No. 1 Mount Saint Joseph was coming off a loss to No. 7 Boys' Latin in basketball on Wednesday, and the Gaels narrowly avoided a second straight loss to a ranked conference opponent Friday night.
Mount Saint Joseph used tough defense to limit No. 9 McDonogh to eight points in both the second and third quarters and won, 58-56.
The Gaels improved to 15-4, 8-1 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and the Eagles fell to 12-6, 6-4.
Ausar Crawley went 7-for-9 from the field, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range, and 1-for-2 from the free-throw line for a game-high 19 points for Mount Saint Joseph, which was upset by the Lakers, 69-61, Wednesday....