McDonogh makes point, tops Calvert Hall

January 04, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Already in a 10-point hole at halftime, the 11th-ranked Calvert Hall boys basketball team needed a big second half in order to knock off No. 9 McDonogh on the road.

It never came to pass.

The Eagles held the visitors to two points in the third quarter yesterday en route to a 45-32 victory in the Baltimore Catholic League/Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game.

McDonogh's Mike Popoko scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, helping the Eagles (9-1) build on a 24-14 lead it enjoyed after the first half.

Jack McClinton led Calvert Hall (9-4) with 21 points.

No. 1 Douglass 77, Patterson 34: Lonnie Embry scored a game-high 16 and Patterson transfer Charles Brooks added 15 as the host Ducks (8-0) routed the Clippers.

No. 10 Mervo 68, Southwestern 35: Behind 18 points from senior guard Joe Marshall, the Mustangs improved to 6-3.

No. 12 Long Reach 76, Glenelg 58: The Lightning overcame 33 points from J.J. Marchany, who scored just five of those in the second half, to improve to 9-0.

Girls

No. 3 Institute of Notre Dame 63, No. 19 St. Mary's 54: The host Saints (10-4) jumped to an 11-point halftime lead, but slipped after committing most of their 19 turnovers in the second half.

Senior center Colby Lee scored 20 points for IND (8-3), and sophomore guard Bri Gauthier scored 17 for St. Mary's.

No. 1 St. Frances 74, Mount de Sales 28: Seven players scored at least eight points for the host Panthers, who improved to 9-2.

No. 2 River Hill 74, Wilde Lake 65: Senior guard Laura Hostetler scored 23 to lift the host Hawks (7-2), who led by as many as 22 in the second half before the reserves came in.

No. 5 Mount Hebron 40, Hammond 28: The host Vikings (8-0) pulled away from the Bears (1-5) on the strength of a 14-6 run in the fourth quarter.

No. 7 Roland Park 54, McDonogh 40: The Reds (7-2) held the Eagles to six points in the fourth quarter to notch the win.

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