Charles Bradley, saddled with four fouls, came off the bench early in the fourth cuarter to spark Edgewood past pesky North Caroline of Denton, 57-49, yesterday in a Maryland State Class B semifinal game at Cole Field House.
Beal of Cumberland led from the opening tip and trounced Crisfield, 68-43, in a Class C semifinal game.
Edgewood (23-3) will face Paint Branch (28-2) for the Class B title today at 1 p.m. Beall (16-10) plays Brunswick (20-6) for the Class C title at 6.
Bradley, averaging 20 points per game, crew his fourth foul with 5:23 left in the third quarter with is team leading by four. The Rams, getting an occasional basket from Gary Washington and Don Poling, managed to hold the lead the remainder of the period despite Bradley's absence.
A tip in by Keith Lake pulled North Caroline within a basket, 41-39, before Bradley was rushed in.
The 6-foot-3 senior then scored five points, two on a two handed slam dunk, to boost his team's advantage to 52-46 with 1:04 to play.
North Caroline (22-2) converted only 19 of 58 from the field (33 per cent). Charles Murray, who callected 20 rebounds. accounted for ninne of the Bulldogs' 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Beall jumped out to an 18-6 lead and never looked back. The Mountaineers sank 52 per cent (17 to 34) of their tries in stretching their advantage to a comfortable 38-18 at half-time.