Greyhounds put six in double figures as they defeat No. 8 John Carroll

Gilman coach Will Bartz gives instructions during a game in January. Monday, the No. 14 Greyhounds secured the top spot in the MIAA A Conference basketball Black Division with a 74-63 victory over No. 8 John Carroll School at the Finney Center in Roland Park.

No. 14 Gilman School, which lost four-of-five league games after a 3-0 start, has now won 8-of-9 in the MIAA A Conference after Monday’s 74-63 home win over eighth-ranked John Carroll School, clinching first place in the league’s Black Division for the Greyhounds.

Gilman, which had six players score in double figures, outscored John Carroll 28-17 in the fourth quarter to break open a game which was tied at 46 after three quarters.

Gilman’s scoring balance is what a coach dreams of as seven players scored points with six netting between 10 and 13 points.

Senior Jordan Foster led the way with 13 points and junior Matt Cooper nailed four three-pointers to finish with 12 points. Sophomores Jalen Marshall and Chris Winborne each scored 11 points, while seniors Danny Rosenfeld and Romand Hinds finished with 10 points each.

John Carroll’s Jordan Bryant sank five three-pointers and finished with a game-high 22 points, while Tyson Commander scored 13 points.

Gilman (15-9 overall) improved to 12-5 in the conference with two games to play. Second-place Glenelg Country School is 10-8 with just one game to play, meaning the Greyhounds will be the top seed from the Black Division and will host a home game in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs against the fourth seed from the Red Division.

16th-ranked Glenelg Country, which lost a non-conference game to Woodlawn on Monday, is half-game in front of Boys’ Latin School in the chase for second place in the conference.

BL stopped a six-game losing streak, which threatened to knock the Lakers out of playoff contention, on Monday, with an 87-68 win at St. Vincent Pallotti. Boys’ Latin still has road games at Annapolis Area Christian School (Wednesday) and Gerstell Academy (Friday) and needs one more win to firm up a playoff spot and, likely, two wins to have a shot at moving up to the second seed.

McDonogh School (9-9) is currently in fourth place and the Eagles will close their regular season on Friday at Gilman. Since it lost both of its games this year to fifth place Pallotti (8-9) McDonogh needs a win and at least one loss by Pallotti, or two losses by Pallotti, to clinch the fourth spot. Pallotti (8-9) plays at Gerstell on Wednesday before closing the regular season at home against Glenelg Country on Friday.

John Carroll (20-9 overall, 11-6 MIAA A) is still in third place in the Red Division, a half-game in front of surging Archbishop Spalding (11-7) and one game in front of fifth-place and 12th-ranked Loyola Blakefield (10-7). The Patriots play at Calvert Hall College on Wednesday and at home against Loyola on Friday.

No. 7 Spalding closes its MIAA A schedule with a home game against Mount Carmel on Wednesday. In addition to its game at John Carroll, Loyola will play at No. 1 St. Frances Academy on Wednesday.