Roundup: Oakland Mills beats Largo in 2A South boys regional semifinal

March 06, 2013|By Brandon Hopp | Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 6 Oakland Mills went ahead by as many as 16 points in the second half before having to hold off a late comeback attempt by Largo. The Scorpions finally put the visiting Lions away, 64-58, in a Class 2A South regional boys basketball semifinal game Tuesday night.

Junior guard Deshawn Willis scored a team-high 17 points, including an alley-oop dunk off an assist from Nekhi Bradley that thrilled a packed gym. Loyola-bound forward Lavon Long added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Oakland Mills (24-0).

No. 1 Dunbar 75, Surrattsville 42: Daxter Miles scored 11 points and Motaque Wright, Anthony Brown and Brandon Smith had 10 each to power past the visiting Hornets in Class 1A South.

Dunbar hosts Benjamin Franklin-Masonville Cove in Thursday's regional championship at 6 p.m.

No. 8 City 61, Aberdeen 39: Tim Bond scored 16 points and Omari George added 13 to lead the host Knights (20-5) past the Eagles in Class 3A North.

No. 10 Arundel 65, Meade 57: Freshman Tristen Easton scored a game-high 29 points, but the visiting Mustangs lost to the Wildcats (22-3) in Class 4A East.

The game was tied at 41 to start the fourth quarter, when Arundel's Ryan Hill scored 11 of his 27 points.

Arundel faces host North Point on Friday.

No. 11 New Town 69, Western Tech 61: The host Titans (21-3) had a hard time protecting the ball in the first half against the Wolverines in Class 1A North.

In the second half, New Town cut down on the turnovers and turned up the offense to win.

Trailing 22-19 at the start of the second half, New Town tied the score on the first possession when Keith Wainwright made a 3-pointer. Danny Shand made a jumper to score the go-ahead basket. The game remained tight until the Titans made their free throws down the stretch.

Wainwright finished with a game-high 20 points and Shand had 17.

Ben Franklin-Masonville Cove 61, Forest Park 46: The Bayhawks (21-3) used a box-and-one to isolate and contain the Foresters' leading scorer, Wayne Hill, and Breyon Graves (16 points) and Bryon Hawkes (14 points) led the offense in Class 1A South.

Paint Branch 64, Dulaney 54: The visiting Panthers overcame a seven-point deficit in the third quarter to rally past the Lions (21-3) in a Class 4A North semifinal.

Dulaney led, 27-20, early in the third quarter before the Panthers closed the period on a 13-4 run to put them ahead for good. Senior guard Gavan Scanlan led Dulaney with 22 points, closing his four-year varsity career with a 3-point shot in the waning moments of the game.

Junior guards Jason Lawson and Zach Hill contributed 10 points each for the Lions. The Panthers, who will meet Poly in the regional final, were paced by sophomore Donovan Walker's 19 points.

Nelson Coffin, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Joppatowne 51, Edgewood 47: The host Mariners were led by Markell Huggins with 16 points and Matthew Jones with 14 points in Class 2A East.

Reservoir 72, Centennial 66: There will be a new champion in the Class 3A East region this year.

Seth Henry led the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Gators, who took advantage of a 7-0 run just before halftime to open up a lead they never lost. The Eagles, who lost their bid for a third consecutive regional title, were led by Omari Ringgold's game-high 28 points.

—Brent Kennedy, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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