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Goretti stops Loyola

February 02, 2004

BOYS BASKETBALL



TOWSON, Md. - St. Maria Goretti shut down Loyola Blakefield in the middle two periods on the way to a 57-49 victory Sunday in the Baltimore Catholic League.

The Gaels (11-11, 2-8) roared back from a 17-11 deficit after one period to outscore the Dons (7-17, 0-9) 31-10 in the second and third periods.

Mike Nelson led Goretti with 16 points and also pulled down eight rebounds. Joey Spierenburg had 12 points, including eight of Goretti's 13 in the second quarter. He also had seven rebounds. Andy Chambers contributed eight points and four assists and Trevor Cobb had four assists.

The Gaels also rescheduled two postponed games. They will play at Francis Scott Key Feb. 17 and host Calvert Hall Feb. 22.

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St. John's at Prospect Hall 53 Calvert Hall 47


FREDERICK, Md. - St. John's remained alive for a playoff spot in the MIAA with its win over Calvert Hall, led by Al Sowers' 18 points.

Sowers pumped in eight points in the opening period as the Vikings (9-13, 4-8) raced to a 17-6 lead over Calvert (14-9, 3-8).

Jered Lyons and Corey Dorsey aided the Vikings with 11 points apiece and Dorsey and Sam Senz each had six rebounds.

St. John's' previously scheduled game with St. Maria Goretti Tuesday will be rescheduled in order that the Vikings can host Archbishop Spalding in an MIAA makeup game, which is sold out.




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Berkeley Springs 72 Jefferson 61


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Danielle Fox had 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, and eight assists to lead Berkeley Springs to an upset win over Jefferson on Saturday.

Emily McCoy added 26 points and 24 rebounds for the Indians (5-7), who played the game without Heather Shaw due to medical reasons.

"It's great for them to get this win without one of our better inside players," Berkeley Springs coach Dale McCumbee said. "It should give them a lot of confidence."

Keisha Thomas had 17 points and Courtni Williams had 16 for the Cougars (10-4).

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