Felder scores 21 to pace the Yellow Jackets
Chapelgate Christian traveled to Frederick on Tuesday and pulled a surprise on St. John’s Catholic Prep, which has been near the top of the MIAA B Conference basketball standings all season. Behind 21 points from Jax Felder, Chapelgate defeated the host Vikings, 68-61.
Chapelgate trailed throughout the first half and St. John’s led 32-26 at the half, but the Jackets came out swarming in the third quarter, shutting down the Vikings with defensive pressure and outscoring their hosts 22-6 to take a 10-point advantage into the fourth quarter.
Kitan Ogunmola added 14 points, Zach Knox scored 12 and Jordan Praylow finished with 11 for the winners.
Ayo Winston Moore led St. John’s with 19 points. Brandon Pilgrim added 12 points while Tyriel Collins and Matt Contreras each scored 11.
The loss drops St. John’s (12-10 overall) to 7-2 in the B Conference where they now trail first place Archbishop Curley (8-0) by two games in the loss column in the chase for the top seed.
Chapelgate (12-12 overall) improved to 6-4 in the conference where it sits solidly in fourth place, just percentage points behind third place Friends (5-3).
Pictured above: Jordan Praylow was one of four Chaplegate Christian plays who scored in double figures in its victory over St. John’s Catholic Prep.