Aaron Brown

Roundup: No. 6 John Carroll boys top Spalding, 46-43

The No. 6 John Carroll boys basketball found itself trailing by six points about midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday. Coach Tony Martin called in a change in defense, and the Patriots started to run and beat Archbishop Spalding, 46-43.

John Carroll (21-5, 10-2 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association AConference) had led by as many as seven early in the game but fell behind in the second half. The Patriots switched defenses from man-to-man to a 1-3-1 zone that got their transition game going. Rodney Elliott finished with 11 points and Earl Potts had a game-high 19 points for the Cavaliers (14-11, 6-6).

John Carroll trails division leader Mount St. Joseph (21-4,...