the free-throw line Thursday.
The Gaels (16-2) had as many 3-pointers as 2-pointers (nine each) but shot 24-for-27 from the foul line. Phil Booth, who finished with a game-high 23 points, went 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter and Lavon Long was 6-for-7 for the game.
Cesar Jove-Vives led Glenelg with 19points.
The Gaels opened with an 8-0 run in the first quarter and led by as many as six the rest of the way. Glenelg led by three in the third before Mount St. Joseph came back.
The Gaels beat John Carroll, 69-57, on Tuesday, and Glenelg upset then-No.6 Dunbar, 57-55, on Jan. 3.
No. 8 Forest Park 79, Reginald F. Lewis 50: DeAnthony McCormick scored a game-high 19 points to power the visiting Foresters (9-1) past the Falcons. Forest Park outscored Lewis 24-10 in the second quarter.
No. 10 Arundel 52, Aberdeen 44: A defensive adjustment limited the Eagles to 15 points in the second half, and second-chance points helped lift the Wildcats (10-0) to victory. Arundel's David Nicholson led all scorers with 17 points.
Western 56, Urbana 55: The host Doves (7-4) trailed 55-54 with 30 seconds left when Qierra Murray went 2-for-2 from the line for the win. Murray finished with a game-high 26 points.