Cardinals down Glenelg Country to tie Loyola; post-season showdown looms on Friday between the Cardinals and Dons
With two league games to go, including a huge home matchup with archival Loyola on Friday, Calvert Hall is right in the thick of the MIAA A Conference playoff chase. In fact, the Cardinals suddenly control their own destiny after completing a home-and-home sweep of Glenelg Country with a 68-61 win in Ellicott City, Monday night.
Junior Logan Curtis netted a game-high 24 points in the victory over the Dragons and senior Brendan Adams scored 23. Freshman Montez McNeil also chipped in with 10 points.
Calvert Hall (9-16 overall) is now back to .500 in the A Conference at 8-8 where they are tied with Loyola for the fourth and final seed out of the Red Division. Calvert Hall owns a win over Loyola already this year, so if they can defeat the Dons on Friday, at Calvert Hall, they will own the tie-breaker. If Loyola wins and gains the split, it will own the tie-break by virtue of its upset win over top-ranked St. Frances last week.
On Wednesday, Calvert Hall will host Gilman and Loyola (14-12 overall) will visit St. Vincent Pallotti, but the outcomes of those contests are virtually irrelevant to the playoff battle between the Cardinals and Dons. Everything will come down to Friday.
Caldon Owen paced Glenelg Country (6-16 overall, 3-12 MIAA A) with 18 points, while Chase Paar scored 15 and Dragan Hornatko added 13 points.