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Varsity roundup (March 12): No. 2 John Carroll boys basketball falls in Alhambra Invitational final

The No. 2 John Carroll boys basketball team lost to DeMatha, 71-56, in the championship game of the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament at Frostburg State on Saturday.

The Stags improved to 31-5. The Patriots (28-11) became the 14th Baltimore Catholic League team to reach the title game in the 56-year history of the tournament.


Only three teams from the area have won, the last being St. Frances in 1996.

On Friday, John Carroll beat St. John's (D.C.), 54-52, to advance to the title game. Maryland signee Anthony Cowan Jr. had 16 points for the Cadets (29-5).


No. 3 Mount Saint Joseph wins two: The Gaels (33-6) took fifth place at the Alhambra Invitational.

Mount Saint Joseph lost, 68-67, to Paul VI on Thursday, then beat No. 5 St. Frances, 65-60, on Friday and Gonzaga (D.C.), 63-62, on Saturday.

No. 5 St. Frances takes seventh: The Panthers (31-11) lost the first two games but won the seventh-place game at the Alhambra Invitational.

St. Frances lost to DeMatha, 67-61, on Thursday and to Mount Saint Joseph on Friday before beating Bishop Walsh, 100-39, on Saturday.

Boys lacrosse

Calvert Hall wins two: The Cardinals improved to 3-0 by beating Lake Norman (N.C.), 14-2, in Raleigh, N.C., and Ravenscroft (N.C.), 15-2, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Jacob Kelly had three goals and three assists against Lake Norman, and JT Bugliosi had five goals against Ravenscroft.

Calvert Hall faces St. John's (Texas) today.


DeMatha 5, Archbishop Spalding 3: Dan Shay, Nik McFarland and Joey Bradley scored, but the host Cavaliers (0-1) fell to the Stags (1-0) at their Andy Eser Tournament.

Spalding led 3-0 at the half.

Girls lacrosse

St. Mary's 6, Hill Academy (Canada) 5: Shelby Harrison had three goals and seven draw controls to lead the host Saints (1-0) past the Pride.

Kameron Halsall made nine saves for Hill Academy and Taylor Suplee had seven saves for St. Mary's.