The Baltimore Catholic League quarterfinals went chalk Wednesday as the four higher seeds claimed home wins. St. Frances, St. Maria Goretti, Mount Saint Joseph and Loyola Blakefield advanced to Friday night’s semifinals at Loyola Maryland. Top-seeded St. Frances will meet fourth-seeded Loyola Blakefield at 6:30 p.m., followed by second-seeded St. Maria Goretti taking on third-seeded Mount Saint Joseph at 8:15.
Here’s a recap of Wednesday’s games:
No. 3 St. Frances 95, Mount Carmel 41: Fresh off Sunday’s Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, the Panthers (34-5) rolled past the eighth-seeded Cougars behind a 22-point, 10-rebound performance from forward Jamal West and 19 points and five assists from point guard Adrian Baldwin.
Looking ahead to Friday, the Panthers won both games against Loyola Blakefield during the regular season, earning a 65-48 road win on Dec. 14 before claiming a 54-44 home victory Feb. 8.
No. 5 Mount Saint Joseph 78, Archbishop Spalding 48: Jason Edokpayi led five Gaels (27-7) in double figures with 14 points, as Mount Saint Joseph took control from the start with a 22-10 lead after the first quarter. James Bishop added 13 points, Javonte Brown scored 12, and Tyler Brelsford and Chandler Johnson finished with 10 apiece for the Gaels.
Goretti had its way against Mount Saint Joseph in the regular season, winning 53-64 on Jan. 9 and 74-52 on Feb. 3.
St. Maria Goretti 79, John Carroll 52: Rahsaan Edwards led a balanced attack for Goretti with 15 points, while Tyson Commander scored 16 points and Jalen Bryant added 15 for John Carroll.
Loyola Blakefield 76, Calvert Hall 56: Tied at 15 after the first quarter, the Dons (20-12) outscored the fifth-seeded Cardinals, 20-8, in the second quarter to take hold of the game. Junior Mitchell Fischer scored 26 points and added seven rebounds, while senior Tryllian Young added 13 points in the win.