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The Sunday Youth Basketball League began its postseason tournament Sunday at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown.
Six first-round contests were played, three boys and three girls, with four teams receiving a pass through the second round and into the semifinals with a victory.
St. Mary’s Bryantown School’s boys team was the first of those four after a 36-26 first-round victory over Mother Catherine Spalding School on Sunday.
St. Mary’s Bryantown led 15-6 after the first quarter, saw Mother Catherine close the gap to 17-13 at halftime but pulled away in the third quarter, out-scoring Mother Catherine 11-5 in the period, to pick up the win.
St. Mary’s Bryantown will next play in the semifinals at 3:45 p.m. Sunday against the winner of the St. John’s School-Archbishop Neale School quarterfinal contest, which will be played at 10 a.m. Saturday. All tournament games are at Ryken.
Derrick Carter led St. Mary’s Bryantown (8-5 overall) with 15 points, and Matthew Sharkey had 11. Brandon Lowe led Mother Catherine (5-7) with 14 points.
Little Flower School is headed to the semifinals after a 43-31 first-round victory over Father Andrew White School on Sunday.
Little Flower led 13-9 after the first quarter and 24-19 at halftime, then extended the lead to double digits at 34-24 after three quarters.
Little Flower will play its semifinal game at 1:15 p.m. Sunday against the winner of the St. Michael’s School-Cardinal Hickey Academy contest, which will be played at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Seth Blevins led Little Flower (10-4) with 20 points, and Greg Lawrence had 16. Jordan Jones led Father Andrew White (5-8) with 16 points.
St. John’s moved into the quarterfinal round to meet Archbishop Neale after a 36-26 first-round victory over Our Lady Star of the Sea School on Sunday.
St. John’s led 11-9 after the first quarter, that after Our Lady scored the first seven points of the game, and 20-13 at halftime. St. John’s then extended the lead to double digits at 32-21 after three quarters.
Bradley Anderson scored seven points in the first quarter, which included two three-pointers, and led St. John’s (3-9) with 11 points, while Cameron Russell had eight. Brian Quinn led Our Lady (1-12) with 13 points.
Our Lady, Archbishop Neale girls advance to semifinals
The Our Lady girls are still playing, moving on to the semifinal round after a 23-13 first-round victory over Little Flower on Sunday.
Little Flower led 6-5 after the first quarter, but the game was tied at 9 at halftime. Our Lady shut out Little Flower 7-0 in the third quarter to help prevail to the victory.
Our Lady’s semifinal contest will come at noon Sunday against the winner of the St. John’s-Cardinal Hickey quarterfinal contest, which is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Maleah Smith led Our Lady (8-6) with 10 points, and Erin Balderson had eight. Alice Wheaton led Little Flower (5-7) with seven points.
Archbishop Neale advanced to the semifinals after a 32-24 first-round victory over St. Mary’s Bryantown on Sunday.
Archbishop Neale led 8-7 after the first quarter and 17-15 at halftime, then pulled away in the second half.
Archbishop Neale’s semifinal contest will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday against the winner of the Father Andrew White-Mother Catherine quarterfinal contest, which is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
Karen Anderson and Julia Vogel each had eight points to lead Archbishop Neale (8-4), and Brenna Grooms had seven. Emma Thompson and Fiona Quenano each had eight points to lead St. Mary’s Bryantown (5-7).
St. John’s moved into the quarterfinal round to play Cardinal Hickey after a 19-16 first-round victory over St. Michael’s on Sunday.
St. John’s led 7-6 after the first quarter, 12-10 at halftime and 16-12 after three quarters.
Annie Dexter led St. John’s (1-11) with seven points, while Jamie Hamilton led St. Michael’s (1-11) with six points.
The championship games will be played Wednesday at Ryken with the girls final scheduled for 5:15 p.m. and the boys for 6:30.