Cumberland Times-News

March 9, 2013

Tori Oliver leads St. John’s over Spalding, 54-44

Cadets repeat as champions

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — Tori Oliver recorded 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead St. John’s over Archbishop Spalding 54-44 to win the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament for the third consecutive year.

Lindsey Spann made four free throws in the final minutes and Good Counsel scored the last six points to turn away McDonogh and grab third place.

Elizabeth Seton secured fifth place by riding Janelle Hubbard’s 18 points to a win over Georgetown Visitation, and nine players scored as Seton Keough topped Bishop Walsh to finish seventh.

St. John’s     54

Good Counsel     44

The Cadets came in 32-1 and ranked eighth in the USA Today poll.

Spalding led the majority of the game, up 14-8 after one and 20-17 at the break.

Trailing 36-34 going into the fourth, St. John’s rattled off a 20-8 fourth quarter to clinch the tournament title.

Camille Calhoun led Archbishop Spalding (29-2) with 11 points and 18 rebounds. Jade Scaife and Aleah Epps each had 10 points in the loss.

Lindsay Allen and Kayla Robbins each scored 10 points for St. John’s.

Good Counsel     65

McDonogh     59

Spann, who is bound for Penn State after graduation, scored 25 points as the Falcons beat the Eagles in a battle of the birds for third place.

Amanda Fioravanti scored to put Good Counsel up 61-59 with 59.7 seconds left in the fourth and Spann scored the final four points at the foul line to lock up the win.

Fioravanti scored 14 points for the Falcons, the No. 4 team in The Washington Post, and Sara Woods added seven.

McDonogh (22-9) got a team-high 23 points and five rebounds out of Dajah Logan. Maya Wynn added 14 points and Danielle Edwards scored 10 for the No. 3 team in the Baltimore Sun.

The Falcons finish the season at 27-6.

Elizabeth Seton     42

Georgetown    39

Hubbard made seven field goals and both of her shots at the foul line to reach her game-high 18 points as Elizabeth Seton overcame an early deficit to earn a three-point win.

Hubbard hit a go-ahead jumper with 24 seconds remaining to help the Roadrunners (21-11) beat Seton keough, 66-62, on Friday, and was the only player on her team to score in double figures Saturday. Casey Davis scored nine points.

Georgetown (22-10) outpaced Elizabeth Seton 18-11 in the first quarter and still led 24-21 at halftime. The Cubs tied the score at 30 by the end of the third.

Alexis Gray scored 11 points, while Tess Burns, Taylor Delgado and Maddy Reid all added eight during the loss.

Seton Keough     70

Bishop Walsh     8

The Gators held the Spartans to three points in the first half and finished with three players with at least 10 points in Saturday’s early game.

Alaliyah Wilson and Jade Porter paved the way with 11 points apiece, with Amani Hudson adding 10. Both Taylor Bolden and Haley Riebling scored nine points for Seton Keough (10-16).

The Gators got out to a 16-3 lead after one quarter and spread the lead to 37-3 by halftime. The score stood at 54-6 going into the third.

Bishop Walsh finishes the season with a 2-31 record.