Severn School junior guard LJ Owen's scored a game high 26 points in the loss
It was a early season key MIAA match-up as the Severn School visited John Carroll. John Carroll was without star floor general Immanuel Quickley and Severn looked to take advantage and pull off the upset. For the first half, it appeared that Severn would accomplish the feat, as they scrapped their way to a 39-36 halftime lead despite star junior guard LJ Owens only scoring 7 points and the outstanding play of John Carroll point guard Nigel Haughton (16 points). It was a well balanced attack that neutralized John Carroll's size advantage inside. The third quarter was a duel between two young guards that you will be hearing about for years to come with Owens and John Carroll's Montez Mathis. Owens exploded for 10 of his 26 points in the period to keep Severn close, however, Mathis nearly answered shot for shot to put John Carroll out in front 52-51 after three. The fourth quarter was all Cameron Byers (18 points & 6 rebounds), Byers dominated inside scoring and rebounding at will for John Carroll. Owens tried valiantly to push Severn over the top with 8 points in the final period himself, although it wasn't enough as John Carroll edged Severn 75-72.
Severn fell to 0-1 while John Carroll improved to 2-0 on the season.
Cameron Byers was a man inside finishing with 18 points and 6 rebounds
John Carroll star point guard Immanuel Quickley sat out the game with an ankle injury