Varsity roundup (Feb. 9): Loyola upends top-ranked St. Frances in boys basketball

during Friday night's game at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis.
during Friday night's game at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis. (By Matthew Cole / Capital Gazette)

JJ Halaby made two free throws with 2.5 seconds left in the second overtime and host Loyola Blakefield stunned No. 1 St. Frances with an 81-80 upset victory Friday night.

The Dons improved to 14-12, 8-8 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Red Division and the Panthers fell to 28-3, 13-1.


St. Frances forced the first overtime when Rajeir Jones made two free throws to tie the game at 65 with 12 seconds left in regulation. The Panthers took a five-point lead in the first overtime before Loyola rallied. Cam Shaw made a 3-pointer with five seconds left to force the second overtime.

Elijah Epps made a layup with 15 seconds left in the second overtime for a 79-78 St. Frances lead. Epps finished with with 18 points and Loyola's Shaw had a game-high 26 points and Halaby had 23 points.


Ben Franklin 72, Edmondson 71: Nathan Mister scored 28 points and Cameron Miller had 16 points, 16 rebounds and 11 blocks to lead the host Bayhawks (12-7) past the Red Storm (6-7).

Catonsville 63, Franklin 54:AJ Sims scored 11 points, but the host Indians (9-9) fell to the Comets (10-8).

Oakland Mills 56, Wilde Lake 53: Trea Keys scored a game-high 20 points, but the visiting Wildecats (7-11) fell to the Scorpions (14-4). Oakland Mills went on a 17-11 run in the fourth quarter to win.

Severn 64, St. John's Catholic Prep 42: LJ Owens scored 23 points to lead the visiting Admirals (22-5, 11-3 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference) past the Vikings (10-12, 5-8).

C. Milton Wright 72, Harford Tech 62: Imran Husain scored 24 points to lead the host Mustangs (15-4) past the Cobras (13-4).

Southern 70, Broadneck 57, OT: Curtis Holland III scored 24 points for the host Bulldogs (16-4). Shane Davis scored 18 pointsfor the Bruins (13-8).

Annapolis 79, Severna Park 63: Christian Jones scored 22 points and Zion Greer scored 13 for the Panthers (14-7). Kody Milton scored 19 points for the host Falcons (3-17).


Manchester Valley 63, North Hagerstwon 52: Mackenzie DeWees needed 26 points to reach 2,000 for her career. She got 30 points to lead the visiting Mavericks (15-3) past the Hubs (0-11).

DeWees surpassed 1,000 career rebounds earlier this week. Her point total now stands at 2,004.

No. 3 Roland Park 64, Archbishop Spalding 43: Mya Henson scored 20 points and Mir McLean had 18 points to lead the visiting Reds (20-6, 6-4 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) past the Cavaliers (4-11, 0-9) in the regular-season finale.

No. 14 Westminster 46, South Carroll 38: Sophia Diehl scored 15 points to lead the host Owls (18-0, 12-0 Carroll) past the Cavaliers (10-10, 7-5).


No. 15 Chesapeake-AA 65, Northeast 61:Brooke Worrell scored 29 points to lead the host Cougars (16-5) past the Eagles (4-15).

Mount de Sales 54, Severn 22: Sydney Skalstad scored 14 points to lead the host Sailors (17-7) past the Admirals (6-18) in the opening round of the IAAM B Conference tournament. Mount de Sales hosts Mt. Carmel, a 26-22 winner over Notre Dame Prep, in Tuesday's quarterfinal.

Gerstell Academy 32, Rockbridge Academy 30: Jillian Wilson scored 15 points to lead the visiting Falcons (10-9) past the Scots (4-4).

Boys swimming

McDonogh wins: The host Eagles (9-1) beat Loyola Blakefield, 480-474, to claim the MIAA A Conference championship on Feb. 3. Calvert Hall took third with 293.

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