Loyola's Mitch Cross, with a game-high 26 points, helped thwart a Pikesville comeback by making two steals and two free throws in the closing 25 seconds as the host Dons beat the Panthers, 60-57, in boys basketball Monday.
Loyola (2-3) extended its 30-24 halftime lead by outscoring Pikesville 16-7 in the third quarter. But the Panthers (1-2) battled back from a 15-point deficit to tie the game at 50 with 2:43 left. With less than a minute left and the score tied at 52, Cross made his first steal and fed Bennett Bradley to give Loyola the lead. Cross stole the ball again on the ensuing Pikesville possession and made a layup with 21.7 seconds left.
The Panthers' Brahema Molubah hit a jumper and Bradley made two free throws for a 58-54 Loyola lead with 19.4 seconds left. A 3-pointer by Daquan Harris cut the lead to one with 9.6 seconds left, but Cross got fouled on the inbounds play and made two free throws. Pikesville missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the game.
No. 4 Edmondson 86, FAST 34: Isiah Tripp had 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists as the host Red Storm (3-0) cruised to a victory over the Cheetahs. Darius Walker added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
No. 5 Milford Mill 64, Broadneck 59: Bruce Watkins scored 14 points to lead the Millers (2-0) over the host Bruins. St.Frances transfer Allen Costley added 10 points for Milford Mill. Matt Inch and Tashown Barnes scored 16 and 13 points, respectively, for Broadneck.
No. 15 Glenelg Country School 75, Archbishop Curley 33: Darryl Williams had 17 points, Chancellor Barnard had 15 and Warren Powers added 14 as the host Dragons (3-3) defeated the Friars in league action. Glenelg Country School made 28 field goals and was 17-23 from the free-throw line.
Centennial 63, Mount Hebron 34: Omari Ringgold went 7-for-11 from the field and scored 22 points to lead the Eagles over the host Vikings in Howard County action. Walter Fletcher added 11 points and Timi Tinuoye had 10 points and six rebounds.
No. 6 St. Frances 68, Arundel 40: Tyshell King had a game-high 21 points as the visiting Panthers (4-1) beat the Wildcats. Kela Ballard led Arundel with 17 points. St.Frances was ahead 35-15 at the half.
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