The No. 4 Mount St. Joseph basketball team can't seem to stop playing overtime games lately. But unlike Friday, when they were upset in four overtimes by McDonogh, the Gaels rallied in the extra period Tuesday to beat Calvert Hall, 65-60.
In overtime, the Cardinals (8-15, 4-9 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) took an early lead before the Gaels scored three straight baskets, including a jumper and three-point play by Kameron Williams (15points) to take the lead for good with three minutes left.
Regulation featured back-and-forth play with Calvert Hall taking a 27-25 lead at halftime. But in the second half, the Cardinals fell behind late, and Justin Beck (15 points) made two free throws with 40 seconds left to knot the score at 51 and force overtime.
Lavon Long had a game-high 23 points for the Gaels (22-5, 12-3). Denzel Richardson led Calvert Hall with 16.
No. 5 John Carroll 41, McDonogh 38: With four seconds left, Kamau Stokes hit a 3-pointer from the left corner to lift the visiting Patriots (23-5, 12-2 MIAA A Conference) over the Eagles (14-11, 6-9).
John Carroll led by six in the fourth quarter. McDonogh's rally culminated with a 3-pointer by Taysean Scott to tie the score at 38 with a minute to go.
Jared Jones had 15 points for John Carroll, and B.J. Andrews had a game-high 16 points for McDonogh.
No. 8 Forest Park 75, Southside 36: DeAnthony McCormick had a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Anton Waters had 15 points and 25 rebounds to power the visiting Foresters (13-1) past the Jaguars (1-14).
No. 9 Arundel 94, Northeast 42: Thirteen Wildcats (19-0) scored, led by 14 points from Dexter Dunbar.
No. 11 City 57, Digital Harbor 46: Omari George had a game-high 19 points and Dwayne Morgan added 16 to power the host Knights (12-4) past the Rams.
City trailed 25-24 at the half, but three technical fouls against Digital helped the Knights build a second-half lead.
No. 12 Glen Burnie 68, South River 46: Brandon Spain scored a game-high 20 points for visiting Glen Burnie (17-2). Kellen Brooks had 18 points for South River (4-15).
No. 13 Poly 65, Carver 32: Brandon Lindsay and Kye Hodge each scored 16 points to lead the host Engineers (12-6) past the Bears.
Atholton 64, Oakland Mills 54: Coach Jim Albert recorded his 400th win behind a game-high 32 points from Gavin Stephenson. The visiting Raiders improved to 12-7, and the Scorpions fell to 7-12.
During his career, Albert has won eight county championships and made two state semifinal appearances. The visiting Raiders (12-7) led 29-28 at halftime. The Scorpions fell to 7-12.
Glenelg Country School 53, Loyola 45: Kevin Boyd scored 16 points to lead the host Dragons (13-11, 7-8 MIAA A Conference) past the Dons (10-16, 3-10). Bennett Bradley had eight points for Loyola.
Chapelgate Christian 53, St. Mary's 52: Isiah Harris hit a one-handed floater at the buzzer to lift the host Yellow Jackets (11-15, 6-10 MIAA BConference) over the Saints (14-10, 8-8).
Chika Ovi had 18 points to lead Chapelgate, which trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter.
St. Paul's 58, Boys' Latin 45: The Crusaders (17-9, 13-4 MIAA B Conference) started with an 11-0 run and Lamonte Wade finished with 23 points. Casey Rees paced the Lakers (11-12, 8-9) with 23 points.
Ben Franklin-Masonville 56, National Academy Foundation 49: Daquan Caver scored 16 points to power the host Bayhawks (14-6).
No. 9 Glenelg 62, Centennial 36: Emily Russo scored a game-high 23 points for the host Gladiators (17-1).Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times