Calvert Hall gains revenge, beats Loyola, 58-53

January 30, 1993|By Bob Clark | Bob Clark,Contributing Writer

Senior guard Jeremy Baker made seven three-pointers as No. 10 Calvert Hall defeated No. 8 Loyola, 58-53, last night before a standing-room crowd at Blakefield.

Baker, who scored 27 points, was 7-for-13 from three-point range, and Calvert Hall won against the archrival Dons in the regular season for the first time since the 1989-90 season.

Calvert Hall played the entire game with its five starters, and forthe four seniors the victory was especially sweet after losing five consecutive regular-season games and six overall to the Dons.

"We wanted this game real bad," said Baker, whose team had been embarrassed at home in a 20-point loss to the Dons just 12 days ago. "This was for respect. We knew we made a lot of mistakes in the first game and this team has confidence in itself."

The Cardinals are 15-5 overall, 8-1 in the Catholic League and 9-1 in the MSA A Conference Armstrong Division. Loyola is 15-6 overall, 6-2 in the Catholic League and 7-2 in the A Conference.

Leading by one at halftime, the Cardinals never trailed in the second half. Junior forward Brian Taylor (16 points) scored a pair of early baskets and Baker made three of his three-pointers as Calvert Hall opened a 45-35 lead with less than a minute to play in the third.

Loyola's Tim O'Hara, who had been suffering through a 2-for-12 shooting night, tried to bring the Dons back with 11 fourth-quarter points. But Loyola could never get closer than two points.

"We came in here knowing we needed a much better effort than the first game," said Cardinals coach Joe Baker.

Despite misfiring on 11 of its first 12 field goal attempts, Calvert Hall managed to stay close in the opening quarter. Loyola wasn't shooting much better (6-for-17).

A three-pointer by Warren Parker with six seconds left in the first quarter put Loyola on top 15-12 at the end of a see-saw quarter.

In the second quarter, Calvert Hall opened a 22-17 lead with Baker scoring eight points in a 10-2 run over the first six minutes.

Loyola regained the lead by scoring the next seven points in a little more than a minute. O'Hara, who had missed all six of his shots in the half, including five from three-point range, finally made a three-pointer to give Loyola a 24-22 lead with 47 seconds left in the half.

But Taylor made a three-pointer with 20 seconds left to give the Cardinals a 25-24 lead at the half.

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