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

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. (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.