Two recipients each for Baltimore Catholic League coach, player of the year

St. Francis senior Daquan Bracey, John Carroll sophomore Immanuel Quickley share Player of the Year honors.

The balance found in the Baltimore Catholic League this season also showed up in the league's annual awards luncheon Monday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Pikesville.

The league's Jerry Savage Player of the Year award was shared by St. Frances senior guard Daquan Bracey and John Carroll sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley.

Bracey, a four-year starter who surpassed 1,000 career points, is averaging 17 points, five rebounds and five assists per game for the No. 1 Panthers, who have already claimed the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.

"This means a lot to me. There's a lot of hard work and dedication that goes to this award and I'm just thankful," said Bracey, who has signed to play at Louisiana Tech.

After a freshman season that showed plenty of promise, Quickley enjoyed a breakthrough sophomore season at John Carroll. He's averaging 17.8 points, four rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while emerging as a leader for the No. 6 Patriots.

"It's a tremendous honor, and I just want to thank all my teammates, my coaches, my family for putting me in a position to be successful. It's an honor to be in there with Daquan Bracey, who's a great player," he said.

Mount Saint Joseph coach Pat Clatchey and Calvert Hall's John Bauersfeld were named O. Ray Mullis Co-Coaches of the Year.

Also recognized were Mount Saint Joseph senior forward Pierre Johnson, the Mark Amatucci Defensive Player of the Year, and St. Frances junior forward Tairik Johnson, the Cokey Robertson Most Improved Player of the Year. Selections were based on voting by league coaches and select media members.

Each team selected a player as recipient of the Dave Kropfelder "Never, Never Quit" Award: Justin Kane, Archbishop Spalding; Malik Morris, Calvert Hall; Mantvydas Urmilevicius, John Carroll; Cole Williams, Loyola Blakefield; Davon Davis, Mount Carmel; Jake Wyandt, Mount Saint Joseph; Eral Penn, St. Frances; and Ryan Zinaich, St. Maria Goretti.

The BCL Tournament, set to take place at Towson University, begins Saturday with quarterfinal-round play and continues through Monday, with the title game set for 7 p.m. Sunday's semifinal games are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

BCL honors

Co-Players of the Year

Daquan Bracey, St. Frances

Immanuel Quickley, John Carroll

Co-Coaches of the Year

John Bauersfeld, Calvert Hall

Pat Clatchey, Mount Saint Joseph

First team

Daquan Bracey, St. Frances

Immanuel Quickley, John Carroll

Kurk Lee Jr., St. Frances

Darryl Morsell, Mount Saint Joseph

Pierre Johnson, Mount Saint Joseph

Second team

David Erebor, Mount Carmel

Donte Doleman, St. Maria Goretti

Randy Miller, Mount Saint Joseph

Justin Kane, Arch. Spalding

Terry Nolan, Jr., Mount Carmel

Brendan Adams, Calvert Hall

Honorable mention: Mike Tertsea, John Carroll; Jalen Smith, Mount Saint Joseph; Andrew Fava, Loyola Blakefield; Tairik Johnson, St. Frances; Ameka Akaya, St. Maria Goretti

BCL playoff schedule

(at Towson)

Saturday's quarterfinals:

•St. Frances vs. Arch. Spalding, 2 p.m.

•John Carroll vs. Mt. Carmel, 3:45 p.m.

•Mount Saint Joseph vs. Loyola Blakefield, 5:30 p.m.

•Calvert Hall vs. St. Maria Goretti, 7:15 p.m.

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