Calvert Hall surprises 11th-ranked Loyola, 55-51

Basketball

January 06, 2007|By From Staff Reports

Braxton Dupree scored 27 points as visiting Calvert Hall upset No. 11 Loyola, 55-51, yesterday in boys basketball in a crowded Loyola gym.

Dupree, who committed to play at Maryland next season, dominated the game in the first half. The 6-foot-8 center scored 14 of his points in the half, helping the Cardinals (10-6) build a 34-18 halftime lead.

Loyola cut the lead in the second half, helped by six three-pointers. The Dons (10-2) had a chance to tie the game with 10 seconds remaining but missed a layup.

Shawn Holmes (five points) hit two free throws with seven seconds left to seal the victory for Calvert Hall.

Matt Rum had a team-high 21 points, and Mike Horne added eight for Loyola.

No. 1 Towson Catholic 85, St. John's Catholic Prep 63 -- Donte' Greene and Leshom Edwards totaled 47 points (24 and 23, respectively) to power the visiting Owls (12-2) past the Vikings (8-7). "Because we're the top-ranked team in the Baltimore area, every team we play is going to give us their best game," coach Josh Pratt said. "We really stepped up to the challenge." Towson Catholic led by as many as 14 points in the first half before St. John's rallied in the second half. The Vikings came within six points, but no closer.

No. 7 Broadneck 64, Arundel 51 -- J.J. Hicks scored a game-high 26 points for the visiting Bruins (11-0). Jordan Benson had 23 points for the Wildcats (4-7).

No. 8 Glen Burnie 74, Old Mill 48 -- Tyler Rudd scored 13 points as the host Gophers (9-1) beat the Patriots (5-4). Glen Burnie's D'Avery Rickmon and Desean Antoine each added 12 points.

No. 13 John Carroll 58, Boys' Latin 51 -- Josh Selby scored 22 points and the host Patriots (15-3) beat the Lakers. John Carroll led by as many as 15 points in the second half.

Edmondson 54, Southside 52 -- Korawn Harris scored 22 points as the host Red Storm (4-4) held on to defeat the Jaguars.

Girls

No. 1 St. Frances 97, St. Mary's 46 -- Lakeisha Walker scored 14 points to lead the host Panthers (10-3), who had four players in double figures.

No. 2 Towson Catholic 36, St. Paul's 30 -- Marah Strickland had 13 points as the visiting Owls (9-5) held off the Gators.

No. 5 McDonogh 67, Mercy 47 -- Notre Dame-bound Brittany Mallory had 25 points and eight steals to lead the host Eagles (10-1) past the Magic (7-4). McDonogh led 17-10 after the first quarter and never trailed. Becky Cox added 13 points for McDonogh.

No. 12 Mount Hebron 40, No. 15 Glenelg 30 -- Jackie Doherty had a game-high 16 points as the host Vikings (10-1) defeated the Gladiators. Katie Biggs scored 10 points for Glenelg (8-4).

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