St. Mary’s traveled to Roland Park on Tuesday evening and got a 30 point performance from Josh Wallace as it knocked off host Friends School, 95-91, in double overtime, in a MIAA B Conference basketball quarterfinal playoff.
The Saints (10-17) now advance to Thursday’s B Conference semifinals as they will visit Annapolis Area Christian (18-7). Severn (18-9), which routed Archbishop Curley (12-13), 72-39, in Tuesday’s other quarterfinal, will visit St. Paul’s School (11-2) for Thursday’s other semifinal.
Wallace drained six three-pointers in the win and the Saints hit a whopping 20 shots from beyond the arc as five players reached double-figures in the contest.
Friends (15-11) led 36-31 at the half, but St. Mary’s outscored the Quakers 24-15 in the third quarter to surge in front, 55-51. Friends came back to force the overtime, before the two sides combined to score 40 points over the two overtime periods, with the Saints outlasting the Quakers.
Aaron McGriff had 23 points for St. Mary’s, including five three pointers. Jack Adams also had five threes and finished with 16 points, while Ryan Gardner connected four times from long-range and scored 14. Patrick Devitt was the only other Saint on the scoring sheet, as he netted 12 points.
Ross Jones and Jihar Williams, playing in the final game of their brilliant careers with Friends, were sensational as well. Williams had seven three-pointers and scored 36 points and Jones had three three-pointers and a game-high 38 points. In all, the two teams combined to make 31 three-pointers.
In its victory, Severn was led by LJ Owens’ 23 points. AJ Burch added 20 points for the Quakers and Jermaine Hall netted 12 points.