On Wednesday night, Archbishop Curley hosted Annapolis Area Christian School in a basketball matchup with playoff implications in the MIAA B Conference. The visiting Eagles took control with a big second quarter run and went  on to prevail, 62-48.

Initially, AACS was thrown off by Curley’s defense, but the Eagles ended the second quarter on a 13-0 run to build a 30-18 halftime lead. AACS’ Brandon Joseph led all scorers with 16 points and Jordan Johnson added 12 points of his own.

The Friars were led in scoring by senior Deion Booker with 13 points, while senior Keon Adams chipped in with 11 points and Armond Edmunds scored nine.

With the win, AACS (14-7 overall) moved to 7-2 in the B Conference and maintained a half-game lead over Severn in the battle for first-place in the Red Division. Curley (9-8 overall) slipped below .500 in the conference at 3-4 and now sit in fourth place in the Black Division. The Friars are battling with Gerstell Academy (4-4) and Friends School (4-5) for the final two playoff seeds out of the division.