Loyola Blakefield 59 vs Bishop Ireton 61
With 14 seconds left in the game, Bishop Ireton guard Jack Kouba found Ethan Lynch in the corner. Lynch who saw the defender close out to take away a three point attempt, drove baseline and finished over three Don’s defenders to win the game 61-59. Keep an eye on Loyola Blakefield junior, 6’7 G/F Mitch Fischer and Bishop Ireton 6’3 senior guard Ethan Lynch and senior point guard Jake Kouba moving forward.
St Johns 52 vs St Vincent Pallotti 35 –
With senior guard and Virginia commit Casey Morsell cold from the field, it was juniors Darius Maddox and Ishmael Leggett who stepped up. Maddox and Leggett would combine for 22 of the Cadet’s 52 points to cruise to a victory over St Vincent Pallotti. St John’s team defense was the story in this game, as they held Pallotti below 10 points in three of the four quarters. Senior guard Anthony Blunt was the only Panthers player to generate any offense, finishing with a game high 12 points.
St Frances 58 vs Paul VI 67 –
In what was the most hyped match up of the event, Paul VI, despite losing senior guard Anthony Harris for the season early in the game to a torn ACL, led from start to finish defeating the Baltimore powerhouse 67-58. The execution on both ends from PVI was flawless but offensively, PVI was special. As a team, they knocked down 13 three pointers with senior guard Xavier Joyner accounting for five of them, add in the poise and big time playmaking from freshman point guard Knasir “Dug” McDaniel (15 points) and sophomore Trevor Keels (13 points), PVI was too much for St Frances to deal with. St Frances didn’t go away without putting up a fight which is expected from Baltimore hoopers. As Panthers standout junior point guard Ace Baldwin (6 points) struggled shooting from the field, freshman back-up point guard Carlos Alexander came in ready to go. The Ultra quick Alexander scored a game high 16 points for St Frances and juniors Jamal West and Jordan Toles both added 14 points a piece to pace St Frances.
PVI – Anthony Harris (Get well)
Knasir “Dug” McDaniel
St Frances –
Gonzaga 76 vs Mount St Joseph 36 –
Coming off an upset loss to Bishop McNamara the night before, Gonzaga came out ready to destroy anything in their path. That’s exactly what happened and this time another Baltimore powerhouse Mount St Joseph was the victim. Purple Eagles led by Junior forwards Terrence Williams (16 points) and Myles Stute (10 points) rolled to a win by a record setting margin, 40 points, 76-36. Gonzaga held Mount St Joes senior guard and LSU commit James Bishop to 7 points in the game. Bishop is one of the elite scorers in all of high school basketball. It was as dominant a performance as you will probably see this season.
DeMatha 77 vs St Maria Goretti 56 –
In the final game between host and reigning WCAC champions DeMatha and St Maria Goretti, it was quickly established that the Stags 7’1 junior center Hunter Dickinson was the difference in the game. The Gaels simply had no answer for him, as he scored a game high 21 points including three 3-pointers to lead DeMatha to victory. Senior guard and Villanova commit Justin Moore added 19 points for the Stags while senior guard RJ Blakney led St Maria with 12 points.
Standout players –
St Maria – RJ Blakney