From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Good Counsel lost a nine-point lead in the final minute of regulation but regrouped quickly in overtime to defeat St. John’s, 75-66, for a berth in tonight’s Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament championship game.
Good Counsel (20-13) will take on McDonogh (28-2) in the tournament finale, scheduled to tip off at 6:15 p.m.
Nicole Enbosi scored six points in overtime and Stacey Koutris had four as Good Counsel (20-13) outscored St. John’s 16-7 in the extra period.
Koutris finished with 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals, and Enbosi had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Good Counsel. Sara Woods added 13 points and six rebounds and Lindsey Pulliam 11 points.
Niya Beverly scored 16 points, Kailyn Ebb had 11 points and six rebounds and Brittani Stowe 12 points and six assists for St. John’s (25-8), which rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation and tied the game 59-59 on an Ebb put-back with 21 seconds left to force overtime.
St. John’s will play Elizabeth Seton in today’s third-place game at 4 p.m.
Elizabeth Seton 39
McDonogh broke open a close game by outscoring Elizabeth Seton 18-9 in the third quarter to advance to tonight’s title game.
McDonogh led 13-8 after one quarter and 22-16 at the half before pulling away a bit in the third.
Dajah Logan had a game-high 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Andrea Robinson had 12 points and Danielle Edwards 11, seven assists and six steals for McDonogh.
Camden Musgrave led Elizabeth Seton with 11 points. Casey Davis had eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Elizabeth Seton will play St. John’s for third place at 4 o’clock.
St. Frances 70
St. Maria Goretti 26
Tyeisha Smith hit five three-point goals and scored 21 points, Kierra Jackson had 13 points and six rebounds, and Adre’onia Coleman finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals as St. Frances had its way with Goretti in a consolation semifinal.
St. Frances (16-10) led 17-5 after the first quarter, then outscored Goretti 19-2 in the second for a commanding 36-7 halftime lead.
Pere Alexander added eight points and eight steals, and Ilysia Lewis had six points, seven rebounds and four assists for St. Frances.
Andi Zellman hit four three-point goals and had 13 points, with 10 in the third quarter, for Goretti (21-7). She also had a team-high six rebounds.
St. Frances will play St. Vincent Pallotti in the consolation championship game today at 2:30. Goretti will take on Bishop Walsh in the third-place consolation game at 1.
St. Vincent Pallotti 83
Bishop Walsh 24
Tolu Ogunrinde and Jo Chaney had double-doubles as St. Vincent Pallotti proved too strong for the host Spartans.
Ogunrinde had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four steals, and Chaney added 14 points and 13 rebounds for Pallotti, which dominated the boards, outrebounding BW 50-20. Drew Arnett had 11 points and Daijah Johnson 10 points and four assists.
Maggie Mathews had eight points and four rebounds, Nicole Ross seven points and Maggie Czapski five points and five rebounds for Bishop Walsh.
Pallotti (13-8) will play St. Frances in today’s consolation championship game at 2:30. Bishop Walsh (9-21) will play St. Maria Goretti in the seventh-place game at 1 p.m.