No. 9 Loyola cruises past No. 10 Calvert Hall, 71-51

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January 18, 1993|By Bob Clark | Bob Clark,Contributing Writer

No. 10 Calvert Hall had one of those days when nothing went right against No. 9 Loyola yesterday.

Hurt by turnovers in the opening half and poor work on the boards throughout the game, the host Cardinals (10-5) were never really a factor after the opening quar- Metro roundup

ter in losing to the Dons, 71-51. Loyola is 12-5 overall, 6-1 in the Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference Armstrong Division and 4-1 in the Catholic League. Calvert Hall dropped to 4-1 in both the A Conference and the Catholic League.

After that first quarter, with Calvert Hall trailing 11-8, came a play that signified that it was going to be a long afternoon for the Cardinals.

The horn sounded for the teams to take the floor to start the second quarter and referee handed the ball to Calvert Hall while Loyola was still huddled around coach Jerry Savage on the sideline.

But the Cardinals squandered the five-on-none break. Center Chris Wilson missed the dunk attempt and then hung on the rim, getting charged with a technical foul. Loyola's Warren Parker made both foul shots, and the Dons were on their way to a methodical victory.

"We were still on the bench because we hadn't heard the horn," said Savage. "And we still get two points. I've never seen anything like it before."

"That really hurt us," said Calvert Hall coach Joe Baker. "We lost the basket, gave them the foul shots and they got the ball back. It amounted to a six-point swing."

After the free throws by Parker, Loyola built a 21-10 lead in less than four minutes of the second quarter and Calvert Hall could never get closer than eight points.

"Loyola really outplayed us," said Baker. "They did a tremendous job on the boards, and we did an atrocious job of rebounding.

"For us to be effective, we've got to execute, but we had too many turnovers in the first half and we didn't attack offensively. But it's just one game. We'll be back."

The Dons' offense was balanced, with Tim O'Hara, who scored 16 in the second half, leading the way with 21. Parker had 15 before fouling out early in the fourth quarter.

"Our 1-3-1 really bothered them in the second quarter," said Savage. "I thought we played well. We did a nice job causing turnovers, even though we didn't always take advantage of them."

St. Frances 58, Cardinal Gibbons 54

Patrick Johnson scored 17, as visiting St. Frances (4-7, 2-2) upset Cardinal Gibbons (12-7, (4-1) in a Catholic League contest. Darrell Dantzler and Parker each added 12 for St. Frances. Ryan Beaumont and Kevin Dukes each had 13 points for Gibbons.

Towson Catholic 51, Mount St. Joseph 39

James Burrell scored 18 and Richard Rhinehart added 13 as Towson Catholic (6-7, 2-2) defeated host Mount St. Joseph (7-9, 1-5) in a Catholic League contest. Jay English led Mount St. Joseph with 11 points.

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