For the Cumberland Times-News
CUMBERLAND — McDonogh took a 31-16 lead into halftime, and looked to have complete control before Good Counsel cut the lead down to 10 points by the start of the fourth and got to within two points at the end, a 39-37 McDonogh win in the championship game of the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament.
Good Counsel’s Lindsey Pulliam finished with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists and had four of her six boards during the final 2:41 as her team made a mad scramble for the lead.
Dajah Logan left with a knee injury, but returned with 3:42 left to help McDonogh to its first BWGIT championship. Logan finished with 13 points, five rebounds and two assists, and Danielle Edwards had 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
Nicole Enabasi added 10 points and nine rebounds for Good Counsel.
Elizabeth Seton 65
St. John’s College 53
Elizabeth Seton cruised to an easy victory in the third-place championship game by beating St. John’s in a game it never trailed.
Midway through the third quarter Elizabeth Seton had a 20-point lead and carried it for most of the last two quarters.
Tatyana Carver had 13 points, five steals and five assists in the win, Camden Musgrave added 11 points, while Savanna Johnson and Adrianne Hagood had 10 each.
For St. John’s, Britani Stowe scored 18 points and Mya Beverly added 12. Sarah Overcash added 13 rebounds.
St. Vincent Pallotti 58
St. Frances 53
St. Vincent Pallotti claimed the consolation championship by beating league rival St. Frances Academy. St. Frances led for much of the first half and at the break 27-20. But Pallotti hit the floor running in the third quarter and outscored St. Frances 23-12 to take a 43-39 lead into the fourth.
In an evenly contested final quarter, St. Frances was unable to erase the deficit.
Tolu Ogunrinde led Pallotti with 21 points and 15 rebounds, while Alexandria Elderidge added 11 points and Daijah Johnson eight assists.
For St. Frances, Tyeisha Smith scored 22 points with six rebounds and four steals. Pere Alexander had 14 points, seven rebounds and six steals.
St. Maria Goretti 71
Bishop Walsh 39
In a tale of two halves, Bishop Walsh battled St. Maria Goretti, leading 19-17 early in the second quarter, before trailing by eight at the half, 30-22. Goretti then extended its lead to 46-32 at the end of three.
The fourth quarter was all Goretti then, as Kirsten Searcy scored 17 points, Abby Zellman 13 and Beverly Kum 10 with seven rebounds.
For Bishop Walsh, Maggie Czapski scored 11 points with five rebounds and five steals. Nicole Ross finished with five points and four rebounds, while Hailey Mock had five assists. Breana Uhl had nine points and eight rebounds.
Bishop Walsh finished its season 9-22.