You pick your poison when you play top-ranked Mount St. Joseph as they have many weapons which can take over a game.

Tuesday in Irvington, the undefeated Gaels hosted an Archbishop Spalding, a squad that had handed No. 4 Mount Carmel its first loss, one night earlier, but there would be no repeat for the Cavaliers, as the Gaels stormed to a 69-49 MIAA A Conference/Baltimore Catholic League rout behind 21 points from Jalen Smith.

The Gales (9-0 overall, 4-0 MIAA, 2-0 BCL) made quick work of the Cavs (5-4, 2-3, 1-3) by outscoring them 18-4 in the opening quarter. Spalding steady itself in the second quarter, going into the break down only 12, but the Gaels grew the lead to 17 after three quarters and were never threatened.

James Bishop Darryl Morsell added 12 points each for the Gaels.

Buzz Anthony did his best to keep Spalding in the contest, scoring a team-high 17 points, while Derrick Hinton scored 12 for the Cavs.