Roundup: John Carroll boys beat Calvert Hall, 56-48, in OT

February 08, 2011|By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

The No. 2 John Carroll boys basketball team has been forced to work some extra lately, something the Patriots believe will help when the fast-approaching playoffs come about.

For the second time in the past week, the Patriots were taken into overtime Tuesday, this time by a scrappy Calvert Hall team that would not back down in regulation.

The four minutes of extra time was when John Carroll showed its poise and determination, coming away with a 56-48 win in Bel Air. The Patriots, who needed overtime to beat McDonogh last week, improved to 27-1 overall and 11-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and the Baltimore Catholic League.

Tied at 44 after four quarters, the Patriots got two baskets from senior guard Malcolm McMillan (10 points) to pull ahead and then hit all six free throws in the final 23 seconds to seal the victory.  Junior forward Jarred Jones scored a game-high 14 points with senior guard Ronald Scott adding 11 for the winners.

"Down the stretch, that's one thing you have to do — keep your composure.  Everybody gets a little nervous, but it's no pressure, you just play basketball.  This can definitely helps us because in the playoffs everybody will come at us hard, so if they come at you hard now we'll be used to it.  We just got to keep playing hard and keep our composure like we've been doing," said McMillan.

The Cardinals, who got a game-tying basket from senior Julian Davis with 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter, got a team-high 13 points from Justin Beck.  Calvert Hall (13-14) is 5-6 in the MIAA and 7-4 in the BCL.

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No. 1 Patterson 85, No. 12 Lake Clifton 67: The visiting Clippers (17-1) switched to a 2-3 zone and outscored the Lakers (12-4) by 24-10 in the third quarter. Steven Marshall scored a career-high 16 points, most in the paint. Aquille Carr had a game-high 30 points. Aaron Parks scored 24 points for Lake Clifton.

No. 6 Oakland Mills 62, Centennial 55: Greg Whittington scored 21 points to power the host Scorpions (19-0) past the Eagles (12-5). Oakland Mills led 33-19 at the half.

No. 10 Mount St. Joseph 66, Archbishop Spalding 53: The Cavaliers' shots wouldn't fall in the second half and the Gaels' offense stayed steady. Lavon Long and Dan Nardolilo each finished with 14 points for Mount St. Joseph.

No. 14 Annapolis 92, Chesapeake-AA 47: Domico James had 28 points and 10 rebounds to power the visiting Panthers (16-3) past the Cougars. Annapolis outscored Chesapeake-AA 21-9 in the second quarter. Panthers Delonte Joyce added 10 points and 10 rebounds. 

No. 15 Broadneck 62, North County 42: Bobby Bates scored 21 points and the host Bruins (17-2) went on a 23-4 run in the third quarter.

Loyola 57, St. Maria Goretti 42: Dan Vigus scored 16 points and the host Dons (9-15) stopped a four-game losing streak.

Girls

City 45, No. 8 Digital Harbor 39: Dyzhaney Burton scored a game-high 18 points and the host Knights (11-6, 7-0) went on a 10-6 run in the fourth quarter to upset the Rams (9-7, 4-2).

Alexis Harrison had 14 points for Digital Harbor. With the win and Dunbar's 74-66 overtime loss to Western, City took sole possession of first place in Baltimore City's Division I.

Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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