Mason Wang had 28 points, but Alvernia defended its home court for a 71-68 win in a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth contest Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Wang scored Hood’s final 11 points of the game as the Blazers and Alvernia exchanged the lead six times in the final seven minutes.
Hood led 68-67 with 2 minutes, 19 seconds left after a pair of free throws from Wang. Mickeel Allen scored on the Golden Wolves’ next trip to give Alvernia (6-6 overall, 2-2 conference) the lead for good. A jumper by Justin Thomas in the game’s final minute put the game out of reach.
The Blazers, playing without Tyler Evans and Michael Riley, dropped to 8-4 overall and 1-2 in the conference. They held a nine-point lead midway through the second half after a Mason Wang layup. But Alvernia responded with a 10-0 run to take its first lead since the game’s opening minutes.
Wang shot 5-of-10 from 3-point range and made all seven of his free-throw attempts, pushing his career point total to 999. He added a career-best 10 rebounds with four assists.
Hood’s Evan Wang scored 15 points. Christopher Smalls went 4-of-7 overall, including 3-of-5 from long range, to finish with 11 points. Lual Chol had seven rebounds.
Steve Pierce led the Golden Wolves with 16 points, while Thomas and Allen added 14 apiece. Allen added 13 boards for a double-double.
Hood finished 11-of-24 (46 percent) from 3-point range.
Harcum College 93, FCC 83
Frederick Community College fell to 10-4 on the season.
Mount St. Mary’s 75, Long Island 57
Michaela Harrison scored 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, and Jatarrikah Settle recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five assists and four steals.
Aryna Taylor added 10 points for the Mountaineers (7-7, 2-0 Northeast Conference), who forced 24 Long Island turnovers.
Alvernia 61, Hood 51
Morgan Anderson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Hood. Celestria Hill pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds off the bench. She also had four blocks.
Mia Savoy scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Walkersville swept the boys and girls team titles.
The Lions’ Peyton Vance and Savannah Schultz were named the top respective boys and girls swimmers at the meet.
Frederick Warriors 79, Beford County CIA 45
Tyler Lindley had 16 points and four steals, Caleb Passarelli followed with 15 points and five assists, and Noah Ulrich added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors in the third-place game of the Carlisle Christian Academy Invitational Tournament in Pennsylvania.
Aaron Chew added 12 points, five rebounds, five assists, nine steals and three blocked shots for the Warriors (6-5), and David Homans won the tournament’s 3-point shooting contest.
Frederick Warriors 63, Carlisle Chr. Academy 23
Marie Pedroza had 24 points, four assists and two steals, and Julianna Passarelli followed with 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals for the Warriors in the championship game of the Carlisle Christian Academy Invitational Tournament in Pennsylvania.
Miriam Narat pulled down 12 rebounds, and Ella Bennett dished out seven assists for the Warriors (7-3). Abby Shipe placed second in the tournament’s 3-point shooting contest.
Loudoun County Patriots 49, MSD 41
Crystal Salit collected 19 points, four rebounds, five steals and seven assists, and Citrine Lummer added 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals for the Orioles in the championship game of the Oriole Classic.
Salit and Lummer were selected to the all-tournament team.
Lansdowne Gauntlet Tournament
St. John’s Catholic Prep freshman Keller Neuman placed first in the 106-pound weight class, beating Archbishop Spalding’s John Gibbs 7-6 in the final to improve to 10-1.
Senior Nathan Elspas (170 pounds) and freshman Josh Hayes (182) each won two matches.
Albright 165, Hood women 87
Molly Cronin, Kate Sanborn, Ann Coleman, and Danielle Pong swam a time of 2:01.30 to win the 200 medley relay for Hood.