Friendly High School has only one senior on its girls basketball team, but the Patriots displayed an experienced team's poise as they forged a fourth-quarter comeback and withstood a frantic closing to hold off No. 4 Largo, 58-55, last night in a Prince George's 4A League game at Largo.

"They weren't trying to give us recognition so we had to prove our name," said Friendly senior point guard Angie Robinson, who finished with 11 points. "The last three years we've gone to the state {tournament} but couldn't get it. But this year we're going all the way."

The Patriots (4-0, 2-0 in the league) took a major stride toward achieving that goal with their win over Largo, which ousted them in the regional final last season.

"We were a little shook up at first, but we relaxed and hung on to it," said Friendly's Colette Robinson, a junior transfer from Martinsburg, W. Va., who scored 15 points.

The Patriots saw a 22-8 early second-quarter lead dwindle to 31-30 at the half and eventually become a 45-38 deficit near the end of the third quarter. But they collected themselves and showed a renewed burst in the fourth period.

Largo (2-1, 1-1) led by 51-46 with 5:48 remaining, but Friendly went on a 10-2 spurt with Renee Owens (game-high 18 points) scoring six points on follow shots to take a 56-53 lead.

After Angela Williams made a jumper with 2:40 remaining to pull Largo to 56-55, neither team scored for the next frantic 2:36 as the Lions squandered three opportunities to take the lead.

Bianca Allen and All-Met Camille Joyner (15 points) each missed the front ends of one-and-one free throw situations and Tonya Howerton missed two free throws.

The Lions' final opportunity came with 11 seconds remaining but Colette Robinson stole the inbound pass and was fouled. She converted both free throws with four seconds left to seal the win.