RICHMOND, Va. — John Lutkenhaus converted a three-point play to snap a tie game with just over a minute to play to send Douglas Freeman to a 55-52 win over Bishop Walsh in the second round of the Benedictine Capital Classic Friday evening.
Jimmy Marshall scored a game-high 24 points and hit four of Freeman’s nine three-point goals. Lutkenhaus finished with 19 points.
Quincy Redmon and Liam Rhodes had big nights for Bishop Walsh. Redmon had his second double-double of the tournament with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Rhodes had 17 points and four assists. Rhodes, who had a pair of three-point goals, made 7 of 8 free throws for the Spartans, who were 14 for 16 from the foul line as a team.
Tied at 50, Lutkenhaus, a 6-8 center, drove to the basket, drew Redmon’s fifth foul of the night, hit the shot and the free throw to give Freeman the lead for good with 1:01 to go.
Freeman (7-3), a public school in the Richmond area, led 28-29 at halftime and by as many as 11 points in the third quarter. Bishop Walsh (8-2) roared back, and had led by three with 4:30 left in the fourth.
Bishop Walsh will play Mt. St. Michael’s Academy of the Bronx, N.Y., in today’s final round, at 12:30.
Parkersburg South 73, Allegany 55
CUMBERLAND — Wes Mitchem poured in 27 points to lead Parkersburg South past Allegany at the Fort Hill F Club Christmas Classic.
The Patriots led from wire-to-wire. It was 19-12 after one quarter and 39-28 at the half.
The teams played to a 15-15 tie in the third quarter. But Parkersburg South scored 19 in the fourth to pull away for an 18-point win.
After scoring 23 points against Fort Hill on Thursday, Doug Dennis added nine Friday to earn the classic’s most outstanding player. Mitchem was also named to the all-tournament team.
Bryce Nightengale, Trenton Eirich and Colton Sivic scored 12 points to lead the Campers. Nightengale and Calman McKenzie each grabbed eight rebounds and Eirich had five assists. Allegany’s Christian Thomas was named to the all-tournament team.
Allegany (4-3) visits Mountain Ridge on Friday.
St. Maria Goretti 89, Fort Hill 37
CUMBERLAND — St. Maria Goretti turned a seven-point lead at halftime into a 26-point advantage by the close of the third quarter and the Gaels roared past Fort Hill in the final game of the F Club Christmas Classic.
The Gaels led 30-23 at halftime, then outscored the Sentinels 26-7 in the third quarter and 33-7 in the fourth.
Tyrus Fleetwood had 17 points, Toby Christensen 16, Isaiah Harris-Winn 15 and Martin Geben 10 points for Goretti.
Fleetwood and Geben, who also had big games against Allegany, where named to the all-tournament team.
Fort Hill’s Jarrett Wolfe was also named to the all-tournament team. He had 14 points against Goretti and 27 points for the tournament.
The Sentinels (2-4) play at Southern on Wednesday in a tripleheader that begins at 4:15.
Walt Whitman 67
OAKLAND — It took three overtimes but Walt Whitman was finally able to get the best of Southern and hand the home team a loss in the first day of action at the 36th annual First United Bank and Trust Snowball Classic.
The Rams trailed 39-33 heading into the final period of regulation but erased that deficit and tied the score at 48 in the closing seconds when Reese Haskiell hit a floater in the lane.
The Vikings had trouble at the foul line during the first two overtimes and were unable to take late leads in both. They finally hit a three-pointer late in the third overtime to grab the lead for good.
Daniel Lowet scored a team-high 19 points for the Vikings, with Liam Hatch adding 11.
Southern’s Landon Todd lead all scorers with 21 points, while Lucas Ritchie contributed 11 and Matt Friend added eight points.
The Rams (2-4) play Cristo Rey Jesuit at 4 o’clock today.
Mountain Ridge 30
WILLIAMSPORT — Will-iamsport jumped on Mountain Ridge early, outscoring the Miners 16-3 in the first quarter, to advance to the championship game of the Richard E. Doub Classic.
Sterling Christy had a game high 21 points while Riley Arnone and Nick Johnson had eight for the Wildcats.
Steven Glassbrenner led Mountain Ridge with 10 points, and Rashawn Johnson added eight.
Mountain Ridge (3-4) will play Broadfording in today’s 5 p.m. consolation game.
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Dane Heavener scored 23 points and hit seven three-point shots to lead Hampshire over Frankfort in the Trojan Athletic Association Holiday Tournament
Frankfort was still in it after a low-scoring first quarter, down 8-5.
Hampshire led by nine at halftime, then overpowered Frankfort on both ends in the second half, outscoring the Falcons 47-21 in the final two periods.
Travis Clower recorded 19 points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals and Logan Hill collected 12 rebounds to go with 10 points for Hampshire.
Gage Shaffer led Frankfort with 14.
Hampshire (4-3) play in the championship game today against Mountain View at 7:30. Frankfort (1-6) plays Calvary in the consolation game at noon.
Mountain View 89
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Mountain View Christian Academy scored 30 fourth-quarter points to break open a close game and beat Calvary Christian, despite a tournament record 37-point game by the Eagles’ Tyler Michael in the opening game of the Trojan Athletic Association Holiday Tournament at Hampshire.
Mountain View led 17-15 after one quarter, 36-34 at halftime and 59-56 after three quarters before outscoring Calvary 30-13 in the fourth. Brandon Pressly had 28 points, James Kirksly 27 and Wayne Alsberry 23 for Mountain View, which did not miss a field goal in the final quarter.
Michael hit 14 field goals, with six being three-pointers, and 3 of 8 foul shots in his record-setting night for the Eagles. Gavin Hart added 19 points.
Calvary (5-3) will play the loser of last night’s Hampshire-Frankfort game in today’s 6 p.m. consolation game. Mountain View will play the winner in the 8 o’clock championship game.
BERLIN, Pa. — Brad Torbett scored 13 points as Hope for Hyndman Charter School beat Berlin in the opening round of the Berlin Christmas Tournament.
Chad Deneen added 11 points for the Hornets (4-1).
Zac Cooney had a game high 15 points for Berlin.
Hyndman’s Seth Cook had 15 points in its 33-26 jayvee win.
The Hornets play Blacklick Valley in tonight’s championship game.
East Hardy 56
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Moorefield built a 20-point halftime lead and held off an East Hardy comeback in the opening game of the Petersburg Holiday Tournament.
Jared Kite had 14 points, Adam Snyder 13 and Garrett Keller 11 for the Yellow Jackets (1-4), who led 38-18 after putting together an excellent first half on both ends of the floor.
Wyatt Basye led the East Hardy comeback by hitting four three-point goals for 12 points in the second half.
Tyler Mongold finished with 11 points and Shawn Skovron and Josh Parker 10 for East Hardy.
Moorefield plays the winner of last night’s Petersburg/Pendleton game in tonight’s championship game.
East Hardy will play the loser in the consolation game.