Spalding turns tables on Calvert Hall

Cavaliers rout Cards, gain split in league, 73-55

Boys basketball

February 16, 2000|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Splits are getting to be quite fashionable among the top four teams in the Baltimore Catholic League as they come roaring down the wire to close out the 14-game regular season schedule.

Ninth-ranked Archbishop Spalding (16-10) gained its second split with a BCL opponent last night in Severn by routing No. 8 Calvert Hall, 73-55.

The Cavaliers get a shot at a third split with a league foe tomorrow night at home when they play host to St. Maria Goretti (17-15) of Hagerstown. Goretti took the first by 53-45.

Spalding is second in the league at 8-3, behind No. 2 ranked Towson Catholic (24-6, 10-2), a 69-45 winner over Loyola (0-12, 7-19) last night. Sixth-ranked St. Frances (16-6) ended up splitting with Goretti by losing last night, 56-51, to the Gaels.

Towson Catholic visits St. Frances Friday and plays host to Goretti Sunday needing two wins to clinch their second straight regular-season title.

All-Metro point guard Derrick Snowden led a spirited and up-tempo team that jumped out 6-0 for openers. With the Hall comitting eight of their 22 turnovers, it was 20-6 Spalding after the first eight minutes.

By halftime, the Cavs had still had a 14-point (33-19) bulge and it was 50-34 after three periods. Snowden, who is headed to Villanova, scored a game-high 20 points and had nine assists.

Isaac Brooks chipped in 16 points and Darren "Batman" Johnson scored 11 for Spalding. Jarred Woodley had 11 of his team-high 16 points in the second half while Delbert Randall scored 10 of his 11 in the second half.

Jones was held to eight points as the Hall got within 11 twice in the final period.

No. 1 Annapolis 68, Broadneck 44: The Panthers broke their own Anne Arundel County record (19) for most consecutive wins to start a season going to 20-0 with the 24-point win over the Bruins (7-13) in Cape St. Claire.

Marcus Johnson scored a game-high 20 points for the Panthers.

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