The state girls basketball tournament kicked off Friday with 27 opening round matches involving Baltimore area teams. Arguably the best game was in Howard County as Reservoir rallied for a 48-46 victory over Arundel in a Class 4A East Region I quarterfinal.

Trailing 43-34 with 7 minutes, 12 seconds left in regulation, the Gators (7-13 overall) went on an 11-0 run, capped by Alissa Young’s drive for a basket, for a 45-43 lead with 2 minutes remaining. Young, a sophomore guard, buried a 3-pointer, extending Reservoir’s advantage to 48-43 with 1:19 to play.

Fifth-seeded Arundel (3-19) stopped the Gators’ surge as Janiyah Small’s 3-pointer got the visitors to within 48-46 with 1 minute left in regulation. Small, a sophomore, stole the ball with 45 seconds left, but, with 20 seconds remaining, missed a jumper.

Kourtnie Borns was fouled with 5.8 seconds left, but missed the front end of an one-and-one free throw. After a tie up, Arundel kept possession on the alternating jump ball with 2.6 seconds to play. Gabrielle Burian’s desperation shot from near half court fell short as the fourth-seed Gators (7-13) advanced to Monday’s region semifinal at 7th-ranked and top seed Glen Burnie.

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MPSSAA GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Friday

First round

CLASS 1A

East

Region I

No. 4 Perryville 67, No. 5 Kent County 33

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No. 3 Patterson Mill 50, No. 6 Joppatowne 23

North

Region I

No. 5 Green Street Academy 29, No. 4 Douglass 4

CLASS 2A

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East

Region I

No. 4 Fallston 58, No. 5 North East 44

No. 3 Harford Tech 62, No. 6 Elkton 22

North

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Region I

No. 4 Owings Mills 43, No. 5 Lansdowne 29

Region II

No. 4 Dunbar 57, No. 5 Overlea 55

No. 6 Chesapeake-Baltimore County 38, No. 3 Sparrows Point 37

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West

Region I

No. 4 South Carroll 51, No. 5 Winters Mill 31

Region II

No. 3 Middletown 32, No. 6 Glenelg 28

CLASS 3A

East

Region I

No. 4 Mount Hebron 37, No. 5 Marriotts Ridge 32

No. 3 Westminster 49, No. 6 Centennial 11

Region II

No. 4 Long Reach 22, No. 5 Wilde Lake 20

North

Region I

No. 4 Patterson 62, No. 5 Milford Mill 4

No. 6 Woodlawn 50, No. 3 Digital Harbor 46

No. 2 City 55, No. 7 Franklin 22

Region II

No. 4 Edgewood 52, No. 5 Kenwood 24

No. 3 Aberdeen 43, No. 6 C. Milton Wright 24

No. 2 Bel Air, 53, No. 7 Patapsco 22

South

Region II

No. 4 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel 59, No. 5 James M. Bennett 20

No. 3 Crofton 35, No. 6 Northeast 27

CLASS 4A

East

Region I

No. 4 Reservoir 48, No. 5 Arundel 46

No. 3 Meade 66, No. 6 North County 29

Region II

No. 6 Broadneck 52, No. 3 Annapolis 46

North

Region I

No. 4 Perry Hall 54, No. 5 Mervo 16

No. 3 Catonsville 55, No. 6 Dundalk 23

No. 2 Dulaney 57, No. 7 Parkville 13

Monday

Region semifinals

CLASS 1A

East

Region I

Perryville at No. 1 Havre de Grace

Patterson Mill at No. 2 Colonel Richardson

North

Region I

Green Street at No. 1 Forest Park

No. 3 ACCE at No. 2 Edmondson

Region II

No. 4 Reginald Lewis at No. 1 Coppin Academy

No. 3 Benjamin Franklin at No. 2 Lake Clifton

South

Region I

No. 4 Western Tech at No. 1 Loch Raven

No. 3 Pikesville at No. 2 Francis Scott Key

CLASS 2A

East

Region I

Fallston at No. 1 North Harford

Harford Tech at No. 2 Rising Sun

North

Owings Mills at No. 1 Hereford

No. 3 Carver A&T at No. 2 New Town

Region II

Dunbar at No. 1 Eastern Tech

Chesapeake-Baltimore County at No. 2 Carver Vo-Tech

West

Region I

South Carroll at No. 1 Liberty

No. 3 Southern at No. 2 Century

Region II

Middletown at No. 2 Hammond

CLASS 3A

East

Region I

Mount Hebron at No. 1 Howard

Westminster at No. 2 Manchester Valley

Region II

Long Reach at No. 1 River Hill

No. 3 Atholton at No. 2 Oakland Mills

North

Region I

Patterson at No. 1 Poly

Woodlawn at City

Region II

Edgewood at No. 1 Towson

Aberdeen at Bel Air

South

Region II

Chesapeake-Anne Arundel at No. 1 Oxon Hill

Crofton at No. 2 Stephen Decatur

CLASS 4A

East

Region I

Reservoir at No. 1 Glen Burnie

Meade at No. 2 Old Mill

Region II

No. 4 North Point at No. 1 Severna Park

Broadneck at No. 2 South River

North

Region I

Perry Hall at No. 1 Western

Catonsville at Dulaney