Maryland High School March Madness

Dunbar; Milford Mill Enter Favorites, Repeat As Champions

In other action, North Point took the 4A crown securing an undefeated season defeating Patterson and Aquille Carr.

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North Point Wins Class 4A Title, Completes Undefeated Season

North Point kept Balitmore-area schools from securing a sweep in four Maryland finals, beating Patterson 76-72 on Saturday at the Comcast Center in College Park.

Located in West Waldorf, North Point (26-0) used pressure defense to keep sophomore Patterson star Aquille Carr in check during the first half, holding the 5-foot-6 guard to seven points.

Carr went on to score 20 points in the second half, but did so on nine of 32 shooting from the field.

Patterson's other players fared little better, hitting only 37% themselves. As a team, Patterson (25-2) made a paltry two of 14 from three-point range (14%).

During the third quarter, North Point led by as many as 16 points before Patterson cut the deficit to eight.

They took the lead, 66-65 with three minutes left in the game, but failed to score in the final two minutes.

North Point made 17-19 free throws in the second half to help hold off Patterson.

Naim Muhammad led North Point with 20 points and 11 rebounds on 10-12 shooting including a layup to seal the win.

Gerel Simmons added 19 points in the win

Myrek Fowlkes added 16 points for Patterson in defeat, along with 11 rebounds.

For North Point, the victory marked the school's first ever boys basketball championship in its first state tournament appearance.

Before today's loss, Patterson had won 15 games in a row and was also seeking its first every title in boys basketball.


Maryland Finals: Digital Harbor Pulls Away From Easton For 2A State Title.

After a close first half, Baltimore-area Digital Harbor pulled away from Easton in the fourth quarter for a 64-46 victory in the Maryland 2A state final at the Comcast Center in College Park Saturday evening.

The win for Digital Harbor (16-7) over Talbot County's Easton (24-4), gives Baltimore-area schools three state titles in three attempts at this year's Maryland state championships and Digital Harbor's second in three years.

Chemistry didn't happen easily for a Digital Harbor team loaded with transfers, but the team rebounded from a close second-round contest against Lake Clifton and won out easily.

In the final, four players scored between 14 and 17 points in a well-balanced attack. Junior forwards and cousins Nyme and Antonio Manns accounted for 30 of those points.

Easton kept it close in the first half, going into halftime with a 28-26 deficit and trailed by only three after the third quarter.

A Digital Harbor run in the fourth quarter helped the Rams pull away, eventually outscoring Easton 23-8 in the final frame, aided by a strong Ram defense.

Guard Jah'Sheme Ringgold lead Easton with 22 points, 16 in the first half.


Maryland Finals: Milford Mill Repeats As 3A Champs, Spoils Centennial's Best Season Ever

Milford Mill spoiled Centennial's best season in school history and repeated as state champions with a 56-44 win in the Maryland 3A finals at the Comcast Center in College Park Saturday afternoon.

In the first quarter, Centennial (20-7) made only one of 16 shots resulting in a 13-2 deficit. A team known for its defensive tenacity, Balitmore-area Milford Mill (25-2) blocked four shots in the frame and altered others.

Centennial, located in the Balitmore suburb of Ellicott City, went on a 7-0 run in the middle of the second quarter to close to within 17-11 and finished the half down 21-16.

Milford Mill, led by 19 points from senior wing Tevin Hanner, stretched the lead to 35-25 at the end of three quarters and opened up the lead to as many as 19 in the fourth quarter.

Senior forward Aaron Adames scored 19 points for Centennial, which had never before made it past the quarterfinals. Junior point guard Keonte Potts added 18 in the loss.


Maryland Finals: Dunbar Throttles Williamsport For 1A Title

Dunbar's heavy-handed run through the Maryland Class 1A state championships continued on Saturday afternoon at the Comcast Center in College Park with a 64-43 victory over Williamsport and back-to-back state titles.

Led by senior forward Devonte Wallace with 23 points and 10 rebounds, as well as 15 points from junior forward Aaron Parham, Dunbar dominated as it had throughout the entire tournament - winning by an average of 25 points in its six tournament games.

Dunbar (24-3) took a 19-12 lead in the first quarter on a late 9-0 run to create separation.

Dunbar led 31-23 at halftime and a19-9 run in the third quarter keyed by Wallace, who was active on both ends with four assists and three steals.

Williamsport (23-4), a school looking for its first state title in 63 years, simply could not keep pace.

Called the "most storied team in public schools ever" before the the game by Williamsport head coach Scott Mowbray, Baltimore's Dunbar now has 13 championships in school history, including 11 won during a 15-year stretch starting in 1993.

,aided by a defense that held Williamsport to 36% shooting from the field.

Williamsport, a town of 2,200 people in northwestern Maryland, was held to 36% shooting by Dunbar.

Brandon McCauley led Williamsport with 13 points in the losing effort.


Super Sophomore Aquille Carr Leads Patterson Into The Class 5A Championship Versus Undefeated North Point

The marquee matchup in Maryland Saturday features undefeated North Point versus Patterson of Baltimore. Patterson is led by diminutive sophomore point guard Aquille Carr, whose 25-points in the semifinal paced the Clippers.

Carr averaged 25.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.3 steals in 2009-2010 earning the MaxPrep's National Freshman of the Year Award. This season, he’s averaging about 32 points per game and is quickly becoming a legend in Baltimore high school hoops.

North Point, located near Washington, D.C., is making its first state championship appearance in style. With a 26-0 record, they look to top off a perfect season behind leading scorer Devonte Thomas who has not been held to single-digit points in a game since January.

Featuring a balanced offense, North Point sports a quartet of players averaging ten-plus points per game.

In other action, Milford Mill, located less than a half hour from Baltimore, looks to defend its Class 3A state championship versus Centennial.

Maryland at a Glance - All Times ET

Saturday, March 12

Finals @ Comcast Center - University of Maryland

Class 1A

1:00 p.m. - Dunbar vs. Williamsport

Class 2A

6:00 p.m. - Easton vs. Digital Harbor

Class 3A

3:00 p.m.. - Centennial vs. Milford Mill

Class 4A

8:00 p.m. - Patterson vs. North Point

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