Top-ranked Archbishop Spalding opened the second half with a 10-0 run to extend a 13-point halftime lead (37-24), then coasted to a 79-42 victory at No. 14 Mount St. Joseph last night in Irvington.
The Cavaliers (16-2) hit 11 of 19 from the floor to outscore the Gaels, 23-3, in the third quarter of the Catholic League game.
Spalding got 21 points each from Derrick Goode and Tremaine Robinson, giving coach Tony Martin a sweet win at his alma mater. He coached St. Joe's JV for four years before moving to Spalding three years ago.
Kevin Mickens, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, paced the Gaels (11-7) with 14 points, and 6-7 Sean Johnson had 11.
No. 4 Towson Catholic 64, Gibbons 44: Behind three double-digit scorers, including Aaron Early with 13 points, the Owls improved to 4-1 in the Catholic League. Steve Johnson and Keith Jennifer each scored 11 for the Owls (14-1).
No. 5 Calvert Hall 61, Loyola 53: Reggie Bryant scored 24 to power the host Cardinals (11-5) past the Dons. Delbert Randall added 11 points for Calvert Hall.
No. 9 Meade 69, Arundel 54: Jeff Charles scored 22 points and Mel Montgomery scored 17 of his 19 in the second half to lead the host Mustangs (13-1) to a comeback win over the Wildcats (7-7).
The Wildcats held a 33-29 lead at halftime, but the Mustangs chipped away and won the second half, 40-21.
Ellis Champion led Arundel with 21 points. No. 11 Southern-Balto. 72, Forest Park 69: The Bulldogs jumped to a 23-8 first-quarter lead and then held off a Forest Park rally. Southern's Melvin Scott led all scorers with 35 points; teammate Isaiah Johnson scored 13. Point guard Donnell Dobbins led the Foresters with 31 points, 10 assists and five steals.
No. 12 McDonogh 59, John Carroll 34: Junior David Lunn led all scorers with 17 points as the host Eagles (10-4) blitzed the Patriots. Lunn also had 11 rebounds, five assists and six steals.
No. 15 Old Mill 63, Southern-AA 61: Senior Tim Smith scored 14 points to lead the host Patriots (12-2) to victory. Old Mill had three double-digit scorers, including Noel Cruz with 11, Keith Rodgers and Andy Grier with 10 each.
No. 16 Broadneck 83, Northeast 30: Tremayne Williams scored 15 points, Jeff Logan had 14 and Lehrman Dotson added 12 to lead the visiting Bruins (8-6). Blair Thomas's 10 led the Eagles (1-11).
No. 18 Northwestern 69, Poly 59: Derek Pack led the Wildcats with 24 points, and Roland Carmichael added 14. Kendrick Tilghman scored 18 and Ryan Boiskert 13 for Poly.
No. 19 Randallstown 55, Eastern Tech 46: Guard Johnathan Simpson had 13 points, and Bariki Savage had 11 rebounds for the host Rams (10-3).
No. 1 McDonogh 76, Catholic 33: Greichaly Cepero's 14 points led five players in double figures as the Eagles (17-0) routed the host Cubs (1-10). Allison Merkle scored 20 points to lead the Cubs.
No. 7 Mercy 63, St. John's-Prospect Hall 18: Jamie Vogtman scored 19 points and Kaitie Schuyler had 12 to lead a balanced attack as the host Magic (14-5, 5-1) kept the Panthers winless in the Catholic League.
The Magic jumped out to a 30-4 halftime lead, then cruised the rest of the way. Danielle Battle led the Panthers with eight points.
No. 9 Milford Mill 105, Owings Mills 26: Mandy Clark scored 36 points, including 15 in the fourth period and seven three-pointers, for the host Millers (12-1). Tamika Rogers' 10 rebounds led the Millers.
No. 10 Western 61, City 20: Senior guard Latia Few nailed five three-pointers and totaled 19 points for the visiting Doves. Junior forward Tina Crawley added a double-double, 11 points and 10 rebounds. City scored only six points in the second half.
Walbrook 73, Carver 58: Jimea Barner led all scorers with 32 points while Dena McGriff added 16 points and Lakisha Major contributed 14 for the Warriors.
Pub Date: 1/23/99