No. 8 John Carroll drew fellow Maryland team and national powerhouse Montrose Christian of Rockville in the second round of the Iolani Classic in Honolulu on Thursday night.
The Mustangs proved to be too big — with four starters between 6 feet 6 and 6-8 — and too talented, and beat the Patriots, 43-28.
John Carroll (9-4) matched Montrose Christian bucket for bucket in the first quarter before the Mustangs ran on the Patriots in the second and fourth quarters to win.
The slow, methodical Mustangs, ranked No. 11 by USA Today, won the opening tip-off and ran off two minutes before taking their first shot. John Carroll used a sagging man-to-man defense to force outside shooting, but Montrose got plenty of second chances by outrebounding the Patriots 34-15 and outshooting them 49-34.
The Mustangs took a 10-point lead late in the game that the Patriots cut to four.
On Friday, John Carroll beat Calvin Coolidge (D.C.), 46-34. Trystan Pratapas had nine points for the Patriots (10-4), who used a 12-4 run in the second quarter to beat the Colts.
John Carroll faces Yates (Texas), a 76-58 winner over host Iolani, in tonight's fifth-place game at 10.
No. 3 Dunbar 57, Friendship Academy 21: In Friday's action, John Carroll transfer Kamau Stokes led the visiting Poets (4-1) to an easy win over Friendship with 26 points. Dunbar was up at the half, 47-9.
No. 7 City 65, Bluford Drew Jemison 18: The Knights' Juwan Grant led all scorers with 18 points as City overwhelmed the Warriors to improve to 7-0 in Baltimore City.
No. 15 Ben Franklin-Masonville 69, Maritime Industries 63: Gabe Shongo had 15 points, five steals and four rebounds as the Bayhawks (5-1) held on for the win over the Anchors.
Glenelg Country School 61, Loyola 33: Warren Powers scored a game-high 20 points for the host Dragons (5-5) and man-to-man defense harassed the Dons (3-6).
Dulaney 50, Hereford 35: Gavan Scanlan and Jordan Williams each scored 14 and the host Lions improved to 5-0.
The Bulls trailed 31-15 at the break.
Northwestern 55, National Academy Foundation 47: Darshawn Grove scored a game-high 19 points to power the host Wildcats (2-2) past the Eagles.
Northwestern held off NAF by going 9-for-11 from the foul line in the closing minutes.
No. 1 Aberdeen 65, Elizabeth Seton 45: The Jones sisters led the way for the Eagles (5-0) again as freshman Stephanie Jones scored a game-high 18 points and 6-3 Brionna Jones added 17 points.
No. 8 Roland Park 66, Collegiate 51: Micala Clay scored a game-high 15 points and Lindsey Edwards added 14 for the host Reds (3-7).
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