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Boys basketballCalverton 77,

Lanham Christian 57

Mike Thomas scored a game-high 25 points to lift the host Cougars (7-10, 4-7 MISAL) to a 20-point win over Lanham Christian on Friday.

Corey Darden poured in 17 points, Teddy Secor added 14 and Jordan Queen scored 10. Josh Hubbard added five points and Ray LaPlaca, Logan Jeffries and Nicholas Nwadike each scored two.

The Cougars got off to a sluggish start in front of a capacity crowd on senior night but caught fire midway through the third quarter.

The victory avenged a 52-40 loss to Lanham on Jan. 24 and put Calverton in a position to secure the fourth seed for the Maryland Independent Schools Athletic League playoffs, which begin next week.

Calverton, which has won two of its last three games, faced Clinton Christian in its regular season finale last night, which ended too late for inclusion into this edition.

Calvert 72, Patuxent 63

Calvert broke open a one-point game with 41 second-half points and went on to defeat visiting county rival Patuxent on Friday.

The Cavaliers (15-5, 8-3 SMAC) led 31-30 at the break, but outscored the Panthers (3-16, 2-9) 41-33 over the final 16 minutes.

Jaylen Scayles scored a team-high 25 points for Calvert, while Josh Smith and Jermaine Hunter each added 14. Datavious Thomas Daiquarius Gantt scored seven and six points, respectively.

Thomas also added 12 rebounds, including 10 in the defensive zone, while Scayles pulled down nine total boards. Hunter also added five of the team’s 15 assists.

Calvert plays at 7 tonight at Frederick Douglass of Prince George’s County and will finish the regular season at Northern at 7 p.m. Friday.

Patuxent wraps up the regular season at 6:30 tonight at Lackey.

Huntingtown 46, South River 38

The Hurricanes snapped a three-game losing streak with an eight-point win over South River in a nonconference matchup on Monday.

Huntingtown (8-12, 2-8 SMAC) will play at SMAC leader North Point at 7 tonight, in which the Eagles would claim the SMAC title with a win, and travel to Great Mills to finish the regular season at 7 p.m. Friday.

Girls basketballCalvert 81, Patuxent 29

The visiting Cavaliers (20-1, 10-1) scored at least 18 points in each quarter and went on to defeat county rival Patuxent on Friday.

Calvert’s defense also held the Panthers (5-15, 4-7) to eight or fewer points in three of four quarters.

In Patuxent’s previous game, a 46-35 win over host La Plata last Wednesday, senior Amy Samilton had a team-high 11 points and Courtney Hill chipped in with eight.

Calvert will wrap up the regular season at 6:30 p.m. Friday at home versus Northern. Patuxent hosts Lackey at 6:30 tonight to finish the regular season.

Chopticon 53, Northern 45

Mauri Miller and Teara Smith combined for 21 points, but the visiting Braves rallied in the second half and went on to post the win.

The Patriots (11-9, 6-4) led 27-17 at halftime, but Chopticon doubled Northern 36-18 over the second half to rally for the win.

Miller scored 11 points, while Smith added 10. Alex Manning and Rebecca Johnson each scored six points and Emma Kirschner, Naaila Cooke and Catriece Brown each finished with four.

Johnson hauled in a team-high 10 rebounds and Kirschner and Brown each pulled down seven. Manning had team highs in assists (6) and steals (4).

Northern was 5-1 in its previous six games before the loss.

The Patriots host La Plata at 6:30 tonight and finish the regular season at Calvert at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

MICHAEL REID