Calvert Hall downs Loyola

Cardinals advance to BCL semis, will meet St. Frances

February 28, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Donya Jackson scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the first half, including five 3-pointers, as No. 4 Calvert Hall beat Loyola, 66-44, in the quarterfinals of the Baltimore Catholic League championship Saturday at Loyola University.

The Cardinals (20-7) led 15-9 after the first quarter before stretching it to 32-18 at the half. Calvert Hall used a stifling zone defense and mixed in man-to-man to limit the Dons' scoring opportunities.

James Murphy and Mike Fitzpatrick each scored 10 points for Loyola. Jonathan Graham had 13 for Calvert Hall, which advances to tonight's semifinal against top-ranked St. Frances, an 84-44 winner over St. Maria Goretti, at 8:30 p.m.

Centennial 56, Wilde Lake 48: Mike Stefan and Sean Anderson each had 12 points to lead the Eagles (11-8) past the Wildecats (9-9) in a Class 3A East regional opening-round game. Centennial faces host River Hill at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Severna Park 74, Broadneck 55: Adam McBride had 20 points to power the Falcons (13-8) past the Bruins in Class 4A East. Severna Park faces host Old Mill at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Patterson Mill 57, New Town 31: Caitlin Herman had 24 points to lead the Huskies (12-9) past the Titans in Class 1A North. Patterson Mill faces Joppatowne in Monday's quarterfinal.


Class 4A-3A East regional: In the 145-pound championship matach, Reservoir junior Mark Colabucci pinned River Hill's Evan Ames in 1 minute, 45 seconds to clinch the overall title in the 22-team event at Meade High.

Colabucci improved to 40-0 with his 30th pin of the year and his 100th career win, adding the regional crown to the Howard County title he earned last week at Marriotts Ridge.

"This feels awesome," said Colabucci, whose teammates Josh Knox (112), Danny Poore (119) and Mike Mullens (152), finished second to pace the Gators to 130 points - 4.5 ahead of runner-up Stephen Decatur.

"To be on a team that is doing this well, and to be having the kind of season is great. We're just trying to keep it going."

County champion Brian Clinton (103) was third and Josh Hamilton (285) fourth for the Gators, who won last weekend's Howard County Tournament two days after having earned the Class 4A-3A state dual-meet title.

Arundel was third, paced by the Goodwin brothers, sophomore Tyler (125) and senior Frankie (130). Tyler Goodwin (32-1) reached the final on two technical falls before scoring a 10-1 major decision over Atholton's Class 4A-3A state champion, Kevin Beck (32-3).

Frankie Goodwin (33-1) pinned Chesapeake-Anne Arundel's Stephen Spinnenweber (33-4) in 3:07 - his 26th fall of the year and the 101st of his career.

Fourth-place North County had champions in Pat Downey (171) and Patrick Louis Carey (189), who rose to 30-0, with 25 pins, and, 35-0, with 32 pins, respectively.

Downey scored a 10-2 major decision over Chesapeake's Class 4A-3A state runner-up, Chris Urps (33-4). Carey pinned Howard County champ Zathy Ndiang (29-6) in 4:15.

Howard County champ Cameron Kirby (119) of River Hill edged Poore, 10-8, for the title, overcoming an early 2-0 deficit to improve to 34-8.

For sixth-place Old Mill, Ron Vaughters (140) earned his third straight regional title, rising to 40-2 on the year with a 7-2 decision over Nathan Kraiser of Centennial.

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