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John Carroll boys snap loss streak, beat St. Maria Goretti in Sunday basketball action

John Carroll snapped a two game-skid Sunday with a home win over St. Maria Goretti.
John Carroll snapped a two game-skid Sunday with a home win over St. Maria Goretti. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)

The John Carroll boys basketball team shook off a pair of consecutive road losses Sunday with a home win over St. Maria Goretti. The win was a first in Baltimore Catholic League play.

The Patriots (1-4 in both BCL and MIAA play) defeated the visitors, 71-64.

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Senior Jalen Bryant scored 23 points to lead three players in double figures. Tyson Commander added 13 points and Jeannot Basima added a double-double with 11 points ands team-high 12 rebounds.

Cesar Tchilombo added 10 rebounds and five blocks, while Bryant and TJ Vaughn had five assists each.

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The Patriots led from the start and led 23-17 after one quarter. The lead grew to 10, 42-32, at the half and 16, 61-45, through three quarters.

Patriots drop two

The John Carroll boys basketball team dropped its fourth straight BCL game Friday evening, losing at Loyola, 54-42, in an MIAA Conference and BCL game.

The Patriots were tied 6-6 with the Dons through one quarter, but by half, it was a five-point, 22-17, deficit.

John Carroll outscored Loyola, 15-12, in the third quarter to cut the lead down to two, 34-32, but the Dons doubled up the score (20-10) in the final quarter to settle for the 12-point win.

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Basima led the Patriots scoring with 12 points and Jaiden Jakubowski added 10 points.

The Patriots also lost at St. Frances last Wednesday, 82-64, in a BCL and MIAA game.

John Carroll played the Panthers tight for a half, 16-16 after one quarter and trailing 34-33 at the half.

The second half, though, was a huge difference as St. Frances outscored John Carroll, 48-31, to win easily.

Commander poured in 24 points to lead the Patriots scoring and Basima tallied 11 points.

Commander (three blocks) added 10 rebounds for the double-double and Tchilombo had seven rebounds and four blocks.

Jakubowski had five offensive rebounds and Basima had three assists.

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