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Varsity roundup (March 12): No. 2 John Carroll boys basketball falls in Alhambra Invitational final

From Sun staff reports
The Patriots became the 14th BCL team to reach the title game in the 56-year history of the tournament.

The No. 2 John Carroll boys basketball team lost to DeMatha, 71-56, in the championship game of the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament at Frostburg State on Saturday.

The Stags improved to 31-5. The Patriots (28-11) became the 14th Baltimore Catholic League team to reach the title game in the 56-year history of the tournament.

Only three teams from the area have won, the last being St. Frances in 1996.

On Friday, John Carroll beat St. John's (D.C.), 54-52, to advance to the title game. Maryland signee Anthony Cowan Jr. had 16 points for the Cadets (29-5).

No. 3 Mount Saint Joseph wins two: The Gaels (33-6) took fifth place at the Alhambra Invitational.

Mount Saint Joseph lost, 68-67, to Paul VI on Thursday, then beat No. 5 St. Frances, 65-60, on Friday and Gonzaga (D.C.), 63-62, on Saturday.

No. 5 St. Frances takes seventh: The Panthers (31-11) lost the first two games but won the seventh-place game at the Alhambra Invitational.

St. Frances lost to DeMatha, 67-61, on Thursday and to Mount Saint Joseph on Friday before beating Bishop Walsh, 100-39, on Saturday.

Boys lacrosse

Calvert Hall wins two: The Cardinals improved to 3-0 by beating Lake Norman (N.C.), 14-2, in Raleigh, N.C., and Ravenscroft (N.C.), 15-2, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jacob Kelly had three goals and three assists against Lake Norman, and JT Bugliosi had five goals against Ravenscroft.

Calvert Hall faces St. John's (Texas) today.

DeMatha 5, Archbishop Spalding 3: Dan Shay, Nik McFarland and Joey Bradley scored, but the host Cavaliers (0-1) fell to the Stags (1-0) at their Andy Eser Tournament.

Spalding led 3-0 at the half.

Girls lacrosse

St. Mary's 6, Hill Academy (Canada) 5: Shelby Harrison had three goals and seven draw controls to lead the host Saints (1-0) past the Pride.

Kameron Halsall made nine saves for Hill Academy and Taylor Suplee had seven saves for St. Mary's.

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