Sandwiched between games with then No. 3 Mount St. Joseph and No. 2 John Carroll, top-ranked Calvert Hall had a Monday night home date with unranked Gilman. Proving that every game in the MIAA A Conference is a battle, the visiting Greyhounds shocked the Cardinals, 56-52.
Gilman (6-9, 3-5) got a huge boost from the return of senior star Kai Locksley, who had been away while playing in the Under Armour All-American football game. Locksley, who is committed to play football at Florida State, scored 24 points Monday to lead the Greyounds.
Calvert Hall (14-3, 6-2), which broke open a close game with St. Joe on Sunday with a huge fourth quarter, had the tables turned on Monday, as Gilman outscored the Cards 21-15 in the final quarter to rally for the four point victory.
Everett Winchester added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Greyhounds, while Bryce Butler scored 10 points, including a clutch three-pointer, with two minutes left, to give Gilman a four-point advantage.
Chris Gorham led Calvert Hall with 15 points and TJ Duckett netted 13.
Gilman, which needs to make up some ground down the stretch to qualify for the league playoffs, will return to action on Friday when it visits Glenelg Country. Calvert Hall will need to bounce back quickly, as it travels to Bel Air on Wednesday night for its first match-up of the year with John Carroll. John Carroll defeated St. Joe on Monday, 51-41, to take over sole possession of first place in the MIAA A and to remain undefeated in the Baltimore Catholic League.
GILMAN 56, NO. 1 CALVERT HALL 52
GIL 13 12 10 21 — 56
CH 17 9 11 15 — 52
Gilman: Locksley 24, Winchester 11, Butler 10, Foster 6, Madison 5.
Calvert Hall: Rouse 5, Gorham 15, Duckett 13, Bahar 5, Phoeniz 6, Edwards 5, Doughty 3.