Eagles open up a big early advantage on the road in MIAA A victory

When playing on the road, especially in the highly competitive MIAA A Conference, a fast start can be a key ingredient in claiming a victory.

No. 11 McDonogh did just that, Tuesday evening, building a double digit lead in the first half at Archbishop Spalding and cruising to a 66-51 A Conference win over the host Cavaliers.

The Eagles (7-2, 3-1 MIAA A) outscored the Cavs (1-8, 0-3) 20-13 in the opening quarter and led 31-18 at the half.

Jacob Curtis scored a game-high 20 points for the Eagles and Dave Brown connected on 3-of-5 three-pointers and finished with 19 points. McDonogh also received nine points and nine rebounds from Everett Cooper and and nine boards from Dani Sutton-Dennis.

Joshua Akers, who hit four three-pointers, led Spalding with 16 points and Tyler Clark added 14.