The Archbishop Spalding boys ice hockey team has a habit of playing a lot of close games and ending up on the right side of the score.

The Cavaliers beat Mount St. Joseph on Friday by one goal to capture the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Assertion A Conference championship. And Tuesday night, John Sage (two goals) scored the game-winner shorthanded with 1:51 left in the game on a breakaway as Spalding (11-1-2) beat St. Albans, 3-2, in the first round of the Mid Atlantic Prep Hockey League tournament.

The Cavaliers had a 2-0 lead before the Bulldogs (7-7-2) scored twice over a three-minute span to tie the score in the second period.

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Chapelgate Christian Academy 55, Coppin Academy 49: The visiting Yellowjackets (14-15) switched to a trap defense in the second half to get separation from the Eagles in a makeup game at Baltimore City Community College.

Terrell Willis had a game-high 25 points for Chapelgate, which outscored Coppin Academy 17-10 in the third quarter.