Casey Davis scored 15 points and Camden Musgrave added 13 as Elizabeth Seton held off Good Counsel 69-64 in the inaugural Maryland Private School girls’ basketball tournament Wednesday in Bladensburg.
Raven Fox added 12 points for the eighth-ranked Roadrunners (24-6), which closed out their second consecutive 20-win season by thwarting a furious rally by the Falcons in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.
It was the third time Good Counsel lost to Elizabeth Seton in narrow fashion this season. The Falcons dropped the previous two games by a combined seven points, and like the previous two matchups, they were in position to win the game down the stretch.
Elizabeth Seton, which led 38-22 at halftime and was ahead by as many as 17 in the second half, saw its lead evaporate in the second half thanks to the play of Good Counsel’s Stacey Koutris (17 points) and Sara Woods (14 points). Good Counsel closed the lead to four with about five minutes to play, then pulled within 67-64 and took possession with just less than a minute remaining. But it missed a chance to tie, and on the ensuing possession, Fox ran down the shot clock and got into the lane before dishing to Khayla Trowell, who converted a layup.
The tournament, which was organized by Elizabeth Seton Athletic Director Candy Cage, hosted seven teams from the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, the Independent School League and the Interscholatic Athletic Association of Maryland. Elizabeth Seton, which received a bye, defeated McNamara in last week’s semifinal round.
“All the games were competitve...it was a great start to the tournament,” Elizabeth Seton Coach Jonathan Scruggs said. “I think it’s going to get bigger and better next year.”
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