Dragons top McDonogh in overtime; Greyhounds rout AACS

No. 13 Glenelg Country trailed No. 10 McDonogh by two with 7.4 seconds to play in their semifinal game in the Maryland Private Schools Invitational Tournament, Thursday evening at Gilman School, but the Dragons got a late steal and a buzzer-beating layup from Chase Parr to force overtime, where they went on to claim a 44-38 victory and advance to Saturday’s championship game against Gilman.

Gilman reached the final with a stunning 80-45 win over Annapolis Area Christian in the other semifinal, also at Gilman on Thursday. The championship game is scheduled to be played at Gilman on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

McDonogh (18-10) led throughout the majority of regulation, but never pulled away from Glenelg Country (20-10) in this low scoring battle. Paar led the Dragons with 14 points and Noah Charles added 11.

David Brown scored 10 of his game-high 15 points in the second half to keep McDonogh’s hopes alive, while Everett Cooper added 11 points for the Eagles.

Gilman (9-19) used a very balanced offensive approach in its big win against the Eagles (14-10), which had defeated Gilman by eight points in their only regular season meeting. Seven Greyhounds scored seven points or more and four reached double-figures to fuel the scoring attack.

Glenelg Country defeated Gilman twice during the regular season, beating the Hounds by 21 at Gilman in mid-February and taking the rematch, 63-54, in Ellicott City, three days later.