Goretti 56, St. Joseph's 53
BALTIMORE - St. Maria Goretti withstood the worst possible circumstances in the fourth quarter to hold on for a victory over Mount St. Joseph's in the semifinals of the Baltimore Catholic League tournament.
Goretti advances to the tournament championship against Towson Catholic, who defeated Cardinal Gibbons, on Sunday at 7 p.m at Goucher College.
Goretti broke open a tied game in the third quarter and led by 53-43 with 2:35 remaining but only scored three points the rest of the way. St. Joseph's hit two 3-pointers in the last 32 seconds to threaten the Gaels (26-9).
Goretti played much of the game without Rodney Gibson, who was saddled with foul problems. The BCL most valuable player scored just one point.
Josh Carter picked up Goretti, helping them break a tied game with 6:31 in the third quarter after Gibson was hit with his fourth foul. Carter hit a pair of baskets to start the rush to the 10-point lead.
Carter finished with 13 points to back Matt Tanner's 20-point outing. Derrick Davis added 11 while Matt Spierenburg had seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH'S (53)
Outlaw 15, Copland 7, Jennings 5, Johnson 13, Mickens 11, Latimore 2. Totals 19 10-11 53.
ST. MARIA GORETTI (56)
Gibson 1, Tanner 20, Speirnburg 8, Davis 11, Wills 3, Carter 13. Totals 23 6-16 56.
Mount St. Joseph's 1717712-53
Three-point goals - Mount St. Joseph's 5 (Outlaw 2, Copland, Jennings, Mickens), Goretti 4 (Carter 2, Davis, Wills).
John Hallahan 42, SJPH 29
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Kenan Cole led St. John's-Prospect Hall with 12 points in a loss at the Bishop Walsh Invitational.
Kim Henry added 10 points. for SJPH (22-8).
Cole 12, Bonneville 1, Merkel 6, Henry 10. Totals 11 7-10 29.
JOHN HALLAHAN (42)
Leech 7, Perez 7, McCandlew 6, Mower 2, McDonald 3, Mooney 6, Carter 11. Totals 19 1-5 42.
Three-point goals - John Hallahan 3 (Leech, Perez, McDonald).
Region XX, D. II tourney
Baltimore 76, Frederick 67
No. 3 Baltimore scrambled to a 41-30 halftime lead and then rode three 20-point scorers past sixth-seeded Frederick in the quarterfinals of the Region XX Division II tournament at the Hagerstown Community College athletic complex.
Earl Carr finished with 22 points while Jimmy Moore added 21 and Donte Patterson had 20 to lead Baltimore.
Gordy Clark led Frederick with 22 points while T.J. Wright came off the bench to score 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Baltimore advances to today's semifinals and will face Cecil in a rematch of last week's Maryland JuCo semifinals.
Cecil 63, CCAC-Alleg. 49
Second-seeded Cecil exploded for 42 points in the second half to battle back from a two-point halftime deficit and defeat seventh-seeded CCAC-Allegheny.
Jerome Coleman led Cecil with 25 points, including 5 of 15 from 3-point range, while Damian McPherson added 11 and Jareem Dowling had 14 rebounds.
Mike Parsons led CCAC with 17 points while John Jones had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Poto. St. 66, P. George's 64
Fourth-seeded Potomac State erased a nine-point halftime deficit with a 33-22 second half to pull out a two-point victory over fifth-seed Prince George's.
Shannon Layton scored 23 points while Brandon Haughton added 14 points and 16 rebounds and Martellus Brayton had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Cecil. Donnell Ellis and Burgess Williams had 15 points each for Prince George's.
Beaver County 116 Southern Maryland 78
Top-seeded Beaver County got 108 points out of its starting five - 65 coming in the second half - to overwhelm the College of Southern Maryland.
Edwin Biggs Jr scored 36 points while Jerald Tisdale added 25. Brandon Jewett had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Rob Bouterse had 14 points and 17 rebounds.
Southern Maryland was led by Quincy Tarpley with 26 points.