Varsity basketball: Elliott's late shot lifts John Carroll

John Carroll senior guard Rodney Elliott hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds left as the No. 7 Patriots edged No. 1 St. Frances, 42-41, on Friday night in Bel Air.

The loss ends a nine-game winning streak for the top-ranked Panthers, who are now 21-2 overall, 11-1 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and 9-1 in the Baltimore Catholic League.

John Carroll (18-6) improves to 6-3 in the MIAA and 6-2 in the BCL. 

Elliott finished with 15 points, including 10 in the second half. Mike Owona blocked Maurice White's 3-point try from the right corner at the buzzer to seal the win. Dwayne Morgan scored 15 to lead St.Frances.

The Patriots have now won six straight games and the last three by one or two points. Elliott also hit a jumper at the buzzer on Wednesday to give the Patriots a 54-52 win at Glenelg Country.

"The game was tight the entire way — nip and tuck — can't think of either team having a lead of more than five points. We mixed defenses on them all night to keep them off balance and that worked well," John Carroll coach Tony Martin said.

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph 67, No. 5 Archbishop Spalding 45: The host Gaels (19-4, 6-3 MIAA A Conference) bounced back from their second straight loss to No. 1 St. Frances on Wednesday.

Jaylen Adams led Mount St. Joseph with 14 points.

No. 6 City 59, McDonough 41: Thomas Stone transfer Mohammed Sulemana, who finished with a game-high 20 points, made six of the team's nine 3-pointers in the second half to rally the visiting Rams, who fell to the Knights (12-1).

No. 11 Boys' Latin 82, Chapelgate 66: Terrell Willis had a game-high 25 points for the host Yellow Jackets (9-11), but the Lakers (16-3) wore them down in the fourth quarter.

No. 14 Randallstown 64, Loch Raven 56: The visiting Raiders controlled the game from the perimeter, making 3-pointers in the first half, but the Rams (11-3) outlasted them.

Ben Franklin 74, Southside 29: Gabe Shongo scored a game-high 25 points for the host Bayhawks (10-2), who led 48-15 at halftime.

Mervo 73, Knowledge And Success Academy 34: Jordan Meyers scored 21 points and Denzel Noakes added 17 for the visiting Mustangs (7-4).


No. 4 Poly 49, Dunbar 27: Tough defense by the Engineers (12-2) held the host Poets to six points in the first half.

No. 5 Digital Harbor 52, Western 22: Miqueara Lewis and Tyeisha Smith each scored 12 points to lead the visiting Rams (12-1) past the Doves.

Arundel 50, Severna Park 49, OT: Kayla Ballard scored the game-winner off a screen with 8.7 seconds left to lift the Wildcats (9-4) over the Falcons (7-8) in overtime.

Friends 41, Garrison Forest 32: Rachel Kehoe scored 19 points to lead the host Quakers (7-7) past the Grizzlies.


Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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