From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — St. John’s and Archbishop Spalding scrimmaged each other before the start of the season, and after spending the season as two of the top teams in the Baltimore-Washington Metro area, the pair of powerhouses will play today at 6:15 p.m. as St. John’s tries to defend its championship of the 19th Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament.
The Cadets and Cavaliers will close out a Day Three that begins with Bishop Walsh playing Seton Keough at 1 p.m. At 2:30, Elizabeth Seton takes on Georgetown Visitation in the championship of the consolation bracket, and McDonogh plays Good Counsel in the third-place game at 4 p.m.
Spalding got past Good Counsel in Thursday’s late game to earn its spot in the finals, while St. John’s moved past McDonogh in the other semifinal.
Georgetown got Friday’s action going by catching fire early and cruising to a big win over Bishop Walsh, before Elizabeth Seton beat Seton Keough in the final minute of a toughly fought contest.
Spalding 59, Good Counsel 48
Aleah Epps had 18 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists for Archbishop Spalding in a 11-point win over Good Counsel in the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament Championship Semifinals Friday night.
Spalding had a 6-0 run to start the game and led the whole way. It turned a 13-8 advantage into a 29-19 lead at halftime.
Good Counsel failed to make a second half run as Spalding maintained its double-digit lead.
Sara Woods led Good Counsel with 16 points. Lindsay Spann recorded 13 points, three assists and three steals. Nicole Enabosi chipped in 11.
Jade Scaife contributed 11 points in the win.
Archbishop Spalding plays St. John’s in the championship game today at 6:15 p.m.
Good Counsel will meet McDonogh in the third place game at 4 p.m.
St. John’s 56, McDonogh 47
Tori Oliver scored 20 points and Lindsay Allen put in 19 to lead St. John’s over McDonogh in the first Championship Semifinal Friday.
McDonogh, ranked No. 2 in The Baltimore Sun’s poll, led 23-20 at halftime and trailed 34-33 at the end of three.
The Cadets went on an 11-2 run in the last three minutes to pull away.
Danielle Edwards led McDonogh with 13 points, four assists and three steals. Dajah Logan added nine points and five rebounds.
St. John’s advances to the Championship game against Archbishop Spalding at 6:15.
McDonogh will play Good Counsel in the third place game at 4 p.m.
E. Seton 66
Seton Keough 62
Janelle Hubbard’s bucket with 24 seconds remaining gave Elizabeth Seton a 63-62 lead, and Seton Keough missed a possible go-ahead shot with nine seconds left as the Roadrunners earned a trip into today’s consolation championship.
Hubbard’s jumper was the last two points of a 19-point performance. Camden Musgrave scored 13 points, and Casey Davis finished with 10 points and a team-leading seven rebounds.
Seton Keough led 18-13 after one quarter and still led 36-31 at halftime. The Roadrunners took the lead in the third quarter by outscoring the Cubs 19-12 to go up 50-48.
Keough’s Alijah Wilson recorded a game-high 22 points, Hollie Booker added 11 and the duo of Taylor Bolden and Karli Zepps scored 10 points each.
The win makes Elizabeth Seton 20-11. Seton Keough, the No. 11 team according to The Baltimore Sun poll, is now 9-16.
Georgetown V. 65
Bishop Walsh 20
The Cubs scored the first 20 points of the afternoon and had four players score in double figures during a 45-point win over the Spartans in Friday’s opener.
Taylor Delgado scored a game-high 13 points, Kate Delaney added 12 and both Alexis Gray and Abby Kaplan added 11 points in the win. Delaney added eight rebounds and Delgado had four assists.
The Cubs turned an 18-0 lead after the first quarter into a 36-7 lead at halftime. The score grew to 50-9 following three quarters.
Nicole Ross scored six points to lead Bishop Walsh while Julia Morin and Ally Simpson both finished with five.
Georgetown is now 22-9 while Bishop Walsh sits at 2-30.