Headline game: Both John Carroll and Lake Clifton have a quality mix of returning players and promising new talent, which makes the opening game intriguing. The Patriots opened their season on a high note with a convincing 74-53 win over No. 2 Mount Saint Joseph with electric play from senior guard Montez Mathis and a solid first effort from newcomer Yavuz Gultekin, a transfer from Turkey. Kentucky-bound star guard Immanuel Quickley, who has been sidelined with mononucleosis, resumed practicing in full on Friday and hopes to play. The Lakers counter with three-year varsity players Ronald Lucas, Steven Parker and Benjamin Carter to go with an influx of talent from last year’s undefeated JV team.