Ryan Fields scored 18 points and Billy Plunkett added 16 as host Loyola upset No. 10 John Carroll, 55-52, Tuesday night.
The Dons (5-8, 2-4 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference), who outscored the Patriots in every quarter, made 7 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter. With 4.5 seconds left, they used full-court defense to cause a turnover and preserve the win.
The Patriots (13-8, 3-2) have lost two times in as many days; they fell to No. 8 Calvert Hall, 75-64, on Monday.
No. 3 Patterson 68, No. 5 Poly 62: The Engineers (6-3) used six 3-pointers to take a nine-point halftime lead, but Kwynten Brooks scored 11 of his 18 points in the third quarter to rally the Clippers (10-0). John Crosby had 20 points for Poly.
Ben Franklin 61, Mervo 41: Jahmal Eggleston scored 18 points and Tre Henriques had 10 points and 14 rebounds to power the host Bayhawks (7-3) past the Mustangs (3-4).
Ben Franklin led 35-15 at the break.
Digital Harbor 62, Forest Park 48: Ian Thomas had 22 points and 20 rebounds for the visiting Rams (5-1).
No. 5 Poly 51, Western 28: The visiting Engineers (4-3) scored 44 of their 51 points in the first half.
Jasmine Smith and Aneah Young each finished with 13 points for Poly, which converted only 21 of 35 free throws.
No. 9 City 67, Lake Clifton 21: Sisters Kanae and Koraan Sydnor scored 18 and 11 points, respectively, to lead the host Knights (9-1) past the Lakers.
City led 36-12 at halftime.
Atholton 45, Mount Hebron 33: After the two squads combined for a mere 16 points in the first quarter, the Raiders (6-2, 8-2) clung to a two-point advantage over the visiting Vikings (5-3, 6-4). Needing to put all the pieces together, the home team got exactly what it was looking for in junior Sage Mayhew's solid, technical style of play. She finished with 13 points, six rebounds and five assists.
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No. 7 Mount St. Joseph 84, Mount Carmel 64: The slow-starting Gaels (15-3, 6-2 MIAA A Conference) clung to a one-point halftime advantage before outscoring the Cougars (10-6, 3-5) in the third quarter 30-12.
Will Jenkins led Mount Carmel with 19 points.
No. 7 St. Vincent Pallotti 54, No. 12 Seton Keough 43: The host Panthers (8-4, 2-2 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) held the Gators (4-6, 2-1) to single-digit scoring in the first and third quarters.
Beverly Ogunrinde had a game-high 23 points for the Panthers.