No. 1 St. Frances girls extend win streak to 14; Severn boys fall


St. Frances girls basketball coach Jerome Shelton talks to his team during a game early last week. The No. 1 Panthers defeated Imhotep Charter (PA) Sunday afternoon at the Stand Against Violence Showcase near Pittsburgh.

Baltimore’s perfect run at the Stand Against Violence Showcase ended Sunday afternoon, but St. Frances girls basketball squad held up its end.

The top-ranked Panthers defeated Philadelphia’s Imhotep Charter, 58-40, at Woodland Hills High outside of Pittsburgh. Vincentian Academy from Pittsburgh defeated Severn School, 68-54, in boys action.

Alex Griggs was one of four double-digits scorers for Vincentian, which led by as many as 23 points. Griggs finished with 16 points, followed by Nate Cullo (14), Matt McDoungh (13) and Angelo Reeves (12).

Adam Angwafo finished with 14 points for Severn (6-12 overall), which never led Sunday. The Admirals take on Indian Creek School in a MIAA B Conference match Wednesday evening in Crownsville.

Severn (3-4 MIAA B) sits a half-game behind Chapelgate Christian Academy (3-3) for fourth place. The top four teams in the standings at regular season’s end advance to the postseason.

Four-time reigning IAAM A champ St. Frances extended their win streak to 14 behind senior guard Khalia Turner. Turner, who will play for Bowie State University next season, had a team-high 15 points as the East Baltimore school (16-1) wiped out an early five-point deficit with a 15-4 second quarter.

University of Maryland recruit Angel Reese finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and two assists, and junior guard Aniya Gourdine added 11 points and nine rebounds. The Panthers, ranked No. 6 nationally by MaxPreps, have only lost to Prince George’s County’s Riverdale Baptist School.

St. Frances hosts third-ranked St. Vincent Pallotti in an IAAM A Conference contest Friday evening at Phelps Gym. Saturday, the Panthers take on No. 2 Poly in the William Wells Classic at Morgan State University.

Adam Angwafo was a bright spot Sunday for Severn School. The 6-foot-6 sophomore forward had 14 points and two blocked shots in the Admirals’ loss to Pittsburgh’s Vincentian Academy.

Baltimore-area teams are 5-1 in this year’s Stand Against Violence event, founded by Woodland Hills’ boys coach and athletic director Ron Coursey, who starred at Howard in the late 1990s.

Sixth-ranked New Town boys play Pittsburgh’s Allderdice Monday afternoon.

STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE SHOWCASE

AT WOODLAND HILLS (PA)

GIRLS

No. 1 St. Frances Academy 58, Imhotep Charter (PA) 40

St. Frances – Gourdine 11, Humphrey 5, Reese 14, Barnes 7, K. Turner 15, K. Dorsey 4, D. Turner 2. Totals 20 14-23 58.

Imhotep – Cintron 2, Haynes 16, Thomas 8, Harvey 2, Smith 3, Finney 9. Totals 14 10-23 40.

St. Frances 12 15 15 16 – 58

Imhotep 13 4 19 13 – 40

BOYS

Vincentian Academy (PA) 68, Severn School 54

Vincentian – Cullo 14, Griggs 16, McDoungh 13, Reeves 12, Embleton 4, Jagers 3, Banze 1. Totals 27 7-13 68.

Severn – Queen 4, Sturdivant 7, Angwafo 14, Groff 2, Donegan 8, Munroe 6, Baldwin 5, Cowell 2, Bryan 6. Totals 21 8-14 54.

Vincentian 22 14 17 15 – 68

Severn 12 8 16 18 – 54