Calvert Hall's boys basketball team played its fifth game in eight days Friday night, but you would never know it by the Cardinals' effort. They improved to 10-1 with a 71-46 rout of visiting Western Tech in Towson.
"We did a really good job rebounding," said Calvert Hall coach John Bauersfeld, whose team held a 40-16 advantage in rebounds." And we were able to get out and run in transition."
Junior forward Evan Phoenix had 14 points and 13 rebounds and teammate Drew Edwards, a junior guard, finished with 13 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals.
Senior guard Donald Imes led Western Tech with 22 points.
Imes didn't get much help from his teammates in the first quarter.
The Wolverines (3-1) committed six turnovers in the first six minutes as the Cardinals built a 14-6 lead.
By the end of the first quarter, Calvert Hall pushed its advantage to 21-8.
"The last four games we have gotten off to really good starts," said Bauersfeld of a streak that also includes wins over Delones Catholic, Mount Carmel and Glenelg County. "It's been huge. It really helps because you have a little room for error."
Western Tech opened the second quarter with a 6-2 run to make it 23-14.
That's the closest the Wolverines got the rest of the way.
Calvert Hall led 29-16 at halftime and boosted its lead to 44-20 in the middle of the second quarter when junior guard Reggie Rouse hit back-to-back three pointers.
"The county teams we play don't have the athleticism, size and depth that the private schools have," Western Tech coach Mike Slepesky said. "I think we're out-sized. I don't think we were over matched. The difference to me was second chance points and fast break opportunities."
Mike Haysbert (9 points), John Williams (4), Joseph White (4), Josh Miles (4) and Issac Iyoriobhe (3) also scored for Western Tech.
Junior guard Nico Clareth scored a team-high 16 points for Calvert Hall. Sean Mayberry (9 points), Rouse (6), Darius Ables (4), Chris Wallace (3), Chas Harvey (2), Justin Gorham (2) and Kenji Bahar (2) also contributed to the win.
Other Baltimore County boys basketball scores:
Dulaney 66 Hereford 52
Milford Mill 81 Randallstown 71
Eastern Tech 46 Patapsco 37