Aquille Carr scored 34 points, and Rickey Meekins added 20 as top-ranked Patterson defeated Perry Hall, 90-72, in a Class 4A North Region semifinal at Morgan State University’s Hill Field House Wednesday evening.
Myrek Fowkles finished with 15 points for the Clippers (22-1 overall), who outscored the Gators, 27-10, in the second quarter to build a 22-point halftime lead. Patterson will play defending region champ Urbana from Frederick County for the region crown Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Morgan State.
Jamal Craig had 19 points for Perry Hall, and Dayshawn Wells added 16.
Urbana 65, Kenwood 48
After upsetting No. 2 seed Woodlawn in the quarterfinals, Kenwood couldn’t repeat the magic as the Hawks earned a second straight trip to the 4A Elite Eight.
Urbana (14-8) buried eight of its nine three-pointers in the first half, building a 38-19 advantage after a sluggish first quarter. Jude Merkel scored 22 points for the Hawks, and Matt Lane scored 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter.
Davonte Alston had 19 points for Kenwood while Akeem Echols finished with 14. The Bluebirds finished 12-12 on the season.
The Hawks will rematch with Patterson Friday at Morgan State. Urbana won 76-69 on its home court, overcoming a 38-point performance by Aquille Carr.
North Point 93, Old Mill 54
In reaching the 4A East Region semifinals, Old Mill allowed 55 points to Arundel and limited Annapolis to 61.
In the opening 16 minutes Wednesday evening, North Point scored 57. The southern Maryland school remained unbeaten, denying the Patriots a second straight Final Four berth.
Devonte Thomas and Marquis Wright each scored 18 points for North Point (24-0), and Gerel Simmons and Naim Muhammad added 13 and 10, respectively. North Point, ranked No. 3 by the Washington Post, hosts Glen Burnie Friday evening for a trip to Comcast Center.
Joe McCargo led Old Mill (18-6) with 17 points.
Oakland Mills 55, Douglass (P.G.) 42
Oakland Mills have been hoping to get another opportunity to play Gwynn Park in the 2A South Regionals. The unbeaten Scorpions got their wish Wednesday, even though they labored a little bit against Douglass from Prince George’s County.
Greg Whittington overcame first half foul troubles to finish with 19 points for Oakland Mills (25-0), and Kerry Bethea added 15. The Columbia school outscored the Eagles, 18-5, in the third quarter, turning a 21-21 deadlock into a comfortable 39-26 margin.
Friday night, Oakland Mills host Gwynn Park, which eliminated Glenelg Wednesday evening, for a state Final Four berth. Gwynn Park defeated the Scorpions in last year’s region finals in Prince George’s.
Dunbar 74, Fairmont Heights 57
Evan Singletary scored a game-high 21 points, and Aaron Parham and Devante Wallace each had 12 as defending 1A state champ and No. 9 Dunbar cruised to victory in the South Region semifinals. The Poets (21-3 overall) will rematch with Prince George’s County Surrattsville Friday afternoon in east Baltimore for the region title.
Surrattsville, the No. 2 seed in region, eliminated Forest Park, in the other region semifinal Wednesday.
The Poets went on a 22-12 run in the second quarter to build a 37-20 halftime margin. Senior guard Iakeem Alston added 10 points for Dunbar.
Kenneth Jackson and Lamont Adair had 20 and 16 points, respectively for Fairmont Heights (10-15).
Surrattsville 83, Forest Park 68
Forest Park’s aspirations of a state 1A Final Four fell apart in the second half Wednesday against Surrattsville. The Hornets rolled up 51 points in the second half to pull away to an Elite Eight rematch with defending state champ Dunbar.
Raymond Baldwin scored a game-high 20 points for Surrattsville (20-4 overall), and Avery Jasper added 15. Anton Waters led Forest Park, and Sharrod Hargrove and Greg Vaughn finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Hornets opened the second half with three three-pointer en route to a 29-12 third quarter uprising, turning a 32-30 lead into 61-42 entering the final eight minutes. Forest Park sophomore swing Quintin Judd finished with just nine points.
Owings Mills 72, Havre de Grace 59
Owings Mills moved one step closer to a return trip to Comcast Center, pulling away from the Warriors in 1A North action. Junior guard Tyson Smith scored a game-high 22 points and Ahmaad Wilson chipped in 15 for the Eagles.
Tied at 44 late in the third quarter, Owings Mills went on 13-2 run, propelling it into its third straight state 1A Elite Eight match. Friday evening, the Eagles will play neighborhood rival New Town for a trip to the University of Maryland.
Senior Issac Brown had 13 points for Owings Mills. Monty Werts led Havre de Grace with 17 points.
Centennial 83, James M. Bennett 62
Keonte Potts scored 23 points, and Michael Stefan contributed 16 as top-seeded Centennial itched closer to its first state Final Four berth. The Eagles outscored James Bennett, 23-10, in the second quarter to build a 31-17 halftime cushion.
Myelz Ocadiz added 12 points for the Ellicott City school which hosts Atholton in the region finals Friday evening. The Eagles swept Atholton during the regular season.
Kory Holden led James M. Bennett with a game-high 25 points.
Atholton 63, Wilde Lake 55
Cory Britton scored 20 points, and Austin Tennessee finished with 16, leading Atholton past Wilde Lake in Class 3A East Region semifinal. The Raiders will travel to Centennial Friday evening for a berth in the state Final Four.
Fallston 73, Elkton 55
Tyler Smith scored 27 points and Garrett Fender added 19 as Fallston defeated Elkton in the 2A East Region District VII section finals in Harford County. The Cougars (16-8) will host Easton Friday evening for a trip to Comcast Center.
Fallston raced out to a 39-19 halftime advantage. Scott Mitchell had 15 points for Elkton, and Kevin Marshall finished with 11.