Glenelg Country School boys’ basketball returned to the court Monday after having last week off for exams. Anthony Longpre’ didn’t show any rustiness.
The St. Joseph’s University recruit went a season-best 33 points, leading the 11th-ranked Dragons to a 58-52 victory over No. 7 John Carroll School in a MIAA A Conference match in Ellicott City.
The 6-foot-9 forward from Canada dropped five 3-pointers, but his free throw ultimately was difference as Glenelg Country held off a late John Carroll push. Immanuel Quickley had 23 oints for John Carroll.
Quickley, the reigning VSN Player of the Year, scored five straight points, bringing the Bel Air School to 54-52 with 1 minute, 10 seconds left in regulation. The 6-foot-4 junior guard missed a opportunity at tying the score, and Longpre’ was fouled.
Longpre’ hit two free throws with 26 seconds left and added two more with 16 seconds left. He went a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw in the fourth.
Glenelg Country, which trailed 28-22 at halftime, outscored John Carroll, 21-12, in the final eight minutes. The Dragons improved to 15-6 overall, and 7-6 in the MIAA A Red Division.
John Carroll, who didn’t have junior Montez Mathis Monday because of the flu, fell to 15-10 (7-4 MIAA A Red). The Patriots and Glenelg Country have secured spot in next month’s postseason tournament.
No. 11 Glenelg Country School 58, No. 7 John Carroll School 52
John Carroll – Quickley 23, Ismail 4, Haughton 13, Byers 9, Rosaschi 3. Totals 18 11-12 52
Glenelg Country – Gabbidon 4, Wilson 2, Longpre 33, Owen 5, Burnett 7, Paar 7. Totals 20 10-14 58.
John Carroll 11 17 12 12 – 52
Glenelg Country 16 6 15 21 – 58