PITTSBURGH — The Bishop Walsh offense got back on track but couldn’t finish off Carolina Basketball Academy, falling 84-82 in three overtimes on Sunday, despite taking a lead into the final quarter in high school boys basketball action.
In the first game of the Stand Against Violence tournament, the Spartans were humbled in a 44-point defeat to nationally-ranked Baltimore Poly. Dimingus Stevens is more often than not the leading scorer for BW, but he was held to just six points in the loss Friday.
Stevens and his teammates regained their rhythm against the Tigers. Stevens scored 22 points and shot 5 for 10 from beyond the arc, and Jalen Miller led all scorers with 24 points and went 9 of 12 from the foul line for the Spartans.
Dwayne Koroma notched 16 points and corralled a game-high 24 boards — 10 alone on the offensive glass — and Wilson Ramabu also finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Bishop Walsh led 36-28 at the half and 56-50 going into the final quarter, but Carolina Basketball Academy held the Spartans to only nine points in the fourth to tie it up and send it to OT. The teams were tied after each of the first two extra periods, but the Tigers did just enough to secure the win.
Donte Walker and Jackeem Herbin combined for 46 points to lead Carolina Basketball Academy.
BW was 21 for 32 from the stripe and won the rebounding battle 57-41, but the Spartans just couldn’t get over the hump.
Bishop Walsh (8-8) faces Virginia Academy at home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Scotland Campus 71BW Burgundy 66
MCHENRY — Mikey Allen tallied a game-high 19 points and Chazz Imes notched 15 for Bishop Walsh Burgundy, but the Spartans fell in overtime to Scotland Campus at the MLK Hoopfest at Garrett College on Sunday.
Neither team led by more than three at the end of any of the four quarters entering the extra period, but the Knights slipped by with precise shooting from the foul line. Scotland Campus went 11 for 13 from that range in the overtime, shutting the door on the Spartans, who fell despite making three triples in the decisive frame.
Allen made seven field goals and shot 4 for 4 from the stripe, and Imes drilled five triples — BW converted seven as a team. In addition to them, Spartans Maw Nogoson and Davi Botelho went for eight and seven points, respectively.
The Knights had three scorers in double figures: Solomon Ball notched 17 points on six goals, Jake Hyman scored 13 on five buckets and Dre Muten tallied 10 on four baskets. Two more players in Dillon Hodd and Luka Tsurtmia finished with eight.
BW Burgundy 59Benedictine 55
CUMBERLAND — Bishop Walsh Burgundy used a dominant first half defensively and a one-sided edge in the foul department to hold on against Benedictine at home on Saturday.
The Spartans raced to a 28-13 halftime lead after a 16-5 second quarter, as the Cadets couldn’t stop fouling shooters on defense.
Benedictine picked up 29 team fouls compared to 19 for BW, and the Spartans were 23 for 40 from the line. The Cadets attempted just 22 foul shots.
Mikey Allen made the most of his 14 chances from the stripe, making 10 to score a team-high 21. Tallon Manson was second on the team with 11 points on four baskets, and Davi Botehlo scored six and was 4 for 6 from the line.
Maw Nogoson grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with three points, and Allen accumulated seven steals and four assists. Eduardo Mendonca notched a team-high five assists and scored five points.
Benedictine exploded for 25 points in the fourth quarter, but BW managed to hold on for the four-point win.
For the Cadets, Jaden Daughtry scored a team-high 25 points on nine buckets, shooting 6 for 10 from the charity stripe. Lorenz Boykin also scored in double figures with 12 points, but no other Benedictine player contributed more than four points in the defeat.